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Old 07-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #29
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Gosh, no 13 footer any more (unless special order) but adding a 21 footer. Guess some folks really do think bigger is better
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Seems that MOST folks think bigger is better. Last time I spoke with Reace, he said that he had made only ONE sale of a 13 footer in all of last year, while the sales of bigger ones are really taking off. They also got a LOT of enquiries about a 21 and even bigger.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #30
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If you look at the scamp facebook they sell a bunch of 13 footers. Maybe pricepoint is the difference I don't know.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #31
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Wow - ingenious floor plan - great job Reace. Agree with Donna D. We always include hang out space when rating trailers and we would far prefer to have a lovely view out the back then look at the TV and road. We seriously considered the 25 ft FB Airstream when it was introduced but with a whopping 7300 GVWR, 800 lb plus hitch weight not to mention $78,000 our Casita looked even better! This has the potential to be the ever elusive 'perfect' trailer. Can't wait to see how it evolves.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #32
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Can't wait to see this evolve. I was thinking of a 19 escape....now maybe this one. Although if I had all the money in the world I would also own a 13 ft for shorter trips.

Several members on this forum have contacted escape about at 13 and they were happy to make one. I have not seen better customer service....I believe the replied while on vacation.

What is awesome about this forum is that while we all love our fiberglass, no matter what the size, different yolks for different folks as our fearless leader says.

This new rig looks great for those who want it, and they still make a small one for those who want it, sounds like good business.

On the escape forum they even hinted at a larger 5th wheel model. Wooohoo, let the creativity begin.

Looks like a great product, but I do hope they offer a couple (2) different floor plans with bed in front or rear.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #33
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I don't know Jane, weren't Bigfoot sold wholesale through traditional dealer retail network. Where Escape trailer is paid in full before it leaves their door. One is only built if paid for so I don't see having too many trailers. I am looking forward to seeing how this one looks. It's going to be nice.
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Needing a more powerful tug I think many already have those.
I like the idea of the 21 foot and would go to the 21 Bigfoot if money were not an issue but I'm alone most of the time when out so my 17 foot works great.
One of the worst decisions Bigfoot made was to go into the C class line.
I like the extra width of the Bigfoot it just takes more gas to pull.
Escape makes a fine product, I would like to see a different layout in that 21 foot.
Ken, I've read lots of opinions regarding what went wrong with Bigfoot. And the truth is it's not my industry, so I probably should not have commented. But I did state that the Escape folks do know their business and are apparently successful. So, I must assume that they are making the right decision.

@Daniel A.: I am alone much of the time, so the 19' works really well for me. I, too, like the width. The fuel costs is a bummer. But the trailer really satisfies my needs. I'd love a queen size bed for when my husband joins me. But we do mangage. The Escape is setting the gold standard, and it's great that they are listening to their clientele.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #34
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The stories of "what really happened at Bigfoot" are legion. And, since they are so contradictory, there is very high odds that nearly all the stories are not 100% accurate!

All I know is that they were at the top of their game when they made my 21 footer

Now if Escape made a 25 or bigger..... and
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #35
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Here's a couple of bigger pictures and you do know... the picture of the trailer is a Photoshop rendering!
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Check out the size of the refrigerator!!

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Reace just posted today on the escape forum this trailer will 21ft hitch to bumper.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #36
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I just looked at the Escape website and see that they have lowered their prices and are even offering sales of up to $2000 dollars. I hope this is because of economy of volume and not because of decreasing sales.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #37
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Hi Folks,

Anyone also on escapeforum.org? I am having trouble registering and the error message tells me to contact the administrator but there is no mechanism to do so without registering! (catch 22) Could someone send me the email address of the administrator over there.

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #38
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here is the Escape forum's administrator's email
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #39
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Ray, N,
It's to Keep their employees with a paycheck during the winter months. It was last last year too. Tammy mentioned it in an interview or somewhere.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #40
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I think it's great news whenever a FG trailer manufacturer offers a new model. My ten year old Bigfoot 21 will need replacing at some point and I want some choices out there. We were in Banff National Park 10 days ago and saw an Escape 17 up close and thought it was beautiful. That said, if we eventually replace the Bigfoot with an Escape we will have the trade-off of narrower width (8'4" vs 7') and lack of some of the 4-season features on a Bigfoot. But that may not be a deal-breaker if we love some of the other features. We hope someone on this forum buys an Escape 21 soon and shares some knowledge on this forum. We have heard that Escape offers double pane windows as an option. What other winter camping features are available?
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I just got mine with the double pane windows, spray foam underneath on the tanks, 12v heat pads on two tanks ( the third is located interior), Atwood low draw 1.8 a/h furnace, foil backed insulation underneath and vinyl covered topside, heat strip in the a/c, solar panel. All of these will help winter time use below freezing and with a heated water hose, your stay limit will depend on your tank capacity, not the weather. Even the door has double pane glass. The optional small window in the bath/kitchen are not dual pane but they can easily be covered with reflectix.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:08 AM   #42
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Jim, the features you describe sounds like Escape is basically offering a four-season trailer. The only difference I could see was that Bigfoot heats the tanks by circulating furnace-heated air as opposed to electric heat pads.

The added width on a Bigfoot is a double-edged sword. That extra 16" or so really does help the elbow room. But it also drastically reduces visibility behind the trailer when towing and backing into a space. It also produces much more wind drag. I would like to go back to a narrower trailer if I could find the right floor plan.

I guess the next thing to find out will be a price comparison between 21 foot Escapes and Bigfoots.
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