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Old 04-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #169
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A very good place to leave it, folks.

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LOL Jack that may be wishful thinking on your part. Wait until you hear how the OP's story ends & why! Its going to start a whole new conspiracy theory. Just not sure the OP has the heart to publically announce it and cause more pain to the moderators!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #170
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This may be off topic, but this is my own personal pattern.
Starting young, anything I did was bigger and better than needed.
Still wasn't much, but I did the max with what I had.
Started out with a 350 Honda Scrambler motorcycle and last bike
was a 1100 Yamaha. Biggest bike on the market at the time.
Now the 1100 is a small bike.

As I searched what would be the best for me in camping trailers,
I added up a thousand variables. For me now, less is more. I've
never been a camper. I haven't missed anything as I didn't care for
that life style at that time. But now I have nothing but time on my
hands.

I have always wanted to visit the unique places around the United States.
One place I've googled, the road is so tight with many sharp turns I think
a person may even have to unhook from any trailer and carefully drive
between the boulders to see the sites.

One of the Arkansas State Parks is pretty hairy to get to. Even the website tells trailers a certain length to take an alternate route to the park. The corners are like turning around the edge of a quarter.

Since I've never actually been camping, never had a camper, I wanted something that could go wherever my tow could go. And since {money is no object} did NOT apply to me, I wanted the most [for me] with the least with an affordable price tag for me. If we didn't have a special needs daughter that will always be with us, I would have bought the best Tear Drop I could find for the money. But since three occupants is not practical in a tear drop, I found a stand up trailer with amenities and the space needed for three for the same money.

I started out comparing and comparing and comparing and comparing and comparing,
well, you get the idea............lol.

What I have now [which I'm just glad to have] IS the best {for me at this time}. I bought it assuming I may move up or even move down, or move out. Health, money, circumstances determines what we all do. I had the hots for every make out there. Talk about a 'roving eye', I moved from the brands I can't even remember and the last few were Casita because it was closest, then Scamp because I like the fiver, then Park Liner because they had multiple sleeping choices. Then I saw the Snoozy and it just fit me at this time. A queen bed that sleeps better than those in motels and a bed just the right size for our short daughter. And a toilet on wheels? woohoo......A bed and toilet in the same unit. Can't get any fancier than that. Still having trouble with the tree leaves clogging up the tank. lol.

So much for rambling. I'm just glad I found this web site and all the fantastic wealth of knowledge everyone brings to it. And the make overs and rebuilds. Fantastic.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #171
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Ooh, I luv a mystery, Carol.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #172
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Yeah,....umm....I'm purdy sure that one is mine.

And everyone knows that Trilliums are the best!

TRILLIUMS ROCK!

Back to your regularly scheduled program, (ducks to avoid the flying fertilizer)
RIGHTEOUS!

TRILLIUMS ROCK!

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #173
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Ooh, I luv a mystery, Carol.

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The mystery here is:

Why the "I know something you don't know!" post?

No need to be coy...if there's something to be told, tell it, and if it was said to one in confidence, mysteriously hinting at its existence is the same thing as breaching that trust.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #174
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and a side note, their is some degree of eliteness that goes on here... that theirs is the best brand blah blah blah... and honestly I havent heard anywhere near as many escape owners saying it as trillium (cough cough Franchesca ) lol
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Not just Francesca!

OK, I like Escapes as well, but where do I find a nice one for $2000?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #175
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I don't mind being talked about, Fellas, but please- how 'bout spelling my name right????

There's no "H" in "Francesca".

Per my admiration for Trilliums:

It's honestly arrived at, and based in no small part on the number of folks who've "borrowed" from the design. (At least on the outside).

What greater proof of Wide Acceptance of its superiority can there be than that?

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:04 PM   #176
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Per my admiration for Trilliums:

It's honestly arrived at, and based in no small part on the number of folks who've "borrowed" from the design. (At least on the outside).

What greater proof of Wide Acceptance of its superiority can there be than that?

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Could it be they just needed a bit of improvement?
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #177
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I know some of the previous post contained humor and hopefully were not meant to offend.

In reality we have so much in common that binds us that merely the choice of brand is not an issue.

Big or small, costly or inexpensive, new or old what really counts is towing that trailer to 'your' new or old place, near or far, and enjoying the life made possible by 'your' fiberglass trailer.

No matter the brand, no matter the size, no matter the cost, the 'others' will look with envy at your snug fiberglass home.

Enjoy what you have, it is the path to happiness.

P.S. Not pointing at anyone, but referencing our commonness.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #178
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Well, hopefully no offence was taken. Wouldn't be the first time I crossed the line. I really do like Escapes. Since every trailer is a compromise to some degree, even Trilliums could use a bit of improvement.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #179
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Just bought I would update everyone about "Mine is better than yours" attitude some are propagating here. We are presently in Townsend, Tn rally and there are 4 Oliver's here, 2 x 17' models and 2 of the only 3 dual axle 22' models ever made, all lined up in a row here. Mr. Oliver himself is here and there are lines forming. I think this is a "test" run for Oliver to ramp up interest and see the results. I'll get some pictures and post them upon return.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #180
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Lot of hypotheticals there, Francesca. My suggestion would be to ask Carol H. what this is about.

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #181
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Fiberglass or stick

It would be a boring place if everyone liked the same kind of trailer-I have met many nice people that own stick trailers and they have met nice people that own fiberglass trailers!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #182
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OK, I like Escapes as well, but where do I find a nice one for $2000?
Call me please if you find one! LOL

Here is the thing about the pricing of that particular fiberglass trailer that many here really like but unfortunately it doesn't fit many of our budgets. The price of them is determined by world economics. The trailer is being built right outside the most expensive world class city anyone can live in North America. Thats no Joke! Yup folks more expensive than San Fran, LA or New York and some economic analyst types suggest its even more expensive than London England and Sydney Australia - only good news so far for those of us who are attempt to survive here is it hasn't passed Hong Kong yet!

As result of the above even if one was to build a trailer in the greater Vancouver area, exactly as what's being built in Backus Minnesota or Rice Texas its going to cost more, *way more* to build - your labour costs are higher, your land costs or rent are much higher, the list goes on!

Simple fact of life, no elitism implied.

What the folks building that nice little fiberglass trailer north of the border have had to do to overcome the above obstacle (and it is a big one for many companies here (big or small) attempting to compete in the NA market) is to make up for it by providing a better build quality, great customer service and providing the customer with layouts and options that perhaps the competition south of them isn't offering. Which BTW was the point the OP was making with their first post which some seemed to have missed. They already know clearly what layout and options and fiberglass trailers brands they liked and wanted - unfortunately they were having troubles getting anywhere near the same level of customer service from the two southern companies compared to what they got from the manufacturer in the north.
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