new guy - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21' OTW
Posts: 18
new guy

Hi,

I recently put my down on a Escape 21. I'm sure I'll have some questions for you all, and wanted to start by saying hello. I'm getting pretty close to retireing after working at the same job now for 35 years and something like this is what i've wanted for a long time. Raised a family and now it's just wifey and I and we are looking forward to getting out and spending some time away from the homestead. Thanks for this service.

Mike
__________________

Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 22,757
Welcome to our little Escape world, Mike, remember the only bad question is the one left unasked.
__________________

__________________
Jim
Sometimes life gets in the way of living......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21' OTW
Posts: 18
Thanks Jim
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,832
Welcome aboard, Mike. Let the fun begin.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Morro Bay, California
Trailer: 2016 Escape 21
Posts: 331
Hi Mike! Welcome and congratulations! We're on the central coast too - Morro Bay to be precise. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time in your new 21'. When does it hatch?
Jane
JaneM. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21' OTW
Posts: 18
Hi All, the date we picked was May 20th. Thanks!
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Vicki A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5TA
Posts: 405
Awww, a spring baby!
Vicki A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #8
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 9,122
Hi Mike, good choice and just in time to start the camping season. Cool beans!
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Trailer: 21' Escape (June 2014)
Posts: 325
Hi Mike,
Our 21' has a completion date of May 22 - just two days after yours!
However, I think we're going to wait until later in June to pick it up. My wife doesn't like cold weather and touring Yellowstone, Glacier, and the other parks up that way doesn't appeal to her until the daytime highs at least approach the 70s (F).
Ray
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #10
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 22,757
So Ray, I guess you will not be getting the cold weather package of thermal windows and extra insulation and spray foam underneath, but definitely be getting the a/c package, preferably the larger Dometic unit??
__________________
Jim
Sometimes life gets in the way of living......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Posts: 15,166
Don't forget that the Escape Rally is in Osoyoos in early June. You could hang around after that and drink B.C. wines until she's up to temp.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 22,757
heck, the wine may be cheaper than rv antifreeze!!
__________________
Jim
Sometimes life gets in the way of living......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Trailer: 21' Escape (June 2014)
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
So Ray, I guess you will not be getting the cold weather package of thermal windows and extra insulation and spray foam underneath, but definitely be getting the a/c package, preferably the larger Dometic unit??
Exactly right!
(Although, I didn't know that there was a "larger Dometic unit" - (I haven't received our "build page" yet.)
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Trailer: 21' Escape (June 2014)
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Don't forget that the Escape Rally is in Osoyoos in early June. You could hang around after that and drink B.C. wines until she's up to temp.
That has already entered my mind - now I need to place it in my wife's mind.
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 22,757
larger vs the smaller polar cub 9200
and the rally is on my calendar...
__________________
Jim
Sometimes life gets in the way of living......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Trailer: 21' Escape (June 2014)
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
larger vs the smaller polar cub 9200
and the rally is on my calendar...
Again...she might be afraid that the larger AC would make her too chilly!

She grew up in the Colorado, Wyoming corner of Utah, in a house without much of a heating system, and she never wants to be cold again. That's why we're living in Florida!
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Posts: 15,166
You have to do your own conversion to Fahrenheit.
June in Osoyoos.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 5.38.38 PM.png (62.0 KB, 13 views)
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 744
regarding heat and insulation: don't forget that insulation helps keep things cool, too, as well as helps with quiet a little.
__________________
Doug

2013 Escape 19 ("The Dog House") , 2018 Ford F150
dbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,832
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
heck, the wine may be cheaper than rv antifreeze!!
Not buying it in Canada, it won't. Especially in BC. Taxes for booze are outrageous.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #20
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 9,122
I feel bad for you folks North of the border. RV anti-freeze is about $3.50 a gallon (not on sale!) South of you. Cheaper than cheap wine! At the END of the season, I can buy it for about $2 a gallon (US). And, that's for the "name" brand stuff... like 20/20.
__________________

Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×