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Old 12-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #31
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You mean you bought the Escape because it IS scabbed together? Or that you bought the Escape because the Scamp is scabbed together, and the Escape is not?
The various pieces were used just to establish the shape of the trailer, derived from elements of earlier models. They have been combined into one "plug" the shape of the desired trailer, and a pair (upper and lower) of moulds have been built to copy that shape. The moulds will be used to build the actual trailers of the new model, each of the two parts (upper and lower) being a seamless, integrated shell... like any other Escape model. The individual bits - front section, roof section, width extensions - were just design aids, not parts of a real trailer.

I don't know how many pieces are used to construct the Scamp 19', but it certainly has the look of a loft stuck on another trailer, rather than the well-integrated design of the Escape 5.0 designs.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #32
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For a new model, ya gotta start someplace! The fact ETI is taking two models to create a third is smart business. Bringing together the best of the 21' and the 5.0 and creating something new... WOW. I love this thread and can't wait to see new pictures posted by ETI.

Scamp did basically the same thing. Took a 16' trailer and stuck the loft on the front and created their version of a 5er. Works well for them, will work well for ETI.
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Tammy / Reace....

Any new pictures?!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #34
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Thanks for all the feedback. The new 5.0 is looking like a good fit for my family. Can't wait to see it in April.
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Ok, quick note to self.. Do not be facetious with your first post to a forum.
my sense of humor has yet again failed to impress the natives. Next time offer shiny trinkets and beads.

Yes I understood it was a mock-up, not a production unit. Yes I am an engineer and know the difference, Yes I have seen an escape and know the quality of the unit. Yes I will have one as soon as I can convince the current owner to give it up.

you are only given so many day in which to go camping, Don't waste them.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #36
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Ok, quick note to self.. Do not be facetious with your first post to a forum.
my sense of humor has yet again failed to impress the natives. Next time offer shiny trinkets and beads.

Yes I understood it was a mock-up, not a production unit. Yes I am an engineer and know the difference, Yes I have seen an escape and know the quality of the unit. Yes I will have one as soon as I can convince the current owner to give it up.

you are only given so many day in which to go camping, Don't waste them.
Adler forgive us as well. We've all read so many posts on the all the molded forums that are similar to yours... only those folks were serious!

Love the very last line of your post!! My thought too... is if not NOW. When? Time waits for no one.
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Adler forgive us as well. We've all read so many posts on the all the molded forums that are similar to yours... only those folks were serious!
You mean like mine describing the Scamp 5er as looking like it had a cancerous growth?
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #38
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You mean like mine describing the Scamp 5er as looking like it had a cancerous growth?
I own a Scamp and I agree. Except I think it looks like an aging Beluga whale. I'm old Skool, but the shape of that one... hummm. Certainly looks nicer on the inside than the outside! YMMV
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Ok, quick note to self.. Do not be facetious with your first post to a forum.
my sense of humor has yet again failed to impress the natives. Next time offer shiny trinkets and beads.

Yes I understood it was a mock-up, not a production unit. Yes I am an engineer and know the difference, Yes I have seen an escape and know the quality of the unit. Yes I will have one as soon as I can convince the current owner to give it up.

you are only given so many day in which to go camping, Don't waste them.
Injection of smiley faces might help portray your mind set. I know I have many a time have had my intent misinterpreted due to poor wordmanship.
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