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Old 12-05-2017, 07:25 PM   #31
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Hillbilly, it's a shame that for some reason my post has raised your ire. There was no need to progress further in the manner in which you have done.

I won't continue this in a public forum, as I was making a general statement in response to some misinformation, as well as point out the benefits of a used others have done.

There's absolutely no doubt that a used trailer has multiple bennies...especially a tried-and-true gently used one, as also pointed out by others.

There are some points you make that simply are inaccurate, but I won't engage you point-for -point.
As I said before, I hope you enjoy your new Escape!

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:28 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
While ETI did build a very small number of toy haulers, they were of conventional construction, not fiberglass:
For Sale: 2012 Escape Terrain (toy hauler)

The closest things currently in production that I know of are the Happier Camper (very small, patterned after the Boler 1300 and so the size of an Escape 13') and some cargo trailers intended for motorcycles (not travel trailers). There are also some cargo trailers with moulded fiberglass shells, but not entirely self-supporting (use some framing), such as the Shuttle.

One could always try to convince Reace to do a moulded toy-hauler, but I think that would push the completion date out... by a few years, if not indefinitely!

That is very interesting, I wonder if they ever will build something along that line in the future

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:24 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Artlady View Post
I don't relish going through those mountain passes with the trailer ever again, however!
Oh Addie, you're such a flatlander!

And yet you're willing to have me drive 'em to visit you if I'm in your neck of the woods.

(just teasing ya)
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:55 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Artlady View Post
If you got everything that I have on my trailer on a new-order unit, I calculated that one would pay $2006 more.
I have recommended to a number of people to buy used. If prospective buyers have any budget problem with a new Escape, or just want to save thousands, they can. People can save that $2006 and much more by buying used, and that is before the cost of going to Chilliwack. And there been been a number of nearly new units going up for various reasons.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:55 AM   #35
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Yes, NW,
Didn't I tell you that I was afraid of heights??!! I couldn't look down off of the highway of those mountains as we were driving home. Flat land and the beach is fine for me!

And yes Float, I agree. In fact with the exchange rate changing, I calculated almost $2400 difference now . Plus add other fees like brokerage fees, exchange fees, tire fees, etc.
Lots of time and effort, too. So much time spent in researching! It was exhausting.

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