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Old 08-17-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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5.0 TA heading to Denver in August 2017

Hi all,
I think I might have set some kind of record for the length of time between when I started browsing the forum, becoming a member, and finally placing an order. We secured a completion date in August next year - now the fun starts. We are going to visit ETI next month to learn all we can about the options and new features on the 2017 models.
I grew up with trailers and 5th wheels and we owned a Hi-Lo trailer for a few years right after we got married, but that has been a few years ago, so we have a lot to learn.
Thanks to Alan and Susannah for showing us their 21!
Chuck & Paula
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:25 AM   #2
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Better late than never Chuck! Congrats on your order.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:40 AM   #3
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I discovered this forum and the Escapes in 2009 and just ordered in April. Life got in the way. At least we've had lots of time to think about the build sheet!
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:33 PM   #4
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Hi all,
I think I might have set some kind of record for the length of time between when I started browsing the forum, becoming a member, and finally placing an order. We secured a completion date in August next year - now the fun starts. We are going to visit ETI next month to learn all we can about the options and new features on the 2017 models.
I grew up with trailers and 5th wheels and we owned a Hi-Lo trailer for a few years right after we got married, but that has been a few years ago, so we have a lot to learn.
Thanks to Alan and Susannah for showing us their 21!
Chuck & Paula
Hi Chuck & Paula! We're from Littleton and also have a 5.0 TA scheduled for pickup in August of 2017! We're trying to figure out everything from the forum. It's great you guys are headed up to Chilliwack to get a first hand look. Perhaps we need to do the same thing, or get an update from you folks when you return.
Our biggest consideration (after seeing a 5.0 TA in Breckenridge) is whether to eliminate the dining table and just have a U-shaped lounge area. I've also seen the some people raised the floor in the dining area because they felt that the bench seats are too high (to accommodate the water heater, I think).
Anyhow, this is all pretty fun to think about, even though it's still a year away!
Happy planning!
John & Joy
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:37 PM   #5
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2017 5.0TA will have the raised floor in the dinette area. That is one of the 2017 changes.

I have a 5.0 TA due late July 2017 so there will be 3 for Colorado in a short time.

I like the U shape dinette and don't think I like the two pedestal poles so I am also interested in an alternative. The Springfield pedestal is another idea. I like the u shaped dinette also because my understand is that the two batteries and much of the electrics get put under the new rear bench.

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:19 PM   #6
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Wow - we definitely need to compare notes as we start completing our build sheets!
Just an fyi, Southwest has great airfare to Seattle with their current sale that ends today if you want to schedule a visit. We will qualify for a Companion Pass with them at the end of this month, so it was an easy decision to book a trip.
Re the U shaped dinette: we want one as well, but we are undecided on the table configuration.
We are also interested in learning about the other revisions for the 2017 5.0 TA as they are released. I hope that more info is available when we visit.
Chuck
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:56 PM   #7
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #8
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2017 5.0TA will have the raised floor in the dinette area. That is one of the 2017 changes.

I have a 5.0 TA due late July 2017 so there will be 3 for Colorado in a short time.

I like the U shape dinette and don't think I like the two pedestal poles so I am also interested in an alternative. The Springfield pedestal is another idea. I like the u shaped dinette also because my understand is that the two batteries and much of the electrics get put under the new rear bench.

Steve in Broomfield
Hi Steve - maybe we all should caravan back to Colorado in August next year! After all we've been reading concerning dinettes and tables, we're going with the U-shaped dinette with no table from Escape. I found a great alternative from another thread about the "Lagun Marine, Boat, RV table mount" I found a seller on ebay from the UK. They cost about $160 US and about $33 shipping. It looks to be a great alternative if you're looking for a smaller, more versatile set up that can even be easily removed.
We still want to be able to make up a bed so we'll just use two plywood "planks" for the base that can be easily stored.
See site below for ordering the mount. There's also a YouTube video where you can see it demonstrated (found on another thread - just search under "LAGUN"
Lagun Marine Boat RV motorhome Swivel Adjustable Height Cockpit Table Pedestal | eBay

Looking forward to next year!
John and Joy/Littleton
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:01 AM   #9
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It seems like there are lots of folks from Colorado in the Escape world. I spent half my childhood in Littleton and live in the Vancouver area. We just joined the cult with the purchase of a 17B used! I would highly recommend visiting the ETI factory. The folks who run it are very accommodating and the product is first class. There is also lots to see in the area so spend a few days in Vancouver and on the Island. You'll definitely return with your Escape. Congratulations.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:15 AM   #10
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It seems like there are lots of folks from Colorado in the Escape world. I spent half my childhood in Littleton and live in the Vancouver area. We just joined the cult with the purchase of a 17B used! I would highly recommend visiting the ETI factory. The folks who run it are very accommodating and the product is first class. There is also lots to see in the area so spend a few days in Vancouver and on the Island. You'll definitely return with your Escape. Congratulations.
Congrats and welcome. You have to have one of the first Escapes built. We had a 2005 17b that was #32. Do you know what # build yours is?
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