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Old 11-03-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Orientation

Hi,

We will be picking up our 17B this Wednesday. Can anyone share with us what to expect, things to look for or questions to ask. The orientation is only a short time so we want come prepared and don't want to overlook anything.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:05 PM   #2
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At least your very close to ETI so I am sure you could drop by and ask a question.

If you have had a trailer before then everything should be straight forward.

If not, then things like how to set up your propane tanks so they automatically switch over comes to mind. Pay attention when they explain the thermostat and don’t over load the rear of your trailer.

If you did not order your propane tanks to be filled by ETI...and you have a Costco card...then stop by the Sumas location just off the Hwy on your way home and get them filled. Best price on propane you will ever find in the lower Mainland.

Hope to see you at the Escape camp out in May.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:41 PM   #3
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If you haven’t done so, watch the orientation video several times. Get very familiar with all the features they show in the video. Have them demonstrate any items you are not sure of. Ask if your trailer has already been winterized and whether you want it winterized for your trip home. Have them demonstrate the water heater by-pass positions.
I would not take any notes, but pay close attention to what is being said and ask any questions you are not sure of. Good luck!
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Or better yet shoot a video with your phone during the orientation to refer back to
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Or better yet shoot a video with your phone during the orientation to refer back to
Yes, My only reservation about notes or recording on video, is I would be distracted and miss something. They move along pretty quickly, and I’d rather focus my attention on what is being said. I do best when I truly listen with all my attention. Others are probably better at multitasking
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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Or better yet shoot a video with your phone during the orientation to refer back to

Do NOT shoot video or pictures or make notes. Pay attention. I shot the first orientation video for ETI. I made two trips to ETI and spent half a day shooting each visit. Editing took a couple days.

You will get instruction manuals for the trailer and all appliances and you can refer to them. You can refer to the latest orientation video on the ETI site and you can ask questions here.
Just pay attention.


This is my video: http://www.rvtraveltv.com/?p=407
And ETI video is near the bottom of this page: http://escapetrailer.com/
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Each to their own on doing a video when picking up your escape. Weither there’s one or two of you . Doing so works great for me but may not work for others. Let each individual decide what works best for them
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I always felt that the best way for ETI to do the orientation would be to go through the steps of setting up to camp and then unsettling to hook up to leave. This would cover the most important parts of our trailers. Instead, what they did in our orientation was randomly go through how everything works. To a newbie, this was overwhelming! But, after a 9 week trip home and some 40 odd hookups and take downs, it became a lot easier! Be patient and don’t get distracted and you’ll do Fine!
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:50 PM   #10
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Do as I do, after 4 Escapes I have it memorized......
Wow! I guess you have had every model. Looks like you are getting the top model next. Escape is going to have to design a larger model for your next one .
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