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Old 08-28-2016, 11:23 PM   #11
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We went with the "Classic" and picked ours up in July 13th. I think like Greg said, " too drastic on some of the changes for those who had made plans on a trailer already." We knew what we wanted and the look we wanted so there was no change for us. Also, I wanted a manual awning and although I must admit I would probably use the new electric more often. Besides the fact that a new Escape costs an extra $4,000 we liked the look of the classic. No regrets, besides if we want a new Escape we can always buy one in the distant future.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:31 PM   #12
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classic vs 2nd gen

We really didn't have a choice .we signed up 4/1/16 and got a Jan 4th date . We told ETI we would like to be moved up if possible ? Within a month or so we got moved up to Dec and then Nov 8th ? I guess there were some cancellations ? I've told Tammy the sooner the better .Our build sheet is done and it's all paid for .I like the look of the Classics for sure with the aircraft style door and more rounded shape . What i like about the the next gen is the the built in screen door and flat door what an improvement I think it will be easier for ETI to build and less call backs with the screen .Also I do like the elec. awning since we never had one before . Whatever style you have it's Great just get out and use it . Jim
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:38 PM   #13
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...besides if we want a new Escape we can always buy one in the distant future.
Little does my wife know about the 2021 5.0TA I have on order....
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:45 PM   #14
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Little does my wife know about the 2021 5.0TA I have on order....
Planning on the third-generation 5.0TA?
What do you think the exchange rate will be by then? No, wait - please don't answer!
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:49 PM   #15
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Planning on the third-generation 5.0TA?
What do you think the exchange rate will be by then? No, wait - please don't answer!

Third generation eh? Considering how long the first gen lasted, I should think the second would last at least 8-10 years! But, with Reace always improving the product, who knows?
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:57 PM   #16
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Little does my wife know about the 2021 5.0TA I have on order....
"Past Pull"?
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:02 AM   #17
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"Past Pull"?
Oh my! Hadn't thought of that! There's just no way I could come up with another trailer name as clever as my current one. A rare moment where everything aligned.

Now you've got me rethinking this whole "new trailer in a few years" thing.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:22 AM   #18
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What i like about the the next gen is the the built in screen door and flat door what an improvement I think it will be easier for ETI to build and less call backs with the screen.
You reminded me of my Reason #5 - traveling with cats. The rigid screen door of the 2017 build will keep the little varmints contained better than the old-style retractable door on tracks. When we saw the ETI display 5.0TA trailer with the classic screen door, we thought "Nope they will figure out how to wriggle under that in 5 minutes flat."
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:18 AM   #19
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Classic all the way

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Old 08-29-2016, 03:58 AM   #20
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no regrets

I ordered a 2015 Classic 17A and took delivery in Feb. 2016. I must say that I am delighted with my trailer. Very importantly, more so than choosing between the Classic design or the 2017 model, is how easy it was to work with Tammy and Reace and the ETI staff. I got a trailer that exceeded my expectations, draws lots of attention where ever I go - makes me so proud to show it off, and everything works. What more could I ask?

I think its more important to get out there and camp. Turn off your TV, turn off your radio ... get outside and notice how very lucky we all are to live in the countries that we do and have the natural wonders to enjoy.

The worst day out camping beats the hell out of the best day you ever had at work .... or something like that.


I have no regrets!

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