Originally Posted by Badger
Is the Escape 17B really the best egg for offroad or rugged Forest Service roads that one can actually buy?
The first-gen Trillium
4500 is. That's what I own, and it's followed me up/down the absolute worst possible FS roads you can imagine. Stock 13" wheels and tires
, too- clearances are never a problem since I also tow with a smallish enough 4x4 vehicle that we needn't bother
to attempt the ol' hump-straddle. One side on the shoulder and one side on the hump- that's our style.
Best of all:
and I have long gotten over any squeamishness about marks/scratches/dirt/whatever "defacing" its surface, a major concern for most especially if they've just paid north of twenty thousand dollars for a trailer. We call those "Sierra Pinstripes", consider them Badges of Honor, and would be mortified
to finish a season without having added any new ones to the collection!