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Old 04-16-2013, 12:04 AM   #127
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #128
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"Koala" sounds like a good name for a trailer. So when you go camping, you are spending Koala-ty time!

No one needs to avoid calling a non-molded TT a "stickie". I have one, and that's what I call it! Call a spade a spade, ya know?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #129
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A Koala is cute and cuddly and give you a warm feeling just to look at them and they are fun to watch. Going camping with my family and friends gives warm cuddly feelings, camp sights are pretty to look at and just fun to set and watch.

What more could you ask far.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #130
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I'd get the stick built in a heart beat as long as I didn't have to store it outside. I have had a stick built 5th wheel and never had an issue because it was "stick built". It also was stored indoors all of it's life and I'm sure that helped. I never off roaded the thing either. I now have a Casita only because I accidentally ran across a used one in great shape for a good price. Fiberglass is wonderful bit it is not "maintenance free" either (just spent several days polishing and waxing it).

Bang for the buck, I'd be looking at the all aluminum trailers really hard. I think they would last a long time (as long as I'll be out pulling a trailer) and have more space with the small slide. I like the idea of a queen bed I don't have to climb over someone to get out of and I love the space even a few ft of slide offers.

Right now the Casita is perfect for our weekend outings but when I retire in a few years and have more time to travel I will most likely be doing exactly what you are. Looking for more creature comforts and bang for the buck. I'll be pushing 60 by then so I won't be concerned about something that will last 40 years or have a lot of resale value. I'll want something that's easy to get around in and easy to tow. The resale value will be my heirs problem, not mine.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #131
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Gotta say, "Stored indoors all it's life" bypasses about 98% of the negative issues with stick-builts.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #132
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Gotta say, "Stored indoors all it's life" bypasses about 98% of the negative issues with stick-builts.
But, the cost associated with this is quite tall. Would be nice though, even for my 'glass trailer.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #133
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Being static has as much to do with stick-built longevity as does a roof over a roof. Park models don't usually go from wrack to ruin but roof membranes do take a beating.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:49 AM   #134
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So after 10 pages I guess our advice to Steve is to either go ahead and buy the Escape or buy the stick built and then build a building to store it in. Raz
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #135
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Steve has already said he doesn't want an Escape trailer- and doesn't just about everyone here store their trailers under cover????

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #136
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A "stick" Escape?

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #137
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Steve has already said he doesn't want an Escape trailer-

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Not true. He indicated he did/does want one but just not wanting to pay the price due to all the extras he wanted on it.
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Not true. He indicated he did/does want one but just not wanting to pay the price due to all the extras he wanted on it.
I believe Steve actually indicated that he thinks the unit "with extras" overpriced (an assessment with which I agree).

I though it indelicate to to point this out when I simply said Steve "doesn't want an Escape"...but since you evidently think my original assertion in error I feel the need to clarify.

And on the subject of Good Manners (not to mention reality checks)

In my opinion, the notion that the only folks that don't have an Escape are those too poor/cheap to buy one really should be confined to the Boosters section of The Escape Owner's Forum !

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #139
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On the other hand, one can't help but notice that you, Francesca, seize every opportunity to take a jab at Escape.
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I believe Steve actually indicated that he thinks the unit "with extras" overpriced (an assessment with which I agree).
A lot of buyers (including myself), after looking at all the other options out there would disagree. Nobody is forced too buy options, but it is sure nice too have some good ones if you do want them.
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In my opinion, the notion that the only folks that don't have an Escape are those too poor/cheap to buy one really should be confined to the Boosters section of The Escape Owner's Forum !
And just where does this notion come from? I have never heard it, and in fact would be very put off if I did. Most owners are proud of what they bought for the reasons they did, no matter what the cost was.
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