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Old 08-07-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Got a December 18th Due Date!

Just put down the deposit for a 21.
Now I'm going to be pestering the forum with questions!
The wife (Linda) is handling interior customization, and guess I've got the rest.
Could someone direct me to the best subforum to post questions relating to interior choices, build sheet questions, and the like?
BTW, browsing this forum and noticing the very helpful nature of the folks that frequent it has helped convince me that an Escape trailer was what we wanted.

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Old 08-07-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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Just put down the deposit for a 21.
Now I'm going to be pestering the forum with questions!
The wife (Linda) is handling interior customization, and guess I've got the rest.
Could someone direct me to the best subforum to post questions relating to interior choices, build sheet questions, and the like?
BTW, browsing this forum and noticing the very helpful nature of the folks that frequent it has helped convince me that an Escape trailer was what we wanted.

Richard Budd
Richard, the Shopping Escape section is really good to ask questions about your build sheet, and have other members review and comment on the options you're considering, and Visual Escape will have lots of photos of the interior and exterior of others' trailers. In particular, spend some time looking at the thread "It's Friday... and Beyond". It has hundreds of posts of people's build photos so you can get an idea of what the various options look like. Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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Just put down the deposit for a 21.
Now I'm going to be pestering the forum with questions!
The wife (Linda) is handling interior customization, and guess I've got the rest.
Could someone direct me to the best subforum to post questions relating to interior choices, build sheet questions, and the like?
BTW, browsing this forum and noticing the very helpful nature of the folks that frequent it has helped convince me that an Escape trailer was what we wanted.

Richard Budd
Richard, you could always post a question "Help me with my build sheet" and guaranteed, all sorts of people will chime in with thoughts and observations about what has worked for then and what hasn't. Or ask "what are your three favourite options etc and why?" Its worth you thinking about what sort of campers you will be. Are you going to always hook up, or do you want to dry camp a lot? Will you be summer only campers, or do you want to go out in the shoulder seasons or even winter. Of course there's a southern winter which is different than a northern winter.

Good luck, we pick up our 21 just three days before you and so you are in good company as we go through our decision making process. One advantage, we will be onto our 2nd Escape, so we have already made our minds up, except that experience has told us that 2nd time round you might do different things.

Best of luck.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:13 PM   #4
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BTW, browsing this forum and noticing the very helpful nature of the folks that frequent it has helped convince me that an Escape trailer was what we wanted.
Welcome. Amazing isn't it? Generally a very nice group of people here with a lot of camping/traveling experience in a wide variety of terrain and climates, both off grid and established campgrounds. Ask away...almost always there is an answer and better yet a good answer.

I always find it fascinating when the forum helps convince a buyer to make a major purchase. It doesn't seem to hold true in the opposite sense because some trailer manufacturers should be bankrupt then based on other forums and complaints about the poor quality and craftsmanship of those trailers.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #5
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Welcome. Amazing isn't it? Generally a very nice group of people here with a lot of camping/traveling experience in a wide variety of terrain and climates, both off grid and established campgrounds. Ask away...almost always there is an answer and better yet a good answer.

I always find it fascinating when the forum helps convince a buyer to make a major purchase. It doesn't seem to hold true in the opposite sense because some trailer manufacturers should be bankrupt then based on other forums and complaints about the poor quality and craftsmanship of those trailers.
Well what turned me off to several manufacturers were the negative comments on their site as well as general RVing sites.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:39 PM   #6
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Congratulations! My daughter would say you did good... because Dec. 18 is her birthday And you did!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #7
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Congrats! We joined the forum right after discovering Escape and right away were very impressed with the quality of advice and comments from so many loyal owners. The forum has been very helpful and for much of this year we read pretty much every post and learned everything we could, and when we recently placed our order for a 5.0TA we found that the build sheet was actually a fairly simple process because we already had a very good idea of all of the options from so many discussions on the forum.

We have a Jan. 8 due date - won't be able to come up from Texas in the dead of winter to pick up, but had to act now in order to get the frameless awning windows we wanted while they were still available - so we'll be gazing longingly at our build photos when we get them and counting the months until Spring when we go to pick it up. However, even though we're in Texas, we're making a road trip to Chilliwack next month to visit ETI and be able to make our last few decisions after spending some time in the trailer and talking with the ETI folks. After all the buildup, this will be like going to Disneyland!

You are in for an exciting adventure!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:33 PM   #8
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Just put down the deposit for a 21.
Now I'm going to be pestering the forum with questions!
The wife (Linda) is handling interior customization, and guess I've got the rest.
Could someone direct me to the best subforum to post questions relating to interior choices, build sheet questions, and the like?
BTW, browsing this forum and noticing the very helpful nature of the folks that frequent it has helped convince me that an Escape trailer was what we wanted.

Richard Budd
Congratulations Richard! You're going to love the 21. As for build sheet options, I'd suggest you do what many of us have done - post a new thread with the options you think you will want, and ask for folks to review them and make suggestions. We did this and went through numerous build sheet versions before settling on one. In case you don't know, forum members EXCEL at helping you spend your money! Cheers.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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I had the Dec 18th slot and requested a later date, now have Jan 19th, maybe the last of the frameless window and power awning build slot.. My 2019 build does not show these items but instead they are add on options.We are picking up the Osoyoos rally week, so it will sit for 4 months. But remember the warranty does not start until pick up....
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:46 AM   #10
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Thanks Everyone


Just waiting to get all the paperwork from Linda and then the questions will start in earnest!
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