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Old 08-18-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:27 PM   #12
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I came to this forum so that I could go from a life long tent camper to an RV'er. It allowed my wife and I to start out with a successful 10 week maiden voyage. I enjoy helping others whenever I can. I scour the forum as nuggets of good information come buried in random threads. Also a health challenge for my wife has limited our use of the Escape leaving me to camp through others on this forum.

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Old 08-18-2016, 08:30 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Viajante View Post
I like the mods. I hope someday to see radical alterations that pay no attenton to resale value.
I like my trailer pretty much the way I picked it up. But love seeing what other do. Shoot, Ten Forward will probably end up being an Estate issue for my daughter. Resale the very last thing I think about...
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:40 PM   #14
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Might sound strange to some but I consider this forum a bit of a sanctuary. My life and travel schedule is quite hectic and demanding. I don't get to camp near as much as I like. Reading and posting on the forum, reading about someone's new adventure, or even forgetting about work and dealing with some questions or issues about Escapes -- well, that's just fun to me. Call it therapy.

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Old 08-18-2016, 08:47 PM   #15
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I'm a regular reader and sometimes poster.

The Forum is one of between 5-10 sites I click to - usually several times a day if we are around the house. I don't read every post. The Forum along with the Fiberglass forum are the only RV sites I read.

I find the Escape Forum entertaining, has lots of info and polite exchanges. I feel a debt to the Forum since we had never towed or traveled with an RV before purchasing our cute little 17b. The answers I got to all my newbie questions were extraordinarily helpful. So I try to bring my perspective, as a very non-technical, non-mechanical person to those like me who may be asking questions.

Getting info re: Trip planning, camp ground sites keep me coming back. Plus I enjoy Bagglo's sense of humour. And I think it is nice to be on a Forum comprising of Canadians and Americans (and at least one person from Europe whose name I forget). Conversations even if focussed on all things camping help to give me a broader perspective of those residing below the Canadian border than if all I got was from the media.

I also like Threads such as - share your worst trailer/towing mistake, what keeps you home from Escaping. Before I retired I remember avidly reading retirement threads.

Yesterday, I used the Forum to figure out how to clean the MAXX Fan.

That is why I frequent the Escape Forum

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Old 08-18-2016, 09:03 PM   #16
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I spend about 90% of my time learning and the other half laughing
One day I hope to contribute more many Thanks to the many experienced, thoughtful, and helpful members here!!
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:44 PM   #17
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I'm still here because the forum is populated by intelligent and reasonable people who want to help one another. Or, as my wife ( remember 'the old bag'?) likes to say, "talking to my invisible friends".
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:52 PM   #18
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Wait, Maxx Fans have to be cleaned?? !!!! Where else could I learn something like this?

Seriously, the fine folks on this forum are so nice. Nobody is snotty or snooty or anything like that. We're just enthusiasts, some who are looking forward to bringing their Escape home and those who are loving the one they have.

I've read so horror stories about people who buy RV's that are in the shop for almost their whole warranty period. It's comforting to know that someone builds quality RV's for reasonable prices. The catch is I have to wait more than a year to get one. But after reading all the stuff in here I know it's worth the wait.

Meanwhile, I can figure out what I want on MY Escape. Who else does all there customization ETI allows?

So I'll be active in this forum for the 12-18 months and then my participation will likely decline. But I doubt I'll completely leave this community for quite some time.



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Old 08-18-2016, 10:26 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I'm still here because the forum is populated by intelligent and reasonable people who want to help one another. Or, as my wife ( remember 'the old bag'?) likes to say, "talking to my invisible friends".
Glenn, I know it was a sore subject, but I loved 'The Old Bag'. I literally laughed out loud each time I read it. From context, I knew exactly where it came from, and I miss it. My favorites involved the 'Litter Bag'. Salud'
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:28 PM   #20
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Just joined this forum about a month ago. We have been thinking of buying a camper for quite a while and went to a few dealers and looked around. The only trailers that really appealed to us were the fiberglass.

Last year we took a ride to Casita and checked out their campers. We came close to buying the 17' Spirit but had second thoughts mainly because of the carpeted walls and we decided it probably wouldn't be a good fit because of Donna's asthma issues. We also needed to get a tow vehicle.

Kept researching other FG trailers such as Scampi, Oliver, BigFoot and Escape. We ended up putting a deposit on the Escape 19 because we liked the floorplan and also because of some of the things we read on this forum about the ability to customize it as well as ETI's commitment to it's customers.

This is a great place for anyone toying with the idea of getting a fiberglass camper to learn, ask questions, get tips. We hope to be involved with the forum for a long time as there is so much to know, so many questions to ask; and one day we may be to share what we have learned with others who are curious about these little FG campers that we spend so much time talking about. So a big thank you to all who participate in this forum and take the time to answer our questions.

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