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Old 03-14-2016, 11:10 PM   #71
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Sump pumps get that way too in flood areas as well as chainsaws in tornado alley.
There's a special place in the afterlife for gougers. Has to do with ice water.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:21 PM   #72
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Problem is, government outsmarted themselves. No gouging, but no equipment that was dearly needed.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:27 AM   #73
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Speaking of supply and demand, one of the southern states passes a law against gouging customers in an emergency, to stop people from bringing in generators and charging premium prices for them.
So, next emergency, there wasn't a generator, or any other emergency supplies, to be had in the entire state.
The law of unintended consequences. Seems we see that everywhere nowadays. Meaning well doesn't mean a good outcome.

Economic ignorance is, unfortunately, widepsread. Here's an article by one of my favorite economists on the subject of 'gouging'.

http://townhall.com/columnists/thoma...rida/page/full
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:37 AM   #74
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" I HAVE NO ISSUE WITH THE QUALITY OF ESCAPE TRAILER'S "
The concept of value is a personnal decision. . Rolls Royse builds a quality vehicle and it may be of great value but I have no intention of buying one.. At the old price and at the higher exchange rate we were at the limit of what we willing to spend on a luxury ( Non Essential) purchase..Most people when purchasing any item have a price they are willing to spend for that item and Escape has surpassed our limit. I am in no way questioning anyone's decision to own or purchase an Escape Trailer. My point was that as Escape raises it's price ,no matter how justified the price increase was and
as the exchange rate gets less favorable for US customers , they will eventually reach a point of price resistance .. We have viewed several Escapes and really like their trailers but there is a limit on what we are willing to spend on something that in our climate is only used 6 months out of a year. I would venture to say that I am not alone in believing that an Escape Trailer has risen to a price point where purchasing one is no longer in our / their future.
Given the current exchange rate, an Escape is fairly comparable in price with a Casita, even with their recent price increase. It is the Canadian customers who are currently bearing the brunt of price increases. But valid point if echange rate becomes less favorable for US customers.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:40 PM   #75
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I got my current issue of Trailer Life magazine yesterday and featured on the cover was a 23' Oliver fiberglass trailer made in Tennessee. Price as equipped was $57,000. Loren
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:50 PM   #76
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I got my current issue of Trailer Life magazine yesterday and featured on the cover was a 23' Oliver fiberglass trailer made in Tennessee. Price as equipped was $57,000. Loren
design engineering and engineers ain't cheap!
ducking head now....
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design engineering and engineers ain't cheap!
ducking head now....
Don't duck . Trailer if you can swing it , is worth it . Base price is 48,000. Pat
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:33 PM   #78
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That equals over $76,000 canadian dollars or 2 of their models, with options.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:06 PM   #79
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Don't duck . Trailer if you can swing it , is worth it . Base price is 48,000. Pat
I duck only because I ain't wearing a helmet while surfing this forum!

checked 23 Ollie out some..lot of pros but not without a few cons like anything else.
I can't help but wonder what the impact if any of Rice Texas sales would be on Escape sales if the exchange rate was 1 to 1 and if Rice Texas had any interest in offering a tandem axle trailer either 19 and /or a 21 with some improvements and even while lacking the Escapes custom ability.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #80
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another random thought..
if the 2017 Escape price increase included rising costs associated with components sourced in USA & the current USA/CAD exchange rate being less than 1 to 1
...if the exchange rate creeps back to 1 to 1 will the Escape price decrease?
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