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Old 08-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #29
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Think of resale a bathroom/washroom makes sense. Road travel requires potty stops along the way. I would rather use my bathroom than rest areas. When you get older having your own bathroom is nice to have at night.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #30
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I find that not having the bathroom does limit how long we will boondock. It was nice to be able to take a shower and get spruced up before heading back to civilization.

That said you use the bed, kitchen and seating all the time so having the space a bathroom would take up available is something to consider.

I agree with the previous posters opinions on the resale question, most folks looking for a larger camper will be expecting a fully self contained unit. People will more readily buy a 13 ft. as a "hard sided tent" than something in the 16 or 19 ft. size.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #31
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Jim , I like the idea of a smaller bathroom, We are still in the planning stages as well and will have to run that idea by Reace.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #32
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A 5.0 is the way to go!!!!
Best of both worlds, a bathroom and large bed.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #33
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Yes, 5.0 is the best of all worlds.... and twice the price of a Casita...but I know it is worth it! I hear it's easier to "back in" a 5.0 vs. a trailer into a site. Have no idea, never did it...not yet. The only thing we've backed up is our truck! Looking forward to seeing someone's 19' trailer this week. Two axles...better than one? I guess that's the advantage of the 19' trailer vs. the 5.0.

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Old 08-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #34
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I am interested in the Escape 15B - it sounds to be well built and within my towing limit. And I like that extra insulation and duel pane windows are available on this model. On the floor plan though, the head/shower looks to be on the small side for showering (I am 5'10"). I would appreciate hearing opinions on this from those who have this model or at least have been in one.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #35
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There is one for sale on the Escape Forum- less than $15k for late model used. I think it only has the toilet, no shower, maybe more space?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #36
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I am interested in the Escape 15B - it sounds to be well built and within my towing limit. And I like that extra insulation and duel pane windows are available on this model. On the floor plan though, the head/shower looks to be on the small side for showering (I am 5'10"). I would appreciate hearing opinions on this from those who have this model or at least have been in one.
There is actually one for sale on this list! It looks new and they are not that common a find. The trailer was at the Oregon meet and I know I am not the only one that has expressed surprise on seeing it that it hasnt sold faster. Contact the seller as I suspect she has a lot more photos of it to share.

As someone who is also 5' 10" suspect you are going to find the shower heads on most of the smaller trailers are on the low side - thus why most of them are set up with the removable hand shower option.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #37
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Robert, My wife and I have an Escape 17B with the bathroom. In hindsite we wish we had gotten the 17A.

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