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Old 11-10-2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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I have not seen anyone mention the cost of del to the SE. Can I get a estimate!
Hi: PAB4... Since all of these posts are from 2011 I'd think there have been some increases due to fuel cost. Reace& Tammy are very cost conscious about delivery expenses. They go out of their way to minimize the costs for all deliveries. You can just call 1-855-703-1650 and ask them for a price. Alf
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #12
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I was quoted just a few weeks ago that if I was the only trailer on the truck about $1.50 a mile. I'm guessing a Canadian $1.50.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #13
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Suggest you contact Escape Trailer Industries for an estimate. See the ad, right side of the main forum page.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #14
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I have not seen anyone mention the cost of del to the SE. Can I get a estimate!
I think Escape Industries would be the one to ask, but remember if you can find someone else with a delivery enroute, your costs will decrease. If you can find 2 others your cost maybe cut in half. Three I think is the limit. Also they drive weekly to Goshen, In, if you can get to there your costs will be reduced.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #15
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A long haul in mid-winter would be a heck of a shakedown cruise. Storage in B.C. sounds like a good option, although if a buyer wanted to spend the winter doing personalizations that wouldn't work.

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I was quoted just a few weeks ago that if I was the only trailer on the truck about $1.50 a mile. I'm guessing a Canadian $1.50.
Yes, to get a light commercial hauler to tow anything (a big fifth-wheel or conventional trailer rolling on its own wheels, or anything that fits on a flatbed trailer...) long distance runs generally about $1/km (or $1.60/mile). I have had a fifth-wheel towed back and forth between Alberta and BC and that's what it cost.

There are many companies and individuals who do this, but for a delivery from a manufacturer I would personally use their shipping company. It is in their interest to find a shipper that keeps the cost down to keep their product competitive, and also in their interest to have the shipping done well to avoid problems with the customer. In this case, we're talking about Reace and Tammy who I trust are looking out for their customers.

This is a killer competitive business with low margins; I wouldn't supply a truck and do the work for that little. I don't think you're going to go and fetch it yourself any cheaper; however, I would rather receive such a valuable and complex product in person from Escape than have it dropped off by a truck driver. In the unlikely case of any significant issues to resolve, it would be beneficial to find them while right there at the manufacturer's location.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #16
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There's a third option some may wish to consider. It still costs money and it still takes time. But, that's having the tug shipped closer to Chilliwack and flying out to the west coast. Pickup the trailer at the manufacturer and drive home. One of my bud's did that on a Scamp he purchased in western Idaho... he lives in Iowa.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
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I drove out from VA just for the pleasure of meeting the people who built my trailer. Would do it again.
Speaking of having the tow shipped out: One of the other east coast 5.0 owners bought his truck from a dealer in Washington, flew out to take delivery and then drove up to Chilliwack.
I was very envious.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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Another idea, if weather is a factor, to see if the new Escape could be stored until the snow/ice issue has melted. That way the trip would be less troublesome and the advantage would be, as Jeff and others have said, to either add something overlooked or a "fixit" needed. Of course it is hard to wait to see and to get your new Escape. But on the other hand, if you are not a winter camper, it may be worth the wait.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #19
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Another idea, if weather is a factor, to see if the new Escape could be stored until the snow/ice issue has melted. )
It says somewhere (brochure, website?) that Escape can store new trailers until owners can pick up. Warranty begins once trailer picked up.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:07 PM   #20
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Quite a few people have waited to pick theirs up in spring when having a winter build.
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