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Old 08-25-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hi I am new to FGRV but not RVing

I have been enthralled with RVing since I bought my first VW camper in 1971. Have owned several VWs, pickups with campers and for the last four years a Casita. We love the Casita dearly, but discovered last year that Escape makes a 21 foot trailer that is just right for us.

Ordered the new Escape last September and will pick it up the end of October.

If you want to see a little bit about me and my wife, Susan check out this post:

Free Times: Where Will You Go In Your New Casita?

Hope to see you out there some day. We like Arizona and Baja Mexico in the winter, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in the summer.

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Old 08-25-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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Hello Rod,

We all share your excitement while waiting for your Escape. What floorplan did you order, and what is it that you like better than your Casita?
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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Waiting on Escape 21'

We picked the Escape over the Casita because the 4 extra feet gives us a bed we don't have to crawl over each other to enter/exit. And we opted for converting the dinette into a U shaped lounge area. That will give my wife enough space to play her guitar inside on winter nights when it is better indoors than outdoors.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:53 PM   #4
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I loved reading your blog, especially about your travels to Africa and the Okavango Delta. We, too, visited Africa in May of this year after years of trepidation on my part. My concerns melted away as soon as our plane landed and we met the most amazing people in South Africa and, as time went by, in Botswana and Zimbabwe. The animal encounters were out of this world! I would go back to Africa in a heartbeat! Thank you for sharing your adventures at home and abroad.
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:08 AM   #5
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Africa was trip of a lifetime

I have to agree with you, African wildlife, the sense of adventure, true wilderness experience and delightful people,,,greatest trip of my life! Also made me sensitive to the struggles of African people to realize a good life.

I'm glad you had a similar experience. If you ever go back, be sure to visit Tanzania i.e. Nogorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

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Hey, neat!
Escape is very similar to our 21rb Bigfoot
Also, been to Botswana also a few times. My wife is minister and goes to help establish churches there. Ova convo Delta and Victoria falls are neat. Also go into Zimbabwe and Zambia. Very interesting
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Victoria Falls is truly a marvel

We went to Kasane on the Zimbabwe border to see Chobe National part and its huge elephant herd. We took a day trip over the border to see Victoria Falls.

It was so impressive. We took the helicopter flight and saw the falls from all angles. There is so much water and Interesting geology that formed falls. You can see each of the six fault lines that created the drop and the many radical turns in the inner gorge.

I think I have a video I took from the helicopter, I'll attach it if I can find it.
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