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Old 09-27-2015, 11:47 AM   #111
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"Vital" sticky

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This thread was made into a sticky almost right away.

If there ends up being too many stickies on all the subforums, they lose effect, as very few people will read them all when they first come here. Most people just look for new posts anyway.
Yes, I see that it was. 'Just thought that very pertinent, important, or concise info could be made into a short, but vital sticky...not an entire thread with responses.
That way, further discussion and info could still be relegated to a search further in the sub-forum.
'Just trying to offer options I've seen work wonderfully elsewhere!
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:20 PM   #112
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Yes, I see that it was. 'Just thought that very pertinent, important, or concise info could be made into a short, but vital sticky...not an entire thread with responses.
That way, further discussion and info could still be relegated to a search further in the sub-forum.
'Just trying to offer options I've seen work wonderfully elsewhere!
I do agree that this announcement from Escape could be made a closed sticky, with all the responses and such in another thread.

The issue could be that what some would find pertinent, others would not. Could make for a lengthy bunch of stickies.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:54 PM   #113
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So it sounds like there haven't been any accidents, etc. with the 3"?
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:48 PM   #114
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So it sounds like there haven't been any accidents, etc. with the 3"?

No one has come forward and announced one to the best of my knowledge.

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Old 09-27-2015, 01:49 PM   #115
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So it sounds like there haven't been any accidents, etc. with the 3"?

Take a look at post #1 and #3 Ruthe - pretty much says it all.

I'm assuming that Reace noted a potentially weak weld either by inspecting a 3" framed trailer, or by a report from an owner. In either case, no mishaps reported - he just wants to eliminate any potential future problems.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:29 PM   #116
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I do agree that this announcement from Escape could be made a closed sticky, with all the responses and such in another thread.
Sure, and I have no complaint if the moderators choose to do that.

On the other hand, announcements of this type belong on the Escape Trailer Industries website. I appreciate them sharing it here, and this forum being available for discussion, but I don't see the forum as the most appropriate source of definitive announcements.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:35 PM   #117
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I came across some used trailers recently, and fortunately having learned about this through extensive forum searches and research, was able to inquire thus of the seller.

*Note, that in a couple of cases, this information was NOT volunteered!!!

If the sellers aren't forthcoming, that's a problem. I shudder to think what could happen to some unknowing chump.
When was "recently"?

The announcement which started this thread was only five days ago, and the first post by a member who had received the recall letter was the same day. Postal delivery times can vary by days, so I would not assume that an owner - even today - is aware of the recall. If they were not in the target audience, their trailer is unaffected and so they would not have been informed of the recall. I certainly would not assume that sellers are any less than honest.

This is a good reminder that in buying any vehicle (motor vehicle or trailer) it is prudent to check with the manufacturer for recalls.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:39 PM   #118
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I came across some used trailers recently, and fortunately having learned about this through extensive forum searches and research, was able to inquire thus of the seller.
Curious. Given how hard it is to find a used Escape.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:27 PM   #119
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Wow!

Wow! Such "curious" comments!

One has to wonder why...and the motive!

Even in a couple of other sub-forums, Jim and others spoke about the deference to "privacy" when discussing potential sales transactions such as pricing and other pertinent particulars.

So, I'm confused as to the point of your comments ...are you asking a specific question with regard to my Escape buying pursuit and potential purchase?

Or, is it more pertaining to the topic of not so forth-coming sellers?

What exactly are you driving at, or wish to know? Or better yet, explain the tenor of your comments! Pm me, if you'd like...
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:43 PM   #120
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We have only known about this for a few days so a seller would have to have just posted a unit for sale. Most owners may not know about it yet as perhaps they have yet to be contacted by ETI.

The vast majority of owners are not on this forum. Many owners who bought used will not be told by ETI because ETI does not have contact information for them. Or has outdated information for them, or even for those who bought new. Then there are all of those out in their Escapes somewhere with no mail for a while.
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