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deange 04-07-2015 04:37 PM

First time here!
 
My wife and I are making the 10 hour driver from Castor, Alberta to Chilliwack in May (waiting to hear back) to view the trailers and see if a 19 or 21 ft will be the best and possibly only trailer purchase of our lives.:)
Our neighbour and friend has had a 17 ft Escape since 2003 and I'm amazed.

We are very excited to stay at Cultas Lake as well, since I grow up in the area when
the military base was still around.

Jim Bennett 04-07-2015 05:10 PM

Welcome to the site. You certainly can't go wrong with either of those two trailers. We bought our 19 when they first came out 6 years ago, and have been extremely pleased.

If you could plan your trip around the Escape Trailer Rally in Osoyoos on May 29-31, you will get to see a lot of different units to compare, as each owner has outfitted them all just a wee bit different.

Dave Walter 04-07-2015 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by deange (Post 88949)
My wife and I are making the 10 hour driver from Castor, Alberta to Chilliwack in May (waiting to hear back) to view the trailers and see if a 19 or 21 ft will be the best and possibly only trailer purchase of our lives.:)
Our neighbour and friend has had a 17 ft Escape since 2003 and I'm amazed.

We are very excited to stay at Cultas Lake as well, since I grow up in the area when
the military base was still around.

Welcome to the forum. If you had not already thought of it, there are several Escapes (both 19' and 21) located in the Edmonton, Wetaskwin, St. Albert area, who's owners may be willing to show for you, and which would be a much shorter drive for you than going all the way to Chilliwack. Let me know if you wish to see my 19'.

Jim Bennett 04-07-2015 05:21 PM

Be cautious of Edmonton area owners whose name is Dave, though.....just sayin'.

Seriously though, Dave makes a good point. If you contact Escape, they can hook you up with a bunch of owners close to you. A visit to their shop is always good to do though, and get to meet Tammy, Reace and some of the other staff. Then, if you come to the rally, you could just get a place in town to stay, and have some fun with all the wacky folks that seem to buy Escape trailers.

Loren & Cathy 04-07-2015 05:23 PM

Welcome deange. It would be very well worth your time to visit ETI. We drove over 2000 miles one way to see the trailers and the plant last fall. Once we compared the 19 and the 21 which were parked side by side, we were able to make a choice that we knew we could live with. Coming back from Chilliwack this fall, there will be some extra weight behind the truck. Loren

deange 04-07-2015 05:44 PM

Thanks everybody! Such warm welcomes!
And Dave, we might take you up on the offer.

We figured the trip will be worth it as we can take a look first hand at some of the options, get some golf in, and put our deposit down if we feel it will be the right investment.

Jim Bennett 04-07-2015 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by deange (Post 88965)
Thanks everybody! Such warm welcomes!
And Dave, we might take you up on the offer.

We figured the trip will be worth it as we can take a look first hand at some of the options, get some golf in, and put our deposit down if we feel it will be the right investment.

I have $5 that says you leave a few dollars shorter. ;)

deange 04-07-2015 05:47 PM

My hopes are we leave a few dollars shorter too. Is it true the wait is almost two years now? I'm expecting this as part of our budgeting at this time to save up in time for production 2016 or even 2017

Jim Bennett 04-07-2015 05:55 PM

All completion dates at this time are still in 2015. I imagine you could pick a date further out, if you wish too.
Production Schedule

deange 04-07-2015 05:59 PM

Good to know!


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