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Old 09-07-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Arrow New Escapee...I'm SO excited!

Well, we've now owned our 19' new "baby" for almost 23 hours now, and I am in love!
After 5 days of US 90W, and traveling down lonely, deserted sections of the Midwest, it's so nice to have a "home" to go to while traveling. So, that's bennie #1.

Bennie #2-- Sarah, Tammy, Reace, Erin, Mike, & Dennis were wonderful! Kind, attentive; no question was too insignificant or silly.

The overall welcoming feeling there added to the positive vibe throughout this entire experience over the past year. It also created a comfortable level of trust for us, along with personal assurance that we were purchasing a stellar travel trailer with support, backing, and pride from the manufacturers. (#3).

Bennie #4 -- I finally got to meet Sarah in person; I'm sure most of you have dealt with her over the phone, or in person at some point. Isn't she a gem?

So! Here's a few photos of our "baby", perched on the waterfront of Whidbey Island NAS. Gorgeous, serene, and scenic views right out our front door.

We'll check all of the systems before leaving the area...both for any operating issues, but mostly so we can figure out how to properly operate everything.

Bennie #5 -- I really appreciate all of the kind advice and assistance from forum members along the way...thank you so much!

I'll try to post a few experiences along with "shoulda" bought this, or "didn't need that", etc. Perhaps it will help someone else!
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have to post the photos one at a time.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:01 PM   #3
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On the way to Chilliwack ....
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We are almost there!
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:04 PM   #5
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My little copilot did well.
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Waterfront location. You can't beat that!
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:15 PM   #7
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Hi: Artlady... Watch this... Congrats Alf
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:41 PM   #8
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Well, we've now owned our 19' new "baby" for almost 23 hours now, and I am in love!

Bennie #4 -- I finally got to meet Sarah in person; I'm sure most of you have dealt with her over the phone, or in person at some point. Isn't she a gem?
Congrats on picking up your trailer, you have every right to be excited.

I have got to have cocktails at a picnic table with Sarah. She did good there too.

And, who is this Bennie you keep refering to?
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Hi: Artlady... Watch this... Congrats Alf
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Hey! Posting that video is my thing..... stealer guy.
Not a huge Pointer Sister fan, but I do love that song. It makes me wanna dance.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:52 PM   #9
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Congrats! The long wait finally pays off. Enjoy every minute of that view....
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:54 PM   #10
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Thanks!
Yeah...I'm dancing right now!!!!
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:56 PM   #11
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Thanks, Greg, I am! So glad DH talked me into getting the kitchen window to enjoy that view!
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:59 PM   #12
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Yay! Are you getting around the inside of the trailer okay? I know that was one of your concerns long time ago when you were thinking about what to get.

Safe travels home.

Are you getting the rain we're getting right now?
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Congrats on your new trailer. It's looks great and your copilot looks content as well. Enjoy the trip home.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:31 PM   #14
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Congrats on the new trailer. I wonder how many on this forum would agree that the first night with the new trailer can be a little intimidating. But it gets comfortable pretty quick. Enjoy and safe travels. Loren
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So! Here's a few photos of our "baby", perched on the waterfront of Whidbey Island NAS. Gorgeous, serene, and scenic views right out our front door.
Hi Artlady,

We had very similar experience with our pickup as well, last month, but I just had to chuckle on the "serene" Whidbey Island. As I suspect the Naval Air Station wasn't in a readiness exercise while you were there.

We were, and had to buy ear plugs, as the F14's were flying so low to us at our campsite that you could hit them with a thrown rock.

Really nice campground, very friendly/helpful staff, but the noise was horrendous. The RV park staff called it "the sound of freedom"

Glad your experience went well.
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Congratulations! NAS Whidbey Island was our first stop for 5 days last year. It's a beautiful location and the "sound of freedom" is great. It's the only campground we have been to that offered freshly picked flowers for your dining table.


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Thank you all for the nice replies and support. Yes NW cat, it's good so far. No problems yet with getting around, but i'm bumping my head on some of the overhead cabinets. Maybe taped-on sponges would work?

Whidbey was absolutely wonderful. Yes, we did hear some jets, but not too many. I'm not going to complain, as my son is deployed to the gulf right now, flying these very same jets...

Anyway, The beautiful surroundings and well-kept facility more than made up for it. The gardens were gorgeous! Dahlias the size of dinner plates,

Well, we're on our way back home, and the Internet is spotty at our new campgrounds, I'll try to post some impressions of what we found to be necessary, what we should have added, etc, when we get home.
In the meantime, happy escaping!
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Yay, Addie, I'm very happy to hear you're getting around in there just fine. Hey, I expect to bang my head on a few things, so if you figure out how to pad 'em, let me know!

When we first moved to the north part of Spokane many years ago, the military base there used to do night maneuvers with huge helicopters. Almost literally over our heads. It was wonderful to hear and it made me feel very safe knowing our troops were training. I'd imagine I'll feel the same way if/when we camp on Whidbey.

Hey, they have to train somewhere!
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Children's departments have various kinds of padding that can be put on cabinets, stove hood, whatever.

Glad you like your Escape! Hope to see it!
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Maybe it would just be easier to wear a padded hat!!! Only one thing to pad that way.
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