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Old 08-14-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Who built my Escape?

I bought a used Escape, so I don't get to participate in the "It's Friday" posts ( but do enjoy vicariously the new owners's anticipation!)

But I can't help but wonder about & admire the folks who actually build these trailers. I don't mean Reece & Tammy who are "responsible" for them, and many of us have met, whether in person or by phone or mail, the front office folks who are the customers' first point of contact. I'm talking about the actual constructors -- the fibreglassers, the cabinet-makers, the electricians, the seamsters (?), and all the others including the photographers of the Friday posts -- all the folks who have made our trailers the quality products they are.

So here's a thank you to all of them from one very happy new owner of a used Escape! It seems most of them toil unsung behind the scenes, and they deserve recognition.

Maybe Escape should have a plaque or label somewhere in/on the trailers listing the contributors -- like software programs & movies do!

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:42 PM   #2
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Glad you are so happy with your "new" Escape! I love your idea for honoring those who built the Escape trailer, especially the one that you personally own. We have always enjoyed visits to the factory and have met some of these folks. They do deserve recognition, although their good work certainly contributes to the success of this company and that is, at least indirectly, some degree of honoring their work! Hope you have many happy adventures in your Escape!
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I can't help but wonder about & admire the folks who actually build these trailers. I don't mean Reece & Tammy who are "responsible" for them, and many of us have met, whether in person or by phone or mail, the front office folks who are the customers' first point of contact. I'm talking about the actual constructors -- the fibreglassers, the cabinet-makers, the electricians, the seamsters (?), and all the others including the photographers of the Friday posts -- all the folks who have made our trailers the quality products they are.
Good question.
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A lot of us have met Dennis. Knows his stuff. Set up our Reese hitch and I have never had to touch the adjustment. Obviously ETI has some top notch folks, especially with all the customization they do.
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Or this guy? Build pics for Ten Forward.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:00 PM   #6
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A lot of us have met Dennis. Knows his stuff. Set up our Reese hitch and I have never had to touch the adjustment. Obviously ETI has some top notch folks, especially with all the customization they do.
Hi: skiman... Nice of you to say this of Tammy's Dad. He adjusted the hitch plate on our pickup truck. Said it's better to be 1/2" low... than a 1/2" high. From my perspective it's just perfectly level!!! Alf
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Or this guy? Build pics for Ten Forward.
Judging by the arm tat, same guy Donna?
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Judging by the arm tat, same guy Donna?
Could very well be Robert. As much as customers love the ETI builds, I'm betting ETI is a good place to work!
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Could very well be Robert. As much as customers love the ETI builds, I'm betting ETI is a good place to work!
The way some of their delivery dates are out 14 and 15 months, I would say it is job security. Loren
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I don't know who it was, it's been a long time, but someone... who was picking up their custom built ETI trailer at the factory, took a 10# (?) box of Sees Chocolates to share with the build group.

I'm sorry I forgot about that when I picked up Ten Forward. Makes me a bit melancholy to think I should have THANKED everyone involved in the build
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