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Old 09-01-2020, 11:13 AM   #1
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hello, first time camper here. Delivery 04/15/2021
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:31 AM   #2
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Congrats! One year after I got mine. The waiting was pure hell!

Watch out for that Iowa Dave guy. You'll have to hold his beer while he dazzles you with his ditch driving.

Welcome.
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:44 AM   #3
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Paging Iowa Dave, call on line 1. (ah, on edit, I see Uncle Tim beat me to it!)

What model trailer did you order?
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:26 PM   #4
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Hello, 19' footer to be ready April 15. Anyone and everyone can you give me your top 5 options. Thx !
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:42 PM   #5
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You’re all too late. Johnny called me Tuesday afternoon. My iPhone battery went from 87 to 37 percent during the short call where I did 97% of the talking. In my retirement job I delivered turf grass and ball field products many times to the school districts in his area in SE Iowa. I always took some fertilizer along.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:49 PM   #6
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Hi Dave, uh the short conversation was an hour and 36 minutes.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:59 PM   #7
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Hopefully you can attend next years Pink Elephant Rally at McGregor Iowa .(Early May )
Reserve your site early cause the sites close to Iowa Dave go fast
A bottle of Cedar Ridge Bourbon from Swisher Iowa is a great ice breaker !
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Old 09-02-2020, 07:47 PM   #8
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An hour and 36 huh. Seemed like about 10 minutes to me. Cedar Ridge is a fine distillery and has an exquisite Sunday brunch and small plate menu daily. They’ve won some awards and for you rockers their collaboration with SLIPKNOT is selling well too. Here’s a picture of the campground in early May when NE Iowa is having an early spring. Looking forward to it for sure after this fledgling rally got off to a stellar start in 2019 but hit the covid wall this past spring.

Just kidding about the snow, it was only freezing rain.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:10 PM   #9
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Love me some Templeton Rye. So thats whats wrong with Iowa Dave. Kidding of course.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:14 PM   #10
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Count us in Steve !
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:24 PM   #11
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Great , looking forward to meeting you and seeing your new Escape
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:40 PM   #12
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Love me some Templeton Rye. So thats whats wrong with Iowa Dave. Kidding of course.
I like Rye whiskey too but never have anybody to drink with. Here’s a couple jugs of Templeton closely watched over by an aging Father from Wisconsin
I took a jug of Templeton to the rally at Townsend TN one time. It went over pretty good at a guitar sing along.

The second photo is some mystery bug juice that came in the mail last week. It’s reported that deer hunters drink it for super human drag them out strength and a preventative for the bite of the dreaded snow rattlesnake so prominent in Wisconsin during deer season. Which is coming right up. It’s simply labeled FIRE BALL with no clues as to who the distiller/ mixmaster is.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:45 PM   #13
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whoops cedar ridge, sorry. Better put my glass in sink.
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:10 PM   #14
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johnny, my top 5: (oops, 7)

onboard surge protector
detachable power cord
wireless backup camera (i use all the time on the road)
power tongue jack (only a must if you have the sway control) (and if you get it be careful that you can open the rear tailgate/hatch of your tow vehicle if applicable)
storage box
exterior access hatches
e2 fastway sway control/weight distribution (see above)
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:31 PM   #15
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got it. thx!
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:44 PM   #16
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Hi Johnny,

What camper did you order? What kind of camping have you done in the past and how do you hope that will change when you get your Escape? What are you planning to tow with?

Hope to hear from you.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:12 AM   #17
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Hello Hawkeye

Well i need a tow vehicle. Not getting Escape until April 15th. i do have some time to figure that out. As far as what kind of camping. We are retired, so the skys the limit. Living in the midwest we need to get out of winter. Spring and summer maybe Northwest. I have a brother in Sandpoint Idaho.

Thanks for reaching out !
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:15 AM   #18
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No camping experience other than campfires. Not completely helpless tho.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:23 AM   #19
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Hello Hawkeye

Well i need a tow vehicle. Not getting Escape until April 15th. i do have some time to figure that out. As far as what kind of camping. We are retired, so the skys the limit. Living in the midwest we need to get out of winter. Spring and summer maybe Northwest. I have a brother in Sandpoint Idaho.

Thanks for reaching out !
When we wish to get away from Winter for awhile, we head to Iowa so you won’t have far to travel .
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Funny Steve, yeah i get it.
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