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Old 02-05-2024, 05:57 PM   #1
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Please welcome Kosta from ETI (Escape rep)

We've been chatting with Escape about having a regular presence here at the forum and I'm excited to let you know that Kosta will be joining us and keeping us updated with Factory News and info. He may also be able to help as folks have questions about purchase decisions and details.

As always if you have a specific warranty concern please contact the factory directly because the forum is independently run and not associated with any manufacturer.

Say hello to Kosta and please make him feel welcome.

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Old 02-05-2024, 06:20 PM   #2
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Hello everyone! Excited to be a part of this fantastic community and share the latest Escape news and updates with you. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything you'd like to know!
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Old 02-05-2024, 06:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Kosta!
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Old 02-05-2024, 06:54 PM   #4
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This is great news! Welcome, Kosta. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 02-05-2024, 07:13 PM   #5
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Hello Kosta and welcome.

confused. If I understand correctly, your "regular presence here at the forum" as explained by Globtrotter owner Janet H is a result of "chats with Escape" to keep us "updated with Factory News and info" and if we "have a specific warranty concern" we should "contact the factory directly because the forum is independently run and not associated with any manufacturer".

Seems like you might be walking a tightrope here, not representing Escape because this forum is independently run, but representing Escape nonetheless. Do you see your presence here as more of a marketing function than a support function?

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Old 02-05-2024, 07:48 PM   #6
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Welcome…always good to have a little extra support!
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Old 02-05-2024, 08:24 PM   #7
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Old 02-05-2024, 09:04 PM   #8
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Old 02-05-2024, 09:21 PM   #9
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Hello Kosta and Welcome!
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Old 02-05-2024, 09:42 PM   #10
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Hello Kosta and welcome.

Seems like you might be walking a tightrope here,
Welcome Kosta.

Yes, I agree, this could be a bit of tightrope situation. One of the grips folks have had in the past is that they couldn't get answers or reach anyone at ETI to answer questions. So some might be expecting that an ETI rep on the forum is going to do so. Good luck.

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Old 02-05-2024, 10:11 PM   #11
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FWIW, my guess (and it's just that—I have not been privy to any discussions) is that Kosta will be able to answer general questions, including those about options and specs (like those perennial ones about fifth-wheel truck-bed heights), but probably won't be able to address individual problems that involve repairs and warranty work.

So be polite and understanding. I think it's great that there will be someone from ETI actually reading posts on this Forum. Kosta may not be able to address complaints, but could doubtless pass them on to others who should know about them.
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Old 02-05-2024, 11:30 PM   #12
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It's good to have you here, Kosta! I'm sure it will be good to have around someone like you who has an "ear to the ground" and a voice that will be heard, because sometimes in the past we've wished for a person like you to be with us.
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Old 02-06-2024, 03:14 AM   #13
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Welcome Kosta! I am aware personally that the new management at ETI was regularly monitoring the forum and I am very pleased they have decided to take a limited active role. It’s a great way to start and see how it goes for everyone involved. Best to you in your new role!
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Welcome Kosta! I am aware personally that the new management at ETI was regularly monitoring the forum and I am very pleased they have decided to take a limited active role. It’s a great way to start and see how it goes for everyone involved. Best to you in your new role!
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Old 02-06-2024, 10:06 AM   #15
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Welcome Kosta. This is a good place to get information and feedback from the community without a bunch of trolls. It is kind of like a rally without the camp fires or corn hole.
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If I recall, Tammy and Reace used to 'monitor' the forum and occasionally speak up relative to Escape news/information. But they seldom jumped into the daily discussions that went on. I would expect that the level of participation from Kosta may be similar.
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Old 02-06-2024, 11:50 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=JohnK;462815]Hello Kosta and welcome.

confused. If I understand correctly, your "regular presence here at the forum" as explained by Globtrotter owner Janet H is a result of "chats with Escape" to keep us "updated with Factory News and info" and if we "have a specific warranty concern" we should "contact the factory directly because the forum is independently run and not associated with any manufacturer".

Seems like you might be walking a tightrope here, not representing Escape because this forum is independently run, but representing Escape nonetheless. Do you see your presence here as more of a marketing function than a support function?

Hey John,

Thanks for your message. I see my role here as purely observational for Escape and to be as supportive and informative for you, the community. My goal is to try and get a better sense of the community and ensure your questions and concerns are heard by us at Escape. I'm not a salesperson and I am not here to try and sell or sway people in any way. Only to provide the best knowledge and up to date information that I can! I appreciate your question, and I hope that helps!

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Old 02-06-2024, 11:55 AM   #18
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Welcome Kosta! I am aware personally that the new management at ETI was regularly monitoring the forum and I am very pleased they have decided to take a limited active role. It’s a great way to start and see how it goes for everyone involved. Best to you in your new role!
Thank you for the warm welcome! I do think it's a good step for us at Escape to get a better sense of our community and ensure that we are on the right track! Please let me know if there's anything I can help you with!
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Old 02-06-2024, 12:01 PM   #19
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Welcome Kosta. This is a good place to get information and feedback from the community without a bunch of trolls. It is kind of like a rally without the camp fires or corn hole.
I agree! From my experience browsing the forum, people here are all very like-minded when it comes to enjoying their campers. While we don't have any corn hole or campfires, we do have the community. Which truly is the best part of the whole experience! I recently attended the Florida Egg Rally with Samuel and Steve, and it was incredibly wonderful to meet all kinds of people from all over the country all brought together for the love of adventure! Looking forward to helping people out in any way I can. Thanks again for the warm welcome!
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Old 02-06-2024, 12:12 PM   #20
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It's good to have you here, Kosta! I'm sure it will be good to have around someone like you who has an "ear to the ground" and a voice that will be heard, because sometimes in the past we've wished for a person like you to be with us.
Thank you for the warm welcome! I am so happy to be here and excited to be that "ear to the ground" to ensure at the end of the day, you the community feel heard and listened to and that's what I am here for!
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