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Old 01-31-2016, 06:19 PM   #111
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What's all this crude stuff got to do with Thermocubes?
Or Escape Price Increases?
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:42 PM   #112
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(snip) The first few times I came to the Escape site I saw the prices and thought Escapes were on the expensive side versus the others. The dollar units are close enough that I wasn't making the mental connection that these prices are really a percentage lower. (5%-10% lower when we ordered, 30% lower today). The USD CDN exchange rate is not one of those things most people follow daily (except those of us on this forum). When everything else led me back to Escape, I finally did the math and realized that Escape's were a pretty good value. Its important to make the connection for the potential customer when they are looking at the page. Maybe even adding a feed to to webpage with today's exchange rate would do the trick.
Their prices are listed in Canadian dollars and it states that right after the price. CAD
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:52 PM   #113
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Well, I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what the new trailer looks like. I'm hoping the next time I'm up there I'll be able to see one freshly popped out of the mold, even if it's not the 21' style we have on order. I'll be able to get a very good idea of what it'll look like, regardless of the size I see.

Since the floor plan is the same, I don't need to worry that all the stuff I've purchased for the inside won't work (like bedding, sink, shower faucet, etc).

However, I am anxious to see if the new features are worth the extra $2800 US to switch over to the 21v2.0. I'm thinking it will be and it will also solve several "situations" that have come up with the trailers in the past. And I'm wondering if some of the options I've already ordered will be included in the new v2.0, which might bring down the total purchase price.

Maybe a/c is now standard, which means that can be removed from my build sheet, reducing the overall price. Or, let's say, thermal windows. Ooo, another price reduction. Or a foot flush toilet - whack 60 bucks off the total.

I'm just speculating on what's what, but it is something to ponder. So, it might not end up being a complete $4000 CND/$2800 US price difference.

Hopefully we'll find out earlier than the 6 weeks Reace mentioned in another post. He needs to end the speculation and the feeding frenzy that's going on.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:08 PM   #114
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I looked up the exchange rate pretty much everyday once we ordered too. I was thinking about my experience when I was looking. I was looking online at Casita, EggCampers, Scamp, etc. Their prices are all in USD. The first few times I came to the Escape site I saw the prices and thought Escapes were on the expensive side versus the others. The dollar units are close enough that I wasn't making the mental connection that these prices are really a percentage lower. (5%-10% lower when we ordered, 30% lower today). The USD CDN exchange rate is not one of those things most people follow daily (except those of us on this forum). When everything else led me back to Escape, I finally did the math and realized that Escape's were a pretty good value. Its important to make the connection for the potential customer when they are looking at the page. Maybe even adding a feed to to webpage with today's exchange rate would do the trick.

Just like the start to this thread - ETI has a $4000 price increase. If you're in Canada, yes its $4000 (ouch), but if you're in the US, this is only a $2800 price increase. $2800 is more agreeable than $4000.
We had been looking at trailers for over 2 years . I didn't care what the price was when we saw the Escape . I thought the Canadian price was what we had to pay . After looking at all the options even Scamp , Casitas , it was a no brainier when we saw the Escape . So much more room for one but not too big . That was it . Pat
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:09 PM   #115
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Of course could argue feeding frenzies are good for business, aka Apple Inc.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:47 PM   #116
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The base price of the Escape 19 is still about $2000 less than what we paid in 2013.
Yes, if we bought the same trailer we picked up in August right now with the base price increase and options increases, we would still pay around $650 US less, roughly (we paid most a few months earlier). That fact is due to the huge change in the dollar in favor of Americans in the last year. Anyone saying that they cannot now afford an Escape because of the price increases has simply not looked at the numbers. It appears that you have an even better deal than last year, even with the price increases. We really had ours loaded up but I still think you can do just fine even if not ordering as much.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:54 PM   #117
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The exchange rate on Oct 1st ,2015 was $1 US =$1.33 CAN
The exchange rate on Jan 31st ,2016 was $1 US= $1.40 CAN
The percentage of change = approx 5% in favor of the US Dollar
The 21 ft escape went from $27,800 to $31,800 an increase of almost 15%
$27,800 CAN at the 10/1/2015 exchange rate =$20,900 US
$31,800 CAN at the 1/31/2016 exchange rate =$22,715 US
A cost difference of $1815
The increase in the exchange rate is not enough to cover the price increase.
The notion that an increase in the base price made the trailer cheaper to purchase is wishful thinking in my book.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:02 PM   #118
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The exchange rate on Oct 1st ,2015 was $1 US =$1.33 CAN
The exchange rate on Jan 31st ,2016 was $1 US= $1.40 CAN
The percentage of change = approx 5% in favor of the US Dollar
The 21 ft escape went from $27,800 to $31,800 an increase of almost 15%
$27,800 CAN at the 10/1/2015 exchange rate =$20,900 US
$31,800 CAN at the 1/31/2016 exchange rate =$22,715 US
A cost difference of $1815
The increase in the exchange rate is not enough to cover the price increase.
The notion that an increase in the base price made the trailer cheaper to purchase is wishful thinking in my book.
Where can you get a quality trailer like Escape even it it is 22, 715 US for a 21 ft ? In 2013 we still paid more at base for our 19 . What is the problem here ? That was 3 years ago . Pat
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:17 PM   #119
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If one wants to justify not buying an Escape, they will find a way. If you step aside, there will be many ready to step up to the plate to take your place, and make a deal for one of the best values in fiberglass trailers.

I do realize the increase may be just that little bit too much to afford at the time, but that is the case with homes, automobiles, and most consumer products.

There was definitely a time in my life, not all that long ago, I could not have afforded an Escape.
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