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Old 02-10-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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My husband and I just signed up for an Escape 19 trailer; which will be completed in June. While we are excited, we are a bit apprehensive with the entire process. I have been reading this forum and feel very encouraged by everyone's input. We hope to be able to contribute as much to this forum as we move towards Escape ownership. We, as you can imagine, have a number of questions but the most important is what was it about the Escape trailers that made you select them? Are there any downsides to owning one (as compared to other brands)? Thank you in advance for your input... W&M
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hands down - a quality trailer that seems built to last.. plus the ability to fine-tune the options. Being from B.C. also proud of a home-grown product. Enjoy your Escape and the adventures to follow.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:01 PM   #3
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Welcome and good timing on your order. You must have ordered just as they opened up the new dates. A week ago they only offering completion dates in Sept.
As you read further you will find ETI takes care of their clients...plan and simple. They make every effort to do the right thing.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:06 AM   #4
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Welcome. Nice to see someone else from NJ! Not too many of us.

This forum is very helpful for new buyers and some have even admitted that it sealed the deal to get an Escape. Very helpful and knowledgeable people here that have been around the block. Ask whatever questions you have. Many have already had other molded fiberglass brands. The Escape trailers are a great value, maintain superb resale value and the customer service from ETI is second to none.

You might enjoy this thread:
Why Escape -- and not Casita, or Scamp, or something else?
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:10 AM   #5
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There are many threads on this subject.

For myself, I wanted anew all fiberglass shelled trailer that had a real queen bed and a floor plan that my wife liked.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:19 AM   #6
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We had a 16' Casita which turned out after 2 years of use to just be a little too small. The Escape 21 had a perfect floor plan, without being /too/ big and too wide for us (next step up was a Bigfoot, but they are 8' wide and even heavier and way more expensive).
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:07 AM   #7
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Hands down - a quality trailer that seems built to last.. plus the ability to fine-tune the options. Being from B.C. also proud of a home-grown product. Enjoy your Escape and the adventures to follow.
Thank you for your feedback! It says a lot when one is proud of our 'home grown' products... W&M
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:12 AM   #8
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Eggscape... thank you , and noted... yes, ETI has been incredibly responsive to each and every question; no matter what the topic... we are getting a pretty good feeling that we went with the right company... to us, the service we get 'after' we take possession of our trailer will be most important... we have no doubt it will be the same... W&M
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:17 AM   #9
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Welcome. Nice to see someone else from NJ! Not too many of us.

This forum is very helpful for new buyers and some have even admitted that it sealed the deal to get an Escape. Very helpful and knowledgeable people here that have been around the block. Ask whatever questions you have. Many have already had other molded fiberglass brands. The Escape trailers are a great value, maintain superb resale value and the customer service from ETI is second to none.

You might enjoy this thread:
Why Escape -- and not Casita, or Scamp, or something else?
Will definitely spend some time in this forum to take in all the wisdom on Escape trailers that is out there... thank you for the link; very informative... Rubicon327. Actually, as we plow through the many options we have to make a decision on, the two big ticket items we are most puzzled about are: Underbelly insulation and the package that gives you thermal windows and additional wall insulation. Can you folks share your experiences with these and let us know if they are worth the investment? Did it make a difference in your trailer living experience? Thank you! W&M
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:20 AM   #10
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There are many threads on this subject.

For myself, I wanted anew all fiberglass shelled trailer that had a real queen bed and a floor plan that my wife liked.
Thanks for the feedback Bob... yes, fiberglass seems to be the way to go. A smart floor plan does not hurt either...
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