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Old 12-03-2016, 11:35 PM   #11
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There is hardly any place now where people cannot find Escapes in their region. ETI will give the contact information for owners in any area. It is not necessary to make a big trip. Some people have lots of travel miles or a pile of money sitting around to go up there, or they just want to take the trip for other reasons, but no need.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:47 PM   #12
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Got that right.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:46 AM   #13
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Close to the factory? Well, I guess on a globe we are practically touching. On a North America map it still looks close but it's 1200 miles round trip by my butt-o-meter so it doesn't seem that close to me. When we go to the coast we stop off half way to break things up and that's only 450 miles each way.

I guess I'm a wimp. Our idea of travel is to take short legs and enjoy the passage. That is part of why we find the Escape appealing. We figure we could just go until we wanted to stop and then find a spot to put up for the night without having to worry that the motel will overcharge us for just dropping in.

However, there is a trailer only an hour and a half away that we could look at. We haven't done so yet but perhaps it's time.
What I meant was to look at the one for sale, a 600 mile trip without towing would not be too far. Several owners travel 1,000's of miles, towing, to attend the Osoyoos Rally over several weeks, which once you become an owner you too may want to pursue, being so close, relatively.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:43 PM   #14
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I suppose if we were determined to buy it wouldn't be a big deal to go to Chilliwack and have a look see. Even having examined others it would be a good idea to see the very one we would buy before fully committing to the purchase. It's just that we are not quite ready yet financially to take the plunge. We could go into debt and have it now for sure but that's now how we live anymore. We have found that restraint has some big advantages.

Now if there was a reason why we had to have it right now that would be different but our desire is not a need just yet.
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:02 PM   #15
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I suppose if we were determined to buy it wouldn't be a big deal to go to Chilliwack and have a look see. Even having examined others it would be a good idea to see the very one we would buy before fully committing to the purchase. It's just that we are not quite ready yet financially to take the plunge. We could go into debt and have it now for sure but that's now how we live anymore. We have found that restraint has some big advantages.

Now if there was a reason why we had to have it right now that would be different but our desire is not a need just yet.
Hi: mizterwizard... We on the other hand ran into a nearly new(Used for one trip) 5.0 plus pickup truck. Went into hock at the bank... but we're used to being in there!!! Had 6 seasons of enjoyment using it along with paying for it too. Then we upsized to a new rig a little at a time. Enjoyed every moment of every trip... even the short cuts I wished we had avoided at the time. Alf
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #16
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Yes, there's that option too. We used to think that way also. We have just decided to pay first and play later. To each their own.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:22 PM   #18
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I'm with you mizterwizard, I will be paying cash for my 5.0TA and new tow vehicle. One of the reasons why so many things cost so much is the "Got to Have it Now and will pay anything" thinking.

Loans are ok if you have the means to pay them off early, but unfortunately so many young people are learning it is normal to be in debt to your eyeballs when they can barely pay the rent in today's world.

I learned the hard way myself.


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I suppose if we were determined to buy it wouldn't be a big deal to go to Chilliwack and have a look see. Even having examined others it would be a good idea to see the very one we would buy before fully committing to the purchase. It's just that we are not quite ready yet financially to take the plunge. We could go into debt and have it now for sure but that's now how we live anymore. We have found that restraint has some big advantages.

Now if there was a reason why we had to have it right now that would be different but our desire is not a need just yet.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:10 PM   #19
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life is short

It's true that time is running out for all of us. It may be that I'll die before I buy an Escape but there are worse things that could happen. One of those would be to spend my final years flat broke because I had consumed it all in impatience.

Some say that the one who dies with the most toys wins. Others prefer to die as deep in debt as possible since death cancels all debts. I just want to enjoy the last few years, hopefully decades, without the burden of unnecessary debt but hopefully with a few toys, including a 5.0.

Shoot, I'd like a jet and a chateau too. I'm just not willing to do what it would take to get them.
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Alf is my HERO! I distinctly remember when he was talking about retirement being out about 5 years... but bit the bullet and went into debt to enjoy life NOW not waiting at the station for that "train" that may or may not show up on schedule.




When Reace first posted the new 5.0TA that was in the works (Photoshop picture and the layout drawn on a cocktail napkin), I KNEW that was what I wanted. Yes, everything happened too soon according to my budget and timeline. But I BIT THE BULLET and went into hock and reshuffled my finances and thought I would need to eat Top Ramen for months.... but in the end, I survived... and have ZERO regrets for all the memories I've been able to make since my purchase of Ten Forward (AND THE TRUCK). Life is short. Make every single memory while you can IMHO.
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