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Old 05-09-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Just Be Happy You Have An Escape

Kinda funny that I happened upon this video after the recent discussions of Escape's shortcomings, but I gotta tell you, after watching this, I need to do a big tip of the hat to Escape and the way they make their trailers, and the after-care. Have a look, and try not to be thankful!!



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Old 05-09-2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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I feel sorry for that guy. But here, any ONE of those problems would have had some folks wringing their hands on the terrible build quality of Escape trailers, and the thread would be 10 pages long with concern and foreboding....

It does put things into perspective though - I hope it helps!
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I do have a FG trailer just not an Escape but I am still thankful.
In today's political climate , I doubt we will see a lemon law for RV's not that it isn't warranted. Attempts in the past have been blocked. With Escape I am not sure one would be necessary.
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Forest River doesn't have a good reputation. Tons and tons of complaints about the build quality. My mother who recently passed away was a full timer, and she owned a Doubletree Suites 5th wheel. She mentioned at least two friends who had the misfortune of owning a Forest River, and the many problems they had with them.

This thread is useful, but a better comparison would be not with a sticky with a poor reputation, but another popular fiberglass RV, such as a Casita. I'll take Escape's customer service reputation and build quality over theirs any day.

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I do have a FG trailer just not an Escape but I am still thankful.
In today's political climate , I doubt we will see a lemon law for RV's not that it isn't warranted. Attempts in the past have been blocked. With Escape I am not sure one would be necessary.
Not purposely trying to exclude Casita's or Scamps or Olivers or Bigfoot's or Lil' Snoozy or Parkliner's or Trilliums or Bolers or the soon to be produced Nest's...It's just that when I think of what some folks have to deal with after buying a mass-produced trailer, somehow my "problems" seem a bit more trivial. Maybe other people's problems aren't trivial to them, but then again, I don't have a Gen 2. Just kidding!!!!
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that is why we call them SOB's-something obviously broken
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Forest River doesn't have a good reputation. Tons and tons of complaints about the build quality. My mother who recently passed away was a full timer, and she owned a Doubletree Suites 5th wheel. She mentioned at least two friends who had the misfortune of owning a Forest River, and the many problems they had with them.

This thread is useful, but a better comparison would be not with a sticky with a poor reputation, but another popular fiberglass RV, such as a Casita. I'll take Escape's customer service reputation and build quality over theirs any day.

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Seeing I owned a Casita, I will just say that dealing with their customer service was to me as good as Escapes, at least the few times I had to deal with them. I say this without having the benefit of personally knowing Reace or Tammy, but I imagine most don't, and that might change the perspective of those who know them. I'll be the first to admit that.
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Seeing I owned a Casita, I will just say that dealing with their customer service was to me as good as Escapes, at least the few times I had to deal with them. I say this without having the benefit of personally knowing Reace or Tammy, but I imagine most don't, and that might change the perspective of those who know them. I'll be the first to admit that.
You're probably right. And, I'm probably a little biased against Casita, since they never responded to repeated emails back in 2014 when I was inquiring about purchasing one. Today I'm happy they never responded.

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You're probably right. And, I'm probably a little biased against Casita, since they never responded to repeated emails back in 2014 when I was inquiring about purchasing one. Today I'm happy they never responded.

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You're probably right. And, I'm probably a little biased against Casita, since they never responded to repeated emails back in 2014 when I was inquiring about purchasing one. Today I'm happy they never responded.

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When I contacted them via phone in 2016 they emailed me a brochure within 10-minutes and answered all my question. I suspect they don't monitor their email address or your domain was blocked for some reason. I'm glad I ended up with an Escape as well, but just wanted to say that if you want to contact a business it's better to pick up the phone because there are a lot of reasons email sometimes doesn't work.
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