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
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!!