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Old 10-01-2018, 11:38 AM   #11
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I live in Austin too and was thinking about doing the same trip to the factory but flying into Sea Tec and renting a car (make it a mini holiday). Currently were Casita owners but wife wants a bigger trailer and I always liked the 21' Escape. I suppose to get the correct build would be to visit the factory since they have many options.
Please remember though, Casitas are built in Texas with AC standard and a furnace is extra. However, an Escape is built in Canada with a furnace standard and AC is an optional extra.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:02 PM   #12
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We are making the same trip next week from Houston although we are flying to YVR. Thanks for the review. We plan on doing the same with ETI next Thursday.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:44 PM   #13
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Can you expand on the cat access opening?


Is this just a rough opening? Or, are you planning to install an off the shelf swinging cat door? How to plan to keep shower water from leaking out the door or opening?
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #14
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Can you expand on the cat access opening?


Is this just a rough opening? Or, are you planning to install an off the shelf swinging cat door? How to plan to keep shower water from leaking out the door or opening?
This will just be a 6" x 8" open cat doorway at the bottom of the bathroom door. The bathroom door does not actually keep water in the bathroom - it is mounted on the outside of the doorway, and has about a one inch gap at both the top and bottom for ventilation of the bathroom. There is about a six inch lip on the bathroom floor at the bottom of the door, and a shower curtain that you slide across the doorway opening to keep water out of the doorway when using the shower.

You could install a cat door if desired - in our previous trailer we just had an open hole at the bottom of the bathroom door for the cats and it worked fine so we will do the same here. ETI will incorporate the opening into the bottom of the bathroom door when they build it so that it will be trimmed out to match.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:10 PM   #15
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Dallas to Chilliwack twice

We drove up from Dallas TX to Chilliwack, pulling our Casita, to finalize our build. This was in Feb 2017. We went up Hwy 101 to avoid ice and snow on I-5. We then drove up again the following August to pick up our new trailer. Both trips were memorable. I recommend the drive to anyone who has the time.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:24 PM   #16
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Minnranger.
It's not necessary to post the same thing multiple times.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:17 PM   #17
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #18
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Trip to Chiliwack

My wife and I are flying out to Vancouver in about 2 weeks to the Escape folkks and finalize our build sheet on the 2019 5.0 TA we just put a deposit on. I was too nervous about plunking down that much cash and not getting inside one of these things and getting the feel of it, also, being new to the RV ownership thing, we're a bit nervous regarding choosing the right options and so talking to them ion person will be more comfortable.

I have been following the Escape forum for a long while (most recently as a new member) and you all have been hugely informative and very helpful in this process, thanks to everyone!!

BTW - off topic, being new to the site, how do you post the photo that shows up in your profile when you make a post?
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:11 PM   #19
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My wife and I are flying out to Vancouver in about 2 weeks to the Escape folkks and finalize our build sheet on the 2019 5.0 TA we just put a deposit on. I was too nervous about plunking down that much cash and not getting inside one of these things and getting the feel of it, also, being new to the RV ownership thing, we're a bit nervous regarding choosing the right options and so talking to them ion person will be more comfortable.

I have been following the Escape forum for a long while (most recently as a new member) and you all have been hugely informative and very helpful in this process, thanks to everyone!!

BTW - off topic, being new to the site, how do you post the photo that shows up in your profile when you make a post?
On the forums home page click on User CP. From there you will see a tab for edit avatar. From there you will be given option to choose file(picture).

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:13 AM   #20
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My wife and I are flying out to Vancouver in about 2 weeks
You may have booked already, but I much prefer flying into Abbotsford. Smaller airport, car rentals, between Escape and Vancouver. You gotta love it when it takes about 5 minutes to get to the baggage carousel, and your luggage is already there.
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