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Old 05-26-2015, 11:42 AM   #15
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sort of reminds me of a boat "saying"....

and it goes like:

"The perfect boat is one that drinks six, eats four and sleeps two!"
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:54 AM   #16
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Off hand I can't think of a fiberglass trailer 17' or less with a 4 seat dining table separate from the main bed. 2 seat yes, but not 4.

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Your correct but the Escape 19' does!
As does the Escapes and the Bigfoot 21'
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:48 PM   #17
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Off hand I can't think of a fiberglass trailer 17' or less with a 4 seat dining table separate from the main bed. 2 seat yes, but not 4.

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The Escape 17A has a 4 person dinette and a main bed. Of course, you lose the bathroom. If you don't mind a wedge shaped bed, you can even do it with the bathroom in the 17B model. You'd lose the entry storage closet.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #18
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I'd never want to do without a bathroom, but I'd like to get a look at that 17B,
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:13 PM   #19
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I'd never want to do without a bathroom, but I'd like to get a look at that 17B,
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Thom and Sue on the Escape Forum have such a modification. Here are a few photos and a link to their album:

Escape Trailer Owners Community - Bobccat's Album: It's all about size
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:26 PM   #20
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Only Camping in the South, this past winter...so far.....

Use a lot--
Queen memory foam bed that we do not have to fold up
2 person dinette
Microwave
Small, lightweight flat screen TV (but only for an hour before we go to bed)
Fridge-12volts, small, but useful!
Automatic LED solar light out side the door (we added--easy mod, Cooper AllPro #MSLED100)
All the lights--some LED, some not.
Closet to hang a few clothes
Blinds on all the windows
12volts from AGM battery

Use a little--
Toilet (but only at night when we don't want to hike to the campground facilities)
Water at the sink
Electric heater, built-in
Small lightweight DVD Player-- for an occasional movie

Don't use much--
Shower--we use the campground showers

Haven't used yet or haven't seen a need for yet---
Awning--don't have one yet, but we might
A/C
Hotplate
Propane heater
Propane stove
Water heater
Any propane

I'm thinking of buying a 12 volt TV with built-in DVD player5--any comments, recommendations?

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:46 PM   #21
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Thanks Rob. Looks very nice. I sent them a question about the bed setup.

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Old 05-26-2015, 02:03 PM   #22
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I'd never want to do without a bathroom, but I'd like to get a look at that 17B,
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You should ask members here if someone close to you will show you there Escape 17B - there are lots of them around or I should say there was, have noted while attending fiberglass meets that many owners here have upgraded to the 19' or 21'. Or call Escape and they will set you up with someone close to you.

There are photos of the standard 17B set up with the 2 seater at the front on Escapes website. Most folks I know who have them leave the back bed down.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #23
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Off hand I can't think of a fiberglass trailer 17' or less with a 4 seat dining table separate from the main bed. 2 seat yes, but not 4.

Walt
If you go one foot more, the Trillium 5500 has a bathroom, and a HUGE bed in the back, and a four seat dinette in the front. They both can be either a bed or a dinette.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:27 PM   #24
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M Scott, I'm interested in what you found difficult about your awning. I have a Casita 17SD on order along with an awning option that it's not too late to cancel, so could you explain (1) the difference between self-wind and hand-wind, and (2) what's difficult about it? I plan to solo full-time, and I'm not all that strong anymore. Thanks!


If others wish to chime in on anything else you don't or can't use due to physical limitations, please do! You would be helping save me money or trouble.
We have a 2013-17 ft. Casita Spirit Deluxe with the Fiamma awning. We use the awning often .Works well and is easy to set up and take down (one person operation). It is far better than the Dometic awning we had on our previous Scamp. You do need to be conscious of the wind but that is true of all awnings. Being able to sit outside in the shade on a hot sunny day or when it is raining is an asset in our book. IMHO.

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If you go one foot more, the Trillium 5500 has a bathroom, and a HUGE bed in the back, and a four seat dinette in the front. They both can be either a bed or a dinette.
Or, one more foot - my Escape 19. Queen sized bed, 4 person dinette, bathroom, 6.7CF two door fridge, tandem axles, etc -- about the same weight as the Trillium 5500.
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Or, one more foot - my Escape 19. Queen sized bed, 4 person dinette, bathroom, 6.7CF two door fridge, tandem axles, etc -- about the same weight as the Trillium 5500.
What is your average towing fuel consumption? I'm getting 16-17 MPG towing Scamp 16. I prefer to travel and see the world around but not "camp" with BBQ like 30'+ monsters.
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What is your average towing fuel consumption? I'm getting 16-17 MPG towing Scamp 16. I prefer to travel and see the world around but not "camp" with BBQ like 30'+ monsters.
I tow with an F150, 2.7L Ecoboost V6 4X2 Super Crew. My towing average mpg is about 16, and not towing it jumps to 26. Generally I keep it at 60 mph on smaller highways, and 65-68 on Interstates. I haven't really noticed an appreciable difference in mpg between the two.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:19 PM   #28
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Franswa, about the bigger bed. Thanks for those pictures. I saw that post and have bookmarked it. We actually thought about doing something like that and perhaps we still will. The downsides I see are: 1) it makes it a little difficult to get out the door in case of an emergency. Not impossible, but kinda awkward and 2) you have to convert the bed back to a table before you can open the fridge or at least remove and store the extension. I thought it was a very clever mod though.
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