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Old 11-08-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Smile Made the commitment! A 17B has my name on it.

After lots of research (including lurking on these forums and the Escape FB group), I decided to fling myself into the future and ordered my 17B on Monday.
I've been flirting with fulltiming in a camper ever since the mid-90s. Now I'm committed! I'm investing in a setup that can be my gypsy home. A very exciting turning point in my life's journey.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:55 AM   #2
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Wow Aly! Congratulations on your new home to be!!
All the freedom it will give...
Enjoy!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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After lots of research (including lurking on these forums and the Escape FB group), I decided to fling myself into the future and ordered my 17B on Monday.
I've been flirting with fulltiming in a camper ever since the mid-90s. Now I'm committed! I'm investing in a setup that can be my gypsy home. A very exciting turning point in my life's journey.


Congratulations Aly! Enjoy planning your new home on wheels.


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Old 11-08-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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You have made a good choice. Now you can enjoy choosing all of those options!
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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You have made a good choice. Now you can enjoy choosing all of those options!
Yes! Thank goodness I have time to think over all the options. Looking a people's pictures here helps me visualize what is possible. I think it's cool that you can pick your decal color. I'm thinking of going for "berry" for a purple look to match the textiles I got in Peru that are in my Casita and will move into the Escape.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:32 PM   #6
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Wow Aly! Congratulations on your new home to be!!
All the freedom it will give...
Enjoy!!
Freedom! I retired from one of my jobs (teacher) in July and will retire from the other (choir director) in May, and then I get to be freeeeee!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:18 PM   #7
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After lots of research (including lurking on these forums and the Escape FB group), I decided to fling myself into the future and ordered my 17B on Monday.
I've been flirting with fulltiming in a camper ever since the mid-90s. Now I'm committed! I'm investing in a setup that can be my gypsy home. A very exciting turning point in my life's journey.
Hi there and welcome to the Forum

If you are open to sharing It would be fun to read about; your background in towing/trailering, your decision making process re deciding on a 17b for full-timing, what/where you envision in your full-timing future.

Take your time, no rush although I’m sure some of us Forum readers would be interested in reading as much or as little of your answers as you are willing to share

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Old 11-08-2017, 02:50 PM   #8
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Congratulations on your choice(s)!!
Hope you love yours as much as I do mine!
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:11 PM   #9
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Congrats! I love my 17B and hope it is the right fit for your new adventures!
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:47 AM   #10
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...and then patricia passed the escape fever on to me! my mouth was agape when i had a tour of her "home" last week.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:06 PM   #11
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Just committed on a 17B

We are glad to hear so many positive comments on this forum as we just committed to a purchase of a 17B. Option selection is the next discussion for us as well. Looking forward to an August delivery.

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:17 PM   #12
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Good choice! Luv my 2017 17b. Luxury indeed. Hope the threads on add one help.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:35 PM   #13
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CONGRATULATIONS ! Great choice !!!
Now the hard part , waiting for completion day.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:21 PM   #14
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Build sheet done!

It took an hour and half for Tina to talk me through everything, but now my build sheet is complete. I'm impressed with the customer service at ETI. Tina really helped me create a plan that will fit my needs. I still have months to tweak it, but this makes the whole thing feel real!
An exciting day.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:09 PM   #15
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It's so true about the customer service. Even the most trivial of questions is helpfully answered, and the vast experience of the sales people is very helpful! Mine build is due--finalized-- in 9 days. I still have some things on the fence, and some things just need locations, like 12 v and 120 outlets inside. Our 17s will be fraternal twins! I'll be sitting with a glass of wine when mine is done.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:06 PM   #16
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It's so true about the customer service. Even the most trivial of questions is helpfully answered, and the vast experience of the sales people is very helpful! Mine build is due--finalized-- in 9 days. I still have some things on the fence, and some things just need locations, like 12 v and 120 outlets inside. Our 17s will be fraternal twins! I'll be sitting with a glass of wine when mine is done.
I’m having a Glass right now to celebrate Aly’s Build Sheet completion!
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:53 PM   #17
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Congratulations Aly - We committed on a 17B a couple of weeks ago and are looking forward to next August when it is ready. We will be trying to work on our build list in the coming February with a trip to Chilliwack, BC
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:16 PM   #18
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Good choice. Enjoy the trip back to Colorado.
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