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Old 10-02-2015, 10:36 PM   #21
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I agree Lorrie!
But I do admit that this trailer is by far the best one I've owned or stayed in, without question. But there's always room for improvement on anything! I do believe once I get it under cover in a carport keeping the rain,sun and most of the grime off of it it will last for a very long time!
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:41 PM   #22
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Your Escape manual tells you what maintenance is required to keep it in 'like new' condition.
One of those is to inspect the caulking around exterior fixtures.
I don't see how failure of a sealant after many years is a quality-control issue.
My trailer gets dirty and requires re-waxing from time to time. I'm not going to blame ETI that it doesn't look sparkly new forever.
If you had an issue with the build of your 2007 trailer, you had until 2009, under warranty, to address that issue.
If you have issues now, your trailer is eight years old.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:51 PM   #23
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Your Escape manual tells you what maintenance is required to keep it in 'like new' condition.
One of those is to inspect the caulking around exterior fixtures.
I don't see how failure of a sealant after many years is a quality-control issue.
My trailer gets dirty and requires re-waxing from time to time. I'm not going to blame ETI that it doesn't look sparkly new forever.
If you had an issue with the build of your 2007 trailer, you had until 2009, under warranty, to address that issue.
If you have issues now, your trailer is eight years old.
Whoa! The person who has a leaky roof has a 2012. I don't have a leaking issue. You missed my point entirely in your haste to gallop to the defense. The point was that my trailer has had no issues whatsoever, despite being much older, built back when ETI was a smaller company and probably not so rushed. I do have a small peel of the headliner just starting, but I would fully expect that after 8 years in our "Wet Coast" climate.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:57 PM   #24
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Whoa! The person who has a leaky roof has a 2012. I don't have a leaking issue. You missed my point entirely in your haste to gallop to the defense. The point was that my trailer has had no issues whatsoever, despite being much older, built back when ETI was a smaller company and probably not so rushed. I do have a small peel of the headliner just starting, but I would fully expect that after 8 years in our "Wet Coast" climate.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:03 PM   #25
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SlickHeadHunter, Lorrie & BillM,
I too made the grave error making a suggestion of what I thought could
be an improvement to an already great trailer in my post of introduction
see thread "Back on the Island"
- hence received little or no welcome to this site as I see most
introductions get.
- lesson learned.....no more suggestions from me
-I AM STILL THRILLED WITH MY NEW 17b - SIA
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:06 PM   #26
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I agree Lorrie!
But I do admit that this trailer is by far the best one I've owned or stayed in, without question. But there's always room for improvement on anything! I do believe once I get it under cover in a carport keeping the rain,sun and most of the grime off of it it will last for a very long time!
I think even ETI realizes that they need to slow production down abit to get back to their flawless quality control. Reace and Tammy take incredible pride in their trailers, and rightfully so. Even though these are minor issues, I can see how they would be annoying to someone who has just spent major $ on a trailer based on the impeccable reputation of ETI. They make a very special product and I want them to keep that reputation.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:08 PM   #27
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SlickHeadHunter, Lorrie & BillM,
I too made the grave error making a suggestion of what I thought could
be an improvement to an already great trailer in my post of introduction
see thread "Back on the Island"
- hence received little or no welcome to this site as I see most
introductions get.
- lesson learned.....no more suggestions from me
-I AM STILL THRILLED WITH MY NEW 17b - SIA
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:10 PM   #28
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I don't let it bother me in the least! I speak my mind respectfully and leave it at that!
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:19 PM   #29
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Whoa! A 2012 trailer is three years old and the manual recommends inspecting the sealant yearly.
Stuff happens, especially to things that move and flex.
I don't see how this issue can be attributed to build quality.
And, my wife says I'm crabby tonight.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:26 PM   #30
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see thread "Back on the Island"
- hence received little or no welcome to this site as I see most
introductions get.
- lesson learned.....no more suggestions from me
I just re-read that thread. I think you should also.
Nobody said "great idea", but they didn't reject it either. They just advised of existing alternatives.
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