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Old 10-24-2015, 08:11 AM   #11
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Tex, you should probably talking to your lender first to find out all the details to finance a used or new RV. Here's a good place to keep an eye out for used all-molded-towables: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers For Sale | Fiberglass RV's For Sale


Here's a used Bigfoot 5th wheel in BC, looks nice in the pictures and good price! http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/f...ni-bc-canada-0
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:01 AM   #12
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Alf, Thank you for the info. If I may ask. How much was your trailer. Also living in Texas I would have to ship it here at 2 dollars per mile. Another problem is financing. I would need at least a 10 year loan to make it affordable. What would I do if I had a warranty issue and needed the trailer fixed. You can see there are a lot of issues I have to consider. It just might be a dream that I can never fulfill.
Hi: tex wardfan... Our "Escape Hatch II" was in the 35K CDN range as equipped. The exchange rate to USD gives you about a 25- 30% discount.
We owned a single axle 5.0 "Our Escape Hatch" for 6 yrs. previous and delivered it to the new owners on our Holiday trip west to pick up the new trailer. I figured it would be nice for us to enjoy a vacation rather than spend the money for shipping.
Financing for us was pre arranged via our home line of credit. I use it for my "Big Boy Toy" fund.
Escape warranty is covered by ETI. You contact them and they authorize you to have the work done locally and they reimburse you for it. So far our 12V water pump became defective. Reace shipped me one and asked if I needed to take it to a RVTech for installation... but I was able to do it in less time than towing the trailer to Elgin RV. I am just ready for my first maintenance and the bearing repack will be $35. per axle and I replaced the anode rod in the water heater... cost 7 bucks. Not too expensive for our first maintenance.
Life is too short not to chase your dreams. I determined at age 60 I still had a chance for a travelling retirement and grabbed it while I was still working. Here's a pic of my "First sight" love... other than my wife. Alf
Our "First sight" of our first Escape trailer and our 40th. anniversary on the Maine coast.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:58 AM   #13
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Thanks again Alf and Donna. I really appreciate the info.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:00 PM   #14
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I don't think it's been mentioned yet but if you contact ETI they will give you contacts for Escapes near you. if you look at the owners map you will see that there are two classic 5.0 (single axle) near Houston.

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Old 10-24-2015, 02:03 PM   #15
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Hey Donna by similar I meant FGRV.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:55 PM   #16
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I don't think it's been mentioned yet but if you contact ETI they will give you contacts for Escapes near you. if you look at the owners map you will see that there are two classic 5.0 (single axle) near Houston.

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Adrian, what is ETI? Also is there an advantage having a tandem axle trailer over a single axle?
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:03 PM   #17
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ETI means escape trailer industries, the peps that make these trailers. Link on right side here ---> for their number.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:11 PM   #18
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Also living in Texas I would have to ship it here at 2 dollars per mile.
Or, make a grand trip of it to go pick it up - like ourselves and most others have. I wouldn't trade that trip for the world.

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Another problem is financing. I would need at least a 10 year loan to make it affordable. What would I do if I had a warranty issue and needed the trailer fixed.
The trailer is covered for two years, but having said that, very little typically goes wrong with these trailers, and out of warranty repairs would probably be more frequent with a stick-built trailer vs a molded fiberglass one. That's part of the appeal: low maintenance, reliability and no leaks. Add to that, Escape stands behind their product like few others do. We did 8 years financing, but 10 years is pretty common in the RV world - and even longer.
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Well fools fall in love just like scoolgirls
Blinded by rose colored dreams
They're building castles on wishes
With only rainbows for beams
I like the Drifters version best.
If you can dream it, you can do it
Never give up on you dreams
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #20
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I agree about the picking it up: so much fun! Of course, we timed ours so we could attend the Fall NOG, and we had other friends/family to visit on the way up and back. SO MUCH FUN!

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