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Old 08-06-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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We have camped for four weeks in four different Provincial campgrounds since July 1. At every campground people walking by our campsite would stop, point and whisper to each other. We starting becoming self conscious. Then some would come forward and want to talk about our Escape 21. Many said it was the best looking rig in the campground and wanted to know more about it. We didn't anticipate this kind of attention when we bought it!
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:34 PM   #2
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I know your feeling. We had a man come by several weeks ago and said we absolutely had the best looking camper in the whole campground. Then we had a nice talk with him and gave him a tour. He was impressed with the construction and layout of our 19.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:35 PM   #3
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Tom,

Make sure to give each one who tours an Escape referral card. If they order a trailer and give your as a referral, Escape will send you a referral fee.

I lost the card we were given, but I told Joldie we toured the first 5.0 TA in Texas. That turned out to be Vickie. She'll get a check from Escape. I don't know when it goes out, maybe when we pay for our trailer.

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Old 08-06-2017, 03:41 PM   #4
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I thought of that but he had just purchased a Mini Winnie and wasn't in the market for a new camper. I should have given him a card anyway to pass on to someone else when he told them how nice Escapes are.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:28 PM   #5
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Leon and I talked with a guy in a Western Minnesota State Park who kept looking at our 21's. But he didn't want to look inside because he had just spent mucho money on a new trailer that he said was a total piece of cr@p and was afraid to see how nice the 21 must be inside. What a tale of woe he had...


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Old 08-06-2017, 05:33 PM   #6
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What a tale of woe he had.....
I've heard much of the same at several campgrounds. I'm sure there are some quality stickies out there, but I've heard some real horror stories.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #7
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If you don't want all that attention you can strategically let you trailer get good and dirty, like I did. No one has bothered me lately, so it must be working.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:20 PM   #8
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I've heard much of the same at several campgrounds. I'm sure there are some quality stickies out there, but I've heard some real horror stories.
I am here because I am tired of the glued OSB and chewing gum that makes up the outrageously priced mass produced campers. Raw OSB floor? Really? Only thing keeping you safe is a bead of caulking.

Rest assured if I come across any of you while camping Ill we one of those folks wandering up to say hello.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:46 PM   #9
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I am here because I am tired of the glued OSB and chewing gum that makes up the outrageously priced mass produced campers. Raw OSB floor? Really? Only thing keeping you safe is a bead of caulking.

Rest assured if I come across any of you while camping Ill we one of those folks wandering up to say hello.
You're on the right track Jon. Stickies do have some things going for them, but mainly it's size. People want to take everything with them, and a smaller molded fiberglass trailer doesn't lend itself to that lifestyle. But if you want to CAMP instead of setting up a McMansion and calling it camping, if you want quality, durability, efficiency and resale value, molded fiberglass foots the bill. You can't imagine how many times we've been sidetracked by folks wanting to "peek inside" our 19 at a campground, a gas station, a rest area or a store parking lot. Some folks have wised up.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:04 PM   #10
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Had a family pull in across from us with a stickie that had Escape written all over in graphics; turned out to be the model of the trailer, not the manufacturer. He was amazed to tour our 21. His comment on his rig was that it was cheaply built rig he bought a couple years ago and maintenance meant owning a staple gun to reattach all the parts that fell off when he hit a speed bump. Bought it because it was cheap and he had kids camping. Intends to go down the fiberglass road in 2-3 years now.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:08 AM   #11
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Had a family pull in across from us with a stickie that had Escape written all over in graphics; turned out to be the model of the trailer, not the manufacturer.
That's probably the KZ Spree 'escape'. My insurance company mistakenly showed that as the make and model when I received my first insurance documents, because they didn't have Escape in their system at the time. It took awhile to convince them that one of these things is not like the other.
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From the Department of Motor Vehicles, to our insurance company, and then to some of the places we stay, there seems to be confusion when we respond to, "What is the make and model of your trailer?"
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:57 AM   #13
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That's probably the KZ Spree 'escape'. My insurance company mistakenly showed that as the make and model when I received my first insurance documents, because they didn't have Escape in their system at the time. It took awhile to convince them that one of these things is not like the other.
We had the same problem with the 17, but when I did the 21 recently they got it right right away.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:27 PM   #14
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We've shown our trailer 6 times in the last 7 weeks of camping. Twice it was to people who had recently bought other RVs and were not happy. I always give out the card but now I've started taking down names and I'll send them to Escape.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:54 PM   #15
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Had a family pull in across from us with a stickie that had Escape written all over in graphics; turned out to be the model of the trailer, not the manufacturer.
Have seen a couple of these this summer. Manufactured by KZ, which was the company that produced the stick built that we replaced.

https://www.kz-rv.com/products/escape-travel-trailers/
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:04 PM   #16
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"But if you want to CAMP instead of setting up a McMansion and calling it camping, if you want quality, durability, efficiency and resale value, molded fiberglass foots the bill."

That one sentence says it all - exactly why we decided to purchase an Escape.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #17
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:25 PM   #18
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Anyone using the VIN of the trailer should not be confused between brands; however, Escape Trailer Industries was not properly registered in U.S. VIN databases until recently.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:40 PM   #19
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Have seen a couple of these this summer. Manufactured by KZ, which was the company that produced the stick built that we replaced.

https://www.kz-rv.com/products/escape-travel-trailers/
Yes this annoys me in google and youtube searches.

Also, the "set up a mcmansion" comment I can agree with too. We enjoy the pop up, except for how poorly it is built. It is a good mix of tenting but with some amenities. Which is why we were hoping Livin Lite made a small hybrid with a tip out bunk. A fiberglass one will work if its well built and lasts. We want to have neough room to hide inside a while with terrible weather, and sleep comfortably. Otherwise we want to hike and ride bikes and sit outside and camp. Not watch tv inside with AC on.
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