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Old 05-08-2007, 11:41 AM   #21
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Work is slow today so I'm feeling literally prolific ....

I've always been a 'tenter' but my wife is a 'shower and warm toilet' sort of camper. Now we have a 5 year old boy so we ditched the tent and bought a Boler 1300. I took a lot of perspective from my friend down the street. He started with a 14 foot fiberglass trailer of some sort, then bought a 22foot generic to get more room. But needed a big tow vehicle and so was maintaining an extra Ford truck just to tow the trailer. So he sold the 22 and bought a class B motorhome... But he still had the maintenance nightmare and huge fuel bills. So he sold that and bought a tent trailer. He decided he didn't like the tent trailer because you can't put anything in it until you get to camp so with 2 kids and a dog, the minivan is chock full of stuff until he gets to camp and then it takes him an extra half hour to get everything setup. So he just sold the tent trailer and is going to use his parents 5th wheel and tow vehicle until he can find another 15-17 foot fiberglass trailer which he figures will be just about perfect.

So Yuri made me sell my 1300 to him which left me scrambling to buy the 1700 that you now see in another thread. A decision I've since come to regret (though I hope Yuri and his family enjoy the 1300 despite the fridge 'incident'). I think once we get the 17 whipped into shape, it'll be great. The only things I didn't like about the 13 is that we didn't have a dinette and were always eating outside. When it's cold and miserable and you're eating outside in the rain, you wonder exactly why you have a trailer. Plus, the floor of the 13 was always packed full of clothes at night because we had nowhere to put anything ... In short, the 13 was just a _weee_ bit too small for the 2.5 of us; but in retrospect, given the amount of effort I've invested in the 17 so far, I'd gladly go back to the 13.

Hind sight is perfect ....
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:39 PM   #22
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Ian, IF you read this, it might be worth your while to get 'off your island' and come to our egg meet in two weeks at Harrison, B.C.

Reace from Escape R.V. will be there for the weekend 'modeling' his '07 Escape 5.0 (fifth) which is directly designed to be towed by down sized pickups. Check them out on his website!!!!
Thanks for the invite Doug and I actually considered dropping in on the gathering but I just have too much work here on the Island. But on a trip to Calgary late in April we stopped in Chilliwack to see Reace's babies and have arranged to rent an Escape 17 in September. If it's as good as it's billed we'll probably order one then.
Also, it sounds from what I read that you're another refugee from Winterpeg. Hate the rain here but it sures beats the minus 30 stuff.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #23
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But Ian, its almost 30 there today,LOL

Reace informed me that the cost of fiberglass is directly related to the cost or oil and thus when oil goes up, expect the cost of things related to it (fiberglass & ??) to escallate as well.
He is coming to the meet to 'model' his new 5.0.
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