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Old 11-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #11
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Ditto, ditto and double ditto. My only complaint is the build pictures I got weren't as sharp as Jim's.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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To me, that indicates the the operation is well-managed and customizations have not run amok.
Well said. While I have been through an (almost) entire camping season with Egbert and would not change one thing, there may come a day when my camping style evolves and I need something different. I would want the same customer service and all the available options as in the first go-around. I wouldn't consider anything other than an Escape.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #13
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I have a hunch most orders are like mine will be. Standard fare with a number of options from their list of options, all duly paid for.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #14
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Ditto, ditto and double ditto. My only complaint is the build pictures I got weren't as sharp as Jim's.
That is because I sent a couple of boxes of chocolate to their office this summer!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #15
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IMHO the customization (as well as the quality) makes the Escape unique and is a very strong selling point. There are things that I would have done had I known of them, and like Jim, I would have liked the propane tanks to to be side by side, however, there is almost nothing that can't be done now, if I'm so inclined. And to give another example of accommodation, I have the passenger side front window that belongs on the 19' (mine is 17') that was put in at my request. If something can't or won't be done, then the person is so informed. I would expect the current policies would continue, and it is hard to argue with success!
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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A surprise came in the mail today. A check from Escape. Friends bought a new 21ft Escape and took delivery this month. Thank you Escape.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #18
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Some decisions on adding factory options were easy. I looked back on having owned two previous eggs over the years. Knew what I could easily do without and, being handy, what I could install myself more cheaply. What gave me the most trouble was deciding on the extra insulation package. Seemed like a lot of money. High cost, and doubts on fair return value for the buck had me suspicious. Double pane windows, gaining added sound-proofing, and functional protection against extreme cold as well as heat... these things won me over, top grade windows being the biggest issue since that's were the heat got away.

Never had air conditioning. Though it's really nice to have...well, we boondock, we don't carry a generator, unit is very noisy, heavy, bulky, expensive. So there might be 2 days out of 16 when we would kill to have air. I've spent a brutral summer night or two in Oklahoma, etc. and survived. (Now that we live in the southwest I could change my mind on this.)

TV, radios, speakers, eechh... technolgy changes so fast, why, I figured, should I get stuck with a permanent installation that could turn into an elephant? BTW, also learned could even do just fine without a sink, since for us it had been mostly a storage container. We also did without a functional furnace, but --must admit I have nooo complaints on the one we got now. It is great.

On the one shoulder the devil whispered "...you know you want it all!" On the other shoulder the angel whispered, "...you don't really need it all, do you, honey?"
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #19
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On the one shoulder the devil whispered "...you know you want it all!" On the other shoulder the angel whispered, "...you don't really need it all, do you, honey?"[/QUOTE]

Now this is just me...setting in a quiet house, early morning, reflecting on my life and my own opinions, sharing with you. So don't take it to heart.

Myron it's ironic that you stated that. The same angel and devil was on my shoulder in 2012. I am still drawn to the simple things in life most of the time. I believe you can take one of these fiberglass RV's to the extreme. Oversized, over weight, over complex, and last but not least...more money than a sane decision should allow. My 5.0 cost more than my first house! They have evolved from that cheap little enjoyable "hard tent" that you pull to the woods for camping to that thing that owns you. Always feeding time and money on. I watch the devil winning all the time. Somebody comes up with a new factory install idea and those in the build process jump on it. Not to mention what is spent on new tow vehicles to get out there while looking good. In the end, the devil won out on my shoulder too Myron.
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