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Old 10-02-2015, 09:05 PM   #11
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Never owned a Chrysler vehicle, ford,Chevy,vw,Toyota and Nissan. No leaks in 35 years, perhaps I was just lucky.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #12
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It really is apples & oranges comparing RV's to cars, however I believe that there could be a better class throughout & that people would be willing to pay for an enhanced line of Escape trailers. Consumer Behavior 101: cost is not the most important factor in a consumer's decision to buy, but rather value is". Diff'rnt stroke/folks.

The big question is what would they call the enhanced lineup with better appliances, better wheel bearings, better no-adjust brakes, and a better quality fiberglass technique? The Jasper/Vancouver/Chilliwack/Wack/West Edmonton Mall/or my favorite: Mount Tzouhalem
The number one thing I would be willing to pay more for would be to flash any hole they cut into the outside wall! The main problem would not be coming up with a way to flash all these things, but the way the manufacturers of all the items would have to change the way they make them.
For instance, the roof vent or maxx fan hole could have a flanged fiberglass lip fiberglass end over the hole for the vent. But the maxx fan or vent would have to be retrofitted to slide over the lip that was fiberglass end over the hole in the trailer.

A picture might explain it better than my limited ability to do so.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #13
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Flashing would be a terrific way to collect and direct water into the trailer while traveling at 60 mph in the rain.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #14
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My go-to for emergency repairs is Marine Goop.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:22 PM   #15
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Flashing would be a terrific way to collect and direct water into the trailer while traveling at 60 mph in the rain.
Well I guess there's no way to improve on something that hasn't changed in forever.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:32 PM   #16
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Go for it.
Let us know how it works for you.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:38 PM   #17
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Of course, it is just another maintenance issue ! The default response. While you are using caulk on the roof, check the refer vent screws.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:40 PM   #18
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Of course, it is just another maintenance issue ! The default response.
That's what I was thinking.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:28 PM   #19
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I am getting really tired of seeing people who express any disappointments or annoyances with quality control issues being jumped all over by a few members here. People shouldn't have to endure snarky comments, feel intimidated, or blamed for their "lack of maintenance" when they share their frustration. I have a 2007 17B that I love dearly, but the reality is that in the last few years, there has been an increase in quality control issues in the newer trailers. Nothing too big, but certainly nothing I had to deal with. It's not heresy to say that ETI, as wonderful as they are, may be experiencing growing pains with their tremendous growth, and I am glad that they are stepping back on order taking. I want everyone to love their trailer as much as I do.
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I am getting really tired of seeing people who express any disappointments or annoyances with quality control issues being jumped all over by a few members here. People shouldn't have to endure snarky comments, feel intimidated, or blamed for their "lack of maintenance" when they share their frustration. I have a 2007 17B that I love dearly, but the reality is that in the last few years, there has been an increase in quality control issues. Nothing too big, but certainly nothing I had to deal with. It's not heresy to say that ETI, as wonderful as they are, may be experiencing growing pains with their tremendous growth, and I am glad that they are stepping back on order taking. I want everyone to love their trailer as much as I do.
There are too many fan boys here. ETI arbitrarily changed my Build Date sign off and silently dropped the shared delivery cost option. Not a fan boy.
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