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Old 08-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #11
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I'll have to figure something out for 5 months or so because my lease will be up in March. But, the appeal of a brand new, custom "just-for-me" trailer is strong.
If you work out the right deal on a used Escape, it could work very well to get a used one right away, while at the same time ordering a new one.

At first you can use the used one for short stays to figure out what works for you, then you use it full-time when you need it. By the time your build sheet is due you would have a very good idea of what you really want. Once the new one is ready you sell the used one... and delay pickup of the new one until you sell the used one, so you have the money from the sale to pay for much of the new one.

I haven't done this, but it seems like it could work.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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If you work out the right deal on a used Escape, it could work very well to get a used one right away, while at the same time ordering a new one.

At first you can use the used one for short stays to figure out what works for you, then you use it full-time when you need it. By the time your build sheet is due you would have a very good idea of what you really want. Once the new one is ready you sell the used one... and delay pickup of the new one until you sell the used one, so you have the money from the sale to pay for much of the new one.

I haven't done this, but it seems like it could work.
Brian, I like that you think outside the box because this idea has some great positives to it. Hmmm... going to give it some serious thought. Thank you! Really helpful.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:49 PM   #13
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The one hitch in the giddy-up with that plan is the exchange rate. If you need the current high exchange rate in order to purchase (near 30% currently, a year ago in Aug it was 13% ) then it's very definitely throwing the dice for something a year out. Arbitrage is not for the feint of heart.
You would have the used one though if the rate went down and you couldn't move forward on the new one, or you could commit and convert the bulk of the money now on the new one at the high exchange rate, and figure out the 4-5 month gap.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #14
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The one hitch in the giddy-up with that plan is the exchange rate. If you need the current high exchange rate in order to purchase (near 30% currently, a year ago in Aug it was 13% ) then it's very definitely throwing the dice for something a year out. Arbitrage is not for the feint of heart.
You would have the used one though if the rate went down and you couldn't move forward on the new one, or you could commit and convert the bulk of the money now on the new one at the high exchange rate, and figure out the 4-5 month gap.
Hi Greg! I was wondering about that. I've sent an email to Tammy asking about the ordering process. If I decide to take the plunge on a new one, I think I should probably pay as much of it as I can while the exchange rate is good. Still trying to brainstorm what I would do to fill in the "homeless" gap. A used trailer is a great option, but after paying for the new unit, I'd be depleting all my savings on having the second used one as a stop-gap. Kinda scary. I have family all over the U.S. and I suppose I could drive them all crazy in shifts - you know, a month here, a month there, until they can't stand the sight of me.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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I'm excited to say that I am now the proud new owner of a 2005 17B! The pending sale that originally was going on fell through and I was able to drive up yesterday and purchase it. It seems like fate that the only one for sale just happened to be a short 3 hours away from me. I'm so excited and already have big plans for enjoying "Sarandipity" (of course I named it)! I want to thank Greg and Janea. I couldn't have asked for a nicer couple to deal with when buying my very first trailer. And thanks to every one here that offered advice and support. Hopefully, I'll be able to meet many of you at the rally in Sedona this winter.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:31 PM   #16
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Sara, we are also in Tucson. If you have a question just let us know. You can contact us through the web site and I'll give our phone number. Right now I am working with a mobile mechanic on our refridge, I believe he is a good guy but dometic doesn't have the part in the West. I can also give you his name as he is on Google.
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Sara, we are also in Tucson. If you have a question just let us know. You can contact us through the web site and I'll give our phone number. Right now I am working with a mobile mechanic on our refridge, I believe he is a good guy but dometic doesn't have the part in the West. I can also give you his name as he is on Google.
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Great to "meet" you! It's nice to know there's another escape owner in town. I'd appreciate knowing who you use for your mobile mechanic. I'm going to be putting in a new air conditioner and will need some help with it. Thanks so much!
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:58 AM   #18
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Hi,
I have a 2008 17-B that I would sell. I am currently in Maine, however I will be heading back home to St George, Utah at the end of September. I plan to drive the southerly I-10 route, and it appears that Tucson would be on the way. I just saw your post. If you are still interested, I can send photos etc... My Escape is in great shape, has AC, sun awning, high clearance, solar panel (works incredibly well ) anti-sway bars, new tires, recently repacked bearings, lots of parts etc etc...... It's well within your budget, and I do think that you would be happy with it.
Let me know. Tom Kimbrell 509-429-2710
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Hi,
I have a 2008 17-B that I would sell. I am currently in Maine, however I will be heading back home to St George, Utah at the end of September. I plan to drive the southerly I-10 route, and it appears that Tucson would be on the way. I just saw your post. If you are still interested, I can send photos etc... My Escape is in great shape, has AC, sun awning, high clearance, solar panel (works incredibly well ) anti-sway bars, new tires, recently repacked bearings, lots of parts etc etc...... It's well within your budget, and I do think that you would be happy with it.
Let me know. Tom Kimbrell 509-429-2710
Hi Tom. Thanks for the message. Your Escape sounds fantastic but I ended up buying one about two weeks ago. I've no doubt yours will sell quickly. Best of luck to you!
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #20
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Hello.
We have a 17B up for sale in WA right now. Our ad has been posted recently.
Check it out if you're interested. Thanks!
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