Escape 17B vs. Trillium Outback - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-23-2017, 12:53 PM   #1
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Escape 17B vs. Trillium Outback

Hello all,
We are looking at small trailers right now and we've been leaning towards the Escape 17B but even that may be too big for our tow capacity (3500lbs).
Would love to hear your opinions about the Trillium Outback. Pros/cons, how it compares to the Escape?
Thanks so much,
Marta
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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There are several folks over on the Escape forum towing the 17B with a similar towing capacity. Some on here also.

I've never even been inside a Trillium, so cannot speak to that, but can say we love our Escape. The quality is outstanding
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:05 AM   #3
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As far as I know, Outback only makes a 13' trailer. That 4' difference is huge in terms of functionality. Best bet is to arrange to get a look inside both to see which size is right for you

There have been isolated reports that Outback has had trouble with on-time deliveries of new builds. One person reported a delay of over 6 months from the original promised delivery date and poor communication from the company. He did seem happy with the trailer once he finally got it.
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There have been isolated reports that Outback has had trouble with on-time deliveries of new builds. One person reported a delay of over 6 months from the original promised delivery date and poor communication from the company. He did seem happy with the trailer once he finally got it.
I do wish someone would add to the discussion who has had recent experience with Trillium Outback. It is my favorite floorplan of the small fiberglass trailers because they use a curtain to separate the toilet area rather than walls, which has got to eliminate a lot of weight, plus it adds light to the trailer. It also has an extended kitchen counter for prep space. I don't think you could fit more than one or two people in there anyway so privacy shouldn't be a problem. I also have a 3500 pound tow limit to be mindful of.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:53 AM   #5
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Here is one thread
Recent Trillium Outback customer service
If you put Trillium Outback in the search, top right use the google one, more will come up.
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For what it is worth, I towed a 17B 85,000 miles over 5 years with a V6 RAV4 (with tow package) Rated at 3500/350, actual weight 3010 to 3100 & 335 - 345 tongue.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:45 PM   #7
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Been towing my 17 be with the Toyota Venza which is a 3500 pounds. Capacity. Works great and down the Arizona in over the Rockies In British Columbia. I do have a light duty Reese equalizer hitch which I think makes a big difference. I think it's made for a tent trailer but being that the 17 B is so light it works perfect.
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I do wish someone would add to the discussion who has had recent experience with Trillium Outback. It is my favorite floorplan of the small fiberglass trailers because they use a curtain to separate the toilet area rather than walls, which has got to eliminate a lot of weight, plus it adds light to the trailer. It also has an extended kitchen counter for prep space. I don't think you could fit more than one or two people in there anyway so privacy shouldn't be a problem. I also have a 3500 pound tow limit to be mindful of.
We got our Trillium Outback four weeks ago. It is easy to tow (1,500 pounds) and we find it really comfortable for 2 people. There is no toilet in our trailer but the kitchen counter, table, benches and closet are all great and built with fiberglass, which makes everything durable and light. Windows and ceiling fan are excellent. Went camping with it for the last three weekends and everything looks good and works fine. Regarding the mixed reviews and delayed delivery complaints, our trailer was delivered six weeks after the agreed date. Not too bad considering that these are unique, hand made trailers.
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