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Old 04-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #43
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Rest assured Floyd, it won't be "paint." I wonder how a green stain would look My Scamp is Eastern Maple. I've only seen one other Scamp (same vintage) made with the maple. They must have had a sale on the wood in 1987-1988.
I did a kitchen once in green stained cupboards and brick-like tile, it was trendy and beautiful...Until it wasn't!

Maple can be really nice, that's what Ford used for pick-up box floors. We have an inherited Maple bedroom set from the 40's. As you describe, it is TAN and almost completely grain free, It would be the first furniture in my house to get painted, but I just couldn't!

If you can get all the lacquer off the wood, How about a Teak or Mahogany finish?
Some of my most enduringly beautiful wall clocks are Mahogany, I also have a Dental cabinet, and a Federalist desk made of solid Mahogany each with nice tiny oak inlay. They shine (almost glow) so nicely.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #44
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I've seen one Escape dual axle (must have been a 19) in the ticket lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge and there's one up the road in York, PA. And according a reliable source there's one getting off the truck in Elkton MD in a few weeks. There was one somewhere around Baltimore a while back. That's a pretty small slice of the right coast so it looks to me that there's an Escape presence here in the mid-Atlantic.

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #45
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Hope Reace and Tammy don't mind that I scooped this off their home page:
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Note the trailers going to Texas, home of Casita.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #46
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So...what y'all are saying is- what?

Escape gets promoted here because they're selling well? Or do you think that they're selling well because they're promoted here?

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It's sorta hard to draw any making-inroads conclusions lacking as we do any statistics from other, less-well-adfocused manufacturers...

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Old 04-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #47
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Also, for those that are in the "wanting" phase of getting an Escape, have you seen one in person or compared them up close to other egg campers?
Over the 9 years I have been a member of this online community, I have had the privilege of seeing/inspecting/comparing most of the makes and models represented. Each current manufacturer has strengths and weaknesses, and I've observed that they all shine; differently than their competition. I don't know how to express it other than MY academy awards:
  • Best 13' = Scamp
  • Best 15' = Parkliner
  • Best 17' = Casita
  • Best 19' = Escape
  • Best 21' = Bigfoot
  • Best 22' = Oliver
  • Best 25' = Bigfoot
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #48
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Each current manufacturer has strengths and weaknesses, and I've observed that they all shine; differently than their competition.

Exactly!

See, and when everyone says different trailers for different needs, taste, etc. We are all looking for something different. So my rating system is different than Fredericks. I am sure his is more technical based where mine is more about how I felt when I went in them.

Interior width and height- EggCamper
Most sexy glass trailer I have seen- Oliver
Most solid- Bigfoot

Best use of space, And overall the best at implementing the consumers, wants, needs - Escape




I have never seen a Parkliner nor a lil Snoozy. Parkliner sounds interesting, but the lil Snoozy isn't at all what I would want. Doesn't mean it doesn't suit someone else. Frankly, just like stickies, there are options for everyone looking to buy one. Yes with fiberglass the options are more limited, but still enough to at least find something you like. Still say, see a Escape in person and you will understand!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:24 AM   #49
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I place Escape just below Bigfoot.
My reason is the extra space inside.

Bottom line is anything Fiberglass will last, the other makers are fine in my book.
Nothing like being warm and dry in spring or fall.

I think your all nice people even if you don't have a Bigfoot.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #50
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I thought they were all talking about Ford Escapes.. (-:}
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:33 AM   #51
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Over the 9 years I have been a member of this online community, I have had the privilege of seeing/inspecting/comparing most of the makes and models represented. Each current manufacturer has strengths and weaknesses, and I've observed that they all shine; differently than their competition. I don't know how to express it other than MY academy awards:
  • Best 13' = Scamp
  • Best 15' = Parkliner
  • Best 17' = Casita
  • Best 19' = Escape
  • Best 21' = Bigfoot
  • Best 22' = Oliver
  • Best 25' = Bigfoot
When my wife and I looked for a molded fiberglass trailer we each had only one requirement:

My requirement: interior height, (I'm nearly 6' 5").
My wife's requirement: interior feeling of spaciousness (she's claustrophobic).

The clear winner for both of us was EggCamper. We did not have an opportunity to see a Bigfoot, but we did look at the 19' Escape - my head scraped the ceiling, (which I could live with), and my wife found it very "tight" feeling inside, (which she couldn't live with). I have big hopes for the 21' Escape.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #52
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So...what y'all are saying is- what?

Escape gets promoted here because they're selling well? Or do you think that they're selling well because they're promoted here?
Nope, I suspect the reason they sell well is because people see them and see they are a nicely built trailer that fits their needs and within their price range.
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That seems to be due to the disproprtionate number of high-use participants on this forum which are from the left coast or north of the 49th parallel. I have been to scores of rallies over the last decade, all over the U.S., and recall having seen exactly one.(it was a 5.0)
They are just not that common east of the Rockies in the U.S.
I have been to 3 rallies East of the Rockies hoping to see an Escape and so far no success
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Steve, make your way on up to Osoyoos in June. 82 Escapes registered there.
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Or wait until September for the Niagara Wine Escape at Niagara Falls. There will be at least one 17', 19' & 5.0, all of which live East of the Rockies!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #56
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Most sexy glass trailer I have seen- Oliver
Most solid- Bigfoot

Best use of space, And overall the best at implementing the consumers, wants, needs - Escape
Thats pretty well how they stack up for me as well but I would add one more:

Oxygen - Coolest looking!
Sadly the inside of the Oxygen doesn't have the same cool factor although a member here has done an amazing job on putting the cool factor/usable factor into the inside of theirs. I just dont have the time/skills to do that.
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