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Old 09-08-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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I saw today that Escape trailers are sold out thru the end of 2016.

Does anyone know how other manufacturers are doing? Scamp, Casita, etc.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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You know what works really well to find out this kind of information. A telephone, simply call each manufacturer. Bet they'll tell you when you could expect any trailer you might consider.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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You know what works really well to find out this kind of information. A telephone, simply call each manufacturer. Bet they'll tell you when you could expect any trailer you might consider.
That sounds too much like effort. Not to mention hold times, busy signals, etc. Just thought some other folks here might have the info and others in the group might be interested.

I don't expect to ever be in the market again as my Scamp should last 40 more years, probably longer than I will be using it.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:42 PM   #4
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I saw today that Escape trailers are sold out thru the end of 2016.

Does anyone know how other manufacturers are doing? Scamp, Casita, etc.

Thanks, john
I'm a very impatient person and hate to wait for anything but if I was in the market for a new trailer I would probably order an Escape and wait. A 5.0 TA would sure be nice.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:44 PM   #5
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falling into the etc column at Oliver Travel Trailers we are booking for May 2016 deliveries. The whole RV industry is booming, let's hope it last for everyone.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:56 PM   #6
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My brother just ordered an Escape 19 the other day. Last weekend he was telling folks that he was going to get it on Dec 9th.......next year.

The wait is worth it, IMHO.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:12 PM   #7
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Scamp Wait time

I ordered my Scamp 16' in April for a week of October 5 delivery...21 weeks.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:54 PM   #8
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Wow, Jim. A 20016 Escape? That's some lead time!
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:15 PM   #9
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Scamp often get caught up during winter. Last year I called them in February and they had a couple that were not claimed. I was able to make a few adjustments too. Put down a required amount and picked it up in May.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:06 PM   #10
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Put the manufacturer on notice for what you want. They all get cancellations for various reasons. Our 6 month wait time for an Escape (after the deposit was placed) went to 6 weeks when we took a cancelled production slot. Not a built trailer, but a slot - so we got exactly what we ordered.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:58 AM   #11
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Yet despite the popularity, fiberglass campers are still rare. We're just back from 3 weeks on the road and most nights we were the only egg in the campground. Raz
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:34 AM   #12
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Scamp Lead time

Just got back for Scamp in Bakkus, MN. Saturday afternoon. If you ordered a Deluxe now, it would be built in February 2016.

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Old 09-14-2015, 06:31 AM   #13
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Just got back for Scamp in Bakkus, MN. Saturday afternoon. If you ordered a Deluxe now, it would be built in February 2016.

BobH.
While, like Gene, I would expect Scamp to have shorter wait times in the winter, that might not be the case since the wait time reported by Bob echo's the wait time for my Scamp (and Richard's also), which was ordered in April.
Promised delivery is 148 days later, or 21 weeks and one day.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:17 AM   #14
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Escape won't even be accepting new orders until "early 2016" - and those will all be for 2017! At least a 15 month wait time. I credit a lot of this to the favorable exchange rate with Canada.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:29 PM   #15
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Escape won't even be accepting new orders until "early 2016" - and those will all be for 2017! At least a 15 month wait time. I credit a lot of this to the favorable exchange rate with Canada.
The favorable exchange rate, great design, great quality control, and great customer service. Escape is a company that cares.

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Old 09-17-2015, 09:09 PM   #16
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Supply and demand. One of those Econ101 things some of learned about in college. It's a GOOD thing. Almost automatically adds value to the asset we own.

I waited seven years to get Ten Forward. Those that want to buy now and have to wait months shouldn't... BITC ... complain
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #17
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I waited seven years to get Ten Forward.
Donna, I don't mean to take this sideways... too far....
But how did your trailer get its name?
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:45 PM   #18
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I'm sitting in a campground with 400 sites in mid-September and this place is jammed full of huge RVs.
This is the boomer generation moving through the economy, with force.
I think you could sell anything you make that has wheels.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:44 AM   #19
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Donna, I don't mean to take this sideways... too far....
But how did your trailer get its name?
Here's the story, direct link: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post463704
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Hi Donna,

This was my boat in 1997. Note the name on the bow. I think I have you beat by a few years...
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