Well folks after several weeks of viewing 100s of Escape posts I knew what I had to do. So I emailed the good folks in BC. A couple of hours later I got a call from Canada and immediately recognized the wonderful accent of Samuel. We talked for maybe 15minutes. I told him that we wanted to place a deposit on a brand new 5.0 (sung to the tune of My 409). When he said Oct 2023 I was still determined. Imagine my surprise today when I got that email from Karl stating he could move me to June 2023. Of course we are happy with any shorter wait.
Almost 2 months ago we were returning from a beautiful COE lake in our C class and about 10 miles from home one of the right rear double tires blew. Now when I say blow I mean it sounded like a shotgun and took out 2 storage compartments with all my tools flying behind me onto the interstate. When I first insured this rv they told me road hazard and wrecker service was included. As some of you know Class C's don't come with a spare tire.
This all happened around 3pm with huge semis flying by inches away. After 6 to 7 hours later no wrecker and pitch black except for oncoming traffic. Fortunately a friend found a wrecker willing to help us if we would pay him $680 when he got there. Finally he arrived and he had him take the rv to a very large repair place where we bought this monster. Almost 2 months later it is still there waiting for new storage boxes.
During the wait I realized I hate being at the mercy of what ever happens on the road. I absolutely had to have something with a spare tire.
This of course leads us to our love affair with Escapes. I still have a 1996 F 250 diesel that I had more or less retired to a large storage building with barely 80,000 miles that I had used to pull another 5th wheel when my kids were still growing up.
So this is where my tail of woe ends. Hopefully within 2 years we will be one of the few Escape owners in Mississippi....Bill and Barbara.