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Old 09-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Greetings from Humboldt County, California!

Hi All,
My wife and I are getting ready to buy our first trailer...she's going to retire next summer; I retired about a year ago. We've been very interested in the T@b line, but hinky about the inside height and the tiny fridge. We looked at the Casita, but the carpeted walls are too much for us to consider (1970's van, anyone?). Then, about 2 days ago, we stumbled on the Escape. All of a sudden, we think we may have found the balance of weight, height, and features we want!

Very excited to learn more!
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:28 AM   #2
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Welcome Sherm2954, Your path to Escape matches ours exactly! Once discovered, we moved quickly. Good luck on your adventure, and read, read, read this forum. You'll answer all or most of your questions by pouring through thread archives. There is so much to learn here.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

I well remember the first time I came upon the Escape line. I had been looking online for two years for the right RV with the right floor plan (small trailer, no bathroom) and somehow stumbled upon the Escape. Yippy skippy! And to learn they were made about 45 miles from me was just icing on the cake. What a glorious feeling to have discovered this manufacturer...wouldn't trade my trailer for any other.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:48 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
Like the many of us here my wife and I started looking for used stick built trailers and then found the fibreglass forum we became sure this was the route to go. We found lots of helpful people on the Escape forum, once we visited the factory and met someone with an Escape trailer we where sold.
Good luck in your search, lots of informative people on this site to help you out.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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As an ex-T@da owner, welcome to our Escape world.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:27 AM   #6
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I think you found even more!!! A happy retirement as a happy camper!!
This will keep you busy for a while, sorting through all the options etc.
Best wishes with everything!!
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:45 PM   #7
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Thanks. I still haven't seen one in "real life", but I'm hoping!
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:46 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum.
Like the many of us here my wife and I started looking for used stick built trailers and then found the fibreglass forum we became sure this was the route to go. We found lots of helpful people on the Escape forum, once we visited the factory and met someone with an Escape trailer we where sold.
Good luck in your search, lots of informative people on this site to help you out.
Thanks. We've spent hours and hours on the T@b forums and learned a ton, but the Escape has really thrown us for a loop!
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:25 PM   #9
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There are Escapes in your area. Contact the Escape office and they will give you the names and numbers of owners nearby. These owners have authorized ETI to provide this information and are eager to show off their trailers.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:36 PM   #10
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outstanding! thanks
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:44 PM   #11
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There are Escapes in your area. Contact the Escape office and they will give you the names and numbers of owners nearby. These owners have authorized ETI to provide this information and are eager to show off their trailers.
just emailed ETI. Hopefully there's one relatively close (We're so remote that we have to drive about 4 hours to hit civilization!
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:46 PM   #12
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I think you found even more!!! A happy retirement as a happy camper!!
This will keep you busy for a while, sorting through all the options etc.
Best wishes with everything!!
Thanks! My Father in Law always said "Don't trade years of your life for a few bucks." So....I retired at 54 and my wife is retiring at 51. We want to hit the road and cover all of North America. And she'll write a cookbook on how to be a roving Gourmet.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:08 PM   #13
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I was down there last Thanksgiving- the kids live in McKinleyville- but no thanks, not again, caught the plague from the grandkids and it took me a month to get better. Anyway I have a 15 which you can't get so it won't do much good to see mine.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:15 PM   #14
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just emailed ETI. Hopefully there's one relatively close (We're so remote that we have to drive about 4 hours to hit civilization!
I was thinking because you are so close to one of the "good" DMV in CA you might actually get to see some brand new escape drive-bys
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