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Old 06-10-2015, 11:59 PM   #81
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What does it look like? It sounds really strange, to say the least. Anyone have photos?
You can look on the Casita web page to look at marine fabric walls, or a friend who has a boat, or look at the inside lining of many truck canopies that are lined to reduce condensation. Many cars have fabric headliners not smooth vinyl and I don't think those look strange at all. My truck canopy has a nice marine fabric liner that simply wouldn't be functional if it were lined with vinyl. To each their own…
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:15 AM   #82
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We called them last fall, and used a credit card, no problem. We got a decent exchange rate as well.
I just checked XE.com and $500 Canadian is less than $410 American at the moment. That's a pretty cheap place holder for an excellent product.
And, as I told them in my last email to them, they're the best company I have ever, ever done business with.
Excellent! They make it easy to join the Escape family. After I place my order tomorrow, I'll look forward to this forum for help on a myriad of questions that come from a person that has never had an RV, nor ever pulled a trailer.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:19 AM   #83
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Rat fur is really an unfortunate name for that product , having previously had it we know it is nothing like a "rats fur" , and is exactly what you say repels and never smells - really a pretty comfortable wall covering in a trailer .
Short-pile synthetic automotive upholstery fabric has often been called "mouse fur". The stuff in some brands of trailers seems to be a little longer in pile length, so "rat fur" always made sense to me. It's just description, not an insult, but I can see how people might get the wrong impression.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:23 AM   #84
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Many cars have fabric headliners not smooth vinyl and I don't think those look strange at all.
Yes, I think most cars have fabric now... but of the ones I've noticed they either do not have a cut pile at all, or are extremely short-pile. To me, the Escape lining I first saw on the upper surfaces of an Escape interior was more like typical automotive headliner than the "rat fur" is. I guess it's all solid vinyl now.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:03 AM   #85
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Reading this makes me want to order a new one
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:41 AM   #86
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You can look on the Casita web page to look at marine fabric walls, or a friend who has a boat, or look at the inside lining of many truck canopies that are lined to reduce condensation. Many cars have fabric headliners not smooth vinyl and I don't think those look strange at all. My truck canopy has a nice marine fabric liner that simply wouldn't be functional if it were lined with vinyl. To each their own…
NO, Casita uses carpet. More like a Berber. Scamp has the rat fur.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:44 AM   #87
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Reading this makes me want to order a new one
Why not? Its not like you'd have to wait a long time, or Escape is busy or anything...
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:40 AM   #88
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Excellent! They make it easy to join the Escape family. After I place my order tomorrow, I'll look forward to this forum for help on a myriad of questions that come from a person that has never had an RV, nor ever pulled a trailer.
Steve, that's where I was at a month ago when I joined this list (although we haven't ordered yet - finances and all that). My only RV experience was a month long rental, starting in mid-April. I have pulled an enclosed trailer, but that was years ago.

I've learned a great deal from this list. When you get an idea about something, you can do a search for it. Usually lots of different threads will pop up and you'll learn even more stuff from them, even if it wasn't your original question. I've started to bookmark certain threads that I know I'll want to refer to again. (And if you don't do a search, someone will tell you to do it, so I think there are some folks that get annoyed when you don't do a search before asking your question. Whatever.)

I've also bookmarked products that folks recommend for their trailers and/or camping trip. Visited Cabela's - found my outdoor chair! I now have subfolders on Firefox for all the different RV stuff (accessories, forum threads, options, travel) I've been looking at.

There are lots of the trailers in this neck of the woods that folks will be willing to show you. I was really curious about the u-shaped dinette and a gal in Seattle offered me a tour and she even mentioned they have a larger (than stock) sink, as she remembered me asking about that in another thread.

Here's my post about testing out the u-shaped dinette (so you don't have to do a search for it - HA!):

Flopping on the u-shaped dinette

Most folks on this forum are very willing to help (and to show you their trailers - all 4 we viewed came about due to this forum). As with all public venues, you get a few poopy people. I've had a few question why we haven't ordered yet (and they weren't too nice about it either) - well, I didn't know you had to order within a certain amount of time of joining this forum. I must have missed that thread. And our personal finances are none of their business anyway.

Have fun in your gathering of knowledge and be prepared to spend lots of time exploring this forum.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #89
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I plan to make that fateful call tomorrow. Life is short!
Congratulations SteveR. I doubt you'll be disappointed. We've never owned an RV either.... Can't think of a better way to see the USA!
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:00 PM   #90
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Congratulations SteveR. I doubt you'll be disappointed. We've never owned an RV either.... Can't think of a better way to see the USA!
We are new to owning a trailer also. The way we see it is to buy what we can live with for years down the road. And if we don't like it or circumstances change, we can sell the trailer and not be out that much money. ETI's trailers have good resale value and so do pickup trucks. Loren
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