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Old 06-03-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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My husband and I are contemplating making an agreement with Escape Trailer Industries to purchase a new Escape. We are considering a 21 ft. If anyone has been through this process, James and I would appreciate any advice you have to give, especially of choosing the options/extras. We would not rule out purchasing a used Escape, 2016-2017, 21'.

Also, if any of you have a 2017, 21' and would be interested in allowing us to preview it, please msg me. We live in SW MS.

We currenty have a 17' Casita which we will be selling once we make the deal to purchase. Thank you for any ideas on choices we should make on the options.

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Old 06-03-2017, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi Brenda. Since every one is not always on the forum, maybe contact ETI for info on owners of 21s in your area. ETI has a list available of people willing to show.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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Thank you for any ideas on choices we should make on the options.

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Options? Oh my stars. This is the chance you have to build a trailer to suit your needs/wants. I spend 5 loooog months just searching for the perfect upholstery fabric for ME (Thanks Kathie! ). In the end, it's not about what is great for others, but how you envision your future travels... everyone knows how they've camped in the past. What do you want for your future that's different? You'll make those choices when you make that decision...
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:19 PM   #4
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Donna is a wise woman with lots of fiberglass trailer experience, I'd follow her advice.


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Old 06-03-2017, 10:54 PM   #5
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Donna is a wise woman with lots of fiberglass trailer experience, I'd follow her advice.
You're so very kind. BUT it was my Mother that told me, you can't repeat the same thing/experience 75 times and call that a life. MAKE NEW MEMORIES.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:13 AM   #6
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Use the search function to look up previous posts about 21' purchase. There will be many. Type your query in the bottom Google site search.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:30 AM   #7
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Welcome Brenda,
Some of us are on our second or more Escape as Tammy and Peace make it hard to not upgrade your trailer every now and then by constantly making improvements.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:00 AM   #8
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My husband and I are contemplating making an agreement with Escape Trailer Industries to purchase a new Escape. We are considering a 21 ft. If anyone has been through this process, James and I would appreciate any advice you have to give, especially of choosing the options/extras. We would not rule out purchasing a used Escape, 2016-2017, 21'.

Also, if any of you have a 2017, 21' and would be interested in allowing us to preview it, please msg me. We live in SW MS.

We currenty have a 17' Casita which we will be selling once we make the deal to purchase. Thank you for any ideas on choices we should make on the options.

Brenda
We did the same... Moved from a great a Casita 17 to a larger and still great Escape 21 and loving it! Get dual pane and insulation as well air!
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:57 AM   #9
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You're so very kind. BUT it was my Mother that told me, you can't repeat the same thing/experience 75 times and call that a life. MAKE NEW MEMORIES.
That's funny my mother repeats the same thing 75times
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:55 AM   #10
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That's funny my mother repeats the same thing 75times
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:51 AM   #11
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If anything is agreed to in your emails back and forth with the company, make sure it gets included in your build sheet.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:13 PM   #12
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If anything is agreed to in your emails back and forth with the company, make sure it gets included in your build sheet.
Thank you for your information. I will remember to do that.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:45 PM   #13
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The base Escape models are relatively basic so plan on lots of options. Now Scamp trailers are even more basic. It's just a pricing strategy IMHO.

You will love the move from Casita!
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:18 PM   #14
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The base Escape models are relatively basic
I tend to disagree. Escapes come with LOTS of standard features that are either options or not available at all on other brands, like a Casita.

To me a stock Escape is well equipped, not basic.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:21 PM   #15
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The base Escape models are relatively basic so plan on lots of options.
I think it depends on one's background. I grew up camping in a tent and sleeping on the ground so even the basic model--my "forever" trailer--was luxurious to me. I added several options but almost all of them were in the "nice-to-have" category. Custom laminate? Nice. Custom vinyl? Nice. Solar? Nice. And so on...
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:25 PM   #16
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I think it depends on one's background. I grew up camping in a tent and sleeping on the ground so even the basic model--my "forever" trailer--was luxurious to me. I added several options but almost all of them were in the "nice-to-have" category. Custom laminate? Nice. Custom vinyl? Nice. Solar? Nice. And so on...
Totally agree. The "must haves" for the most part, are included in the base price. The only exception I can think of is AC, and that's only a must have if you live in a certain part of the country.
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