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Old 04-01-2019, 11:28 AM   #1
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Checking in - purchased 2014 19'

Just checking in to the site. Purchased a 2014 19' Escape this weekend. Have been fiberglass camper owners for a number of years but lost our much loved Casita camper to flooding during Hurricane Florence. Three feet of salt water inside did some serious damage to the unit and the insurance company totaled it. Sigh. Starting a new adventure with the Escape. Have admired Escapes during many fiberglass rallies over the last few years. Look forward to meeting some/many of you over the next few years. Jim & Barbara Pearson. Currently in Oriental NC but moving in a month to Wake Forest NC (away from another hurricane ... been through three).
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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Just checking in to the site. Purchased a 2014 19' Escape this weekend. Have been fiberglass camper owners for a number of years but lost our much loved Casita camper to flooding during Hurricane Florence. Three feet of salt water inside did some serious damage to the unit and the insurance company totaled it. Sigh. Starting a new adventure with the Escape. Have admired Escapes during many fiberglass rallies over the last few years. Look forward to meeting some/many of you over the next few years. Jim & Barbara Pearson. Currently in Oriental NC but moving in a month to Wake Forest NC (away from another hurricane ... been through three).
Welcome! Do you look at my friend Keith's Towndock.net? They are in Oriental.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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Yep, know Keith and Melinda well. Know them from town and my wife has worked with Keith on a couple of editorial projects.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:05 PM   #4
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Yep, know Keith and Melinda well. Know them from town and my wife has worked with Keith on a couple of editorial projects.
Great people for sure...Keith and I are from the same home town....say hi for me!
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:37 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. There are many others here that have made the move from Casita to Escape. Their move was voluntary but I'm sure in no time at all you'll be very glad that the move to Escape happened, even if it did involve some unpleasantness.

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Old 04-01-2019, 01:44 PM   #6
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Hi James,

Welcome to the forum! I would suggest that you contact Escape Trailer Industries to register your trailer VIN with them. They are wonderful about contacting current owners if there are any issues that need to be addressed. For example, there were a very few earlier versions of the 19' had issues with the 3" frame showing stress cracks where the A frame joined the main frame. All 19' owners with 3" frames were contacted for a retrofit fix. I believe that they moved to a 4" frame with the 2014 model year and did not have any issues with the 4" frames. (it wouldn't hurt to check your frame size.)

Anyway, welcome to the forum and the Escape community!
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:59 PM   #7
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Hi James,

Welcome to the forum! I would suggest that you contact Escape Trailer Industries to register your trailer VIN with them. They are wonderful about contacting current owners if there are any issues that need to be addressed. For example, there were a very few earlier versions of the 19' had issues with the 3" frame showing stress cracks where the A frame joined the main frame. All 19' owners with 3" frames were contacted for a retrofit fix. I believe that they moved to a 4" frame with the 2014 model year and did not have any issues with the 4" frames. (it wouldn't hurt to check your frame size.)

Anyway, welcome to the forum and the Escape community!
Guess we were lucky with our 2013 . It has the 4 in frame . Pat
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:17 AM   #8
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Welcome and CONGRATS on your new home on wheels and sorry for the loss of your Casita. We moved up from our Casita to a 21' Escape, we had many fun adventures in our Matilda (Casita) but we love all the extra space Grover has (Escape) and not climbing over each other to get out of bed.

Enjoy the journey.

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Old 04-02-2019, 07:23 AM   #9
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Welcome from the Southeast

Welcome and Congrats. I'm also new to the forum and find so much information here.


I guess you got the E19 from Charlottesville. If so, good find.



Hope those hurricanes don't find you in your new location.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:01 AM   #10
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Welcome from the Midwest

We too moved from Casita to Escape very recently. Also being a Jr. Member, this forum has been a wonderful tutorial to learn and troubleshoot issues while experiencing the friendly nature & humor that these members offer.
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