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Old 04-09-2015, 01:49 AM   #1
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Hello,

First time poster and long time lurker here.

My wife and I just purchased a 2009 Escape 19' and will be making the drive up to Chilliwack this June to pick it up. We live in Austin, TX and are in our early 30's. I am self-employed and my wife is a TA with AISD, so we will be taking a looong summer vacation in our new (new to us) travel trailer!

I am a complete novice in RVing and towing. But like so many others, lots of diligent research is what ultimately led me to the Escape brand. I have never seen one in person, but I am confident that I made the right choice.

We are super excited to begin our travels! Until a month ago, the whole idea was really just a pipe dream. Cheers!
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:56 AM   #2
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Don't know what AISD is, but sounds good.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:04 AM   #3
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Welcome, you two. You will be very comfortable, I'm sure, in your 19'. Should be one great summer for you. I am supposing that is the Austin Independent School District. Or Asians and Indians from South Dixie.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:51 AM   #4
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Hello and welcome! There are quite a few Escapes in the Austin/San Antonio area. If you have not done so already look up "texasescapees" here on the forum. Brad and his wife live in Austin and have a 19. Ask away with questions, helpful answers will be plentiful.

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P.S.- AISD = Austin Independent School District (most likely)
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:28 AM   #5
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Welcome Sean,
You do not mention your tow vehicle. Being new to towing, that can make or break your first experience hooked up.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:05 AM   #6
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Hello and welcome! There are quite a few Escapes in the Austin/San Antonio area. If you have not done so already look up "texasescapees" here on the forum. Brad and his wife live in Austin and have a 19. Ask away with questions, helpful answers will be plentiful.
Yes, im quite actually quite surprised about how many Escapes are in Central Texas. When I told friends and family members that I was driving up to Canada to get a travel trailer they all thought I was crazy! Good to know im not alone.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:13 AM   #7
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Welcome Sean,
You do not mention your tow vehicle. Being new to towing, that can make or break your first experience hooked up.
Thats because I don't have one yet! I just sold my 4 cylinder Tacoma PreRunner to help finance a new TV. I am looking intently at the 2015 Chevy Colorado and would love to hear everyone's thoughts. My biggest concern was size, fuel economy and towing capacity. This fits the bill, at a smaller bill than most full sizes.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:07 PM   #8
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Yes, im quite actually quite surprised about how many Escapes are in Central Texas. When I told friends and family members that I was driving up to Canada to get a travel trailer they all thought I was crazy! Good to know im not alone.
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...
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And yes, most definitely, AISD = Austin Independent School District.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:52 PM   #10
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Not yet sure how long it will take us to get home afterward...
You gotta love to be able to say that.
I am officially jealous.
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