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Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best Off-Road/4 Season Egg is....

17' Escape with off road package?
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Bigfoot "Extreme" 17 footer, made in California in the 2000s, I believe. Only seen pictures and don't think many exist. Tony
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Bigfoot "Extreme" 17 footer, made in California in the 2000s, I believe. Only seen pictures and don't think many exist. Tony
I found an ad from 2012 for one:
17.5' 2008 Bigfoot Xtreme Trailer | White Rock, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

I wish it talked more about the details.
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17' Escape with off road package?
17 Foot Escape

I don't see and "off road package" in the options list.
Are you referring to the "Hi Lift Axle" and "Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows" ?
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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I found an ad from 2012 for one:
17.5' 2008 Bigfoot Xtreme Trailer | White Rock, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

I wish it talked more about the details.
Yup it was purchased by friends. Its a nice trailer but as mentioned only a few ever made.
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I think ace brown's was lifted 6in with 30in tires. Can't remember for sure.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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17 Foot Escape

I don't see and "off road package" in the options list.
Are you referring to the "Hi Lift Axle" and "Extra Insulation & Thermal Windows" ?
Yes, that's what I was thinking but my mind translated it into "off road package!"
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I think ace brown's was lifted 6in with 30in tires. Can't remember for sure.
Is that the guy who drove around the mountains of Colorado for two years? I think I remember reading an ad from when he was trying to sell it...at least I think I remember that dog from one of the pictures!
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:32 AM   #9
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How far off road do you need to go? I nominate the "Road Hippo" based in San Angelo, Texas.


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How far off road do you need to go? I nominate the "Road Hippo" based in San Angelo, Texas.


travel trailer as expedition cabin - Page 2 - Expedition Portal
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There is a 17' Bigfoot body on page 1 of the same 2008 link as the Road Hippo. I like traveling, but driving around the world isn't my cup of tea.

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I've got the high lift option on my Escape 17B, and the clearance is well over that of my RAV4 tow vehicle. I've even added 4" blocks to the stabilizer jacks so I don't need to crank as much. They are easy to remove if I'm heading into the woods...
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Sorry to zombieize an old thread in only my 2nd post here but I have been lurking on this and other forums for months and I think this asks the question that I've been searching for.

Is the Escape 17B really the best egg for offroad or rugged Forest Service roads that one can actually buy?

Also what reasonable mods can one do to make an egg more backcountry versatile?
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Is the Escape 17B really the best egg for offroad or rugged Forest Service roads that one can actually buy?
No.

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:

My Trillium 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!
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