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Old 05-23-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Another newbie

Time to stop lurking & introduce ourselves -- or myself, anyway, my wife doesn't "do" forums! And I'm new to it, so as I learn about Escape-RV'ing (well, pretty much all "RV"-ing!) I'll also learn about forum participation.

I'm Lotar, she's Wendy.

We've just upgraded to a new-to-us used 2012 17B, after over a decade & many thousands of miles with a 1976 Boler 13 (and more decades with its predecessors).

We've averaged a longish trip (3 - 6 weeks) about every two years for the last decade (with the Boler, or sometimes flying to Vegas & camping in a rented camper van or even car/tent camping, especially since we discovered the SouthWest). Plus many many shorter & weekend trips.

But we're at the point where we really wanted a little more room than the Boler and, especially, a BATHROOM!

Our next big trip will be this fall, Yellowstone & more Utah.

We started looking for a good used compact lightweight RV for this trip, and got more and more discouraged at everything we looked at -- until we found out about Escape. While we had "resigned" ourselves to doing this year's trip in the Boler again while we either waited for a used one or decided whether to put in a new order, along came this one -- honest, it just followed us home a few weekends ago!

I'll be posting a few more comments and questions in other threads over the next few days.

Meanwhile, we're happy to be part of the Escape "family". In just the last few weeks, I've learned a lot from many of the other folks here (thanks!), and had some enjoyment along the way.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Escape family! You should try to make it to the Owner's rally in Osoyoos next week. Every Escape model will be represented, and you'll be able to meet alot of great people.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, you will find it a great source of very useful information. I sent you a private message also.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #4
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Lotar, welcome to the forum. Yes, you should slip over to the rally in Osoyoos next weekend and see the whole works. Also, it sounds like you are a very seasoned camper where the only experience I have had was about a month back in 1983 with two small motor homes. Yet most of everything I have learned on trailer camping has come from this forum. Enjoy. We were in Chilliwack last Sept. and coming to Osoyoos from the west, it was very easy to see why ETI holds their rally there. Loren
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:51 PM   #5
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Gotta miss Osoyoos

Regretfully, we have other commitments, and must miss Osoyoos. Maybe another year.

Our Escape (still have to discover it's new name!) is going to the factory this week though to add a kitchen window (can't have too much light in an RV) and retrofit the LED lights.


(Where do I look to see how to add a "tagline" to my posts, short of retyping it every post?)
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:19 PM   #6
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:01 PM   #7
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Hi Lotar and Wendy! Welcome. We are new just like you, but our 17b is not built yet. Maybe we will bump into one another sometime - camping on the island. The sweet little 17s are quite easy to spot. Ours will have light green decals outside.
Hey I guess we are neighbours- we are in Comox, hoping for rain today or tomorrow-you too?
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