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Old 05-31-2012, 09:41 AM   #57
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Bret,
There is an escape owner 19 footer i think near pollock pines or placerville on the escape forum. Didn't know if you already knew or not. Bruce W. Thought you may want to say hello some day.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:48 PM   #58
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Larry and Janet,

Your postings and identification (California and Sierra camping) seems to indicate that we may be in the same general area. My wife and I now have a 19 foot Escape, and formally owned a 17 foot Casita Freedom Deluxe (I'm 6'3" and wanted the additional space). If you are interested in looking at either/both trailers in order to get a up close look at their features (a close friend purchased our much-loved Casita) we live in the foothills near Sacramento. Please feel free to private message me though the forum if you would like to arrange a look-see.

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Thank you Bret and Ellen: There is nothing like seeing first hand what everyone is talking about. If I can make it up there soon I will private message you.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #59
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Larry, come on up to Osoyoos this weekend, and see lots and lots of different Escape trailers, and owners too.
Jim: My wife and I would love to see all the toys up there in Osoyoos but we are clear down here in crowded SoCal. But since retiring last year we are thinking about getting out of here. Perhaps move up to the Pacific Northwest somewhere.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:17 PM   #60
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My wife also wants a shower although it is my laymenís opinion that if one is going to dry camp in the Sierras (no hookups) you will not be wasting a lot of water taking a shower and for that matter using a hair dryer.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Well thats where you have it all wrong!!!

The only reason I have the shower and actually use it IS WHEN dry camping! Most have shutoffs right on the shower handle so one can shower while using little water. So when you camp in the Sierras all you need to do is keep a water container in the back of the tow so when you head out to explore the area and pass a place with water you grab a portable refill.

Hair dry well thats what solar panels are for :-)))
Carol:
Thanks for the helpful information. I am new at this and made an incorrect assumption. I keep thinking of the days when I went tent camping with my parents. Being uncomfortable, too cold, not sleeping very well, no shower for a few days and in general, feeling awful. At 61 I really appreciate the creature comforts. I need to remind myself that camping in a nice trailer should be a pleasant experience.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #61
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We just bought a 19' Escape

We bought a 19' Escape on Monday after agonizing between the Casita and the Escape. They are both great! A few things that helped us move to the Escape was the floor plan, central the location of the furnace instead of directly next to the bed, better separation of the stove top and bed surface, the front box option, more storage, awning design, no rivet holes, dual axles, and being able to highly customize it. We even specified our flooring, counter tops and are supplying the dinette fabric. We still like the Casita "cute look" better but everything else won it over for Escape.

Steve & Margarita
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #62
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Soon we will have enough owners to have a US Escape rally somewhere central like Colorado/Kansas/Missouri/Arkansas.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #63
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Soon we will have enough owners to have a US Escape rally somewhere central like Colorado/Kansas/Missouri/Arkansas.
From the number of Escapes with US plates on them down in Arizona and Southern Cal this winter I would suggest you already do Of all fiberglass trailers I saw it was the brand I saw the most of.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #64
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towability

Wow! If you read this tread all the way through, you would come away with the conclusion that the two items being compared were not "travel trailers" at all, but really park models!
There has been sparse comparison of the towability aspect of these two trailers. Many people seem to think that you should simply buy the tow vehicle to accomodate the trailer, with no consideration as to it's use when not towing. This can leave you with an unpleasant oversized and overpriced vehicle to drive when not towing, plus the difference can be thousands of dollars in fuel cost over the life of the combo.
I see the inevitable trend toward larger trailers, and thus larger tugs. Escape and Casita are both guilty on this count.
Accommodations are important, but it still must be considered that they are still "Travel Trailers"
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I suspect Floyd that may be due to the title of the thread. The thread wasnt titled tow vechile comparisons. The 17' Casita and the 19' Escape both weigh in on the Real World Weights in the same range & nether exceeds the width of most tow vehicles or if they do not by much, as a "real park model" will. So I suspect there is not a whole lot to debate in regards to the differences between the two in regards to their towability :-)
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I suspect Floyd that may be due to the title of the thread. The thread wasnt titled tow vechile comparisons. The 17' Casita and the 19' Escape both weigh in on the Real World Weights in the same range & nether exceeds the width of most tow vehicles or if they do not by much, as a "real park model" will. So I suspect there is not a whole lot to debate in regards to the differences between the two in regards to their towability :-)
There is a big difference in towability in this genre, and even between the two trailers being compared. Towablity is as important a factor when choosing a travel trailer as any other consideration. I was merely pointing out that it was being overlooked.
I made no implication that it should be a comparo of tow vehicles, but these things must be considered when choosing which travel trailer to buy.
BTW; The frontal area and ball to axle length, are just a couple more considerations which are as important as width or weight.
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Well, I'm going to do a trip tomorrow and I'll report back my trip results. I have 2 tow vehicles, a Dodge Ram 1500 and a Jeep Liberty. I'll be towing an Escape 19' with the Liberty and will repost back my findings. I have towed an Egg Camper with the Liberty and now will try the Escape. These 2 trailers are the topic here.
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Well, I'm going to do a trip tomorrow and I'll report back my trip results. I have 2 tow vehicles, a Dodge Ram 1500 and a Jeep Liberty. I'll be towing an Escape 19' with the Liberty and will repost back my findings. I have towed an Egg Camper with the Liberty and now will try the Escape. These 2 trailers are the topic here.
Excellent! and close (casita vs escape)
You do get the point though!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #69
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Excellent! and close (casita vs escape)
You do get the point though!
If you buy the Escape 19 you will find it is more balanced than the Casita. Escape 19 dual axles even the load out more and the trailer rides evenly. We drove home from the beach in April forgot to dump the dogs water dish. When arriving at home none of the water left the bowl. I was impressed!. I like the interior covering inside the Escape over the rat fur in the Casita.
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If you buy the Escape 19 you will find it is more balanced than the Casita. Escape 19 dual axles even the load out more and the trailer rides evenly. We drove home from the beach in April forgot to dump the dogs water dish. When arriving at home none of the water left the bowl. I was impressed!. I like the interior covering inside the Escape over the rat fur in the Casita.
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Casita uses carpet, Scamp uses "ratfur".
Next time...try that dog dish thing when the temperature is above freezing!

You do make a relevant point about the tandem axle.Whether it is an advantage or not... it is, of course a clear difference which deserves consideration. On heavy trailers the advantages can sometimes outweigh the drawbacks.
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