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Old 06-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #21
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I'd like to thank the moderators and all the great people on this forum who give great advice. Especially Donna! If she can do it you can too!
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:17 PM   #22
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I lurked here for awhile while my husband and I contemplated buying an Escape. After we put in our order this spring I posted a few times and will most likely post every once in awhile in the future. For now I'm really appreciating the wealth of information from other owners as we go through our build sheet making decisions. I don't really have a lot to contribute yet except to ask questions!

As for why some people leave - well, probably for a variety of reasons: they move on to other things, they bought a trailer and then discovered they really don't like camping all that much after all, they've never really left but just don't post much because they're more introverted than extroverted, they've had to quit camping for some reason, etc., etc.

I find I post more on the Fiberglass RV website because there is more in the way of general discussion there about all makes of molded fiberglass trailers. Just as everyone looks for different things in their trailers they get different things out of internet forums.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:21 PM   #23
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I'm finding I have little to contribute because my trailer is eight years old and components have changed. Can't offer any relevant advice.
And, I've used up my 8,000 posts.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:34 PM   #24
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I have been absent for a while as I am still battling out computer and connection issues. Limping along on a small laptop. Loren
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:42 PM   #25
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I'm finding I have little to contribute because my trailer is eight years old and components have changed. Can't offer any relevant advice.
And, I've used up my 8,000 posts.

Doh! Who knew there was a limit Glenn?


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Old 06-23-2016, 08:45 PM   #26
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I'm finding I have little to contribute because my trailer is eight years old and components have changed. Can't offer any relevant advice.
And, I've used up my 8,000 posts.
Hi: gbaglo... "It ain't over till it's over". Alf
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:03 PM   #27
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I'll be retiring in about two years and wanted to buy the Escape 17b, but unfortunately the price is now beyond our budget.
Actually, with the current exchange rate, I believe the prices have declined a little. I think sometimes people may not realize the prices on the website are in Canadian dollars, not $US.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:10 PM   #28
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1) I'm out camping (usually without ready internet access), or getting ready to go out camping, or cleaning up after a trip. That is, after all, my primary raison-d'tre for getting the Escape.
2) I'm still working, my time is limited, and I haven't either the time or the knowledge to share, especially when others have already answered the questions asked by the time I get to reading the question -- I have far less I'm able to contribute than many others here. I admit to being surprised at how MUCH some people post on the forum -- where do you a) find/make the time and b) acquire such a diverse and eclectic knowledgebase!?
3) I've had a specific question, received an answer (or several, or maybe none), and hopefully remembered to express my thanks and gratitude.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:12 PM   #29
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I'll be retiring in about two years and wanted to buy the Escape 17b, but unfortunately the price is now beyond our budget.

Actually, with the current exchange rate, I believe the prices have declined a little. I think sometimes people may not realize the prices on the website are in Canadian dollars, not $US.

Good point. At the current rate a stock 17B is around $19,600 USD. That's in Casita territory. A few years ago, it would have been higher for US buyers, even at the lower CAD price.


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Old 06-24-2016, 12:13 AM   #30
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I'll be retiring in about two years and wanted to buy the Escape 17b, but unfortunately the price is now beyond our budget.
Actually, with the current exchange rate, I believe the prices have declined a little. I think sometimes people may not realize the prices on the website are in Canadian dollars, not $US.
I haven't given up on getting an Escape. I've already converted the price to USD. The thing is we live in Texas and do most of our traveling in the southern US and we need an AC and an awning. The 17b price is $26,900 CAD. Using an exchange rate of .78 it comes out to be about $21,000 USD. Then add about another 2 grand for the AC and the awning and another grand for tv and antenna etc. We gestimate a price of about $25,000 USD.
I have two years before retiring and we'll see what happens. For now, we'll just keep lurking.
Thanks again and by the way I've found your posts also very very informative.
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