I Just Have To Ask, why Escape? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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I Just Have To Ask, why Escape?

I hear "Escape, Escape, Escape" and I wondering why exactly that is. They are more expensive so I would expect more for sure, cost/value. What makes them worth the extra money? Is it the "fit and finish"? Compared to Casita and Scamp, they have not been out there to prove the test of time of 20+ years and still going. So, I just had to ask. Also, for those that are in the "wanting" phase of getting an Escape, have you seen one in person or compared them upclose to other egg campers? Thank you.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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You should probably pose this question on the Escape Forum where there are many Escape owners who looked at Casita, Scamp, etc. before making their decision. I didn't compare ( other than to a Nash, built of sticks and staples, and weighing twice as much ).
There have been posts where owners discussed this very question.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Quality product, FANTASTIC customer service. You speak directly with the owners. Reace works the line while the trailers are being built. They attend gatherings and listen to the "wants" of owners. The first words out of their mouth isn't NO. They not only build the trailers, they use them for camping with the family. And did I mention, it's a quality product?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Well, as an Escape owner I can give you my reasons. I looked at all three (Scamp, Casita & Escape) and talked with owners prior to purchasing & as you mentioned, the fit & finish was superior. All the owners of Escape trailers had nothing but praise for the company & trailer.

Another reason is the company's willingness to custom build the trailer. I asked if they could add a back up camera & cell phone amplifier & antenna - Reace's answer was to sent them to him & he would add them during the build. Owners have supplied their own fabrics, countertop & floor materials, in fact, they will even match the exterior graphics to your tow vehicle. If it can be done, they will do it. It is as close to a custom built trailer as possible.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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I hear "Escape, Escape, Escape" and I wondering why exactly that is. They are more expensive so I would expect more for sure, cost/value. What makes them worth the extra money? Is it the "fit and finish"? Compared to Casita and Scamp, they have not been out there to prove the test of time of 20+ years and still going. So, I just had to ask. Also, for those that are in the "wanting" phase of getting an Escape, have you seen one in person or compared them upclose to other egg campers? Thank you.
Well they may have not been around 20 plus years they have been building trailers for 12 years and as they have become the most popular new fiberglass trailer here on the West Coast I dont think they will be disappearing any time soon.

Yes I have seen them - at the factory and at many rallies here in BC, Washington and Oregon meets. They were last year the second most popular trailer (by numbers) attending the Brandon Oregon meet (Scamp held that spot for a long time) and the way the numbers have been climbing each year at that meet they may within a year or two take over first place from Casita. Funny enough while out in desert in southern Cal and AZ last winter I saw more Escapes than any other fiberglass trailers out camping and on the highway coming and going. About 5 to 1.

Its the more functional layout and finish that makes them outshine a Casita and Scamp and many other brands of trailers that I have seen IMHO. The only fiberglass that is currently still being made that I can honestly say that outshines them all in regards to finish is a Bigfoot - but they are a wider. heavier and even more pricey trailer. The other big thing is Escape will do a lot of custom work and additions to a trailer that Casita and Scamp would never do. In fact Scamp and Casita have had to play a little catch up in the past few years with their offerings of standard and optional equipment as a result.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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The interior of an Escape makes Scamp's and Casita's interiors look rather plain in comparison. Escape looks more upscale.

I think there's a little bit of image, too, with the Escape. Sort like Cadillac vs Chevy.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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When you purchased you house, you made some alterations to make it your home, didn't you? Some paint, window treatments, perhaps remodeled the kitchen, to make it exactly the way you wanted it, correct?
Well with Escape you do the same, you have them build it exactly the way you want (some limitations) and you design the interior with your color choices, add or delete some outlets, add some windows and shelves, it is your home. Try doing that with an airstream which costs twice as much, or any other trailer manufacturer. Customization is what an Escape is, it is the way you want it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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All I can say, is tour one! Then you will understand................




Frankly, I like all glass trailers, actually I like most travel trailers, rv's and anything that allows people to get out and explore camping. But some manufactures just know how to create the best quality for your money! Escape, is one of those!

I own a Casita, which I am happy with despite the captains chairs.......

But if I were to buy new "glass" it would be a Escape. And I have only seen one in person. That's all it took to see the layout 19fter and just the things they thought about that other manufactures haven't. And believe me, when it came to originally purchaseing new, I looked at many manufactures that were producing at the time. Loved Oliver! Still do actually. But both Oliver and Casita were months out on production. So I went with a year old Casita. Had I known about and seen a Escape 19, I would have waited for that to be built. Just saying......................
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never too late, robin, I have a feeling there will be a bunch of used 19's once the new 21' comes out later this year!!
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never too late, robin, I have a feeling there will be a bunch of used 19's once the new 21' comes out later this year!!

Oh, believe me Jim after the fall roundup last Sept it was about all I could do to keep myself from just ordering one. Loved the 19. Amazing what 2 ft can add as well as how Escape lays out the interior. They use the space very well. But soon life slapped me back to reality and I didn't place an order. Perhaps someday...........
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
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I have noticed that lots of folks who have gone to Escape from other (16 & 17 ft) fiberglass trailers have often gone to the 19 which of course Scamp and Casita don't make and I am sure will soon be going to the 21. Bigger is better philosophy!
As hard as I try to like it I still do not like the non fiberglass cabinets/ countertops in the Escape. If they had those I think they would be perfect.
I think because I see lots of old Bigfoots in Canada with the wood cabinets and they just look so dated and veneer is coming off etc.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #13
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The interior of an Escape makes Scamp's and Casita's interiors look rather plain in comparison. Escape looks more upscale.

I think there's a little bit of image, too, with the Escape. Sort like Cadillac vs Chevy.
I disagree...The Escape interior pales in comparison to the Scamp Custom Deluxe interior.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #14
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Before buying my Bigfoot the only other trailer that had my interest was Escape.
Value for my dollar was the reason I went with the Bigfoot in the used market.

I was able to buy a hardly used 20 year old Bigfoot that people think is no more than 4-5 years old.
I've not had to do anything other than polish the trailer.

Fit & finish are more important than some realize.
Scamp & Casita do offer good value for the money in my opinion and I've looked at many used units.
That extra foot of room inside a Bigfoot is hard to pass on.
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