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Old 04-05-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Alternative to oak interior

Has anyone ever approached Reece about using an alternative to oak, I know it's a cost thing but I'd be willing to pay a premium for something different, there's plenty of options out there in stock materials, just look at production sailboats or for that matter - Airstreams and Olivers, I'm willing to bet there are buyers out there that would pay the premium for a pear/cherry veneer or something contemporary.
We have our option list ready to go but haven't put a deposit down, no rush since it's going to be 2015 anyway, still time to stir the pot and watch for a used 19 stateside.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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You will not get an Airstream to change anything except the way it is now made. No changes what so ever. Oliver will add some customization. With Escape you can redesign the entire interior, except for the wall and wood materials used. You can change color of the counter tops and cushions, but the wood interior is fixed. That is not to say one can not change it upon taking ownership. It is not cost effective for a company to make a one of a kind interior wood change.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Well, you can always sand and paint the woodwork. Then you can have any color you want. The only thing that would have prevented me from buying an Escape is if the only choice was Cherry. I find that too dark. But, I live where we have more gray skies than sun.

If I could have gotten a choice, it would be pickled white. Like what Chuck has in his 21' Bigfoot.
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I had asked Reace about alternatives to the oak interior when we ordered our 19', and was told no.

From what I can tell, the issue is not really changing the cabinet door colors, which are made from real wood, but is mostly issues with all of the paneling and little trim pieces that have a plastic like fake wood finish on them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:49 AM   #5
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Donna, did you ask Reece if they would do a whitewash/pickled finish for you? Maybe some of the oak they buy is prefinished and cant be done.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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Like Dave mentioned, the paneling isn't real wood. And ETI doesn't finish it, just the doors.

But with the ability to decide Formica, upholstery fabric and flooring... plus the addition of pillows and maybe change the window valances, I find there are plenty ways to personalize. The color of the cabinetry is a moot point for me. It's a light enough color, it's just fine.
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I believe all the cabinet doors are prefinished, one of the member got his edges routed and then they had to be restained/sealed. That was the first and last time ETI did that.
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The wooden doors just have a clear finish on them, no stain. It would be real easy for someone to chamfer their own doors, and touch them up with a polyurethane.
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Change....humans resist it, but most businesses realize it is necessary. Escape should consider a premium package.
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Right now, doesn't seem like ETI needs to change anything. They've got more business than they can produce. Maybe in a few years, if there's more similar competition and the economy really ramps up. But, if it was my business I wouldn't change a thing. If you're successful, how do you be more successful. I guess it's going according to their business plan.
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