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Old 01-31-2015, 08:46 PM   #15
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Nothing minimalist about my Scamp13D!
We have everything the oversized trailers have!
Love the one you're with! I'm just glad the one I'm lovin' is 20' long
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:47 AM   #16
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Seems that people take a look at the 15' then the 17' and see what more they get in those 2' feet and feel the marginal amount of extra weight to pull is worth getting the 17' for. Or at least thats what I suspect happens.
That ws it with me, at first I considered the 15' then I sat in the 17'er and the decision was made.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:46 AM   #17
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Since the build schedule is booked to October, it seems reasonable to assume the three new 15 ft trailers were ordered and then cancelled. People saw the actual size and wanted bigger. The only reason I can think of for canceling production of the 15' is to avoid that situation in the future. Raz
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:49 PM   #18
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>>Nothing minimalist about my Scamp13D!
We have everything the oversized trailers have!<<


LOL! Except space!
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:41 AM   #19
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Rereading Escape's announcement, it just says that they aren't taking new orders and that they have suspended production of the 15. It's not like he listed the molds on Craigslist ( or Kiiji) . Maybe gas goes up to 6 bucks a gallon and folks start wanting the smaller trailers again, who knows?

We visited their factory in 2013, starting by viewing the 15b, then 17b, then 19 and then 5.0. They had a new 21 that we could also see, as they just started those. I remember at first thinking that the 15b had everything we needed, but with each step up in size there were more things we wanted. Folks already paying a bit of a premium for a small trailer might have easily just stair stepped their way past the 15. After all, a 17 only cost a bit more...and a 19 just a bit more after that...


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Old 02-02-2015, 04:30 AM   #20
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Leonard I think you hit the nail on the head. I like the "stair stepping" reasoning you state as we all tend to do that with different items on occasion.
Not that anyone has said anything about it but I really doubt that a viable company would destroy the molds of a perfectly good trailer but put them in storage for the "in case" possible later usage. How many times have we seen what's old and out of favor come back as being the in/have to have thing again ? Gees, I'm getting old . Not trying to start anything from that last paragraph, just thoughts. The 15 may be the perfect rig for some. If you've got the molds....even though you don't have it listed on your site map as a current model. Well, what a way to fill someones wishes and get the positive feedback from folks to spread to the world and maybe have a lifetime customer to boot.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:26 AM   #21
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I was only joking about the molds. Of course they will keep them! I'll wager they still have the 13' molds in storage somewhere, too. They seem like pretty smart folks who understand markets.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:45 AM   #22
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We are so glad we have an Escape 15 . Kind of think it could have been a choice made because of the economics involved in regards to the level of diversification of products produced in the space available . Can not even remotely imagine that the three 15s presently available ( if they haven't already gone ) were ordered and then rejected after veiwing . Guessing they were built because ETI knows there will be some folks who would want them - spec construction . We really hope they don't sell the molds , destroying would never be a consideration - they are way too valuable . Just our opinion ....
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:53 AM   #23
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Of the three 15's for sale on the ETI website, I'm thinking only the one with the silver graphics may have been ordered. Spectra Red graphics are the standard and since it's a free option to change to owners choice, most do. I can only think of 2-3 that stayed with the standard colored graphics (when ordering).

If you care, this is what I posted at the EscapeForum:
We haven't seen where ETI has screwed up anything yet. Building molds is an expensive undertaking. I'd bet there's a shelter at the back of the ETI yard that's holding the molds for the 13', 15' and the 5.0 classic. They may not use them anytime in the next couple of years or 5 years or 10 years.... but those molds are part of the ETI assets and as such are probably being treated as such. But, what do I know...
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:10 AM   #24
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Just a guess, but a used Trillium 4500, (15') would make a new 15' escape look kinda expensive. Since neither Trillium or hardly any other manufactures made a 21' foot trailer, there is no competition from the used market.
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Just a guess, but a used Trillium 4500, (15') would make a new 15' escape look kinda expensive. Since neither Trillium or hardly any other manufactures made a 21' foot trailer, there is no competition from the used market.
Sure could not argue with that , we have had two old Trilliums without a bunch trouble , just rehab'd and a new 04 Outback - nothing but trouble ..... If one is after a new fibreglass trailer Escape just builds really good quality , and has exceptional service . One gets what one pays for .
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Outback? Fibreglass trailer made in Calgary, or a Subaru car?
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Outback? Fibreglass trailer made in Calgary, or a Subaru car?
lol ....Trillium Outback .......we kind of think the oldies were put together better ( just not better than Escapes )
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Personally I prefer a fibreglass interior. Less maintenance.

Too bad about your Trillium outback. Do you care to elaborate?
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