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Old 08-20-2009, 08:46 AM   #11
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Its a strange thing and after two years I'm still not used to being able to pull off along the road and use my own rather than search for a gas station...same thing with lunch, it's always there right behind you.
The same here, though I looked for a tree, not a gas station.
Our last trailer was parked and used like a cabin most of the time. It had a much larger bathroom that we almost never used because we really did not want to have to deal with moving it to dump the black tank. Now I almost feel guilty using the toilet in the trailer, and still look for the nearest tree if one is available.
The wife though is not a tree person.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #12
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Hi: Jim... We always try to find a site "In the trees". Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie p.s. here's a shot caught by the neighbours
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #13
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Re: In process of getting an Escape for myself...

Hi All,

yes, I am going to put my official order in today, for a 17'B. Then I will be able to pick it up mid May 2010. Wow, sounds far, far away... I think you folks are right, about the long wait being most difficult. While deciding, it is actually amazing how fast I came to prefer Escape over the other manufacturers. Already BEFORE dealing with Tammy, who is just wonderful!

I see it coming that I am making some friends around here as well.... One can never have too many of them!

I keep you updated! )

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Old 08-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #14
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... just did it, sent off the order e-mail to Tammy....

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Old 08-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #15
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Yippee!!!
Congrats Gerda, and welcome to the Escape family.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #16
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Re: In process of getting an Escape for myself...

Wow---Exciting times and you WILL enjoy it....

17 B sounds like a good fit.. We sure love ours.....

Now, the e mails with all the plans start happening! You have lots of time to plan/ add more etc etc! we have all done it!
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #17
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Gonna be exciting! You will love working with Tammy and Rease. Lots of ideas floating around for some modifications. Jim Bennet has been great helping with the installation of roof mounted telescopes which is awesome to get to watch the stars from bed : - ) Matter of fact, you've got to watch this new Escape family, they're ALWAYS ready to help! Have fun planning.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #18
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Hi Gerda,

My name is Robin and I too had the same difficulty picking the right size for our needs. If possible ask Tammy for the
name of an owner near you to view their trailer. I was set on the new 15 ft. then changed to the 17 ft. both B
models by the floor plans on the escape website. I live in Edmonton AB. so we decided to drive to Chilliwack and
compare all the models. We don't have tow vehicle restrictions for trailer weight and we are a getting a little
older, so we chose the 19 ft. We also bring a 7 year old grandchild with us on holidays, it seems more often than
not. We also have to wait till spring to pick up our's and it's killing me. Good luck and read all the posts on this site
for great advice.

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P.S. All us women are envious of the tree thing.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #19
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Re: In process of getting an Escape for myself...

Congratulations Gerda.
Have you decided what, if any, modifications to order? If you intend to come to California's central valley during the summer, I'd recommend the air conditioner. I almost didn't get one thinking I'd probably never go where one was needed and the first trip out from home we went to the Sierra foothills and the temperature got to 106! Whew!
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #20
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Sandra, I have a fun list of options added: Dual propane tanks, better insulation package with dual pane windows, screen room, 15" tires and axle lift, hitch wheel, prep for bike rack, covers stove and sink, fitted cover, dual 6V batteries, maxx fan, front rock guards, starter pkg. I am actually leaving out the AC, because I am more looking into camping in the colder areas and in the colder seasons. I figured for me the screen room is the most important item. Main reason to get a trailer for me, a comfortable one that is keeping us warm in times when the tent is too cold and wet...

Robin, I have to agree with you on waiting. Waiting is already now difficult for me.... And I yet have to get the deposit to Tammy on Saturday, as they are closed tomorrow for a fun day. Size wise we will be best served with the 17', as it is just my little daughter and me camping. Gives us two seating/sleeping areas, bathroom and everything we desire.

Yes, yes, yes, there are countless times when I wished I could just go and visit the trees...


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