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Old 10-15-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Service station showing

Back in the 60's the slogan for marketing the little Honda motorcycles was "You meet the nicest people on a Honda." Remember that? Well today after leaving Brown County State Park in southern Indiana we stopt for gasoline. A fellow and his charming wife pulled in opposite us to gas up. He said he couldn't believe his luck as he'd been studying Escapes on line. What could I do? What could I do? Service station showing to Jeff and Connine from Saginaw Michigan. Best of luck to them in their pursuit of a retirement dream trailer/ bucket list checker offer. "You meet the nicest people when you pull an Escape."
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:16 PM   #2
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One for the book!!!

Hi: Iowa Dave... Long story... short, cleaning drivers side window in the morning while camping in Herkimer NY., and the window won't go up!!! GPS finds the nearest Nissan dealer 25 miles back in Utica. After a breezier than normal drive we get there. While in Carbone Nissan Service Dept. A technician from Carbone Hyundai next door runs over with his ipad camera to take pic's. of our rig as he has been looking at Escapes on line to pull with his Frontier pickup. After every sales person in both dealers had a good look and with a new window regulator installed we continued our trip to Vermont... a little late, but much less wind blown!!!
We left the trailer hooked up and they worked on the truck out in the driveway. Nice sunny day too.
Yes you do "Meet the nicest people when you pull an Escape". Alf
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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Was there every a m/c brand that didn't play the 1 c.c. under game to make sure the bike was in a lower insurance/regulatory category.



But, back to the original post, yes, the Escape is often a conversation starter even with folks who are unlikely to ever own one. The molded f.g. does seem to attract some folks who'd like to chat and ask some questions.

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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Was there every a m/c brand that didn't play the 1 c.c. under game to make sure the bike was in a lower insurance/regulatory category.



But, back to the original post, yes, the Escape is often a conversation starter even with folks who are unlikely to ever own one. The molded f.g. does seem to attract some folks who'd like to chat and ask some questions.

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I sold my one and only Honda m/c, a 600XR, to my riding buddy. He consistently thrashed me in the woods.

Last fall en route to camping at Banks Lake in WA we stopped at RNR RV in Spokane. They graciously fit us in to fix a faulty plumbing connector to the outside water (which ETI later covered under warranty). While there several salesmen half jokingly offered to buy our new 21. They were aware of the waiting time for a new one. The service manager showed me photos on his phone of his 13 (painted yellow). At the time I did not even know ETI had made a 13.
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Similar story to yours Alf and Dave. Last month was shopping at Costco in Birmingham AL, arrived at trailer with my groceries, when a lady pulled up and said she couldn't believe she could now see her first Escape in person. She had been checking out ETI website as well.

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Let's stay on topic.

Dave, did they offer you any poutine in exchange for the tour?
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Last fall en route to camping at Banks Lake in WA we stopped at RNR RV in Spokane. They graciously fit us in to fix a faulty plumbing connector to the outside water (which ETI later covered under warranty). While there several salesmen half jokingly offered to buy our new 21. They were aware of the waiting time for a new one. The service manager showed me photos on his phone of his 13 (painted yellow). At the time I did not even know ETI had made a 13.
I’m sure the irony is not lost on many here that a service manager at eastern Washington’s largest RV dealer with at least 13 major brands represented owns an Escape.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:50 PM   #9
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We are on our way home from North Carolina and Today, I’m checking into the Gallup, N.M. KOA. The clerk asks me the length and brand of my trailer. I answer, a 21’ Escape, and the gal behind me in line asks, “An Escape? How did you you get an Escape?”. With a smile and a lot of pride, I answered, “With an 8 month wait and a lot of patience”. She answered, we were very lucky.........I think she is right!
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We are on our way home from North Carolina and Today, I’m checking into the Gallup, N.M. KOA. The clerk asks me the length and brand of my trailer. I answer, a 21’ Escape, and the gal behind me in line asks, “An Escape? How did you you get an Escape?”. With a smile and a lot of pride, I answered, “With an 8 month wait and a lot of patience”. She answered, we were very lucky.........I think she is right!
I can totally picture your face. Probably even glowing?
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