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Old 01-13-2016, 09:45 PM   #15
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We used and liked our EggCamper for three years but all electric just didn't work for us even in Arizona where we go in the winter. It's a decent trailer with some drawbacks. The dinette, for example, makes into a bed for one but my adult son who sometimes goes with me has to sleep on the floor since the dinette bed isn't long enough for an adult. The air conditioner is either too small or the placement prevents it from doing a good job. It's located under one dinette seat. No door on the bath and not a lot of storage space. My Escape has more storage space than I'm likely to use. The EggCamper was a good buy at the price we paid but not at its present price especially when compared to my Escape 19. The Escape is almost completely custom built with a long list of standard features including awning. It also has a long list of options from which I chose just four. The Escape is much nicer inside and when compared with the exchange rate between U.S. and Canadian money is a better buy. The EggCamper is short on storage space, the fresh water, black and gray water tanks are small as is the water heater. The 1000 watt electric heater is inadequate in very cold temps. The fridge is also very small but doesn't have to be level like typical rv fridges because it's a compressor fridge. I took the standard fridge in my Escape and it's more than twice as big as the one in the EggCamper. Escape also makes a 17 foot as well as a 21 ft plus a 20 foot 5th wheel. The only drawback to an Escape that I can see right now is that the entire production for 2016 is all sold. Since you're in Michigan, you're welcome to contact me after I get home about the end of March and come look at mine.
I think I did contact Escape to see if I could do just electric with them and it wasn't an option....I wish the options could be omitting as well as adding :/
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:08 PM   #16
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I think I did contact Escape to see if I could do just electric with them and it wasn't an option....I wish the options could be omitting as well as adding :/
Just because you have it doesn't mean you ever have to use it!
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:53 AM   #17
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Unfortunately a factory price increase to $25k means used prices increase as well. Might be cheaper to buy something else and convert it. Raz
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Just because you have it doesn't mean you ever have to use it!
Right. While camping a couple of years ago we were talking to the owner of a medium sized motor home and he told us that, after five years of owning and camping with it, he had never filled his propane tanks. Here in the South, pretty much all campgrounds have electricity because air conditioning is sometimes a necessity.
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:40 PM   #19
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I contacted Scamp today and they said they could do all electric for me and even leave the range out for me as that is the only thing they can't do electric (no cost benefit to omit). Casita can't do electric only. I am looking at the escape as Bob has steered me toward and I do like it. I'd love to see the gaucho bunk as I'm having a hard time seeing those examples. I also haven't found a weight limit for the bunks in the scamp. I'm doing more research and going to make a good choice now that I'm learning more about these. Again, the all electric is what I really want, so as long as companies are willing to modify, I guess I'd be willing to buy.
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:43 PM   #20
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Right. While camping a couple of years ago we were talking to the owner of a medium sized motor home and he told us that, after five years of owning and camping with it, he had never filled his propane tanks. Here in the South, pretty much all campgrounds have electricity because air conditioning is sometimes a necessity.
lol and the reverse is true in MI, air not as much as heat lol, and hence my issues with all my friends saying I need propane, I was a sucker and caved, then was almost to afraid to use it....let just say even starting the grill outside freaks me out
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Speaking of electrocution, I am astounded by the campers with 120vac outlets mounted on the back splash level with the counter, on the front of the kitchen counter, or incredibly, built-in flat on the counter with no indication they are at least of the GFCI type to reduce shocks.

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lol and the reverse is true in MI, air not as much as heat lol, and hence my issues with all my friends saying I need propane, I was a sucker and caved, then was almost to afraid to use it....let just say even starting the grill outside freaks me out

Our parents used to tell stories of gas explosions. Perhaps that's why we always had an electric stove. But after using the gas cook top in our first trailer we switched over to a gas cook top here at home. Better control and when the power is out, we can still cook. Now you couldnt give us an electric stove. Not a sales pitch. We all have different comfort levels. Raz
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...I am looking at the escape as Bob has steered me toward and I do like it. I'd love to see the gaucho bunk as I'm having a hard time seeing those examples...
Enjoy! Here's the only one I've seen on the market in the last couple of years:
2012 17' Escape Travel trailer Plan B | Sooke, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

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It was gone 24 hours after the ad appeared!
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Enjoy! Here's the only one I've seen on the market in the last couple of years:
2012 17' Escape Travel trailer Plan B | Sooke, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
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It was gone 24 hours after the ad appeared!
Thanks soooo much that is exactly what I wanted to see now to find out the weight limits on all of these, my sticky only holds 75# on the one small bunk so both kids are already to much for that one....since the 2016 year is already sold out, I guess I have plenty of time to research
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If you are thinking Escape, you should check their web-site a couple times a day for surprise build openings. There were two just recently that nobody expected and they were gone within hours.
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Maybe people backed out?? That's good to know, thanks for the heads up. I did the conversion today and I really would have more bang for my buck, crossing fingers all electric I sent email but I'm sure they are busy building how long does it take usually from order to build? I will prob have delivered too, unless the hubby want to take a road trip
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