Originally Posted by sailor231
I am aware these are hard to come by but I figured I would post as the summer winds down to see if there is one out there for a better deal than ordering new.
I was specifically responding to your desire for one "within a days drive of Seattle". My point is that you will have to be willing to go _anywhere_ to get one.
And now you are saying you wish it to be a "better deal".
If you really want an Escape 21 that is not new from the factory, you will have to:
1. monitor all forums (not just this forum) daily
2. act the moment you see one posted
3. send payment / deposit that same day
4. commit to paying full asking price before seeing it in person (photos only)
5. travel anywhere in US or Canada to pick it up
It seems to me that successful buyers of used Escape trailers are often "insiders" in that they already know the seller, have been to rallys, etc. So this reduces the chances even further.
Even with the above, you have a small chance to successfully get one, because there are other people out there doing all of the above. Escape 21's are not "hard to come by", they are flat out "rare". And seasons do not affect this rarity at all.
So, a "better deal" that is "within a days drive of Seattle" is limiting yourself.