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Old 04-01-2016, 05:02 PM   #101
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I drove to the factory this morning since I only live 20 min away. Got there at 9:50 and am happy to say I got April 10/17 as completion date on a 19. We wanted Spring time, so it worked out well. Now to sell our 2011 Salem for this camping season.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:18 PM   #102
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Anybody know how far out the dates are now? Production schedule hasn't been updated since this morning.
May 12th for a 19' as of about 1PM.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #103
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I asked them if they would take a fax, so at exactly 8 am i faxed my order in. I called around 10 to confirm ( I must have dialed 20 times) and the nice lady told me:" I'll have to go downstairs and look". She found my fax and put me in for April 10 for a 19.
what an ordeal.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:30 PM   #104
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I'd say the 19 Escape model was the most popular order, based upon the calendar status.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:12 PM   #105
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:46 PM   #106
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I tried to send you a PM but not sure it went through. Let me know.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:12 PM   #107
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On the schedule !

Last summer, my wife and I were on the Maine turnpike in the traveling lane when a cool looking small 5th wheel trailer passed us. My wife was driving our truck and I told her to catch up to that trailer so I could get a closer look and get a brand and model off it. We caught up to it and I saw "Escape 5.0TA" printed on it. I made a note of it so I could research it later. Of course the research led me to this forum after I went to the ETI site first. I couldn't believe that there was no dealer network for these trailers. I still haven't seen one yet, but I'm working on hooking up with other owners within driving distance to see their's. Today I got on the schedule for a 5.0TA. Yes, I guess I bought one sight unseen. Looking forward to meeting other escape owners.

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Old 04-01-2016, 08:16 PM   #108
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I couldn't believe that there was no dealer network for these trailers.
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Good for you Charlie for taking that leap of faith. Many of us have and while I can't speak for others... I'm thrilled with mine

If you read the "Our Escape Story" on ETI's website, you'll know why there's no dealer network and why they're as successful as they are....it's the drive for stellar Customer Service.

Congratulations!
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:21 PM   #109
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So, who got a 2017 trailer and all that?????

Charlie, that is a very cool story. Sold on sight! If you ever manage to track down who the owner was, they're due a referral check!
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:55 PM   #110
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Be careful that about ten people don't claim it was them you saw in Maine. Glad you made the leap, many have , sight unseen, very few have been disappointed.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:45 PM   #111
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I love mine too!

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #112
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Congrats to all those who got their order in today! We placed our order last year for ours, site unseen, picked up last month and have been thrilled!
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:50 PM   #113
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Unless you ordered a 21!! HAHA
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:06 PM   #114
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We do have a serial trailer switcher going from a 21 to a 19 Sometimes less is more.

While we love our 21, I'm sure we would have been more than ok with a reverse floorplan 19.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:59 PM   #115
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What a huge day for Escape. They must have taken orders for a couple of hundred trailers today. And probably will sell quite a few tomorrow. To think that they used to have winter sales prices.

Great for all of you lucky ones who have your spot!
Now it's the fun options time.

Slots now into April and May for all models.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:32 AM   #116
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Minus the rough spots you mentioned in another post since the molds got redone. Was that on all of 'em? Or just a particular size?
They only had one mould. It was just a couple wee surface blemishes that Reace had them fix up. I bet most folks would have never noticed. Gotta like that strive for perfection.
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My wife secured the Jan 4th for the 21 escape . I'm hoping they ramp up production and we can get it earlier ?? I think she said it was the first 21 for 2017 . I wanted the 19 or 5 TA she won out with the 21 . I'll be happy with any one of them .
We probably will be selling our Snoozy when we get a confirmed date . Another JIM (Florida)
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I drove to the factory this morning since I only live 20 min away. Got there at 9:50 and am happy to say I got April 10/17 as completion date on a 19. We wanted Spring time, so it worked out well. Now to sell our 2011 Salem for this camping season.
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Today I got on the schedule for a 5.0TA. Yes, I guess I bought one sight unseen. Looking forward to meeting other escape owners.

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Congrats, Charlie. Like you and many others my 2009 19 was bought sight unseen, and hit every expectation I had for it and more.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:42 AM   #117
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Last summer, my wife and I were on the Maine turnpike in the traveling lane when a cool looking small 5th wheel trailer passed us. My wife was driving our truck and I told her to catch up to that trailer so I could get a closer look and get a brand and model off it. We caught up to it and I saw "Escape 5.0TA" printed on it. I made a note of it so I could research it later. Of course the research led me to this forum after I went to the ETI site first. I couldn't believe that there was no dealer network for these trailers. I still haven't seen one yet, but I'm working on hooking up with other owners within driving distance to see their's. Today I got on the schedule for a 5.0TA. Yes, I guess I bought one sight unseen. Looking forward to meeting other escape owners.

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For A minute I thought you might have seen mine but nope not a 5.0 . But I was on the Maine Turnpike in Aug last year with it twice once on the way up and once on the way back.

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:05 AM   #118
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We do have a serial trailer switcher going from a 21 to a 19 Sometimes less is more.

While we love our 21, I'm sure we would have been more than ok with a reverse floorplan 19.
Don't have the time to find the old thread from Reace when he first produced the 21 but he considered a reverse plan with a slightly smaller dinette. I kinda wish that he would make that, entering at the dinette with the bath at the back. That being said I also like the layout of the 21 which shall be hatched for me in February .

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:10 AM   #119
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I think I'm the serial switcher and yes, Escape will switch the bed floorpan in the 19, but not in the 21. I went from a 19 to a 21 and now back to a 19 Escape.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:16 AM   #120
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Don't have the time to find the old thread from Reace when he first produced the 21 but he considered a reverse plan with a slightly smaller dinette. I kinda wish that he would make that, entering at the dinette with the bath at the back. That being said I also like the layout of the 21 which shall be hatched for me in February .

Peace, Steve M
There was a lot of pressure for a rear dinette, which ruled out the reverse layout. It is all about compromise in such a relatively small space, either the bed is out of the way at the back, or the dinette, not both. Both have their merits. For me the 5.0TA covered both those issues well, rear dinette and bed out of the way, but there is a compromise there too, in that you have to have a pickup to tow.

I guess these varying compromises, with buyers with different wants, is why we see four different models, each with their own merits and folks buying them.
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