Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why? - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 489
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

Our trailer arrived in perfect condition. It was missing the TV mount (which is not installed at the factory unless you have your TV with you) but it was express'ed to us and arrived within two days. Otherwise, all was excellent!

Dave
__________________

__________________
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Garand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

We initially planned to camp in range of the factory for a few days when we picked up the camper, but our plans changed and instead we headed directly out of reach rather than sticking around. While Reace was giving us our training, he discovered that the plastic shower drain didn't screw in properly and he immediately replaced that. Other than that small item, we have discovered needed fix-its only gradually and these could not have become apparent in the first few days. I have an entry on my blog called "Pollyanna Comes Clean" which lists what has needed fixing so far. --Liz
__________________

__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2016 Tacoma Off Road, 2017 21
Posts: 2,279
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

I picked mine up at the factory 3136.0 miles from home. Turned it into a 18,700 mile, 111 day trip. Had so much fun I'm doing it again - 5422.8 miles and 35 days as of today with many more before September.

2011 Trip
2012 Trip

One huge advantage of picking up the trailer at the factory is the orientation they give. Lots of good information & answers to any questions.
__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2016 Tacoma, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
fudge_brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Janesville, WI, Wisconsin
Trailer: Escape 19 (sold) Escape 21 2014
Posts: 1,226
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

We had our trailer delivered to Saulte Ste Marie, Ont.

The only issue we had was the front dining table did not fit into the opening when converting to a bed. I took the measurements, checked them twice, and a week later we had a new table. We now have both, I took one to a local cabinet shop and cut it in half. In the process we also had the extra 1/4 inch taken off so it now fits as a bed or a two piece table. Great service.
__________________
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'
fudge_brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,900
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

We considered an eight-month old with a 400-mile trip or a new one (when we had never towed) with a 4000-mile trip. Which one do you suppose we have? It has our "musts": insulation and thermal windows and A/C. Also dual water heater, bench end door, front box, microwave, TV included and more. We have the advantage of the upgrades and additions that the sellers made such as pads for the stabilizers, better sewer hose, better stereo, clothesline apparatus, cubby holders, etc.


You notice the pattern in the posts: people who picked up from afar usually had lots and lots of days to do so. There were some long distance fast trips but mostly not.

Good luck with that.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Sandra L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Antelope, California
Trailer: 2009 17B "Suite Escape" pulled by a 2005 Toyota Sienna
Posts: 1,513
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

I don't think delivery was an option in 2009, however, I never even considered it.
My heater was emitting a strong odor which made the fire alarm go off and scared my dog. I took it back and they ran the heater until the "new smell" burned off. There were some small "fixits" which were readily taken care of at the time and so minor, I can't even remember what the were. What I do remember, however, was the graciousness and the helpfulness and concern with which these items were addressed. Further, since I tend to ask lots of questions, they made me feel that no question was "too dumb to ask, and they were very patient. I would definitely recommend spending a day or two if possible, near the factory.
__________________
Peace and Sunshine
Sandra L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 981
Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

We picked ours up, and spent two weeks returning to St. Paul. The best part about picking it up was getting Dave's orientation. It took about 4 hours (we are slow learners). But for trailer newbies, it was much appreciated, even though I had viewed Tammy's video several times. And Dave fitted the WDH to our trailer/vehicle combo. We probably wouldn't have done this if we had been pressed for time, but as it was, we were happy to have made the trip.
__________________

__________________
Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.