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Old 06-25-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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Kevin,
You are right. Probably nothing to be concerned with. But as first time parents of a just hatched trailer, we need to get acclimated. We are not wishing for anything to go wrong. ETI has a great track record for a great product, which is why we all bought in the first place.
Maybe just being overly cautious? Thanks for your comments though, very much appreciated!
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Lucy, I paid the $30 through AT&T to get roaming when I went up for the Rally. If I were go for an extended period (the $30 covered 30 days), I might do it again but for short-term, would not. Would put in Airplane Mode and use wifi where it is available . . . and save the $30.

On another thought, what have you done for phone service if you are from the U.S. while in Canada? Paid the extra cost for roaming? Or shut off your phone?
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On another thought, what have you done for phone service if you are from the U.S. while in Canada? Paid the extra cost for roaming? Or shut off your phone?

When I fly there, I usually pick up a prepaid SIM card and just swap it out. They're relatively inexpensive.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:16 PM   #24
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Lucy, I paid the $30 through AT&T to get roaming when I went up for the Rally. If I were go for an extended period (the $30 covered 30 days), I might do it again but for short-term, would not. Would put in Airplane Mode and use wifi where it is available . . . and save the $30.

On another thought, what have you done for phone service if you are from the U.S. while in Canada? Paid the extra cost for roaming? Or shut off your phone?
Hi Ellen. We probably will just put it in Airplane mode. Good thinking!
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Airplane mode turns whole phone into an ipod-esque device...You want to instead disable data roaming and cellular data for out of country stays without extra charges.
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Airplane mode turns whole phone into an ipod-esque device...You want to instead disable data roaming and cellular data for out of country stays without extra charges.

Depends. Some American carriers and plans charge a ton for international voice roaming too. Of course, you won't be charged unless you make or receive a call.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:23 PM   #27
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Golly, I used to go camping for days and days without a phone. Just got one last year so I could call to check on my 98-year-old dad and that's the only time I use it.
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Thanks for all of your replies--I guess I should have emphasized that were looking for information on traveling back from Chilliwack (through Canada) after having re-entered Canada subsequent to having taken possession of the Escape (at Sumas). Assuming that I'm able to pre-register the trailer with the Utah DMV, re-entering Canada, should hopefully be no problem. It seems a missed opportunity not to explore Canada (particularly given the exchange rates) once we are already there.
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We will be doing the same. After taking the trailer at Sumas, WA, we are camping nearby on the Washington side for two nights, then going to a place on the Canada side for a night not far from ETI. Then we go east through Canada. Had to book everything due to it being August. Booked the last or next to last spot in some places.
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Golly, I used to go camping for days and days without a phone. Just got one last year so I could call to check on my 98-year-old dad and that's the only time I use it.

When I retire Karen....when I retire. The only way folks will be able to reach me then will be by snail mail, or maybe Pony Express. Till then, it's the electronic blizzard.
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Just an observation on this thread. I've been following the forum for a bit over two years now. I've noticed many buyers talking about staying close to Escape "in case of problems." I can only remember one forum member who brought their Escape back. (due to a defective door) We've had our 19' for over a year & had 3 items fail, but none of which we felt that Escape could have predicted as they all worked upon delivery.
Am with you on this one; best thing to do is perform a thorough inspection- but it is somewhat difficult to do as you're literally at the end of the production line and there is another trailer waiting for the "orientation" bay. So, may not be practical to run the water for example, but still print out a checklist you can easily find online and go through it. "An ounce of prevention".....
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