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Old 04-02-2015, 10:06 AM   #1
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Time for an Escape. Show us yours...Please :)

Hi all!

We've been looking for an all weather, full timing "egg" type trailer. We've looked at Casita's (not enough insulation it seems...if any) Bigfoots (too expensive for us), and so many other brands. In fact, we went to look at a Casita a guy was selling on Craigslist, and he actually spent more time talking about an Escape that he parked next to once than his rig So here we are ready to buy an Escape. But we've never been in one and we can't go all the way to Canada this second. Is there anyone with an Escape (either a 19' or 5.0 preferably) near Kentucky that would let us come take a gander at theirs? We can meet you in any state surrounding. Just let me know. Would love to look at one before we put down our deposit for a build spot. Thanks so much!!!!
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:15 AM   #2
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There is a rally this month in Townsend, Tn where there will be at least 6 Escapes, all different sizes. Here is the link for info 8th Annual Eggscursion-Townsend, TN April 16-18, 2015
Hope you can make it...
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:26 AM   #3
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That would be awesome, but my husband has to work all of those days. Too bad I didn't join sooner, or he could have asked off.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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If it helps, I'll be there with an Escape 17B April 15 - 20...
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:56 AM   #5
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Welcome.

There are quite a few of us, myself included, who put down a deposit without seeing an Escape trailer, confident with the decision based on customer satisfaction. This was right when the 19 was new, and they have since built a couple new models. The best thing about seeing them in person, is if you have the chance to check out the layouts to see what fits your need best. Something like that rally Jim linked to is a great idea. Barring that, contact Escape and they will give you a list of the closest owners, who would gladly show you their trailers.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:29 AM   #6
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After viewing a Casita which we thought would "be the one" (we were disappointed), we contacted Escape via e-mail and they gave us names of people within a few hours of our home. Once we saw it in person we fell in love and put a deposit down. Since then, this forum has helped us build our trailer and Escape has answered our questions within 24 hours. This has been an awesome experience and we only made our decision less than two weeks ago!
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:12 PM   #7
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Hi all!

he actually spent more time talking about an Escape that he parked next to once than his rig




Welcome. If you both haven't seen it, the latest ETI training vid might be a great watch.




Second the motion to email ETI for their showcase listing of owners that will be happy to show off their unit.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #8
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We will be camped at the Lexington Horse Park Campground on the 15th and 21st of April in our Escape 19. We would be most happy to have you tour our Escape. If you would like to see our trailer, let us know and we can make further plans. Send us a private message or if you don't know how to do that just post a reply. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:55 PM   #9
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I bought Ten Forward based on a Photoshop picture and the layout on a cocktail napkin! Okay, so that sounds harsh. But still, I've been fortunate enough to see every model (many times) that ETI has built, in person.

It's really about you and your needs. I know now, based on what's currently available, there are only two layouts of trailers ETI builds that I would be happy with long term... and I bought one!

Is there anyway you can go to the rally mentioned, by yourself (since the hubs has to work) and check the different models out? Honestly, that would be the best under the circumstances. There's nothing like stepping inside a trailer and seeing for yourself how things are.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:29 PM   #10
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After viewing a Casita which we thought would "be the one" (we were disappointed), we contacted Escape via e-mail and they gave us names of people within a few hours of our home. Once we saw it in person we fell in love and put a deposit down. Since then, this forum has helped us build our trailer and Escape has answered our questions within 24 hours. This has been an awesome experience and we only made our decision less than two weeks ago!
We thought also that a Casita was going to be our trailer as we visited their factory in Rice, Texas. We had a gloss picture of a Casita on our fridge for probably 8 months till I found Escape trailers on the internet. We figured it would be the 19 but after going to Chilliwack we chose the 21. Actually it was a 13 ft Scamp that got me interested in fiberglass trailers. Things have a way of growing and getting more expensive. Loren
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