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Old 03-13-2019, 03:23 AM   #1
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Is anyone else getting their requested mods bumped out

We have a 21 locked in build, due for May and just received the following from ETI. I am guessing a sign of the new management influence:

"It has just been brought to my attention that Production will no longer be able to accommodate requests to have the Exterior LED Lights relocated.

Your options will either be to have an additional Exterior LED Light fixture installed in your specified location for $75.00 or simply stay with the one light fixture in its current location."
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This kind of stuff happened long before ETI's management changed, options came and went, especially the undocumented ones. It is of course a bummer when it happens to you.
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I'm aware of several, not sure where or whom is involved, but someone from the old guard perhaps need to step in. The relocation of the porch light has been done for at least 2 of my last 3 Escapes. The stock position is ludicrous because with the awning light it is not needed, what is needed is a light closer to the step. So moving it down, closer to the belly band is the logical choice. But having 2 lights, one which is not useable is even worse. It reminds me of the scene in "Five Easy Pieces" "No Substitutions"
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:46 AM   #4
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In retrospect, I think the bean counters of the new management company are going over new builds to insure cost control. Perhaps before they make these changes, they use the product as they envision, and then they may have better insight into whether the substitution results in a better overall product! Just my $.02, and worth every penny paid for it!!
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:53 AM   #5
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I'm aware of several, not sure where or whom is involved, but someone from the old guard perhaps need to step in. The relocation of the porch light has been done for at least 2 of my last 3 Escapes. The stock position is ludicrous because with the awning light it is not needed, what is needed is a light closer to the step. So moving it down, closer to the belly band is the logical choice. But having 2 lights, one which is not useable is even worse. It reminds me of the scene in "Five Easy Pieces" "No Substitutions"
What a scream. I went ahead and emailed Linda about this issue. Will see how she responds.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:09 AM   #6
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:32 AM   #7
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On both my 2010 19 and my 2015 5.0TA there were some requested non listed options/alterations I had turned down and some that were allowed.
The way I looked at it the ones they said no to, you canít blame a guy for asking but being as they werenít listed options I couldnít blame them for saying no.
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Guess we missed that bit of info about new management. I looked under announcement section and didn't find anything. Anyone want to give us a brief update?
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Guess we missed that bit of info about new management. I looked under announcement section and didn't find anything. Anyone want to give us a brief update?
Here: Strategic Partner
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:33 AM   #10
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Nothing new about being turned down on requests. I didn't get a few things approved that I wanted 2 years ago, but I always felt ETI was being reasonable.
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