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Old 12-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hit the road Jack....#625

November 21, we picked up our new Escape 19! It was an exciting day, and Dave, Reace and Tammy did a great job of orientation, and touring the plant where all these quality units evolve. They really care about the products they manufacture, and that gives me a lot of confidence in our trailer.
Our first stop down the road to pick up a coffee, a complete stranger comes up and asks to have a "peak" in the trailer and ask a few questions (now that we are "experts"). During the following week as we toured WA and OR on our way home, we were approached by quite a number of people who really liked what they saw, so that gives us a good feeling that we made a good decision.
It has been good. It sleeps good. It tows beautifully behind our Tacoma--mileage has gone from about 23 mpg to 15, and the only time you realize it's back there is when you go up a hill or over a rough stretch of highway.
I was a little apprehensive pulling it back to Alberta in the winter, but with the way it tows, and the good road conditions, we had absolutely nothing to worry about. So that was great!
Another neat thing happened to us on our way home....we pulled into an RV campground in Missoula, MT and lo and behold, next stall to us was an identical Escape 19! We were as anxious to meet the owners as they were to meet us. We found out their 19 was hatched a few days after ours, and was on it's way to St. Louis, MO. That was a lot of fun to meet some new folks in this growing Escape family..
So all in all, it's been a great opening chapter in our Escape story, and we can't wait to hit the road again next year, and see what unfolds.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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What a great story about your Missoula campground meeting! Will we get to see pictures (interior and exterior) of your new 19?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hi: prinsron... What a great begining to your Escapeing. I hope the winter "Fibernation isn't to long and hard on you. Alf
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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Congratulations on your new 19'er! Good that you had the weather in your favor. Hope you will show it to us.

I know that was Wally. I wonder if he has made it back. Looking for photos.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Hi: prinsron... Hope you had a few stories and pic's. to share with Wally P. I knew they were on their way to start Escaping too! Lets see some pic's. when you have them. Alf
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Congrats on your new 19. Glad to see another here in Alberta.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #7
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Hi Ron. It was great meeting you and Tena in Montana. I was really surprised when I woke up and saw another Escape 19 parked next to us. We had to spend one more night in a motel on the way home. Couldn't find any campgrounds open for business. The trailer pulled like a dream. I had to keep looking in the mirror to make sure it was still on the truck. We plan on making the Townsend, Tn rally in April. Hope to see you, Cathy, Alf and some more Escape owners there.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Hi: Wally P... Glad to know your home safe. We are planning on attending at Tremont CG's in Apr. By Tue. nite I should have my holidays for 2013 booked.
Just 214 working days left to the end of the money, but who's counting. Don't cry for me as the gubermint says they will fix my income at somewhat less than my outgo!!! Alf
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #9
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Good deal Alf. We will see you in the Smoky Mountains in April. Last year was my first for that Rally and it was great. Wally
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