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Old 10-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: undisclosed, Quebec
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Escape exchange, like house exchange .

Escape exchange, like house exchange ….

It is a creasy idea but with a loth of planning and exchange between the two parties it might be doable ….

Our situation
We are planning a trip to the west coast we are from Montreal Canada.
We have already cross the north of Canada and the North US.
We are thinking now to travel to Oregon, California, Arizona region.
When we were evaluating a way to do it and the time we would need to do it I was thinking that maybe we were better to fly to the west coast and to rent a motor home to do the traveling in the West.
That is when I thought why not an exchange Kit with a couple from the West that would like to visit the East coast region.
The insurance of the two vehicles might be problem but by paying for a special coverage it might be possible ?
If someone is interested we can look further at the idea.

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21. Tow vehicle: 2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Platunum.
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Hi Michele,

We are veteran home exchangers with 16 successful swaps so far (including two in Montreal), but we are new to trailering and have an Escape 19 on order for May. We will be interested to see what experienced Escape owners think about the idea of exchanging trailers.

Conventional home exchange partners often exchange vehicles already, so adding the trailer seems a logical extension, although from reading the excellent posts on this forum it's clear that many Escape owners naturally consider their carefully outfitted trailers to be a highly valued personal space, and rightly prize their tow vehicles, so not everyone will want to exchange them, just as some folks would rather not exchange their homes.

It's reassuring, though, that by exchanging similar trailers and tow vehicles, you would have someone using your unit who knows how to drive, park, and maintain it safely. As you mention, insurance would need careful attention, and crossing the US-Canadian border with a TV and trailer that you don't own would likely not be advisable.

Similar to your wish to tour OR, CA, and AZ, we live on Vancouver Island and would like to explore Quebec and the Maritimes with a trailer, but would rather not drive all the way across Canada and back to do so. Once we have some solid experience at trailering, trailer exchanges to Eastern Canada and US locales would be an interesting prospect.

We hope your intriguing idea attracts interest and opens up some new possibilities for Escape owners.

Brent and Cheryl.

Brent and Cheryl.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Thank you Brent and cheryl for your input.

And congratulation on your new Escape you will love it.
And if one day you want to go East well maybe it could be an option.
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