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Old 09-16-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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Hello...our new to us 19 ft. Spree Escape is being Certified as I Type this. I was so excited until I read the recall. Hubby just called from the dealership, they never heard about the recall, but he's a heavy equipment mechanic & a great welder so he will take a look for them....lol. He says nothing to worry about ....recalls are normal...whewww! Its our first ever travel trailer & we can hardly wait. I have read so many check before & after lists....my mind is boggled....We are in Northern Ontario Canada...(where snow was invented ) We are looking to our first trip to pick apples this Thanksgiving on Oct. 7th
..sorry about the smiley faces...not sure how I got them or how to get rid if them.....LOL
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:29 AM   #2
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Hi Sandy. Congrats on your purchase.

Not sure if you realize or not, but this site is mainly for the owners of Escape moulded fibreglass trailers, while your is a K-Z RV.
http://escapetrailer.com/
http://www.kz-rv.com/products/spree-...avel-trailers/

If you heard about the frame recall on the Escape site or this forum, it will not have any bearing on your trailer.

Happy camping, always great to see folks excited about going.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #3
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Very similar names, Escape vs Escape Spree, very dissimilar trailers though....
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:22 PM   #4
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Hi Sandy. Congrats on your purchase.

Not sure if you realize or not, but this site is mainly for the owners of Escape moulded fibreglass trailers, while your is a K-Z RV.
Escape Trailer Industries – Chilliwack, British Columbia
Spree Escape Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers | K-Z RV

If you heard about the frame recall on the Escape site or this forum, it will not have any bearing on your trailer.

Happy camping, always great to see folks excited about going.
I'm sure what Jim Bennett means is that most of the members on this forum own or have ordered an Escape Travel but you're welcome to chime in any time you want. Several of the members that have different trailers or models provide lots of useful tips and information. So...welcome!!
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:37 AM   #5
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Very similar names, Escape vs Escape Spree, very dissimilar trailers though....
KZ Spree "Escape", around 19 foot:



My "Escape 19":




Don't feel bad though if you confused them. My insurance company tried to insure my Escape as a KZ Spree and it took several phone calls to get them to correct it.

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Old 09-17-2016, 02:30 AM   #6
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KZ Spree "Escape", around 19 foot:



My "Escape 19":




Don't feel bad though if you confused them. My insurance company tried to insure my Escape as a KZ Spree and it took several phone calls to get them to correct it.

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Oh Robert .... first thing tomorrow I'm going to haul out my policy and check it ..... wouldn't that make for an 'interesting' claim!

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Old 09-17-2016, 04:27 AM   #7
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I would assume now with the import debacle behind us that the proper records are now maintained for Escape and Escape Spree rvs for NHTSA as well as each states registration/titling
records. But then again that make be wishful thinking....
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:21 AM   #8
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I would assume now with the import debacle behind us that the proper records are now maintained for Escape...
I think that's correct. If you can pull up an Escape by VIN now, so can the insurance company.



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Old 09-20-2016, 09:22 AM   #9
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I'm sure what Jim Bennett means is that most of the members on this forum own or have ordered an Escape Travel but you're welcome to chime in any time you want. Several of the members that have different trailers or models provide lots of useful tips and information. So...welcome!!
Thank-you jmac. I'm having a heck of a time navigating this site...lol We luv our trailer even if its not some ones idea of the correct Escape. The only differences I see are the rounded look of the others...they seem similar inside. We looked for over a year to find a trailer for hubbys retirement next May and lucked out with this one.
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Thank-you jmac. I'm having a heck of a time navigating this site...lol We luv our trailer even if its not some ones idea of the correct Escape. The only differences I see are the rounded look of the others...they seem similar inside. We looked for over a year to find a trailer for hubbys retirement next May and lucked out with this one.
The major difference is that the fiberglass trailer is molded in two halves which are then fiberglassed together, while the KZ Spree starts with a flat frame to which additional side walls and a roof are added, and then the outside cladding. Those of us in the fiberglass world sometimes call the latter a "stick built" trailer, or a "stickie" for short.

Either way, congrats on your purchase and the start of your new adventures!

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Old 09-20-2016, 07:25 PM   #11
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I'm sure what Jim Bennett means is that most of the members on this forum own or have ordered an Escape Travel but you're welcome to chime in any time you want. Several of the members that have different trailers or models provide lots of useful tips and information. So...welcome!!

Thanks Jim for clearing up the recall thing for me. I now know why our dealer never heard of it. It sure did make me feel better about my little trailer.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:34 PM   #12
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The major difference is that the fiberglass trailer is molded in two halves which are then fiberglassed together, while the KZ Spree starts with a flat frame to which additional side walls and a roof are added, and then the outside cladding. Those of us in the fiberglass world sometimes call the latter a "stick built" trailer, or a "stickie" for short.

Either way, congrats on your purchase and the start of your new adventures!

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Well, I am getting an education in here....luv it.
It's nice to know the difference. I wonder who used the Escape name first...do you know? It makes it a little confusing to newbies. I know now why I have never seen an Escape before, I understand they are from the West coast & I am in Northern Ontario. They sure are pretty though. I am real happy with my sticky too....lol
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Well, I am getting an education in here....luv it.
It's nice to know the difference. I wonder who used the Escape name first...do you know? It makes it a little confusing to newbies. I know now why I have never seen an Escape before, I understand they are from the West coast & I am in Northern Ontario. They sure are pretty though. I am real happy with my sticky too....lol
The difference is that KZ has a model line called a Spree, and one of the models in that line is the Spree Escape. The "make" is not Escape, but KZ.

Escape Trailer Industries makes only Escape trailers, of which there are several sizes, the 17, the 19, the 21 and the 5.0 TA. The "make" is Escape.

The "Escape" trailer name has probably been used by more than one manufacturer over the years, since "Escaping" is kind of what you do with a trailer.

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Old 09-21-2016, 06:19 AM   #14
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Thanks rbryan. You are a good teacher, and its nice of you to take the time to help out this Senior Gal....Grinnnn.
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