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Old 03-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #11
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Reace and Tammy also change prices if their suppliers change price because of amount of units bought, case in point is the solar panel--it used to be $1,000 and because they ordered so many or changed suppliers the price has now dropped to $850...They got a saving so they passed it on to their customers...

And the little "extra" in repairs when you have an issue...many times Reace does little "tweaks" at rallies..

You certainly can't beat the customer service you get from Escape...

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #12
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Here's another hint. When was the last time you saw any all molded towables advertised on TV, with the words "we won't be undersold."

Just saw one for stickies. Oh wait, I can probably buy one of those 20 different places in Portland, Oregon alone

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #13
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Did not even cross my mind to haggle with Tammy and Reace, given what they all do to get a really special trailer built! In contrast I surely enough haggled heavily when buying my 4Runner in 2002 (had good leverage since they already had the 2003 models out), and also recently again when buying my Massey Ferguson tractor.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:45 AM   #14
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Gharms you could order during NOV and DEC to get a winter discount for your next trailer. No other Fiberglass Trailer MFG haggle. The price is the price. Fiberglass is in demand and the supply is low.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #15
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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After giving this some thought after committing to my purchase of a 19' and visiting with Rease, my response would be: "I hope he and Tammy don't begin negotiating prices." What causes more suspicion and distrust in the car-buying process? Negotiations over price, that's what. Once the consumer has any level of doubt in the purchase of anything, trust and confidence in the seller decline. That is counterintuitive to a sound business model. As long as I know we all pay the same price I know that"you" didn't do better than me. If I thought you did, I would hesitate on my purchase until I was confident that I could "beat" your price. It's an endless spiral downward for everyone. When the value of their product doesn't beat the overall market, their business will decline. As long as they balance that ratio, they'll remain in business and profitable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #17
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Those are very good points Zardoz. I have worked at car dealers my whole working life and watching the "game" of car deals is painfull to say the least.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #18
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Just to be clear - my original intention was to find out the true cost of the trailer. Doesn't matter if the trailer is negotiable or not - at the end, I'm only interested in knowing the final cost to the consumer so that I can compare apples to apples.

Even at listed prices, I do think the Escape trailers are of very good value, hence are one of the front running candidates...
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #19
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I don't know how you define worth but for me a lot is unseen. You don't get a salesperson when you call Reace and Tammy. They are not secretive. Have been an open book for years on how their product is constructed and if their wholesale prices go up or down. Either way, up or down, they share it with us. The forums have asked just about every detail on how they are made and they take the time to answer as shown in the archives.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
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It's a tough call. You can get a stick built trailer with the same basic functionality for a whole lot less money. How do you account for longevity, build quality, customer service, etc, in determining value (as opposed to cost)?

Before we pulled the trigger and put our cheque in the mail we took one last run around the local "normal" RV dealerships to see what they had to offer. Yeah, there's some good looking stuff there, but in end Escape won out.


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