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Old 05-04-2016, 01:18 AM   #21
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Retired from Dallas Full-Timing, Texas
Trailer: 2014 Casita SD 2017 21' Escape on Jan. 5th
Posts: 200
Originally Posted by Ginger View Post
We just ordered our 21 footer. It will be ready next May. Now for build sheet and decisions, color choices, watching exchange rate, selling Casita, planning pick up trip. Then we'll just sit back and wait.
Congratulations! We also have one on order and retired from Dallas, Tx and have been full timing in our Casita for over a year now and decided to upsize just a tad. Will be picking our 21' rig up on Jan. 5th, 2017.

Fred M.

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...never had an Escape"
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:40 AM   #22
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Canton, Texas
Trailer: Casita SD 17, 21 ft in May 2017
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We are gathering info on needed accessories,mods. Any input will be appreciated. We bought the casita blind. We didn't Even know about the forum. Emailing would be great.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:02 PM   #23
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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21', Dec 14, 2016; pulled by 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 1,424
Originally Posted by Ginger View Post
We are gathering info on needed accessories, mods. Any input will be appreciated. We bought the Casita blind. We didn't even know about the forum. Emailing would be great.
Thanks Ginger
Ginger, there's TONS of information on this forum, which will be a great help for you in deciding which trailer you want (if you are getting one; your stats on the left don't list an Escape trailer). And then in deciding what options you want to order and everything else. When I first joined, a year ago, I spent TONS of time on the forum, reading as many posts as I could. I'd look through each topic section to see which threads I hadn't read or which ones sounded interesting. I even read ones that didn't seem that interesting by their title (which can be rather vague at times). I learned something from just about all of the threads.

I bookmarked a bazillion of the threads, many times with additional information in the bookmark as sometimes the title of the thread wasn't very helpful as to why I was bookmarking it. I have multiple folders in my browser's bookmark section that relate just to the trailer, which greatly helped (inside accessories, outside accessories, items bought, travel, other, plus 3 separate forum bookmarks for inside, outside and travel - such as how to check your battery levels; things like that). I started a spreadsheet listing all of the helpful stuff I found in the threads, such as options to add to the trailer that aren't listed in ETI's build sheet form. I bookmarked products that were listed in threads that others were using. All of this was very helpful when we ordered last December and it didn't take very long to complete the build sheet as I had learned so much previous to ordering. As well as for when I order the things we need for the trailer.

Have fun learning!

Laura, Dirk and Lucy & Spike (the cats)

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