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Old 08-23-2019, 02:37 PM   #141
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Congratulations Tammy and Reace, well deserved. I remember back in 2005 going to their factory (converted barn), getting a tour and ordering a 17B on the spot with options that would not be considered today. Well built trailer then and now.
Enjoy retirement and have fun with new opportunities.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:14 PM   #142
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Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement. We feel blessed to have known you and wish you all the best going forward.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:07 PM   #143
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First of all, sorry for my late entry to this subject, but life happens.
After reading the announcement, along with all the nice comments and concerns, I still feel the need to enter my two cents.

We all know that Tammy and Reace created something special with Escape. They not only designed, built, sold, and serviced some of the finest travel trailers and fifth wheels on the market, they formed a family. At least that’s what I call it. CEO’s, owners, etc retire all the time and this is the greatest outpouring of well wishes I’ve ever seen.

We purchased our 2013 Escape 21 because of all the positive comments stated on this forum. It appeared that this little company really cared about their product and the people who purchased them. They listened to suggestions, incorporated what made sense, and did the best they could for each one of us. Hell, they even ASKED for input. Who does that, and means it?

So here we are at the end of their rein. The company has grown 10 fold, but the look and feel is still the same. I know it was difficult to create this atmosphere, but maintaining it through all the changes and all the growth, wow. This isn’t a sign of planning, and it’s not something you learn in a business class. It’s a sign of real caring, of family.

So, let us offer our best wishes, and please, add our home to the many others as a way station for your travels. We’re just south of Seattle, and only one mile off I5. Easy on and off, for trailers/5th wheels, not helicopters.

Our best, Tom and Arlene
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #144
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Congratulations on your retirement Reace and Tammy! You truly deserve it. Thanks for building such a great travel trailer company with the best customer service ever! Thank you for being approachable and easy to talk to.

Reace, thanks for helping us with our awning issue...we've enjoyed the switch to manual and it's working out great for our West Coast weather!

You guys are awesome and best wishes and lots of travelling in your future!

Katrina and Mark
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:30 PM   #145
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I hope Tammy and Reece get to finally get to visit some very nice places that their trailers have been over the years. You done good!!!
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:23 AM   #146
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We met Reece briefly when picking up our 19 last year; so we don't have the history with him and his wife as most people on this forum have. But we know them through the results of their shared vision... a fantastic trailer! So... thank you for making my 'treehouse on wheels' dream come true! Love, love our 19! We searched for a year before deciding on Escape and could not be happier... much luck to you both on your life's new journey... Happy camping!

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Old 09-13-2019, 11:56 AM   #147
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Tammy and Reace.
I am late posting this but just trying to get a grip on the fact that you guys are not at ETI anymore.We came for a visit to the plant on Ashwell Road and ordered a 17b on the spot.
That was in the fall of 2004.You guys always felt like family.There was no website, no forum at the time only a little ad in the Buy and Sell paper.Factory direct.Wow, no salesman to deal with.You guys were super nice and you still are, always listening to people.
However, going forward we wish you a Very Happy Retirement, you have surely earned it.Enjoy the fruits of your labour, stay healthy, travel safely and keep following your dreams.
We are going to miss you.All the best
from Raili and Allan in North Vanouver.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #148
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Another late posting, but never too late to wish you two a beautiful, deserved and happy retirement. Ned and I echo what others have said about your creation of a rare, these days, quality company that produced well made quality trailers. Your after market sales and troubleshooting have been incredibly responsive. We all know when the time is here to retire. Time to do all the things you love and have been putting off! ❤️ Hope to see you on the road somewhere. Come to Port Townsend!
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:22 PM   #149
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Congratulations! Finally you are join our ranks! Thank you for building us, to our specifications, the ultimate B17 RV trailer we call "Solace Too". We hope that your continuing travels are good ones and that there are no unexpected flat tyres on the road to your dreams. We further look forward to meet you at the next camp site next to ours. Enjoy! Thom Harvey Kline & Susan Johnson
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:21 AM   #150
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Helicopter For Sale

Looks like they did well; Bravo!
"We gotta get as far away as we can!"
- Russell Casse, Independence Day
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:26 AM   #151
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Originally Posted by Rossue View Post
And well deserved, wonder if he's buying a bigger one
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Old 10-06-2022, 12:44 PM   #152
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Originally Posted by Rossue View Post
How on earth did you manage to come across this listing?

Originally Posted by diannelgraham View Post
And well deserved, wonder if he's buying a bigger one
Or, sometimes you have a dream and get to live it. In aviation especially, and sometimes in boating, when you've gotten to live the dream at some point you say "been there, done that." Unless you have a reason to own an aircraft, like a place upcountry that you can fly to, after awhile just flying locally gets a bit boring and expensive. Some do though, fly from one local airport to another not far way for their "$100 piece of pie."

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Old 10-06-2022, 12:49 PM   #153
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Don’t know but the man did spread a lot of two and four foot itis so he’s definitely a carrier.
Very nice folks with a desire to satisfy customers regardless of the request. Some requests could not be fulfilled but many others were and worked out so well they became either standard features or great options.
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Old 10-07-2022, 07:42 PM   #154
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The link returns empty (no results) for Chilliwack piston-engine helicopters... perhaps there was one which belonged to Reace but the listing expired or was removed. In that site, there are now no piston-engine helicopters listed in British Columbia.

The Canadian aircraft registry shows a 2017 Robinson R44 II (presumably an R44 Raven II) registered to Reace (as C-FXEA) since October 2019, which would have been soon after he completed his training. This helicopter was previously owned since new by Chinook Helicopters of Abbotsford, which probably used it for training - it may have been the very aircraft that Reace trained on.

Was the listing for that R44? Used aircraft prices depend heavily on equipment (such as avionics) and operating time since overhaul, but with low time it should be worth about half a million dollars. If Reace was selling, he may be upgrading, changing aircraft type, or even just moving on to something else; not many people would downsize or downgrade from a R44, but a step up to a turbine helicopter would make the R44 look cheap.
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