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Old 02-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #21
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Thanks in large part to this discussion board and following our gut instinct, we have decided to go with a factory built new trailer. We looked long and hard at the used one and were sorely tempted but while we would have saved many thousands of dollars, the used trailer represented too many compromises. And, besides, we were looking forward to the trip to Chilliwack and exploring the great northwest. Having reached a decision, we feel relieved and can go back to dreaming about options and build lists and refining our perfect 19.

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Old 02-24-2014, 08:22 AM   #22
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A trip of a lifetime, now you can reserve your spot on the production calendar and put yourself on the map, once we get it fixed. Oh, and welcome to our Escape family.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:21 AM   #23
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The long wait for the big day will be agony but... ditto trip of a lifetime. We did it last Sept. and had a wonderful time driving up there and then free-trailering to wonderful places in the great, amazing western world.

So much to see, so little time.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:26 PM   #24
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Harris and Ellen

We've had the same kind of dilemma trying to decide which way to go, new ordered just as we would like it from ETI, a trip to the coast and seeing friends out there, or used. But reality (financially principally) meant buying used knowing we are getting a well cared for trailer which will be delivered to our home. We will get out to the "wet coast" but it will be a while as we have nieces' weddings in Southern ON both this summer and next!

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #25
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Glad to hear you pulled the pin, Adrian.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:19 PM   #26
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We had a pre-owned Casita, which we sold when we purchased the pre-owned 19 we are sitting in.

We have been gone almost a month and it has been working out very well for us. There are a few things we wish were different, but have been able to work around.

It would be nice to take what we have learned and buy a new one just exactly how we want it.

But we also really like this one.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #27
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I think the only way a person gets exactly what they want in a trailer is to buy used and then buy the exact same model only NEW. You know what you would want to change and then can do it... but buying a different model, you're back into almost the same thing as buying a different BRAND. cpaharley has learned.. because he's on his second Escape, but I bet he's even finding things he wished he could have changed during the build...

But what do I know? I'm changing from an oldy, but goody 16' Scamp to an Escape 5er (AND CAN'T WAIT).
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #28
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I think the only way a person gets exactly what they want in a trailer is to buy used and then buy the exact same model only NEW. ...
"No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need"
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:26 PM   #29
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"No, you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need"
YEPPERS! I'm moving from need.. to want, because I can afford to make the change. AND I DESERVE IT. If not now, when...
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #30
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Donna,
Something came to me today, while shoveling ice/snow from around my Escape. If I had a fifth wheel then backing into my yard would be easier and I would also not need as long of a straight line to back since about 5 feet of space is over the tow vehicle. Now I'm thinking, hhmm maybe a Escape 5 TA is the way to go for those with limited access to their yards/parking pads. The over all length os a 5th set up is a lot shorter than the tow behind set up so that equates to easier maneuverability. Something to ponder now.
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