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Old 04-07-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Update on 2107 production dates?

Anyone know what the 2017 production dates are at this point? I cannot order until I visit ETI on the 23rd ( toying between 19 and 21). I am nervously wondering what dates I may be looking at as options.
Website hasn't been updated since 04/04.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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If your only holdup is 19 vs. 21 I would make a deposit for one of them then switch if need be.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
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19 vs 21

Do you think they would let you do that .You might loose your space on line ? We went for a 21 for about $1000 US it is a lot bigger ,Tanks , counter ,bath etc. I wanted a 5TA
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #4
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Why not give ETI a call? I bet they are happy you do, and willing to make arrangements for your situation.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:53 PM   #5
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If your only holdup is 19 vs. 21 I would make a deposit for one of them then switch if need be.
Rossue, while I applaud those who have ordered without ever stepping into an Escape, , I am a full blown chicken!
So I will be returning home to Seattle for two weeks, during which I have an ETI tour scheduled.
At that time I hope to discuss the modifications I will need in whichever one I choose. If those mods are even possible? And if the smaller 19 can suffice my fulltiming needs? If not, will the 21 allow me to easily fit into remote locations?
So I am counting down the days until I can touch one.

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:05 PM   #6
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Rossue, while I applaud those who have ordered without ever stepping into an Escape, , I am a full blown chicken!
So I will be returning home to Seattle for two weeks, during which I have an ETI tour scheduled.
At that time I hope to discuss the modifications I will need in whichever one I choose. If those mods are even possible? And if the smaller 19 can suffice my fulltiming needs? If not, will the 21 allow me to easily fit into remote locations?
So I am counting down the days until I can touch one.

Ros
I can fully understand holding off on ordering until you see them in person. But, one thing that can ease any anxiety about the decision is the realization that it's pretty much risk free. If you decide later that the trailer isn't the one for you, you can turn around and sell it basically for what you paid for it. People will be lining up to buy it, trust me. We've even received offers at campgrounds. We're thrilled with ours, but it's nice to know they're in such high demand that if circumstances change, there's no problem.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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Say you order a 19 and get whatever the first available build date is. Then you see the 21 and want to change your order. It seems to me the worst that could happen is your build date is revised to whatever is the first available for the 21 at that time. If you see the 21 and DON'T want to change, then you're a couple of weeks ahead of the game. Or vice versa.

Assuming you are sure you want one or the other, it makes sense to me to order the one you think is the most likely, and then follow through on your tour/visit, to verify your choice.

Good luck with it!!
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:52 PM   #8
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If I were fulltiming, I would want a 21'. Of course, that is me. There are fulltimers in 16's and 17's. If you have the choice and the tow vehicle and can afford it, I would recommend the 21'. It gives you a little more counter and storage and bath space. Unless you just have to have the queen bed of the 19', which some do.

The difference in length is one foot eight inches so not really a difference for remote locations. Your TV and trailer will likely exceed 40' so that is a small percentage.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:52 AM   #9
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The length difference between the 19' and 21' models isn't huge, but the 21' is also wider (by 10 cm or 4 inches) and more than 500 pounds heavier... that might be more significant in operation than the length. With quite different floor plans, I can see having a challenge with the choice.
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Ros,
I'm assuming from info you have so far, that you'll be a solo full-timer at least initially.
Both the 19 and 21 have more than sufficient storage and really more than you should need for minimalist full-time experience. Again, I'm assuming if you wanted a less minimalist approach with more space you'd just keep the arctic fox. Sounds more to me like you're kinda wanting to get away from drudgery, make things easier, commune with nature and paint.

For us personally, we always lean towards "less is more" when approaching full-time planning. We're also not getting any younger. Less to maintain, less to tow, less to maneuver, and less temptation to take way too much stuff. Just the difference washing and waxing the 19 vs my ol Scamp 13 is huge, almost too much to be honest. The difference washing and waxing a 21 vs a 19 takes more effort and I don't even want to personally tackle washing and waxing a 5.0 TA. This is just me (I don't look forward to washing/waxing can you tell but I do it on schedule) and others may enjoy spending more time caring for larger trailers, but I want as minimal time, effort, and money spent maintaining the trailer as possible. We will be full-timing in a few years in the 19 and we wanted as small as possible while not sacrificing comfort.

You'll get responses all over the spectrum on this topic and none are wrong. You just have to really figure out which approach is right for you, then go that way.
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