Originally Posted by BCnomad
If I was giving myself advice, I'd say 5 things:
- 2017 model or 2016 model (if given choice?)
My understanding is that all orders taken on April 1st and thereafter will be for the 2017 version, which will be unveiled on March 24th.
Those getting their trailers pretty soon (such as Nathan in June) aren't able to get the 2017 version since they won't be ready for production by then. However, those with a later date (such as ourselves) can choose between a 2016 or 2017 version. It'll be interesting to find out what the cutoff date will be for someone getting to choose which version they want.
I'd suggest that you keep hitting refresh on ETI's site for their production schedule (and hopefully their site won't crash; it was down the other day). Hopefully one of the crew will be updating that throughout the day. If you see that the dates are getting pushed back farther and farther, give 'em a call.
In the meanwhile, contact ETI to see if there's anyone in your area that would be willing to show you their trailer. Tell ETI the areas you can drive to, such as AL, northern FL, SC, etc. and go from there. That way you could hopefully decide with 100% certainty before April 1st.
We were in the same percentile before we saw our first Escapes in person. We now have one on order. And I'm accumulating a huge pile of stuff for it. Thank goodness we have room in the attic! (for now - HA!)
Good luck with your decision.