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Old 04-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #11
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Any idea what the length of that "bumper pull" 5er would be, Donna?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:46 PM   #12
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I even asked Reace about this. About 25' or so if I remember his comments. Figure it out... it flattens out, no nose to hang over a truck bed. Even Bigfoot didn't build that floor plan. Might require a couple of axles.. spread apart . If anyone was to build that "floor plan" it would be Oliver or Bigfoot. I'm expecting the next big thing from Escape to be an all molded toy hauler

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #13
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I'm expecting the next big thing from Escape to be an all molded toy hauler

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Not all molded. Aluminum.
Last I saw.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #14
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Shhhhhh. Those of us "in-the-know" know, Reace and Tammy have a toy hauler already. But, we also know they camp.. for days.. in every single ETI build model. They need to know, the build is good for consumers. And for that, I'm grateful.

I'm still expecting an ETI all molded toy hauler some day...
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What I have been trying to figure out is when they have the time to take the ATV out, given they have no days off.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:44 AM   #16
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This was an April Fools post, but the idea of ETI showing their units at a rv show is a great one. I think it would be a wise business move to have some new ETI models put on a trailer and go to the 2-3 big shows one year. Kentucky and Hershey come to mind. What do you think?
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They are already 9-10 months behind in production compared to orders, so it might depend on if they want to expand capacity.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:42 AM   #18
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You had me Jim. Brenda and I are thinking we may change our order. Giving up our July 21' production date to take a 5.0TA in 2015. We keep going back to it. ETI is giving me a couple weeks to decide before I have to turn in the 21 build sheet. We are watching the production of the 5'er closely and one of us may travel out to see them side by side. The 5'er layout is perfect for us and mom and I really like the 5th wheel hitch.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:07 AM   #19
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This was an April Fools post, but the idea of ETI showing their units at a rv show is a great one. I think it would be a wise business move to have some new ETI models put on a trailer and go to the 2-3 big shows one year. Kentucky and Hershey come to mind. What do you think?
Shows are commonly run by RV dealer associations. Since ETI doesn't sell through dealers, it would be difficult to get into these shows.

The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (PRVCA) runs the big Hershey show and includes manufacturers - not just dealers - but membership could be expensive. I can understand a small manufacturer staying out of this whole side of RV marketing.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:32 AM   #20
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What's the best advertising/marketing? ETI and Oliver are the only two manufacturers that consistently showup at egg gatherings. There's nothing more valuable than a good word of mouth reputation. I know there are plenty of disappointed people in Texas right now because they had hoped Reace and Tammy were going to be able to make the Bluebonnet with the new 5er.

Instead, they're coming to the Oregon Gathering in July.

These are people who use their own products. I wonder how many big sticky manufacturers can say the same thing?
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