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Old 04-09-2015, 12:53 PM   #11
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There will be another (21') in Travis County next October... our build date is Sept. 14, after which we are attending the Fall NOG (Oct 1-4). Not yet sure how long it will take us to get home afterward...
Congrats Mary! I do envy those that got to do a build sheet on a brand new Escape!
We too are going to be taking our time on the return trip. In fact, we are open-minded to the possibility of not returning at all!
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:23 PM   #12
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I wouldn't blame you. Not 'til mid-September, anyway!

And, you can do your own build sheet another time. You're going at this the right way: save a few bucks buying "pre-owned" the first time, learn about how the systems work and what you're glad of/wish you had. Then when/if you ever want to buy new, you'll have a much easier time with your decisions. Or, you can modify your new-to-you 19 until it is just as you like (need) it to be.

It's all good!
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:27 PM   #13
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Congrats Mary! I do envy those that got to do a build sheet on a brand new Escape!
We too are going to be taking our time on the return trip. In fact, we are open-minded to the possibility of not returning at all!
I sometimes don't know about doing the build sheet. There are so many choices to be made and options to be had that it is getting to be a pain. Plus our time is coming down so we are going to have to get this thing done in the next several weeks. The main hangup now is whether to get the u-shaped dinette or not. Everything else is pretty much settled. Loren
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:34 PM   #14
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Congratulations! If you're heading south on I-5 initially and want a free night in a rural driveway/yard 10 minutes off the freeway (exit 107 in Olympia, which is not unlike Austin in terms of city vibe I've heard), PM me! My husband and I are some of the younger Escape owners like it looks like you will be, and he does tech support for our local school district.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:05 PM   #15
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I wouldn't blame you. Not 'til mid-September, anyway!

And, you can do your own build sheet another time. You're going at this the right way: save a few bucks buying "pre-owned" the first time, learn about how the systems work and what you're glad of/wish you had. Then when/if you ever want to buy new, you'll have a much easier time with your decisions. Or, you can modify your new-to-you 19 until it is just as you like (need) it to be.

It's all good!
That is what we are doing. Now we pretty much know what we like. Don't know how we would have done this the first time except to get a bunch wrong!
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:08 AM   #16
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I sometimes don't know about doing the build sheet. There are so many choices to be made and options to be had that it is getting to be a pain. Plus our time is coming down so we are going to have to get this thing done in the next several weeks. The main hangup now is whether to get the u-shaped dinette or not. Everything else is pretty much settled. Loren
Loren,
Our build sheet was completely settled after our visit to Chillwack at the end of January. Completely settled except for the seeming endless changes and additions we have made since we returned home.

Our final build sheet is due 3 weeks from today, at least then we can stop thinking about make changes.

You wrote: "There are so many choices to be made and options to be had that it is getting to be a pain. " Since we are spending your money the solution seems obvious to me. Just order every option that is available, then you will know that you haven't forgotten anything.

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Old 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM   #17
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Some one once asked why people buy custom built bicycle frames and his reply was that there are very few times in life that we can get something that is one of a kind and only made for you. Escape is one of those times and although some may feel it is frustrating, I had the time of my life determining how our Escape was going to be built. We have no regrets with our decisions. They may not all be perfect for everyone, but the decisions were perfect for us! Enjoy all the time and effort put into the process and you will enjoy these decisions for many years to come!
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:50 AM   #18
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And the OP can evaluate the Mods threads here to pick up techniques for their own custom details. I suggest cpaharley2008's because he had a 19 before he bought Blackjack, and his mods are always well considered and well done.
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Thank you, Mary....
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:33 PM   #20
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I'm definitely a DIY guy so I will most likely be doing some mods. I love the work Chris R did on his 5.0TA. Top notch.
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