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Old 01-16-2016, 07:48 PM   #51
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That depends on how level your camp site happens to be.
And, then there is the curvature of the earth...
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:06 PM   #52
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There are so many options already that we could not get through all of the possibilities in many months. That's after owning another Escape. These options people want are often someone's particular interest or need, not required or even wanted by most.

They already do whatever sink or faucet you want. Can't do a sliding door that I know of on a 21' and doubt they want to do different doors on different models, but they might. Options often involve more trouble, more money, more weight, or all three, as said above. Don't think they have not looked at what is being mentioned. They usually know the considerations and they change the ones worth changing to standard features. They have already made some features standard that some did not want and could not get changed back or had to pay a bunch to change them back.

They have already had an amazing number of models and changes in only a few years. There are no other fiberglass trailer companies anywhere near close to doing what they have done. Your options are not our options, your likes are not our likes, your needs are not our needs, which is why we like having an Escape!
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:09 PM   #53
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Double thumbs up, Cathy.
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Here is the Oliver step-
The Oliver is much taller and much higher to get into which in one big reason we did not get one --- not the Escape doorway height. They absolutely need two steps for an Oliver. Our one step is fine for us now. Not sure two steps on ours would not just hit the ground.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:18 PM   #55
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Double thumbs up, Cathy.
I'll second that - (does than make four thumbs up then - or 2 thumbs and 2 big toes?)
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Personally, I trust Escape to decide for themselves what is standard, and what is optional. Let them decide which will give them the best product for them to operate a successful business selling. Why drive base prices up with a ton of stuff many don't want or need?

As consumers, it is great that Escape offers all the options they do, both those listed, and other custom ones. This is a scenario I much prefer over trying to meet everyone's needs with things as standard features.

This is not to say that folks should not make suggestions, I know they will listen to them all. I am sure I have had Reace's eyes rolling with a few of my own over the years.

I sure wouldn't want very many of the ideas posted. Power this and that, no thanks. Most of these items can be added by the owner themselves, and I do plan to do that myself.

Sure there are some things that everyone would like, such as redesigned cabinetry to better make use of existing and unused storage space, but to go much beyond what they do now would add to the costs. Like others, I have discussed using another wood species with Reace, but that would mean that the have to stock double everything from panelling to door/drawer fronts, something they really would have to plan and have space to do.

There are a lot of things I want to see different in my trailer, and I am going to get them. Of course, that means I will do most of them myself. I will get Escape to run wiring needed, and leave out a bunch of stuff I will finish myself, but I would never, ever expect Escape to do all what I want for me.

Once again I maintain that anyone could get the most basic model and to camping and make some wonderful memories. The rest is fluff. I like me some fluff, so I will be getiin' in meself.
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They already do whatever sink or faucet you want.
Yes they do, and that's why I was able to ship a single arm spray faucet. I didn't word my request very well... I was looking for Escape to provide an alternate faucet as a factory option. From reading this forum, it looks like a lot of people have sent in their own faucet and/or sink. Having a factory option vs sending your own is really just a convenience thing and not a big deal. I didn't send a sink because of the shipping cost. If an alternate sink was offered I might have selected it. We're just listing ideas and nice to haves here, and that was one for me! I think the fact that it's such a nitpicky thing is a testament to the great variety of options Escape offers!
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Maybe folks think that more options should be standard equipment, but in doing it this way the customer really gets to customize their trailer and doesn't have to pay for a lot of unwanted options. And of all the things that ETI will do for you as extras, try that with most other trailer manufactures. I think they really have it pretty well fined tuned though the product is improving all of the time. I would have a very hard time finding something to complain about on our trailer. Loren
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What would we talk about if they made all the options standard? Part of the fun of this forum is finding out what everybody else is doing and not doing.
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What would we talk about if they made all the options standard? Part of the fun of this forum is finding out what everybody else is doing and not doing.
Good observation. Ain't that the truth.
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