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Old 10-02-2017, 10:22 AM   #21
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It was a delightful trip out and back to Chilliwack and recommended if possible. Out in 5 days and back in 5 days so 2 weekends and a full week could do it if you enjoy driving.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:50 AM   #22
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While I would like nothing more than to cross another item off my bucket list (Camping in the Rockies) a trip like this would use most of my available vacation and limit my ability to camp more than simple overnights for the balance of the year. I'd be reduced to lovingly adoring my new camper while it sits in the driveway.

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It was a delightful trip out and back to Chilliwack and recommended if possible. Out in 5 days and back in 5 days so 2 weekends and a full week could do it if you enjoy driving.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:56 AM   #23
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This thread has been active for nearly two years and we know things change over time. Whether ETI would willing hand over the title to a trailer (ownership) to someone who is NOT the owner is only a question ETI can answer. This is why the import happens in Sumas, to the owner, or through their contract carrier.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:21 PM   #24
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The delivery transport driver has you sign a form that they delivered the trailer in good shape. I'm not sure the transport driver would feel real comfortable having someone other than the actual owner sign off on that form. But you an always ask.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #25
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It's a no go

I just received a reply Meagan at ETI and they no longer offer this delivery option to Goshen; $2.20 a mile makes delivery to Danville, KY over $5k
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #26
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I just received a reply Meagan at ETI and they no longer offer this delivery option to Goshen; $2.20 a mile makes delivery to Danville, KY over $5k
I'm probably treading ground already covered, but is that over $5k Canadian? And if so, did you do the CAD to USD conversion (currently x .8)? Also, we saved a bunch by doubling up with a delivery to Arkansas (is others have noted). Are you confident the price you were quoted was for a single delivery to you, or part of a multiple delivery?
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:14 PM   #27
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One thing to consider is that Escape is shipping the trailers on a flat bed or on a trailer behind it. The wheels are not on the ground so when you receive the trailer it has no mileage on it, no damage, no chips. Just wash the bugs off and go camping. Many of these shipping companies will tow your trailer and not carry it on a truck.
Unless they ship out of Chilliwack during a winter blizzard and your camper arrives in Alabama covered with road salt and grime! Washed right off. No problem other that a little salt corrosion on electrical contacts in the power cord.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #28
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Whether ETI would willing hand over the title to a trailer (ownership) to someone who is NOT the owner is only a question ETI can answer. This is why the import happens in Sumas, to the owner, or through their contract carrier.
Yes, only ETI can make that decision. I have been handed control of a vessel in foreign waters on the strength of a notarized document. Likely that would be quite adequate in this case but it does come down to ETI's comfort level.

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Have you come up with a plan to reduce the delivery charge? My Escape is to be completed March 2nd. I am thinking meeting the delivery part way, and then picking up the Escape 19 and traveling south. Since we have a trip planned I can't fly out and rent a truck to return, as my truck will be packed for the trip. ETI no longer is offering a discount to Goshen.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:33 PM   #30
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The delivery cost were a small part of the trailer cost. It was all financed. More money I can earn, more time is not attainable. When I do go out west it will be at my leisure.

The delivery went well and I got to meet and talk to a very interesting person. Watching him unload two trailers loaded on a flatbed with nothing more than a winch, a wheel, and a short piece of pipe was very interesting.
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