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Old 10-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Allow myself to introduce...myself

Greetings! I am pleased to now count myself a member of the Escape community, having just purchased a used 2010 17B.

I am an active duty service member and for years have dreamed dreams of a carefree lifestyle traveling wherever the road leads, and then sleeping there in a portable, towed, hotel-room-equivalent. Many years ago I ran across the Escape brand and fell in love. I'm now just around the corner from retirement, and so the family agreed that it's finally time to get one, so we found ourselves a very nice used 17B, as yet to be named, and here we are.

Our grand plan is to hit the road next summer and do a family walkabout for a year or so, and see where that leads us, both physically and spiritually. The wife and I have two daughters who are just old enough and just young enough to make this a doable adventure of a lifetime. The girls are 3 and 5.

We expect to learn a lot, about ourselves, about the world, and about the finer points of an adventure of this sort. None of us have any experience with RV's yet, so we expect it to be...interesting. My wife is a military vet as well, and we are confident in our combined ability to surmount all the challenges we will encounter.

I've been reading and learning as much as I can about everything RV, and this forum in particular is, of course, a trove of helpful resources, thank you!

Our rough plan at this time is to hit the coast (we are stationed near San Fran at the moment) and then head north at a leisurely pace, until somewhere in Canada, then turn east and go until the Midwest, before turning south to visit friends and family. We hope to camp off grid as much as possible, commune with nature as much as possible, and show as much of both the macro and micro scale of life as we can to our daughters.

I look forward to being part of this community, and to meeting some of you in person along the way, should fate bring our paths together.


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Old 10-28-2015, 02:15 PM   #2
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Welcome, Scott et al, to our little world. Any questions about your trailer or where to go, I'm sure you will find some answers here.

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Old 10-28-2015, 02:16 PM   #3
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Wow it's a beautiful thing, long held dreams finally becoming reality! Congratulations to you and family! Fabulous that you were able to acquire a used Escape trailer. Yes I concur this forum has been so very helpful to assist in tackling the learning curve and the opportunity to meet new friends all over North America!
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #4
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There is no doubt that members of the Escape forum like to talk about their trailers. A close second is talking about where they have visited, there are so many good ideas of travel locations, sights and campgrounds that one can not even imagine visiting them all.

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Old 10-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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Welcome. The annual Escape rally is in BC towards ends of May. If you can swing it, it would be worth your time to come.

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Old 10-28-2015, 04:19 PM   #6
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Welcome Scott! As a service member don't forget to check out all the "Fam Camps" you have access to. There is quite a variety located across the US. Be sure to check out NAS Whitbey Island. While it is a full service camp, you can't beat the location.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:24 PM   #7
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Hi: sclifrickson... Welcome to the clan. Thank you for your service to us and enjoy your Escape!!! Alf
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:27 PM   #8
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Congratulations Scott!!! 17B's are really great! Enjoy, enjoy!!!

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