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Old 06-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

Picked up at the factory; only a 3 hour drive.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

As we have not yet taken delivery of our trailer , we don't really count . However we will definitely pick it up , it is a one day drive from Calgary through fabulous scenery .
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

We had ours delivered nearby, part of a load of three trailers. Costs were shared. Saved a week of time and 28+ hours of driving one way. Estimated out of pocket costs were $1,900 plus wear and tear on vehicle. Delivery cost ran about $1,100.
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Picked up at the factory and turned the trip into a 5000 mile vacation of nearly 4 weeks. We have been kid-centered and frugal for our whole marriage -- I see getting the Escape and having such a nice trip as a celebration as we start the next phase of life. --Liz
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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We had ours delivered. 3,600 miles, 10 hard days of driving, use of 2 weeks of vacation time, vs $1,500 deliver costs. It was an easy decision. You lose the invaluable factory briefing, but if you know your way around an RV even a little bit, and watch Tammy's Oscar-nominated video, you'll be okay.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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We picked ours up at the factory. 9000 mile round trip, six weeks. Most excellent trip.

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

For those that had delivery, was/is there anything wrong with your unit that could have been taken care of before leaving the factory? For those that went to the factory, were there any issues that needed to be resolved before departing? Thanks
These answers will help me decide the 10 day 6000 mile adventure vs the cost of delivery.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #9
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Re: Survey: Who had their trailer delivered and why vs who picked theirs up and why?

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For those that went to the factory, were there any issues that needed to be resolved before departing?
The windows were missing, cabinet doors not installed, no awning, no tires, and a few other trim details, as well as a final cleaning. However, Reace and staff pulled it all together for us, and we went camping at a rally in Fort Langley that night. They did good, real good.

Jenny and Ian Eddy picked their trailer up the day before me, and could not believe it would possibly be ready for us, but fortunately they were proved wrong.

I would not worry about anything that might come up if you had it delivered. I am sure Escape will remedy any small issues, should some arise. On the other hand, it would be a grand journey for you.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #10
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The good ole trusy 8 Ball that has been around forever might help

http://www.ask8ball.net/
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