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Old 04-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #57
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Donna,

I'm so happy for you. I know you've longed for one for quite some time. I wish Lily and I could be at Bandon this year to see your new baby but we won't.

We'll see you and your new "babies" sometime in the future. Congrats again.

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Old 04-25-2014, 03:46 PM   #58
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I bet her tow is going to match her Donna'sDreamComesTrue camper (DDCT)!
Oh how long you have waited young'n!
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:34 PM   #59
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That looks BIG! I'm so happy for you, Donna. What tow have you decided on?
C'mon Donna don't keep the fans awaiting your decision since some of us from the "other" forum know why you got!

Had a nice chat with Alf today, he is busy improving our "new" trailer before delivering it, what a guy

Hope you've got some sun at the rally.

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:24 PM   #60
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Hi: emers382... From one "Buff-n-shine" guy to another...thanks for the kind words. By the time we get her out there she'll need another shampoo and wax.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:03 PM   #61
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Let more good times Roll.

Wow!
How exciting, congratulations.

I am new to the forum and can feel your enthusiasm. Getting closer to taking a year off and being a full timer and the excitement is building.

We have a 2004, 17 ft. Casita and have been super happy with it. After seeing the 5.0 TA and reading all about how accommodating the builders are and how happy new owners are with their Escapes I am looking forward to owning one in the future. I am already deciding how to make one just right for our adventures.

I look forward to reading more about your new Escape.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #62
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I have the date July 3rd circled in big fat red ink on my calendar! Orientation and pickup date. It will be nine days old when I leave for the Oregon Gathering. Fun times ahead!

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:36 PM   #63
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Nice TUG!
Because of some back issues, I need a very good chair to be comfortable. The flat dinette cushions do not work for me. The first change I would do would be to leave out the rear dinette and put two swivel chairs in it's place. I would need to move the water and I think the batteries. For the water I could use a flat tank under the swivel chairs and I am sure we could locate the batteries elsewhere.
I will talk with Escape and see what they think.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:05 PM   #64
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Thanks Steven, I really like the truck.

I had a talk with Reace about leaving all the cabinetry out of the rear of the 5er. I too wanted more of a "livingroom" with at least one comfortable Bark-O-Lounger. Reace said, no can do. The rear would get floppy without the support of the cabinets.

Instead, I'm getting the U-shape dinette, with an extra 12" filler board and extra cushion. And, I'm making some big fluffy pillows. This area will now be my lounging area, rather than a dinette.

However, if you're willing to do the work... perhaps you could remove the cabinets, move all the stuff that's stored there. Then, fiberglass wood to all those areas along the wall, cutting kerfs to bend to the shape. That SHOULD help with the "floppy." Of course, it would probably negate your two year warranty too.

Maybe you can get Reace to change his mind too. I can see it now, Escape 5.0TA version TWO!

Best of luck!
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Thanks Donna,
Very interesting.
Never thought of that structural issue. I guess that's why he is the builder.
Your idea sounds well thought and a good compromise.
It will be a while before we order ours so I have lot's of time to do some head scratching.
Are you putting a bike rack on your rear bumper?
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Are you putting a bike rack on your rear bumper?
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Yes, I'm getting the extra hitch. Bikes and camping kinda go hand-in-hand.
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THANKS,
So nice of you to share your thoughts with me.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #68
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That's why we're all here Steven. Sharing of information, lessons learned, pictures, fun trips, needing help, etc.

Best of luck with your future plans!
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Congratz! I'm envious, your gonna have so much fun!
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #70
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Love the color, Donna.

White is the safest color on the road (except in a snow storm
So easy to take care of and doesn't show the dirt. Have a wonderful day!
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