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Old 10-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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19 build sheet completed

I'm here at ETI today and we just completed our build sheet. Yes, we did switch to the 19, and we still have our original build date.

Reace, Tammy and everyone at ETI were just wonderful folks. Everything that happened this morning was just confirmation that we chose wisely when we chose an Escape.

There were a few things still undecided and they're all settled now. There's no substitute for getting your questions answered in person.

Anyway, about 8k in options when all was said and done. Could have been worse.

Lastly, Chilliwack is beautiful and I love it here but I do have a question for my Canadian friends: is there nowhere up here to get a glass of real iced tea? All anyone seems to have is the netstea/lipton stuff.
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What did you decide on for the fridge?
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:39 PM   #3
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Curious as to what you decided on the refrigerator ? I need to finalize my build soon and have been closely following the refrigerator threads.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Reace is still actively working on the fridge issue. He has several things working with Dometic right now. Can't say more but I left today with the opinion that the fridge issue will be resolved.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:00 PM   #5
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Oh and by the way-- we're all going to miss Kim, but Crystal is excellent! She's just a pleasure to work with. Tammy and Reace have quality people in their employ.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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In Canada we drink the Queen's tea hot. So iced tea is "ethic food". (joke)
Actually - we rarely sweeten decent tea, and the stuff that you have been given is....well you know. Awful.

Enjoy our back yard. It's lovely up in the valley.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:32 PM   #7
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Thanks Don -- I was beginning to wonder about the tea thing. I make sun tea at home and its just great. 3 or 4 pitcher sized tea bags, a gallon glass jar with a plastic lid, and some spring water. Set it on the driveway or patio in direct sun for about 4-5 hours.
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Real iced tea does seem to be a American thing. I must admit I prefer my tea hot. The iced tea here is basicaly like drinking liquid sugar
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Having worked in Houston, dallas, fort worth and having daughter raised in Fort Worth there are three things I never understood, so much land why not have light rail service ( I know they tried but people did not but instead they rather sit on I 35 and I 30 in dallas), sweet tea and mayo on hamburger. Each its own not many get our yankee ways Great world we live in where we are free to choose Anyway, my point is are you have your 19 ft shipped to you? I almost at the point of purchasing one but I was wondering about how the finial payment works, I do not want to pay for something until I complete the finial walk thru. Any thoughts how this works? I can t imagine its a big deal as many folks have done Enjoy your trailer!
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Reace is still actively working on the fridge issue. He has several things working with Dometic right now. Can't say more but I left today with the opinion that the fridge issue will be resolved.
"I have a little side trip scheduled at NovaKool while I'm in the area". Did you pursue this option ?
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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Having worked in Houston, dallas, fort worth and having daughter raised in Fort Worth there are three things I never understood, so much land why not have light rail service ( I know they tried but people did not but instead they rather sit on I 35 and I 30 in dallas), sweet tea and mayo on hamburger. Each its own not many get our yankee ways Great world we live in where we are free to choose Anyway, my point is are you have your 19 ft shipped to you? I almost at the point of purchasing one but I was wondering about how the finial payment works, I do not want to pay for something until I complete the finial walk thru. Any thoughts how this works? I can t imagine its a big deal as many folks have done Enjoy your trailer!
Your final payment is due before the trailer is completed. If something's not right when you take delivery, Reace will make it right. They've handled it that way for a long time now and their customers are happy.

We are going to drive up to get the trailer. You would go to ETI on delivery day with your TV, go through orientation, finalize any paperwork, then drive back across the border to Sumas WA but not with the trailer. ETI will tow the trailer across the border, export it (handle all the export documents) and meet you in Sumas. You hook up and leave. Pretty straightforward.

If you want it delivered, they'll do that too, but the cost is pretty substantial. We couldn't wait for an excuse to camp in the beautiful Northwest, so by picking it up we kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #12
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"I have a little side trip scheduled at NovaKool while I'm in the area". Did you pursue this option ?
Yes I did Jubal. I looked at the same fridge Steve just bought. They're very nice -- almost industrial. The folks there were very helpful. The sticking point was getting them to deliver one to ETI and getting ETI to install it. I decided I'd talk to Reace in person before I committed to a DC fridge. After talking with Reace I am of the opinion that he will have a resolution soon. So for now, I'm sticking with that.
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You pay for it then they ship you the trailer, it's yours when it leaves the factory. They contract with a company for the delivery, but it's yours once it leaves. If you want to check it before then you need to make the trip.

At least that's how mine worked.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:42 PM   #14
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Yes I did Jubal. I looked at the same fridge Steve just bought. They're very nice -- almost industrial. The folks there were very helpful. The sticking point was getting them to deliver one to ETI and getting ETI to install it. I decided I'd talk to Reace in person before I committed to a DC fridge. After talking with Reace I am of the opinion that he will have a resolution soon. So for now, I'm sticking with that.
My build date is Dec. this year. Do you think that the resolution will include my fridge?
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My build date is Dec. this year. Do you think that the resolution will include my fridge?
I'd talk to Reace personally. Is December your build start date or your delivery date?
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Yes I did Jubal. I looked at the same fridge Steve just bought. They're very nice -- almost industrial. The folks there were very helpful. The sticking point was getting them to deliver one to ETI and getting ETI to install it. I decided I'd talk to Reace in person before I committed to a DC fridge. After talking with Reace I am of the opinion that he will have a resolution soon. So for now, I'm sticking with that.
I do not believe there will be a "quick fix" and the only complete resolution can be replacement of the refer's with one that has a higher cooling capacity. I hope that I am wrong.
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Yes I did Jubal. I looked at the same fridge Steve just bought. They're very nice -- almost industrial. The folks there were very helpful. The sticking point was getting them to deliver one to ETI and getting ETI to install it. I decided I'd talk to Reace in person before I committed to a DC fridge. After talking with Reace I am of the opinion that he will have a resolution soon. So for now, I'm sticking with that.
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...you do know that you just opened Pandora's Box!...
Yeah, there's no helping that. For all the current and future owners out there with fridge issues, I would only say this: Reace is FULLY aware of the problems, he is actively working on solutions, and that this all takes TIME. Let him do his thing.
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Yeah, there's no helping that. For all the current and future owners out there with fridge issues, I would only say this: Reace is FULLY aware of the problems, he is actively working on solutions, and that this all takes TIME. Let him do his thing.
+1. I figure something will get worked out, and it will be a good excuse to come back west for the rally next year. :-)
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I'd talk to Reace personally. Is December your build start date or your delivery date?
December is my delivery date, although I am undecided if I will pick it up then or wait for Spring.
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