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Old 09-27-2015, 10:13 AM   #29
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In the case of Escape, all it required was a $500 non-refundable deposit to get on the schedule.
I queried Scamp salefolks about their refundable deposit policy since it surprised me when I ordered my 13. The said, "There is always someone who will buy your trailer if you change your mind, so we don't mind returning your deposit."

Sure its a bit of wasted time and paperwork for them in the event of a cancellation. OTOH they do keep in touch during the building and cancelations must be rare.

Who knows how much thought Escape put into forming their policy? I doubt they get many cancelations either. It certainly would not stop me from ordering one. In Escape's case the new sticker price for a canceled trailer will no doubt be higher when a buyer cancels and Escape's commitment ends. One would think they should happily return your deposit so they could sell your trailer for a higher price.

Also, knowing that too rapid expansion had led to the demise of many small companies I have to admire their sane pace of growth. Just shows there is a market for new entrants in the RV space. Bring them on. I love choices.

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Old 09-27-2015, 01:00 PM   #30
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All this gives one pause to consider what this seller's market might have meant to a competently operated Parkliner or Great West Trillium.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:59 PM   #31
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Wait time is too long. Maybe some day.

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We were contemplating buying a new 21 ft Escape .We know what options we want and we have have the money upfront to pay for the trailer. The one major problem we have is the long wait . The soonest we could get the trailer is about 18 months from today and most likely the time frame will be even longer. A lot can change in that long of a time period .
Escape makes a great trailer but I wonder how many people have decided to look elsewhere rather than wait almost 2 years,especially those purchasing their first trainer . I realize Escape is running at full production
but maybe that production level is too low to meet demand. We will most likely just stay with our trusty Casita and keep traveling.
We feel the same way. Escape trailers are great, but the demand is also great. I don't mind waiting for something, but two years is a long time. I might not even be around to enjoy it. We've never been the type to stand in line for days to get a new IPhone, to watch the new Star Wars movie, or buy things on sale. I'm sure all these things to some people are worth waiting for. We find life's too short and we live everyday to the fullest.
We have a Casita we can still enjoy traveling with. Maybe some day we can buy an Escape when production gets caught up or we find a great deal on an almost new slightly used one.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:48 PM   #32
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Marky, if an Escape is at all something you would like to own, why not put an order in. It really is not like waiting in a line up, where you can do nothing much but wait. While you wait for the Escape, you could still be making good use of your Casita.

Besides, when Escape does pick up production rates, it will be the ones already in line that get them first, just sooner.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:53 PM   #33
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Marky, if an Escape is at all something you would like to own, why not put an order in. It really is not like waiting in a line up, where you can do nothing much but wait. While you wait for the Escape, you could still be making good use of your Casita.

Besides, when Escape does pick up production rates, it will be the ones already in line that get them first, just sooner.
So true Jim, Thanks! The only thing is they're not taking orders till next year!


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Old 09-28-2015, 09:10 AM   #35
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I have been poking around in the used Escape market, and what I am finding is that the "almost new slightly used" ones are selling for MORE, as in CONSIDERABLY MORE than new, simply because there are people who are willing to trade money for time - by buying used, they don't have to wait, and they will pay a premium for that privilege.

My boss actually quipped that I should put in an order for a year's production of Escapes, and then flip them for a $5000 premium on each one. I think that would be a good way to make enemies...

I'll just wait until they start accepting orders again, and that will give me extra time to toss pennies in the Escape jar.
Having been an Escape owner for over 6 years, and an active member of the community there, I have seen most of everything on the web for sales. I have not seen where they were at all over the cost of new, but definitely some near new ones close though.

There were a few Americans who bought back when USD and CAD were closer to parody, and what they feel is a fair price, can be slightly higher than new due to the great exchange rate coming from USD to CAD.

As well, it just goes to show how the value of Escape trailers does not drop very fast, making it a good investment. This can be said to some degree for other FG manufacturers too.

Definitely save up those pennies, as they can sure add up with options when buying new. I know that well, as it is the same for my upcoming 5.0.
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