Getting me an Egg!!! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Anne H's Avatar
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Escape 17 ft 2006 / 2005 Honda Pilot
Oregon
Posts: 465
Registry
Well, after 2 months of meager selections and always being just too late (I drove up to look at one trailer just in time to see the new owners hooking it up ) - I decided to spend the weekend in Vancouver BC looking at older Bigfoot trailers.

I saw several, met a lot of really interesting folks, but, in the end decided that they were too wide to fit comfortably in the storage area I have and that I really didn't want to go through more years of 'fixer-uppers' (I had 5 years of maintaining my 20 yr old VW Westfalia - which averaged out to about 1 repair every time I took it out). And the newer Bigfoot models, in addition to being a little too wide, are about 3,000 pounds now!!! More than I want to haul - even though they are very nicely appointed.

And, as I traveled about the Vancouver area, looking at 'too old' 'too wide' 'too already-sold' eggs, I kept seeing little eggs on the road zooming off to holiday trips - it was so frustrating and sad (where's MY egg?)

So, I went to the Escape factory in Chilliwack - met the nice folks who make them, got a tour of the factory . . . . . and then ordered me a brand-spanking new one! (OK, so I have a low tolerance for frustration).

So, I'm almost an egg owner - I guess at this stage it's only an ova. First, there was the glimmer in my eye; then Bank check meets Product brochure to create an ova - and a few short weeks later (1 Sept when I'm traveling back up to Canada anyway), there will be my egg - all shiny and ready-to-go!!
__________________

__________________
Anne H and Fay Wray, the cat | Portland, OR
en Plein Air (2016 19' Escape; 2016 Honda Pilot )
http://rightbrainrightlane.blogspot.com/
Anne H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1985 17 ft Burro
Posts: 134
No floor replacement, no wiring diagrams, no plumbing to figure out...Lucky Duck!

Congrats on your ova and your soon-to-be camping experiences!
__________________

__________________
D Shubel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Quantum-5 5th Wheel 1980
Posts: 176
Quote:
No floor replacement, no wiring diagrams, no plumbing to figure out...Lucky Duck!

I'll bet that it won't even come with spider webs in the wheel wells. Oh well I guess you can have them instaled at a later date.

Congrats on your new camper and many happy outings
__________________
Ron Wrighton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Taylor Kissinger's Avatar
 
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp (Egg Salad Annie)
Posts: 260
Registry
Cool Anne post some pictures when your Egg is hatched. We looked at Bigfoots and did not want the extra weight as well. We fell into our 19ft Scamp by luck of going to the Oregon gathering last year. Enjoy the experience.
Taylor the sailor
__________________
Taylor Kissinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 06:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Thane
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 223
That's great, congratulations.

Options I really like on my Escape include:

Exterior 110V plug (good for doodah lights)
Fantastic Fan (great ventilation)
Range Cover
High Lift Axle (need the extra 2 inches of clearance for my driveway)
Extra 12V plug and TV plug near galley
Air Conditioning (I need it for the desert, the fantastic fan works great otherwise)
A small window over the sink (good for ventilation and extra light)
Two shelves in the wardrobe rather than a closet bar (more useful for our needs)

We have kids so we got the outside shower, comes in real handy at the beach
__________________
Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 06:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Anne H's Avatar
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Escape 17 ft 2006 / 2005 Honda Pilot
Oregon
Posts: 465
Registry
Quote:
No floor replacement, no wiring diagrams, no plumbing to figure out...Lucky Duck!
I figure I have used up my lifetime quota of 'yuck' in having to clear out an entire village of mice from my old VW . . . . .
dead mice in the freshwater tank
dead / living mice in the headliner - along with about 2 pounds of birdseed they'd dragged in there.
about 2.5 feet of mouse nest in the heater vents (smelly mouse nest blowing into my van every time I turned on the heat) that I had to dig out.

I probably should have pulled the stove/fridge etc out and examined the wiring - I'll bet it was mostly eaten through - although I didn't have any electrical problems - left that for the new owner!!

Lots of mechanical updates which, although expensive, I could at least pay someone else to do.

Lots of trips to www.busdepot.com for replacement parts for various parts of the camping appliances that got old, cracked and died. Lots of weekends spent trying to figure out how the VW was put together - fortunately, it came with the big ($100) mechanics guide - very comprehensive.


Yes, I'm looking forward to more sitting in the shade of my awning at a cool campsite, sipping a beverage and enjoying the scenery
__________________
Anne H and Fay Wray, the cat | Portland, OR
en Plein Air (2016 19' Escape; 2016 Honda Pilot )
http://rightbrainrightlane.blogspot.com/
Anne H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 07:07 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 24
Congratulations Anne. We love the Escape we bought last year and are getting ready to take it out again -- to dog agility camp in Quesnel. We stopped in at the factory recently and loved some of the tweaking they have done to the new ones so you will have a real skookum trailer. It is so nice to deal with Reace and the others at the factory -- am glad they are not selling through dealers. Enjoy.

Rosemary
__________________
Rosemary Burrows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
ooooh How Exciting And birthed in just a bit over three months...women should be so lucky

Now you have a bit of time to start plotting and planning those first trips and all the fun stuff you ge to purchase to make the trailer uniquely your own. May I suggest, first thing...a journal!

Good for you
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 11:46 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Rick's Avatar
 
Name: It depends on who is asking..
Trailer: Actively seeking Escape 19/21
British Columbia
Posts: 373
It is so nice to deal with Reace and the others at the factory -- am glad they are not selling through dealers.
My understanding is that ESCAPE is/was (recently) now only available through dealers - did Reace change his mind?
__________________
Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 03:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Thane
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 223
Escape trailers are no longer sold through dealerships, only factory direct.
__________________
Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 03:11 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Anne H's Avatar
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Escape 17 ft 2006 / 2005 Honda Pilot
Oregon
Posts: 465
Registry
Well, O'Conners RV in CHilliwack still has a few on his lot - my impression was that they have a few dealers (just none with my exact custom needs!)
__________________
Anne H and Fay Wray, the cat | Portland, OR
en Plein Air (2016 19' Escape; 2016 Honda Pilot )
http://rightbrainrightlane.blogspot.com/
Anne H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 04:26 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Thane
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 223
The units on the lots must be leftovers from the earlier attempt to sale through dealers. You may be able to get a good deal on one of these orphans. The www.Escapetrailer.com website no longer lists dealers and Reace told me he was no longer using a dealership network.
__________________
Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 04:27 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 212
hooray for you anne!!!!!

enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

if you did not get an outside shower, order one. i have seen folks using it to wash dishes. sure keeps the greywater tank cleaner.
__________________
potteralice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 07:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
Oooo! Congratulations! Escape trailers are neat! My wife and I considered ordering one, but we figured the distance and border would be a big problem. Then we found the late-model Casita and our dilemma was solved!

At any rate, you're going to LOVE your fiberglass RV!
__________________

__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eggcamper


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.