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Old 02-03-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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As we work to finish our build sheet, sometimes I am amazed at the myriad of choices and options ETI offers, and then all the special customizations beyond those options that they have done for customers. I doubt that there is another trailer manufacturer that even comes close in that regard.

Yet, there is post after post in threads throughout this Forum with complaints about this or that special "thing" that ETI won't do.

Maybe instead of focusing on the special requests and option requests that ETI has to say no to in order to keep the production line moving; folks could focus on the facts that Reace, Tammy and all the folks at ETI go out of their way to work with customers to help them make their trailer special to them.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:10 PM   #2
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I agree.
And, maybe Safeway...
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Absolutely Eric! Even if ETI refused to do anything extra except upholstery and Formica, that alone would put them ahead of the other all-molded manufacturers who won't let you select anything beyond what they offer. Those of us with ETI builds should know how lucky we are
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:25 PM   #4
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I was told "no" by Reace more than I would have wished with my last build, but they still did a lot to make what I planned to do a lot easier for me. I just accepted it, knowing full well that with the increased production they are facing, along with increased staff, facilities and other overhead costs, they have to be very streamlined in what they do.

There were even a couple custom options they had done in the past they are no longer doing, to save some time and eliminate the possibility of mix ups.
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I was told "no" by Reace more than I would have wished with my last build, but they still did a lot to make what I planned to do a lot easier for me. I just accepted it, knowing full well that with the increased production they are facing, along with increased staff, facilities and other overhead costs, they have to be very streamlined in what they do.

There were even a couple custom options they had done in the past they are no longer doing, to save some time and eliminate the possibility of mix ups.
Sounds like a great business opportunity for someone close to ETI. Similar to all the people pulling out of the Casita factory and going right over to Larry at Little House Customs.
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As we work to finish our build sheet, sometimes I am amazed at the myriad of choices and options ETI offers, and then all the special customizations beyond those options that they have done for customers. I doubt that there is another trailer manufacturer that even comes close in that regard.

Yet, there is post after post in threads throughout this Forum with complaints about this or that special "thing" that ETI won't do.

Maybe instead of focusing on the special requests and option requests that ETI has to say no to in order to keep the production line moving; folks could focus on the facts that Reace, Tammy and all the folks at ETI go out of their way to work with customers to help them make their trailer special to them.
We only asked for items that others had done and that were not unusual. We ordered little beyond the regular options. Still, we had several they would not do. We have that long long list that we chose. Nobody else has our trailer! They certainly do more than plenty that people want.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:00 PM   #7
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I was told "no" by Reace more than I would have wished with my last build, but they still did a lot to make what I planned to do a lot easier for me. I just accepted it, knowing full well that with the increased production they are facing, along with increased staff, facilities and other overhead costs, they have to be very streamlined in what they do.

There were even a couple custom options they had done in the past they are no longer doing, to save some time and eliminate the possibility of mix ups.
Reace and Tammy are still working through all the expansion requirements to their premises. They are shortly expanding into the front building at their factory and have quite a lot on their plate at any one time; trying to juggle all this with many "extra" personalizations might cause unnecessary quality control issues. You can;t blame them.
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Reace and Tammy are still working through all the expansion requirements to their premises. They are shortly expanding into the front building at their factory and have quite a lot on their plate at any one time; trying to juggle all this with many "extra" personalizations might cause unnecessary quality control issues. You can;t blame them.
Tammy took us for a tour through the front building last Friday, showing us what was happening and planned. She is rightfully quite excited for it. It will certainly up their game real nice too.
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There is no doubt in my mind ETI does what it can to accommodate requests. In order to keep a business healthy, choices need to be made. Business is business.
But look at all the "it's Friday" threads, look inside each and every one's trailer! You hardly find any the same!!
We all end up, within limits, with our "own design" Escape trailer. Every single one unique!
All my two thumbs up for ETI!!!
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:38 PM   #10
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Absolutely Eric! Even if ETI refused to do anything extra except upholstery and Formica, that alone would put them ahead of the other all-molded manufacturers who won't let you select anything beyond what they offer. Those of us with ETI builds should know how lucky we are
When we were in the process of buying our last trailer , I asked if we could get some custom changes / options installed .
The answer was a definite NO , when I persisted I was told if you want custom then buy an Escape.
After reading about the extensive list of changes & options that Escape is willing to do , the list of what they won't do seems rather short .
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