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Old 10-09-2018, 12:49 AM   #1
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Gap in Production Schedule

Hi guys. Just curious as to why Escape is showing a 4 month gap in their production schedule? Dates available in January and then again in June. Are their not producing trailers and undertaking plant maintenance? What am I missing here?
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:43 AM   #2
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My guess - and it's only a guess - is that they booked well into the year (the June dates) based on their established production rate, then added slots to the production schedule when they confirmed that they could produce at the higher rate enabled by their recent substantial expansion (the extra ones being filled now are in January).
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:29 AM   #3
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In the past, I think early dates that occasionally showed up represented cancellations - completion dates that were previously reserved but then released. But as long as we're guessing, perhaps they post a few "floating" openings, approximately 3 months out and 6 months out, to help match their capabilities with common customer requests (soon and not so soon). Or not. It will be interesting to see if in November they post openings in both February and July, then in December, they post openings in both March and August. Or - someone could just ask Tammy what's up with that....
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I believe there is a simpler answer. We visited ETI last week and when picking a production date it appeared to me that all the available dates from Feb to May were taken with buyer commitments. They had some open slots in June and as soon as we locked in June 26 it disappeared from the web site. They also told me the dates for July were not yet released to Sales and that’s why no July dates appear yet.
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We snagged April 26th completion since we want to pick up and attend the Rally in Osoyoos in May, 2019. We also scheduled our pick up and orientation for Tuesday, May 21 so that we can continue on toward Osoyoos from Chilliwack. Now, if the dates for the rally change, we are SOL!!
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I believe there is a simpler answer. We visited ETI last week and when picking a production date it appeared to me that all the available dates from Feb to May were taken with buyer commitments. They had some open slots in June and as soon as we locked in June 26 it disappeared from the web site. They also told me the dates for July were not yet released to Sales and that’s why no July dates appear yet.
A simple answer for the June bookings, yes. That's standard production schedule for ETI. I think the perceived oddity noted by the OP was why there are 6 openings in January.
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Who wants to go to Chilliwack in January anyway?
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Exactly. There was already a 40 degree swing in temperature last week from Houston to Chilliwack!
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Who wants to go to Chilliwack in January anyway?
I did. No problem. It would even be better if headed south instead of east.
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Who wants to go to Chilliwack in January anyway?


Call us crazy, but we drove from San Antonio, TX to Chilliwack in January, 2017 to pick up our new Escape.

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