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Old 08-11-2011, 09:00 PM   #15
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Frederick, can I ask why the rollup awning is preferable to the cased? I have only dealt with the cased. It seems fine but maybe I just don't know any better

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:24 PM   #16
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I'm not greedy. I'll happily take any of them!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #17
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Hummm. Somehow the Lil Snoozy was left off the group. I like it, although it's not in my top two... maybe it's the gelcoat color? I scrub and scrub to get the "dust" color off my Scamp in the Spring... still, I like the layout... front bed and you can "look" out the back during waking hours... hummm.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:17 PM   #18
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It would not take me 2 seconds to make my decision! Escape 17B! If I had a tow that could handle it maybe the 5th wheel but pretty sure I would be good with the 17' either way.

Reasons - Its the nicest looking of the bunch and I can have it custom done to what I want and I can leave the bed down and still have a comfortable area to eat without giving up a front window and a bunch of storage. Can get at the under seat storage from the outside, I way easier awning to take up and down. Nicer bathroom. Nicer coverings, more functional storage......
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Frederick, can I ask why the rollup awning is preferable to the cased?
My Fiber Stream has a roll-up awning.
  • I don't have to fold up the legs and tuck them up into the case.
  • The legs are bigger and less prone to bending.
  • The awning is attached directly to the trailer, there is no gap between the case and trailer.
  • It is simpler to operate.

The downside is the less appealing appearance when folded up. A case awning is sleeker when stored away.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:39 PM   #20
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My Fiber Stream has a roll-up awning.
  • I don't have to fold up the legs and tuck them up into the case.
  • The legs are bigger and less prone to bending.
  • The awning is attached directly to the trailer, there is no gap between the case and trailer.
  • It is simpler to operate.
The downside is the less appealing appearance when folded up. A case awning is sleeker when stored away.
Add to that is that it real easy for only one person to put up & no battle to get the legs back into the case snug
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:57 AM   #21
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  • I don't have to fold up the legs and tuck them up into the case.
  • The legs are bigger and less prone to bending.
  • The awning is attached directly to the trailer, there is no gap between the case and trailer.
  • It is simpler to operate.
Learn something every day. Thanks
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #22
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Too bad one can't find a rollup awning like the one on Airstreams. All the benefits of the rollup and it creates it's own case when closed, thus the benefits of a case awning!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #23
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Too bad one can't find a rollup awning like the one on Airstreams.
That's just a "fabric" choice. It's called Unigard at Carefree of Colorado - Recreational Vehicle Awnings. That puts a "Case" around the fabric when closed, but leaves the legs up against the side of the trailer.
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The downside is the less appealing appearance when folded up. A case awning is sleeker when stored away.
While having the legs always exposed is way more convenient, a full-on case awning's storage of the legs along with the fabric looks better going down the road, and probably has less wind resistance. YMMV
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #24
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I believe I would choose the Escape 17B.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #25
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While I've taken myself out of the market for a FGRV until after my return from my mission trip next year, I did go out and finally take a good look at the Escape 17 & 19. I like what I see. I may have to take a close look at them when I return. Especially since I'll be on the west coast for a while after returning.

So my vote....?????
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:49 PM   #26
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Well, I love my mony pit...I mean my Bigfoot 19. But, if money is no problem, I'd seriously consider the Escape 19 with double pane windows and extra insulation, a full bath/shower, etc., etc.

But I'm casting this vote without having seen an escape trailer...

I really don't want tow a 25' Bigfoot, but would love to add another 2 feet (21' Bigfoot) so that my husband & I cam share a bed ....

Such a nice fantasy thread ...
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Sorry, none of the above - I would like to have my 13ft UH with a customization package !! I'd have a frame-off resto done with everything refreshed, insulation added, new double pane windows, new axle and brakes, paint job, custom wheels that would take my UHaul hubcaps !! (plus the small incidentals inside like new cushion covers.) So I guess I'd take delivery on the Escape 19, and then sell it to pay for my customization !
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