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Old 08-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Taking the plunge

My wife and I just placed an order for a 19B with November delivery date. I will be retiring in a little over a year and we are totally new to trailers/camping/RVing. Looking forward to a new adventure. We are Ron & Sharon
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Welcome, Ron & Sharon, to our little world. I hope one day to make it to Sequim, the Florida of the wet northwest!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hi Ron & Sharon,
Good choice & welcome to the Escape gang.
There's a gathering just south of Portland at Champoeg SP next April. Perhaps you'd like to join us there.
Congatulations.
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Congrats! You have made a good choice and will get plenty of help from the forum to enjoy your new Escape!
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new trailer. Lots of fun ahead.

Just curious, where is Sequim?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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Feeling Real

Well it's starting to feel real now, we got our first pictures of our trailer last Friday. We've never had an RV before and are looking forward to learning from all the seasoned vets that have been so helpful on this site. Our pick up date is November 25th and we can't wait.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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please post your pictures, we all want to see them....my hatch date is one week later.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #8
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Here are our first week pictures. It's like watching a child form and we are excited!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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At the Fall NOG, we were told these are "sonogram" pictures
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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Wow, you can really see where they glass in the wood. Are they also reinforcing any walls for you, so you can hang things?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:07 AM   #11
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I can still see the umbilical cord.........
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Wow, you can really see where they glass in the wood. Are they also reinforcing any walls for you, so you can hang things?
That is done later on the interior walls that you want reinforced for hanging items.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #13
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Congrats on your new trailer. Lots of fun ahead.

Just curious, where is Sequim?
Sequim is a wonderful town on Washington's NW peninsula. It's "claim to fame" is that it is in the county with the states' lowest levels of annual rainfall, making it a very popular retirement destination. We use it as a jumping off place for excursions to the Hoh Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge, the Dungeness Spit, and of course our annual visits to Victoria.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #14
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Sequim has San Diego weather and it's own webcam to prove the amount of sunshine. Pilots flying overhead call it a giant blue hole in the clouds. Real weather anomaly and nice place to visit.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #15
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The weather anomaly that Jim is referring to is quite interesting: called the "rain shadow," storms heading inland from the Pacific Ocean hit the Olympic Mountain range and are diverted to an altitude where for some reason or another (I'm no meteorologist) it doesn't rain until they fall to a lower altitude (long after they've passed over Sequim). It's so dry (less annual rainfall than Los Angeles, CA), they even hold an annual Irrigation Festival. I moved to Washington just three years ago and believe me, finding anyplace that's dry for most of the year is a big deal around here!
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I wish they would glass in some wood in the rear where the high mount lights go. I had one of ours come loose this summer. The screws are only going into the fiberglass shell and don't have much to hold on. I had to remove the trim panel in the rear corner and sneak in behind the inner soft trim and use stainless machine bolts with nuts to re-secure it . A small piece of ply wood backing in this area would give the regular screws something to bite into.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #17
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That's very surprising that they wouldn't put something a screw could sink its teeth into. Very unlike Reace to do something like that. Did you by any chance ask his reasoning?
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #18
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Congrats on your new trailer. Lots of fun ahead.

Just curious, where is Sequim?
Sequim is on the Olympic Peninsula across the Straits of Juan de Fuca from Victoria, Canada. It is a beautiful area surrounded by the Olympic Mountains to the south and the Straits of Juan de Fuca to the north. Sequim gets about the same amount of rainfall as Los Angeles
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:20 PM   #19
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We are in week 3 of our hatching. It's starting to feel very real now.
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Ron and Sharon, looks beautiful!
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