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Old 06-27-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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Greetings to you ... Escapees?
I recently saw an Escape ad in Trailer Life of the Escape 5.0TA 5th wheel and liked it. I have owned several 5th wheels through the years. I currently own a 2014 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe and love it but ... I do prefer 5th wheels. I joined this forum to find out more about the Escape 5th wheels and am wondering what amount of "duty" one has to pay the US Customs and Border Protection to bring the Escape into the US.
Does anyone own an Escape 5th wheel in South Texas or Southern California? I would like to take look at one if possible. I am currently in Southern CA (San Diego area) but will be heading to South Texas in September.
Thank you in advance,
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Welcome! Click on the Owners Map (top of page) and you'll see several 5th wheels in Texas and most owners are happy to show them to you. You can send them a private message via this forum or you can call Escape Trailer Industries and they will provide names and numbers for those willing to show their trailers.

Edited: It's sometimes better to look at the map in the Google platform.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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.... am wondering what amount of "duty" one has to pay the US Customs and Border Protection to bring the Escape into the US.
Welcome to the Forum Arnold. You've come to the right place. There is no "duty" because the trailer is sold for export to US buyers. Escape handles all the export paperwork. You simply register the trailer in your state of residence and pay the appropriate taxes.

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Does anyone own an Escape 5th wheel in South Texas or Southern California? I would like to take look at one if possible. I am currently in Southern CA (San Diego area) but will be heading to South Texas in
Contact Escape and they'll be happy to refer you to an owner in your area where you can tour the trailer.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:10 PM   #4
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You simply... pay the appropriate taxes...
...and get skinned alive.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:16 PM   #5
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We live in Bandera, Texas (an hour northwest of San Antonio) and would be happy to show you our 5.0TA after October 1.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:57 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum Arnold. You've come to the right place. There is no "duty" because the trailer is sold for export to US buyers. Escape handles all the export paperwork. You simply register the trailer in your state of residence and pay the appropriate taxes.



Contact Escape and they'll be happy to refer you to an owner in your area where you can tour the trailer.

Well, sorta right. My build sheet shows a $200.00 (Can) "Brokerage Fee" - US Customers only. Maybe not 'Duty' per se but a fee originating because of exporting to the US.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:22 AM   #7
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Well, sorta right. My build sheet shows a $200.00 (Can) "Brokerage Fee" - US Customers only. Maybe not 'Duty' per se but a fee originating because of exporting to the US.

Right, but the op was talking about fees at crossing. Various fees are figured in to the build sheet.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:44 AM   #8
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Greetings to you ... Escapees?
I recently saw an Escape ad in Trailer Life of the Escape 5.0TA 5th wheel and liked it. I have owned several 5th wheels through the years. I currently own a 2014 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe and love it but ... I do prefer 5th wheels. I joined this forum to find out more about the Escape 5th wheels and am wondering what amount of "duty" one has to pay the US Customs and Border Protection to bring the Escape into the US.
Does anyone own an Escape 5th wheel in South Texas or Southern California? I would like to take look at one if possible. I am currently in Southern CA (San Diego area) but will be heading to South Texas in September.
Thank you in advance,
Arnold
We used to have a 5.0sa and really liked it. This time we have the 5.0ta coming in early august. Took the opportunuty to add options we never had before. Like dual solar panels, dual batteries, larger tanks, buult in inverter, led lites in and out, larger counter area etc.

my advice is choose wisely my friend re options.

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:11 PM   #9
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Greetings to you ... Escapees?
I recently saw an Escape ad in Trailer Life of the Escape 5.0TA 5th wheel and liked it. I have owned several 5th wheels through the years. I currently own a 2014 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe and love it but ... I do prefer 5th wheels. I joined this forum to find out more about the Escape 5th wheels and am wondering what amount of "duty" one has to pay the US Customs and Border Protection to bring the Escape into the US.
Does anyone own an Escape 5th wheel in South Texas or Southern California? I would like to take look at one if possible. I am currently in Southern CA (San Diego area) but will be heading to South Texas in September.
Thank you in advance,
Arnold
Hi: MrHDHawg... WELCOME...We are the folks with the combo pictured in the Trailer Life ad. It is our second ETI trailer, and was a pre design purchase. There was nothing to compare it with except our own 5.0. The 5.0TA's are multiplying like bunny's!!! There are actually people that have ordered sight unseen on this forum, and not been disappointed. Alf
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Ken,
Yell us some more about these options: dual solar, where will they be?, larger tanks? Propane or holding? ,larger counter?
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