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Old 04-01-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Canada in January?

We're new ... Just ordered 5.0TA this morning ... Did we really just agree to go to Canada January 9th 2017? Isn't Canada where they held those freezing cold Winter Olympics a few years back? Yup ... you guessed it ... From warm L.A. Hopefully global warming can do its magic over the next few months.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:11 AM   #2
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Welcome, and congrats on your order.

Depending on the weather next January, there is a good likelihood that you should be able to tow back no problem, but....... you never know for sure. The big thing is, you got your order in.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:45 AM   #3
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This year has been pretty much a no-go in regards to snow. Least in the Pacific NW. The passes farther south of here could be a different matter. Don't forget they can also hold the trailer for you until a warmer time of the year. They have lots of trailers sitting in their side/back lot, waiting for customers to pick them up at a date that works better for them.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:18 PM   #4
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We're new ... Just ordered 5.0TA this morning ... Did we really just agree to go to Canada January 9th 2017? Isn't Canada where they held those freezing cold Winter Olympics a few years back? Yup ... you guessed it ... From warm L.A. Hopefully global warming can do its magic over the next few months.
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Craig and Wendy,

Congratulations on getting through. So did I placed my deposit on a 21 for February delivery. Asked about it and as the ETI website states, they will hold your trailer for later pickup if you wish. My wife and I plan on a late April pickup, warranty doesn't start until you have delivery. Knowing that sunny southern California creates a better climate for trailer use get it early if you wish or just ask for a delay in pickup.

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Old 04-01-2016, 12:23 PM   #5
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Canada in January? Well, there's Canada and there's West Coast Lotusland. You're thinking of the Canada that we on the West Coast make jokes about in January. The Great Lakes are frozen over and we're out sailing in the sunshine. But seriously, winter here is much different than the rest of Canada. Chances are it won't be freezing cold. Cooler than CA for sure but no reason not to pick up a trailer, especially if you take the coast route back or are prepared to sit out some bad weather in the OR/CA high passes.

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Old 04-01-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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We are from Florida and are clueless to the usual weather on our due date of Feb. 17, 2017. Should be exciting.
We do know that they will hold the trailer till later.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:32 PM   #7
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We are from Florida and are clueless to the usual weather on our due date of Feb. 17, 2017. Should be exciting.
We do know that they will hold the trailer till later.
Go here: Daily Data Report for February 2015
to see what Feb. was like last year.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:38 PM   #8
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We traveled along the WA, OR, CA coast this February and had great weather all month.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:55 PM   #9
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Canada in January? Well, there's Canada and there's West Coast Lotusland. You're thinking of the Canada that we on the West Coast make jokes about in January. The Great Lakes are frozen over and we're out sailing in the sunshine. But seriously, winter here is much different than the rest of Canada. Chances are it won't be freezing cold. Cooler than CA for sure but no reason not to pick up a trailer, especially if you take the coast route back or are prepared to sit out some bad weather in the OR/CA high passes.

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So glad to hear that, Ron! We have a January 5th delivery date for our 21 Escape! Boy that feels good to say that! SO EXCITED!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:21 PM   #10
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So glad to hear that, Ron! We have a January 5th delivery date for our 21 Escape! Boy that feels good to say that! SO EXCITED!
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I'm happy for you, I know the feeling.

If we decide to go to Baja again we'll be leaving in early Jan. The weather is variable but we're quite prepared to sit out a few days if an unexpected storm that dumps a lot of snow on the highway. There are worse fates than having to spend a few days snug and warm in your Escape while a winter storm passes.

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