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Old 08-15-2019, 12:25 AM   #1
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Just heard about the Escape rallye coming next May at Nk'MIP CG in BC on Lake Osoyoos. Was wondering if anyone here has been to that CG and to a Rallye and what thngs to look for afa weather is concerned in May, in BC
What special thngs are planned at ths rallye?
We were picking up our new E-21 first of May but are were wondring if wd B better to pick it up a couple weeks later and go to the rallye. Wd it be worth it?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:23 AM   #2
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Definitely worth the 2 weeks wait. We picked ours up Tuesday 5/21 this year and drove to Osoyoos, about 2.5 hours east from Chilliwack. The cg is one of the prettiest we have ever seen, it is on a lake and surround by vineyards. We stay at Best Western which is right next door to Escape(you can walk over) and requested a late check out on Tuesday since orientation and pick up takes about 2-3 hours. Came back to hotel, checked out and drove over to Osoyoos. Once there we were able to empty the tow vehicle and start putting our stuff inside the Escape. The rally does not officially start until thursday but some people stay all week. Friday is a host dinner by the factory, Saturday and Sunday there is breakfast and Saturday night a pot luck. There are wine tours available and you can go into town and stock up with food(just remember some items can not cross back across the border) The weather is warm but not humid. sunny with occasional afternoon rain. Highly recommended, we have been there 4 times already, 3 times in a new and different Escape. One more thing, if you need anything on your trailer while there, Escape will try to fix it or bring the parts to you.
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Definitely worth the 2 weeks wait. We picked ours up Tuesday 5/21 this year and drove to Osoyoos, about 2.5 hours east from Chilliwack. The cg is one of the prettiest we have ever seen, it is on a lake and surround by vineyards. We stay at Best Western which is right next door to Escape(you can walk over) and requested a late check out on Tuesday since orientation and pick up takes about 2-3 hours. Came back to hotel, checked out and drove over to Osoyoos. Once there we were able to empty the tow vehicle and start putting our stuff inside the Escape. The rally does not officially start until thursday but some people stay all week. Friday is a host dinner by the factory, Saturday and Sunday there is breakfast and Saturday night a pot luck. There are wine tours available and you can go into town and stock up with food(just remember some items can not cross back across the border) The weather is warm but not humid. sunny with occasional afternoon rain. Highly recommended, we have been there 4 times already, 3 times in a new and different Escape. One more thing, if you need anything on your trailer while there, Escape will try to fix it or bring the parts to you.
Jim, with Reace and Tammy retired - is the rally going to be the same as it has been in the past?

The new owners may want to make some changes. One of them seems to be that Escape wants to have a rally in the US now for the customers south of the border.
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I think there will be multiple rallies, we already have Texas, Oregon,Mississippi,Niagara now which R&T never attended as owners but may do now as travelers. But the Osoyoos IMHO will still be held. I'll try to get some further info and will post.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:11 AM   #5
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I think there will be multiple rallies, we already have Texas, Oregon,Mississippi,Niagara now which R&T never attended as owners but may do now as travelers. But the Osoyoos IMHO will still be held. I'll try to get some further info and will post.
R&T did attend the Texas Bluebonnet as owners and they attended the Oregon Gathering for many years too. The Oregon Gathering was often the first look the public got of new models.


I went to the ETI rally in 2015. It was so much flippin fun.
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I knew they had to leave the Texas meet early due to problems back home but was not aware they had gone elsewhere, good to know.
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I knew they had to leave the Texas meet early due to problems back home but was not aware they had gone elsewhere, good to know.
You do know that Karl from Escape will be at the Pineknot rally in October.

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Yup bet there will be a lot of questions which is a good thing so we can get to know them better
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Hollybee, after your orientation, due to customs requirements, if you are from the US you will need to drive back across the border and meet the Escape driver to take possession in Sumas, WA. I picked up my '18 about a week before the rally, stayed a few days at the KOA in Lynden WA, then headed to the rally. It's wonderful--a chance to see so many Escapes, meet lots of friendly owners, and pick up lots of tips on modifications, storage, etc.
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You do know that Karl from Escape will be at the Pineknot rally in October.

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That may be a good time to pick his brain on future rallies and Osoyoos next year.
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