Originally Posted by tex wardfan
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.
Our "First sight" of our first Escape trailer and our 40th. anniversary on the Maine coast.
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie