Ron, I guess the 21 Big Foot is the only BF product that is close in length. To answer your question, IMHO there are no equals to Big Foot quality of build. Period.
That'll bring out the discussion and perhaps I should be more sensitive but you asked for an opinion....There are others that will be as long, or similar in molded construction, but not any where close to BF quality.
We have an 11 year old 17 footer also that still has the new car smell after 60,000 plus miles and kids.
Big Foot will be missed..... RIP....
Now I think you're also asking "should I buy an Escape"? The Escape family has sure shown that they are customer friendly and by all accounts on this board they have a happy customer base. No exterior rivets either!
Close the deal and find the fastest route from KNAB! By the way, we came through your lovely town this year and it could definitely use an Escape parked outside the chuck wagon - if you ask me!