We drove up to 'look' and came home with a 05 17' Escape
, for sale
by owner but parked in Escape
Wow! What a surprise! But making that decision on Friday the 13th came with a curse, we spent two days trying to get it home, lots of hassles with border crossings
(we crossed 6 times, 4 in one day) , getting the funds, paper work, etc. We were so fortunate to get what I call the Reace and Tammy 'care package' of support, information and education, even though this was an owner sale.
Their help made all the other hassle's bearable. Advice to others - do not go to Canada to 'look' at a trailer, go prepared to buy, unless you have lots of time and patience. We had the time, but I, not feeling well, did not have patience
, but rather determination to bring home the trailer that said to me - "I'm the one!".
Got it home midnight Saturday - this morning a spring snow welcomed it to Washington!
We also learned from Reace this morning that the front window leak we had on way home in the rain is caused by turbulence created by our car. A rare phenomena that has only happened with one other car. Who would have known? There is no evidence that the window leaked before. So we will have to come up with a creative solution, maybe replace the opening window with a non-opener, a last resort as we'd like the ventilation. We like our 'ole Previa and have no intention or funds for a new TV. Our Burro
has an opener on the front and does not leak but the angle and window cover are different.
Other than that it is wonderful! Seems like a lot of trailer compared to our baby Burro
(which we will be selling). I fell in love with the 13' Escape
trailers ready for their unveiling this week. They won my heart, but the body needs the 17'.
As soon as we recover from the 'ordeal' we will get REALLY excited!
Many thanks to all those here on the forum who answered questions about their trailers as I researched our possibilities.
P.S. There is a 06 Escape for sale
by owner also in the lot - in excellent condition. We made offer on both, ended up with the 05.