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Old 06-10-2015, 01:08 AM   #51
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I spent over a year deciding which fiberglass to buy to replace my 17 ft Casita which had become a bit small for long trips in retirements. Spoke with all 5 fiberglass manufacturing companies in the USA. Money was not the issue, meeting my goals was paramount. Only Escape was willing to make that happen.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:45 AM   #52
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Our supposedly great quality Nash trailer went from belong our pride to a piece of junk (basically had to give it away) in 12 yearsvdue to leaks that not even the trailer service department prevented. My brother-in-law has a different brand that has major damage from leaks and is ready to write it off. Yes there are old stick trailers out there, but the percentage with leaks is much, much higher than TRUE fibreglass trailers like the Escape. We love our Escape 21 and have had two Big Foot owners drooling over it since we picked it up less than a month ago. And like the Big Foots it will last forever!

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Old 06-10-2015, 10:47 AM   #53
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What was it that allowed you to put Escape above the others? I'm ready to place an order for an Escape, and would like some last minute reassurance as to the wisdom of my decision. Thanks.
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For me it was the content of this forum (probably spent 6 months reading all the old posts), and inspecting the workmanship of Escape trailers we saw at rallies. A factory tour of the manufacturing floor capped my decision.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #55
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What was it that allowed you to put Escape above the others?
For me the number one reason is the company itself. Having sat and talked to Reace on many occasions (yes, a few times over cocktails ) talking about business (mostly his, but mine too), I have say without doubt that there is a real desire there to perform for the customer, all while still building a successful business for themselves.

The second reason is the value that Escape trailers have. Sure there are trailers built equally as good, some with better quality finishes, but none in my opinion that give you as much quality, thought into the product, and service that Escape does, for the price you pay.

I have no reservation in saying "Buy with confidence".
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:00 PM   #56
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I would be hard pressed to add to this thread. The product and the people of this company are a tough act to follow. And when the owner of the factory gives you a personalized tour, explaining how the trailers are built from start to finish, I would like to know how many other places would do that. Loren
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:22 PM   #57
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I really appreciate these comments. On the one hand I realize this forum is primarily comprised of people who love the Escape, However it does nevertheless, help validate (in my mind at least) my decision to buy an Escape. ��
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:09 PM   #58
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I really appreciate these comments. On the one hand I realize this forum is primarily comprised of people who love the Escape, However it does nevertheless, help validate (in my mind at least) my decision to buy an Escape. ��
Owners I meet are most often folks who have chosen their Escape after having owned a different brand previously. ETI hasn't really been in business all that long compared to the other molded fiberglass brands.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:18 PM   #59
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What was it that allowed you to put Escape above the others? I'm ready to place an order for an Escape, and would like some last minute reassurance as to the wisdom of my decision. Thanks.
I had a stick built before the Escape, spent the fall before buying the Escape replacing the floor.

Leaks is the reason I wanted fiberglass.

Liked Oliver, Escape, and Bigfoot, Oliver was shutdown due to the recession with no idea if or when they would resume plus the models they had at the time were very narrow. Bigfoot was very heavy and cost $50k so we held off. Casitas and Scamps were too small for our plans. We did look at the Escape 19, liked it but it was to narrow. Bigfoot was the only one left, we were still undecided between it and the Northern Lite truck campers, which is also all fiberglass.

A couple years later Escape came out with the wider 21, went and saw one, heard rumors of the 5.0TA with a real queen size bed, we ordered it and kept the $10k we would have spent on the Bigfoot. The little fifth wheel is really very similar to the Northern Lite truck camper, but a bit bigger.
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Exterior: seamless (except for the necessary holes for mounting windows, vents, shroud for the AC, etc.

Interior: real hardwood cabinet doors, attention to detail, finished look. No rat fur on the walls, extra insulation available, thermal windows available, extremely customizable.

Company: none better. Reace and Tammy stand behind their product like no other. Too many stories to mention.

Reputation: at the top among the fiberglass community.

Resale value: extraordinarily high.

Looking back: BEST decision I've made in years. Not one regret.
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