Having just sold our ParkLiner
, we made some interesting observations as we showed it to perspective buyers. Since we also have an Escape 19ft., those who were interested could look at both and compare them for themselves. It all comes down to personal preferences! Some liked the look of the ParkLiner
better (the fiberglass cabinets, the openness, etc.) and some liked the look of the Escape better (the lack of fiberglass cabinets, the floor plan/arrangement). After looking at both trailers, some of the folks decided they would purchase an Escape. Others looked at both and decided they preferred ParkLiner
The fit and finish on the Escape is far better than the ParkLiner! There is no doubt about that. No comparison there. But that is not a priority for everyone. The fit and finish on a Bigfoot
trailer is also superior to most trailers, not to mention the space inside; we just felt we would need a pick-up in order to pull one (due to their width) so Escape works better for us. We would love it if our Escape had an all wood finish; can't argue with that point! Would we be willing to pay an additional $3,000 (as those who purchase a Deluxe Scamp
do in order to get this look)? I don't think so. If that is a top priority for some, then a Scamp is the way to go. We have owned many different trailers over the years including stick-built, Bigfoot
, Airstream, in addition to three Escape trailers and our ParkLiner. They all had their advantages (and disadvantages).
(We also found it interesting that our gas mileage was the same towing our 15ft. ParkLiner as it was towing our 19ft. Escape. We tow with a V8 4-Runner.)
Rather than argue about which molded fiberglass is "the best," all I can say is that based on my own personal preferences and my own personal experience (and my husband agrees!), Escape trailers are by far our first choice in a camping trailer. We are glad that there are lots of options out there and hope for success in all of the newer molded fiberglass trailer companies.