Updates on Building Expansion - Page 4 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > Escape News
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #61
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0
Posts: 111
What I noticed was all of the trailers in the background. Hmmmmm. Just ignore that noise outside. It's nothing to be concerned about. No need to call the police or check inventory.
mizterwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2016, 10:10 PM   #62
Member
 
vmull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas Hill Country, Texas
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21'
Posts: 99
Congratulations Reace & Tammy. The pictures probably don't do it justice, but the new building looks awesome. You deserve the best.
__________________
Vicki
vmull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 08:47 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Area 51, New Mexico
Trailer: pondering.....
Posts: 728
wishing the best Reace and Tammy...
like many business expansions, you also have to shovel more coal every day...
freespirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:21 AM   #64
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by mizterwizard View Post
What I noticed was all of the trailers in the background. Hmmmmm. Just ignore that noise outside. It's nothing to be concerned about. No need to call the police or check inventory.
Just kidding but I want one bad. Maybe it is me that is bad and I want one good. Something like that. So here is a plan.

With all of that beautiful new facility, you will certainly need more help. How about an apprenticeship program where us poor folks could come to the factory, help out for a while and take a 5.0TA in exchange for our efforts?

Do Americans need a "green card" or something to work in Canada?

Just babbling here. Looks like a bright future for ETI though.

There has been some discussion on the forum about how to lock in current exchange rates so that there are no surprises in a year when it is time to pick up a trailer. One of the concerns expressed is whether the company will still be there in a year if the full payment is made today. I think the expansion makes that a non-issue. A company on the edge of collapse isn't inclined to invest so much in itself like this.

Since I hope to become an Escapee some day this expansion is great news and it looks like it is coming along just fine. Considering the price of used Escapes, I think production could be doubled over current levels and there would still be a backlog.

I wonder if there would be room in the new facility for a 25 foot 5.1TA with a dry bath and king bed? Just a thought.
mizterwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:58 AM   #65
Senior Member
 
Dave Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 2013 19' & 2013 15B
Posts: 2,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by mizterwizard View Post
..There has been some discussion on the forum about how to lock in current exchange rates so that there are no surprises in a year when it is time to pick up a trailer. One of the concerns expressed is whether the company will still be there in a year if the full payment is made today. I think the expansion makes that a non-issue. A company on the edge of collapse isn't inclined to invest so much in itself like this...
I guess anything is possible, but given their track record, it seems pretty unlikely that ETI will disappear within the next year.

Rather than paying ETI in full a year in advance of picking up your Escape, you could hedge your funds against currency fluctuations by placing your money into a Cdn$ bank account, and then pay ETI the full payment upon completion of your trailer.
__________________
2013 19' \ 2013 15B, 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Offroad

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it." - 1907, Maurice Switzer
Dave Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
I guess anything is possible, but given their track record, it seems pretty unlikely that ETI will disappear within the next year.

Rather than paying ETI in full a year in advance of picking up your Escape, you could hedge your funds against currency fluctuations by placing your money into a Cdn$ bank account, and then pay ETI the full payment upon completion of your trailer.
I've read through that whole thread and I think any fears of ETI evaporating are just worst case thinking. One has to have some hope for the future don't they? There is no such thing as a totally secure future but I expect good things ahead for ETI and for myself.
mizterwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #67
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2021 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB
Posts: 10,222
When you make a quality product and you're quality people, you can survive any economic changes. Build a better mousetrap and people will beat a path to your door. I expect that Escape will be something that Tammy and Reace can hand down to their children, and it's gonna be around for a long time to come.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 04:42 PM   #68
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: None, sold my 2014 5.0TA
Posts: 7,124
Unless Thor buys them.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 04:47 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21C, 2018 Ford F150
Posts: 5,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
unless thor buys them.
bite your tongue!!!!!!

That's interesting - I typed the "Bite Your Tongue" in all caps & when posted, it switched to lower case. I did want to SHOUT!
__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2018 F150 3.5EB, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 04:50 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
Kent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Trailer: 2018 5.0TA / 2018 GMC Canyon/Duramax
Posts: 561
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
Unless Thor buys them.
bite it twice!
Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 05:22 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Area 51, New Mexico
Trailer: pondering.....
Posts: 728
as part of the expansion and since these trailers are made to order...perhaps ETI will install live cams in manufacturing so buyers can watch THEIR trailer get made live... start to finish ....

but then again after seeing that youtube time lapse video of a Jayco trailer being made..swore to never buy that brand!

still think it would be cool for a buyer to see THEIR trailer get made live though...
freespirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:15 PM   #72
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 3,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
Unless Thor buys them.
One hopes they continue to own ETI from our standpoint, however, one caveat from the big entrepreneurs is you want to build a business up and try to time selling it. If you don't you risk riding it back down. Many family run businesses fall victim to staying in it too long. Occasionally, some beat the odds, but not often.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:16 PM   #73
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
Unless Thor buys them.
I can't afford to....
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:29 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
amirie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 17B Escape
Posts: 766
Funny you posted that Thoer---I was thinking of my sisters BIL Thor and knew he wouldn't!!! (but he already lives in Chilliwack)
__________________
Anna-Marie
amirie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:44 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
Zardoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Marana, Arizona
Trailer: 2018 Airstream Flying Cloud (Escape 19 & 5.0 previously)
Posts: 1,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by padlin View Post
Unless Thor buys them.
DON'T SAY THAT! That's been one of my fears for a long time. When I first met Reace a few years ago I asked him if ever planned on selling; "nope" was his answer thank goodness.
__________________
Rich & Mary
"Everything in moderation, including moderation."
- Oscar Wilde
Zardoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 09:44 PM   #76
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,136
They have children. Maybe they will want them to carry on the business. It's a great business to be in.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 09:50 PM   #77
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Front Range, Colorado
Trailer: 2017 5.0 TA picked up in July 2017.
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by float5 View Post
They have children. Maybe they will want them to carry on the business. It's a great business to be in.
10,000 American baby boomers turning 65 every day--- for the next 15 years. Somewhere in there is a great market for travel trailers.
SFDavis50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:00 PM   #78
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 8,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFDavis50 View Post
10,000 American baby boomers turning 65 every day--- for the next 15 years. Somewhere in there is a great market for travel trailers.
Good point. In addition, there are some younger people who know about Escapes and are logical buyers for "used" units to keep the pipeline flowing. There's a number of people who don't believe bigger is better too. Plenty of market, good product. I've sold family business produced products and watched the decline in service, especially parts and tech support when they sell out to a big, faceless outfit.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 10:28 PM   #79
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFDavis50 View Post
10,000 American baby boomers turning 65 every day--- for the next 15 years. Somewhere in there is a great market for travel trailers.
10K boomers turning 65 every day, wow. A ready market. That is their biggest single age group of buyers, I believe, from the small sampling taken on the forum way back. Escape has a real family business going and it could just continue that way for a long time.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2016, 07:03 AM   #80
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,268
Perhaps Escape could offer stock shares to trailer owners, that way they could raise capital but still retain control and the stock owner can share in the profit via dividends.
__________________
Jim
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2023 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.