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Old 04-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #29
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There are always those who want to trade up and those who want to trade down.
You never know, sometimes they might get together. lol.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #30
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What would be really hilarious is if I could buy a 19' Escape from someone who wants to buy my Snoozy ...

Any takers?
Suspect the odds are about the same on that happening as my winning the Loto tonight - which I need to buy the Escape of my dreams and the tug to pull it
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #31
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There are always those who want to trade up and those who want to trade down.
You never know, sometimes they might get together. lol.


I hereby appoint you our New Ambassador to the U.N., Carl- your skill at avoiding an assertion as to which would be which bespeaks great skill in the Diplomacy department!

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #32
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Suspect the odds are about the same on that happening as my winning the Loto tonight - which I need to buy the Escape of my dreams and the tug to pull it
Know the feeling........PCH.com
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #33
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I hereby appoint you our New Ambassador to the U.N., Carl- your skill at avoiding an assertion as to which would be which bespeaks great skill in the Diplomacy department!

Francesca
LOL.............thank you

"Blessed are the peace makers"

Not the peace keepers.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #34
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Know the feeling........PCH.com
Carl what only a million a year for life? - I dont plan to live that long!
You need to move to Canada where we go big or go home. I bought the winning ticket for the $55 million one for Saturday night & the $10 million one tonight - both all tax free here in the great white north.
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My VA doctor said she wanted to get me to 71 or 81.
I said what's wrong with 101? I've planned on hitting a hundred since I was 13.

If I were to hit the elusive dream ticket, I would definitely visit Canada for sure.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #36
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Here is a super deal on an Escape 17 just up for sale here
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...0-a-57636.html
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #37
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. My wife and I like the Escape 19 but with the options my wife desires the cost is over $30,000,00 (Base Price =$24,000.00) and out of our price range . We would rather buy fiberglass but we can buy a stick built with twice the features for half the cost. We do not want to but we are forced to go to the other side. Steve D
I would suggest that over the long term buying one fiberglass trailer is a far better choice than the two to three you will buy if you go stick built. Just not having to get up on the roof to fix leaks should tell you that . I am not an Escape fan, but if they make what you want I would suggest you pay it and then enjoy. In the long run it will be the less expensive route. Raz
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I tried going to the other side and did not like it. There is one trait there that is common to most SOB's, that is "make it bigger"!! A big box seems appealing at first with all the storage but after awhile you will see they are all alike. Our little eggs make such good use of space and are so much more cozy inside, this uniqueness is not found on the other side. It's like buying a tract home where all the others are cookie cutters of yours vs having a custom home built the way you want it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #39
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I came across "Taylor Coach" made in Canada and if there is a worthy stick trailer, it might be it. It is the only smaller stick trailer that seemed to customize and I don't think they even have a "standard" anything but build to suit the customer, a very rare thing. I think it is most important that a person get a "fit" for them and most of us have a price/value point. I cannot imagine that compromises aren't always made in a selection. We have yet to find the "perfect" unit, the "perfect" anything.
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Taylor Coach has a nice 4 year warranty, not sure if it covers leaks, but you must have 80 feet of seams where the walls/roof/floor meet in addition to windows all subject to leaks. There is wood floors, wood studs, all subject to rot. The fiberglass trailers do not have these flaws, except maybe for the windows which are easily fixed, but very little wood to rot.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #41
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I was camped next to a Taylor trailer a couple of years ago in Florida. I thought for a sticky it was a very nice looking trailer. The owners were pulling it with a Subaru Forester.
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I certainly can relate to your situation, Steve. I chose a $10K stickie vs spending about $17K-$18K for a similarly equipped new egg. I figured if it developed leaks and got bad in ten years, I'd probably still find a buyer for $2k-$3k and not be out too much. Depreciation in those same few years on the egg would have been $6k-$7k most likely, Not a lot of difference financially. Yeah, you don't lose the whole amount even if it 'falls apart', because there's always someone willing to pay some amount for it in hopes of fixing it up.

Similar experience in just the past few weeks on shopping with Snoozy for an empty shell. Started by calling them a month ago and no one called me back. Tried emailing with Alan, he at first would answer promptly but leave out a few answer's I'd wanted. When I emailed back, I'd get a a bit more info but felt like I wasn't getting anywhere, and his replies slowed, then stopped. I almost gave up, but finally this week I was able to reach him on the phone and we hammered out ALL the details to my satisfaction. So it looks like I'll be popping a check in the mail shortly for a down payment on a unit (to be used for hauling cargo).

I am surprised to hear that Scamp was hard to communicate with. A few years ago (3-4?) I contacted them with questions and a salesman called me back, and that person followed up with emails too. They seemed engaged and eager. Maybe they lost the salesman. I think that people who are good at building trailers are not necessarily good at selling, so if they are busy they may feel like they're doing all they can even when it's not enough. Eventually they'll have to correct this, or their business likely will begin to decline. There's plenty of competition out there, and mfrs (even busy, successful ones) must keep up.... or be left behind in the dust.

Steve, even though I enjoy my stickie, I still look at those eggs. Would still prefer a molded unit (I worry about those seams, doggone it!) but I hesitate to take on a bigger payment. I guess you have to ask yourself if a stickie will give you somewhat permanent satisfaction trailer-wise, or if you will still be filled with longing for an egg. Only you can answer that.
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