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Old 10-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Well it's time...

As some of you know, I started the Escape Forum shortly after I purchased an Escape Trailer out of
desire to help other Escape Owners. I sold my trailer over 3 years ago and I have been slowly easing
myself from postings and general contributions to the Forum. I come to realization that it needs new
management to “take it to next level”. My passion has changed and I’m focusing more on different
mediums, such as Online Video shows.

So with that I mind, I've been chatting with Andy who runs FiberglassRV.com over the last couple years
and I have decided to sell him the site. Andy and his team have the expertise, time and desire to
implement enhancements that I can not do. The Escape Forum will continue as an single entity with
better tools and management. Mobile app’s for smartphones, events and other functionality.

I will continue to post shows from time to time and will always have a eye on the Forum.


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Old 10-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Hey there Escape owners, it's a pleasure to meet you. As Jeff mentioned, I have been working with online forum communities for the last 10 years and you all might know some of the other RV/Travel trailer sites I work with.

Glenn will continue to be lead the community as moderators. I'll be here to support the mods and the members as well as a few new faces. We know how special forum communities are and look forward to virtually meeting everyone in the years ahead.

I know it's going to take time to earn your trust. As we get to know each other please feel free to ask any questions here or shoot me a private message.

W plan to get some smart phone apps so you can access the forums from your iPhone, iPads or Android devices. We'll also get a fresh new look when we convert to vBulletin, a more robust commercial forum software.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Jeff, thanks a lot for getting this site started. It truly has been a great benefit for those looking to buy a moulded fiberglass trailer, those who pulled the pin and ordered one and are looking for ideas for the build, for those that have already purchased and are looking for maintenance and upgrade info as well as just general camping stuff, and just for the great camaraderie that is abundant on this site. It was great to get to meet you and Liana in person too.

Andy, welcome to the fold, and congrats on your purchase of the site. Looking forward to what you have to bring. Do you have your order in for a new Escape yet?

And yay, we get to keep baglo keeping the peace, though he is most often the biggest trouble maker (aside from me (or Alf) maybe).
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the GREAT job you did Jeff, hope you will still be around the forum.
Will miss your interviews with Reace, Tammy and others.
Good luck with all your future endeavours.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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Do you have your order in for a new Escape yet?
Not yet. It'll be another couple years before we get out camping as our kids are still really small. We keep a pretty strict schedule for the 1 year old and I don't know how well he sleeping schedule would go with a few others in the trailer with her! I look forward to learning all about the Escape so when the time comes to get camping, it'll sure be ab option.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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I forgot to mention that you will see some new faces around here that help provide support (both forum software and server stuff). Janet & Dirk are friends of mine from other forum communities I work with and they help with the software support and will be here to back up Glenn and our mod team. Jeff is the server/technical guy who will make sure our site stays running fast and secure.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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Do you have your order in for a new Escape yet?
Not yet. It'll be another couple years before we get out camping as our kids are still really small. We keep a pretty strict schedule for the 1 year old and I don't know how well he sleeping schedule would go with a few others in the trailer with her! I look forward to learning all about the Escape so when the time comes to get camping, it'll sure be ab option.
What Andy lacks in camping time I try to make up for

Hi folks, I'll be around to help out as needed and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I live in Washington state and love to camp! Please let me know if I can help in someway
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Re: Well it's time...

Welcome to all you new folks and thank very very much Jeff for all the time and effort you have put into making this a worthwhile place to exchange info and make new friends.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #9
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Andy, never too early to get the kids out. We were tenting at that time of my life, and a play pen doubled as a crib. My grandkids have been out since being wee babes too. My youngest is 7 months now, and has been out with us a few times this past summer. They love it because there is way less restrictions then at home for the most part.

Janet, welcome. Being relatively close to Osoyoos, you should try to make it to the Escape Rally next June. Lots of great folk show up there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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Re: Well it's time...

Jeff, it is very good of you to have kept the site going all of this time. It is difficult to say whether Escape owners or Escape Industries has benefitted the most but I would guess that the majority of owners were heavily influenced by it. Countless Escape wannabes have used it to make pivotal decisions.

So you're the guy on the pedestal. I was wondering about that.

Good luck and don't disappear.
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