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Old 04-23-2016, 08:36 AM   #11
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Thanks Jim I have read ALL of the full timing posts on many sites including FGRV. Daisy and I are now at our three month count down with all the down sizing done and the basics identified as best we can. I am sure once we get on the road we will find out what we are missing. I guess that is really when the adventure starts!
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:53 AM   #12
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T I am sure once we get on the road we will find out what we are missing. I guess that is really when the adventure starts!
I think you nailed it there. Just do it! You will figure out as you go what works best.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:55 AM   #13
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Thank you all. I meet with Reace tomorrow to see the 19 and the 21. I will also discuss if the modifications I need for work can be done.
I was getting nervous when I read a post that discouraged buying an Escape for fulltiming. But I, like the majority of you, do not plan to remain in frigid or high temperatures. I will just move on.
I do not plan on the foam insulation on the underbelly as I want the ability to fix things as needed, without having to carve my way through foam.
I am feeling more and more confident with ETI's products. And now more confident I can do this.
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Rosalyn,
My wife, Dora, and I have been full timing in our 17' Casita for over a year now and have been perfectly happy with our new lifestyle. Escape has provided a great opportunity to have a little more room while retaining the fiberglass concept. We will be picking up a 2017 21' Escape on Jan.5th.

As some have mentioned, we go north in the summer and stay south in the winter. I have no plans for the underbelly foam.

Don't be discouraged, as I firmly believe you will do well!
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:39 AM   #14
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I think you nailed it there. Just do it! You will figure out as you go what works best.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:51 AM   #15
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I am sure once we get on the road we will find out what we are missing. I guess that is really when the adventure starts!
My $$ is on that once ur on the road you'll find out what to get rid of.
We'll be full time in our 19 in a few years, more than enough to be comfy. I'm with Jim just do it, rest will fall into place.
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I seem to remember reading either from ETI material or on this Forum that ETI doesn't not recommend their trailers for full time use. So I'm wondering if there might be some warranty issues for someone using the trailer for full timing ?
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I seem to remember reading either from ETI material or on this Forum that ETI doesn't not recommend their trailers for full time use. So I'm wondering if there might be some warranty issues for someone using the trailer for full timing ?
I don't think I have ever heard that, Larry. I see no reason why they could not be used full time. I would imagine some of the lesser quality components might wear out quicker, but that is to be expected, and one of the reasons I am installing better ones myself. As far as the body and suspension goes, it should last out very well, I would think.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:22 PM   #18
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I've heard of it in regard to light duty stick trailers, just not made to withstand the rigors of everyday use. In a year you put as much wear and tare on a trailer as most folks do in 10 years. Not something I'd be concerned about, I just wouldn't tell the manufacturer.

I don't see any mention of such in the Escape warranty. Chapter 2 of the owners manual does talk about "Prolonged Use"

"Your recreational vehicle was designed primarily for recreational use and short-term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy the coach for an extended period, be prepared to deal with condensation and the humid
conditions that may be encountered. The relatively small volume and tight compact construction of
modern recreational vehicles means that the normal living activities of even a few occupants will lead to
rapid moisture saturation of the air contained in the trailer and the appearance of visible moisture,
especially in cold weather."

It goes on from there.
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From 2014 Escape manual.
Note use of the word "May".

NOTE: Your Escape Trailer Industries Warranty covers warrantable repairs that are performed by an
authorized Escape Trailer Industries dealer at their service center or facility only. It is important for the
owner to know that if you are unable to bring your unit in for repairs, Escape Trailer Industries is not
responsible for any costs incurred for the service call charge, or time accrued to come out to your unit.
Your unit is a recreational vehicle and not intended, nor manufactured, as a permanent residence. Longterm
or full-time occupancy may lead to premature deterioration and may, under the terms of the
warranty, constitute misuse and reduce your warranty protection.
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