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Old 12-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Our New 15B

We picked up our new Escape 15B from the factory yesterday and made the trip down to Portland. Other than a 90 minute delay due to traffic in Seattle, the trip was (thankfully) uneventful. The border crossing went smoothly with no problems from the agents pertaining to the import paperwork.

As others have mentioned, the experience on pick-up day was very thorough. Dave talked us through each element of the Escape from front to rear, inside and outside. Now how will we remember it all? The Owner’s Manual should help. The workmanship on the construction is very high quality. We are impressed!

A big thank you goes to all forum posters. We learned a lot from your conversations and your suggestions. Now we have to wait until about mid-February or so here in Portland and then it’s off on our first overnighter.

See you at the June rally. Enjoy some photos.

Jim and Robin
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Jim and Robin! Very snazzy pillows!
Good cooking set-up.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Congrats Jim and Robin on taking home your 15B.
We took home a new 15A in May and have had nothing but good camping experiences with it. We have enjoyed being up off the ground, out of our tent, more then we had expected.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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That's lovely ..... Congratulations ! Our tv is also a Liberty found it to be very easy .
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Congrats on your 15B

Looks really nice. Can you tell us what you ordered with your 15B? Were your fabrics and counter tops special order in color? NIce choices with the stainless sink and stove. We live in Longview, WA and are seriously considering the 15B.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Techfan:

We first chose the fabric that we wanted for the benches and the valances and then went to a counter top shop and chose a Formica sample that we liked that went well with the bench cloth material. We wanted to visit the factory, so we delivered the fabric and Formica sample to Tammy. We went with the standard floor vinyl.

In addition to the stainless sink and stove-top (w/range hood delete), other options included: equalizer hitch and brake controller; outside access hatch; dual 6-volt batteries; drawers instead of wardrobe; 15" chrome wheels; LED light package inside and out; exterior shower; window in the bath and over the chest of drawers; extra insulation and thermal windows; spray foam insulation underneath; and added reading lights over bed/dinette.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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Lookin' good.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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ooooh New Trailer, Santa must have thought you were very, very good!

Jim, think about joining other egg owners the last weekend of April at Champoeg State Park: http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...gon-gathering/

Love to see your shiny new trailer and meet you too!
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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Congratulations and thank you for sharing your pictures...it's beautiful!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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Congratulations. A quick question, or two. Were you able to leave the spare mounted on the rear door and use an extension on the hitch, or not? Did you mount two propane tanks with the batteries on the tongue or did you consider this too much weight. We have just bought the 15 Custom and our present extended hitch is rated 3500 lbs and 350 lbs hitch weight, do we need to go higher or is this comparable with your setup?. Your views would be appreciated.
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