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Old 07-31-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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This is not our first post, but we thought that it was time we posted in the new member section since we are now officially owners to be. We ordered our new 2016 Escape 17B yesterday, and are looking forward to our build date of August 3, 2016. We are now looking at the options list, and also the color scheme for our graphics. We had no idea that they offered so many varied colors, so picking that should be fun. Our initial thought was to make the drive up to get our trailer when it's complete, but I think the reality of that drive has now hit (would be around 5000 mile round trip), so while we are still open to that, we are also going to look at the delivery option. As with most major purchases, I had my "oh crap, what have we just done" moment in the middle of last night, but now it's all good. We are so excited to begin this journey.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Congratulations! The wait is long but I think it will be worth it. I know what you mean about the journey but I wanted to see the Pacific Northwest so we are doing it anyway. We leave September 30 for a 31 day trip. About 6000 miles because we are coming home a more southern route. Afraid of the possibility of bad weather end of October. Have fun making your selections. We just signed our build sheet. 69 days until our pick up date, but who's counting.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:27 AM   #3
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Yes, if we could make it a nice leisurely trip like that, then we would definitely go pick it up. But we aren't retired yet, and neither of our employers would go for that.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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Congratulations Greg and Teresa! You will find this Forum to be incredibly supportive and helpful. I couldn't have finished my Build Sheet (which I signed yesterday!!!!!!!) without it.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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Congratulations Greg and Tersa! You couldn't have found a better place to be!
As EDarby said above, the forum members are the best people! Helpful supportive and knowledgeable! And most willing to share experiences.
We pick up our 5.0 TA on Sept 8th and will take a leisurely meandering route home to NH.
Ellen... See you on the way out! We leave in 30 days for our cross country trip! And yes... We are counting.... Doesn't everyone!!
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:59 PM   #6
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This is not our first post, but we thought that it was time we posted in the new member section since we are now officially owners to be. We ordered our new 2016 Escape 17B yesterday, and are looking forward to our build date of August 3, 2016. We are now looking at the options list, and also the color scheme for our graphics. We had no idea that they offered so many varied colors, so picking that should be fun. Our initial thought was to make the drive up to get our trailer when it's complete, but I think the reality of that drive has now hit (would be around 5000 mile round trip), so while we are still open to that, we are also going to look at the delivery option. As with most major purchases, I had my "oh crap, what have we just done" moment in the middle of last night, but now it's all good. We are so excited to begin this journey.
Good choice, you two! You have lots of time to say if you want delivery and then you can wait for another party or two on your truck.


Caren, good for you also! That will be a wonderful big trip home.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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Another Tennessee Escape

Greg and Teresa, congrats on your purchase.

Our trip to pickup was 2300 miles one way. Because we took the more scenic byways and different routes on the way home, the total trip distance was about 6000 miles. In retrospect, the distance wasn't a problem when compared to the amazing journey we had, and the memories that will last the rest of our lives. I say, just go for it.

Besides, there's nothing like picking it up at the factory, chatting with Reace, Tammy and their great staff, picking up a few ETI and Canadian souvenirs, and admiring the amazing BC scenery.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:43 PM   #8
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Those are some really great points. I would love to see the factory and meet the folks there. We may just have to do that.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:50 PM   #9
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Those are some really great points. I would love to see the factory and meet the folks there. We may just have to do that.
Greg and Teresa,
We are owners of a 21 in the Chattanooga area.
We've made three roundtrips to Chilliwack--one after we ordered--to attend the annual owners' rally in June 2014, one to pick it up in November 2014, and this past May/June for the owners' rally again. All three were the year I retired, so that helped. I encourage anyone who can get away, to make the trip.

If you Google eggcampingclub you'll find the TN/AL/GA group that has local rallies to attend. We're going to the one in Cherokee NC this October, and the one in Townsend, TN in April 2016.
Last year there were a dozen or so Escapes in Townsend, and seeing those would help you finalize your build sheet in time for August.

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:08 PM   #10
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Congrats Y'all and it's great to have another Tennessee Escape! Hopefully you can make some trips with the club next year. It's a great group.

If there is anything we can help with drop us a note.
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