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Old 08-17-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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A Family Emergency and our new Escape

On 7/31 a family emergency precluded us from taking delivery of our new 5.0 at Escape. ETI has been very flexible and supportive of our situation. Since we flew home to Houston our 5.0 is still at Escape while our truck sits in long term parking at YVR. We have reservations to fly back to YVR on Thursday to potentially pick up our trailer on Friday. My fathers critical illness vacillates like a roller coaster. Some days are good and some days are bad. If we take the chance to pick up our trailer it will be a long drive back (2,400 miles) to Houston.

This is a clever group with plenty of ideas so my question is:

If we decide to take a chance and drive back to Houston what/if any are some temporary storage options I can research in case we get “the call” and have to fly back to Houston.

Any other ideas would be helpful.

Thanks, John
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:07 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:08 AM   #3
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I'm sorry John, these are the tough times in life. Perhaps check private RV parks along your route (NOT RV resorts). Many have long term storage areas for those that are 'seasonal' campers. Whatever happens, you know you won't be parking your tug and tow really 'long term.' It could be a good thing to know your assets are safe, versus just a 'storage lot' filled with utility trailers, boats and the like.


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Old 08-17-2019, 10:18 AM   #4
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A Family Emergency and our new Escape

Thanks for the ideas. My first check will be NAS Whidbey Island. Since I am retired military we have access to bases and most have onsite storage and we can’t get more secure than that.

These decisions are tough. We take it one day at a time. Thanks for the support. It means a lot.
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NAS Whidbey also has a great RV park!

Good luck, I hope you can take delivery without any emergency calls.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:30 PM   #7
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Every city and good size town will have RV storage just make sure you have the title. Around here they charge generally $30-70/mo. Easy to find listed on-line. A lot of the temporary storage facilities also store RVs. As you already heard most military posts will have storage facilities and I think that generally runs $30/ mo. Good Luck
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:48 PM   #8
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NAS Whidbey also has a great RV park!

Good luck, I hope you can take delivery without any emergency calls.


It does! We stayed there in the past and were planning to do the same this trip.

Our plans as of right now...are to fly up Thursday, take delivery Friday and stay at either the Lynden KOA or NAS Whidbey Island for the weekend depending on availability. If things are ok with my father we will head for home, if not, we will store the 5.0 at Whidbey Island and fly home from SEA. We will make a go/no go decision on Tuesday.
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It does! We stayed there in the past and were planning to do the same this trip.

Our plans as of right now...are to fly up Thursday, take delivery Friday and stay at either the Lynden KOA or NAS Whidbey Island for the weekend depending on availability. If things are ok with my father we will head for home, if not, we will store the 5.0 at Whidbey Island and fly home from SEA. We will make a go/no go decision on Tuesday.
I think Lynden also does temporary storage and a lot closer than Whidbey.
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On 7/31 a family emergency precluded us from taking delivery of our new 5.0 at Escape. ETI has been very flexible and supportive of our situation. Since we flew home to Houston our 5.0 is still at Escape while our truck sits in long term parking at YVR. We have reservations to fly back to YVR on Thursday to potentially pick up our trailer on Friday. My fathers critical illness vacillates like a roller coaster. Some days are good and some days are bad. If we take the chance to pick up our trailer it will be a long drive back (2,400 miles) to Houston.

This is a clever group with plenty of ideas so my question is:

If we decide to take a chance and drive back to Houston what/if any are some temporary storage options I can research in case we get “the call” and have to fly back to Houston.

Any other ideas would be helpful.

Thanks, John

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