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Old 07-20-2015, 11:25 PM   #1
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Greetings From Ralph and Paulette

Hello! We are the expectant parents of a 21' Escape, due in February 2016. We currengly have a 17' Casita that we bought used in January 2014. We've mostly only done short 3-5 day trips in the Casita, but now with both of us retired we decided a little more space would be nice for the longer and more frequent trips that are planned.

We've been hearing wonderful things about Escape Trailers, so decided to visit Chilliwack while we were in Vancouver on vacation in April. Spent a good 4 hours looking at all the display units and decided to avoid 2-foot-itis and go straight to the 21'. We put in our order in June, and completion is scheduled for late February.

We've been reading this wonderful forum for the last few weeks, trying to decide on options and reading recommendations for various customizations and "unadvertised options". It's been enormously helpful! Still working on our build sheet, but I think we are close to nailing them down (I know, I know, famous last words).

Also enjoyed the lively discussion(s) about tow vehicles. I'll be towing with a 2002 Avalanche, so I think I should be in good shape.

Thanks to everyone for all the tips and suggestions.

Ralph & Paulette
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:34 PM   #2
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Welcome, you two. There will be so many more options that you will be hearing about. You have plenty of time to look at them. Could be that we knew too much about options from having a 19'. You might be saved some trouble being new to Escapes!
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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Hi Ralph and Paulette. Welcome to the Escape forum and you did what we did in going to Chilliwack and looking at the trailers. That way you are sure of the right choice. But as far as filling out the build sheet, I felt the previous Escape owners had the advantage. Anyway, the time for picking up your new trailer will be here before you know it. And pick out a good name for it on the back. Loren
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, we've been discussing names. I like Escape Hatch, but saw that someone else has that. So told Paulette "how about Escape Hitch". She wrinkled her nose and made a funny face, so not sure she's onboard with that one. But hey, I like it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:15 AM   #5
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By the way, how do you get your postings to show "Loren & Cathy" instead of your login ID?
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:09 AM   #6
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Welcome Ralph and Paulette,
Just go to "User CP" at the top of the page to make your changes, welcome to our little Escape world. Are you having delivery or picking up in February?
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #7
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Hi Ralph and Paulette!
Welcome and congratulations! I had a year wait for my 17B and now it's only a couple months out. Time does fly!
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #8
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p.s. Was reminded from a post from CP Harley that there is a rally in September at Niagara Falls, On (Niagara Wine Escape 2015). Good opportunity to see all those customizations and "unadvertised options."
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:39 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Welcome Ralph and Paulette,
Just go to "User CP" at the top of the page to make your changes, welcome to our little Escape world. Are you having delivery or picking up in February?
We're going to pick ours up. Save the $3000 delivery fee, plus a good opportunity to plan a long trip out west and north! The return will be our longest camping trip by far. Hopefully the first of many.

By the way, I'm not finding the option to change the name above my "Junior Member" tag on my postings. I tried signature, but that only adds to the end of my post. Do I need to set an avatar to change the name above it?
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I have an avatar and I can't find it either Ralph.
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