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Old 08-21-2015, 06:36 PM   #1
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Smile hello from Florida

we like the Escape 19. gotta Chevy 5.3 to pull it. my wife and 2 dogs. anyway, we'll be looking used for 1 year. then we have to go new because my lovely wife is quitting the bank...yeahh I am retired Coast Guard aviator. last station was/is Clearwater Florida.
we are tired of fighting water leaks!!
looks like FG is the way to go.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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we like the Escape 19. gotta Chevy 5.3 to pull it. my wife and 2 dogs. anyway, we'll be looking used for 1 year. then we have to go new because my lovely wife is quitting the bank...yeahh I am retired Coast Guard aviator. last station was/is Clearwater Florida.
we are tired of fighting water leaks!!
looks like FG is the way to go.
That's why many of us turned to molded fiberglass...... only takes one or two leakers to figure that out, unless your focus is glam.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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Welcome John,
Have you seen an Escape in person yet, there are several in Florida-
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum John. Yes, the durability and leak resistance of molded fiberglass is a compelling reason to have one. There are many other reasons though, not the least of which are the light weight, ease of towing, and the excellent resale value - far higher over time compared to a conventional stick-built trailer. You're heading in the right direction.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:12 PM   #5
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thanks rbryan4! I'm a fellow Texan. grew up in Pasadena.gotta good buddy living in Wimberly that I am hoping to visit soon. did 23 years active duty. wanted to do 30. C-130s. take it easy.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:18 PM   #6
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I am going to search around for units I may be able to look at. I think the factory has some contacts.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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I like your quote. I need to make up one. after I am officially an owner! I figure if I am active on the forum, I stand a better chance at getting a used unit. they don't sit around long!!
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:27 PM   #8
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yeah, I like working on my RV as much as the next guy/gal. but these mass produced units won't stand up to what we invariably get into! thanks for the support folks.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:30 PM   #9
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I am going to search around for units I may be able to look at. I think the factory has some contacts.
Not completely sure, but I met a guy at Ft. Desoto last winter when I was visiting Alf, and I think he was from the Orlando area and had a 19. If Alf is "listening," perhaps he can confirm and maybe he remembers the individual's name. Interestingly, there were 3 Escapes at Ft. Desoto at the time. Unusual, because Florida is about as far away from Chilliwack as you can get in the lower 48 and Canada!
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:07 PM   #10
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Not completely sure, but I met a guy at Ft. Desoto last winter when I was visiting Alf, and I think he was from the Orlando area and had a 19. If Alf is "listening," perhaps he can confirm and maybe he remembers the individual's name. Interestingly, there were 3 Escapes at Ft. Desoto at the time. Unusual, because Florida is about as far away from Chilliwack as you can get in the lower 48 and Canada!
Hi: C&G in FL... You must be referring to David Douglas. I'm not sure he has much time to spend on the forum as he travels and photographs birds etc. He bought the used 19'er that escaped the fire down in Baja Mexico.
David Douglas Photography It was great meeting him and swapping stories at Ft. Desoto. Alf
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Hi Alf! Have to keep reminding myself I don't have time either I seems the more I do the more I need to get back on the road
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:23 PM   #12
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Hi Alf! Have to keep reminding myself I don't have time either I seems the more I do the more I need to get back on the road
Hi: Rossue... We won't have as much time to spend down south this winter due to our "Lame duck" dollar.
Next week we're out for a few nites up north at Inverhuron Provincial Pk. on the east side of Lake Huron near the south end of the Bruce Peninsula. I can't wait!!! No time like the present. Alf
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thanks rbryan4! I'm a fellow Texan. grew up in Pasadena.gotta good buddy living in Wimberly that I am hoping to visit soon. did 23 years active duty. wanted to do 30. C-130s. take it easy.
That is so cool. I was an Air Traffic Controller at Little Rock for almost 10 years - also C-130's. Flew in them many times on ATC check rides. Great bunch of folks those Hercules drivers.
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