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Old 05-20-2016, 11:51 PM   #11
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To me the bummer is stainless only sink. FYI- both the white(which we like) and black range hoods are magnetic while the stainless is not. That let's you put magnetic hooks on inside(so you don't mar the surface) and hang damp dish towels while in transit.
That's good to know! We're getting the black. Whew, I can stick magnets up.

(Pooey, I keep getting a connection timed out error, so we'll see how many more photos I can upload tonight.)
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:00 AM   #12
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1. A line of 4 21' trailers. I asked Sarah when the new 21' will be done and she said in about a month. But I'm not sure if that means when they start popping 'em out of the mold or when one will be completed. I've kind of forgotten her exact reply by now. I know, I took myself to task as that's the trailer I really wanna see! I told her to keep me posted as we're definitely zipping back up when it's completed.

You can also see 2 5.0TAs in this photo, plus the reflection of either the sun or the camera flash. Take your pick.

2. So, which one is yours? The red, royal blue, black or lime green?

3. Oooo, the tank knobs match the lime green graphics. Stylish! Note the pile of axles (I think) in the background.

4. And even more trailers lined up. Would this be a 13, 15 and a 17 or 19 (doesn't have a front window cover and note the differences between the other two front window covers)? Heck if I know, as I'm just guessing, but I know someone seeing this photo will know and can comment on it.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:08 AM   #13
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Okay, last photo for this thread. Note the 3 5.0TAs lined up. There might have been more. I'll bet they're hoping the new owners come for those soon! Lots of trailers on the lot, probably waiting for their new owners. Plus, some for whatever needs doing.

Note the pile of gravel. I wasn't able to see any of the construction going on for the new building.

Another thing I remember:

The 19' trailer I saw in an earlier visit, with the black graphics, wasn't completed with everything inside. It was partly completed inside so they could take photos of the outside - something about needing to do some of the interior work so the weight could be supported - dunno. It'll get completed later on. I thought maybe it was completed and stashed away as CPAHarley's new trailer that he's taking to the rally. I had asked where it was at the ones outside today had red graphics.

Okay, this is it for my photos for this thread. Enjoy!
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:28 AM   #14
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Oh yeah, just remembered. If you come across the border at Sumas, if you get Officer (or whatever title they have) Troutman, count yourself lucky. He's a huge fan of the Escape trailers and wants a 15' for himself. He was bummed when I told him they recently stopped producing them. He sees a lot of the trailers come across. He was asking me what options I was getting, when I'm getting it and all that. He knew there's about a year long waiting list.

Yeah, there wasn't any line up at all going across this morning so we had plenty of time to chat about the trailers.

He also confirmed what I suspected about when I bring stuff up for our trailer, such as the dinette fabric and a few other things they're going to install. He said bring along receipts for everything as well as the Bill of Sale for the trailer which will prove that it's being exported and my stuff won't be staying in Canada permanently. I told him he was the first one that was able to answer my questions on that subject and I hope he's working when I bring them across. He says he works 4 days on and 4 days off.

I told Sarah about him wanting a 15 footer and she says they still get requests for that trailer. I told her if a guy comes in looking for one and says he works for the Border guards, they should make one for him so everyone getting a trailer stays in his good graces.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:35 AM   #15
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Okay, everyone will have to wait until tomorrow for the thread/photos of the new 17 and 19 footers. I got up way earlier than I'm used to and hit a TON of traffic coming home, so I'm tired and off to catch some sleep.

But the wait should be worth it. I greatly enjoyed seeing them today and am very anxious to see the new 21 footer. As well as the 5.0TA when that's done. (I didn't ask about the schedule on that.)

When we ordered our trailer we were given a due date of the end of December, however when we came up to pay for it, we were told it would probably be 3 months earlier, due to the new building they were going to put up. Well, as previously posted by Reace, they took longer than expected to get started on it (probably due to red tape and some such). She said by the end of this summer they would know better if trailers will be completed earlier than originally scheduled. Fingers crossed! I'm still keeping my reservation for the Fall NOG, just in case.
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:28 AM   #16
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The black 21 is mine. We won't be up to pick it up until July 6, unfortunately. Thanks for the info on the receipts.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:21 AM   #17
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Plus, I know Brian B-P will be pouring over these photos intently (yes, I know you will!) and he can tell us what all is going on.
That sounds like a challenge...

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First photo was taken inside the new 17'. He's installing some white stuff (long roll, probably vinyl) along the side of the door. Heck if I know what he's doing.
The new door comes with a frame and trim; my guess is that he is installing the trim moulding.

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Note the HUGE pile of propane canisters stacked in the background.
The cylinders are from Worthington, one of the two big propane cylinder manufacturers in the U.S. Costco usually has a similar stack during grilling season, coincidentally of the same brand. Worthington offers the option of a level gauge on the cylinder; did any one notice if Escape is getting those? It's really not a big deal either way.

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I also noticed the 17' doesn't have lights along the top, which seems rather odd to me after seeing them on top of the others.
The 17' is the only Escape model left in production which is narrow enough that it does not need clearance lights on the corners or the wide vehicle identification lamps (the group of three in the middle).

That 17' also doesn't have the "Additional Set Rear Upper LED Brake/Signal Lights" which are listed as a $150.00 option, but are very commonly ordered.
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3. Oooo, the tank knobs match the lime green graphics. Stylish! Note the pile of axles (I think) in the background.
Amusing colour coincidence. The interesting part to me is that green is the colour code for a QCC connector with a flow-limiting device which allows more flow than the standard black knob... not usually needed for a trailer without a large furnace, but I prefer to have this higher-flow version.

Yes, those are axles - you can see the hubs which are also the brake drums.
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Thanks so much for all the great pics and info! I'm anxiously awaiting the thread tomorrow on the 17B!
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Has there been a clarification on the "new" insulation that is being used or did I miss that discussion somewhere. I was thinking it might be Thermozite.
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