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Old 11-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #71
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Gene, Escapee's are not affiliated with Escape trailers. It's an RV club/association: Escapees RV Club
Oh great, I suppose they don't tow with Ford Escapes, either.
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My preference for some of these manufacturers is that they would become more clever with their existing platforms.
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I am working on a 1975 ECO looks like a Boler. The wood inside looks like it did when new. Wood in the floor looks new no rot no leaks. I did see a Bigfoot 5th wheel many years ago all the wood was rotten from sitting at the coast with the windows open. It could have gone through a flood.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #74
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We got into FG camping from tenting. We immediately liked the small size upon seeing our first FG trailer. We don't understand the bigger is better philosophy. Having minimum possessions you own is better than having maximum possessions that own you IMHO. But, to each his own. All I know is we just love our Trillium 1300 and wouldn't trade it for anything bigger.

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Gene,

Sorry I missed your post on the Oregon Escapee Park. There is another park at the Sutherlin exit that is built on the grounds of a former drive in theater where they still show movies for park members. It looked friendly and fun. Though we're escapees and like the Sutherlin park we will probably try the drive-in just for a hoot next time.

Again sorry I missed your post Gene, we're on the road and not as active reading posts...
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:06 PM   #76
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Sorry I missed your post on the Oregon Escapee Park. There is another park at the Sutherlin exit that is built on the grounds of a former drive in theater where they still show movies for park members. It looked friendly and fun.
This is the park ... looks like fun! Hi-Way Haven RV Park Home
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Sounds like that individual is thinking of a stick built trailer. I haven't heard of any Escapes that have a problem with swelling and warping wood. Has anyone? And my all wood 24 year old Scamp certainly hasn't had any. Wood interiors allow a multitude of manufacturers and owner modifications, not so when there's a molded interior. What I'd like to see is a white wood interior. Deb's&Chuck's 21 foot Bigfoot is beautiful inside with the white wood... like it's stained or pickled, not painted. It really makes it seem huge inside.

Should be interesting to see the final product(s), but isn't speculation fun!
It would be nice to have a dry washroom with a shower stall. Being 4" wider would be roomier. No towing with a RAV4 or the like. It will need a full size tow rig.
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It would be nice to have a dry washroom with a shower stall. Being 4" wider would be roomier. No towing with a RAV4 or the like. It will need a full size tow rig.
In order to be successful a manufacture needs to produce something that others are not. There is already another fiberglass trailer manufacture that is producing a trailer as above and they also happen to be in the same region as Escape and are also very popular - so going head to head with them may not result in a great many sales.
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In order to be successful a manufacture needs to produce something that others are not. There is already another fiberglass trailer manufacture that is producing a trailer as above and they also happen to be in the same region as Escape and are also very popular - so going head to head with them may not result in a great many sales.
Methinks he already has said trailer. But you are absolutely correct, it is best to offer something other than what is on the market. As I had mentioned to Chuck on the Escape forum, I am just one of many that prefer a smaller wet bath to leave room for other amenities, like storage, or just openness. We shower in our trailer very little, and just do a quick wipe of the walls when we do. I had given serious thought to buying a used 17-19' Bigfoot as I really liked the build, but the layouts were terrible, especially as far as bed sizes go, and a lot of this was due to the full dry bath.

But, as many people there are that own these trailers, there are just as many ideas on what is ideal.
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. I had given serious thought to buying a used 17-19' Bigfoot as I really liked the build, but the layouts were terrible, especially as far as bed sizes go, and a lot of this was due to the full dry bath..
Me too! I like the looks of Bigfoot inside and out but as you say the bed size is the big kicker, along with the higher weights. Every manufacture is looking for their niche market. I know in talking to Escape about my *dream* trailer , they are trying to keep the width & weight of their trailers down in order to maintain better fuel economy when towing. So something has to give. I do use the shower in my trailer fairly frequently but having a wet bath seems like a good trade off for a bigger bed that would be used daily.
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This is the park ... looks like fun! Hi-Way Haven RV Park Home
If you look on Google maps in street view on HW 138 about 5 miles north west out of Southerlin you can follow a Casita, with an AC unit in the middle of the back window, all the way to Elkton. It is being pulled by a silver pickup with a shell on the back.
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Hi: All...The Escape 21 is now one step closer to reality. Reace just posted a pic. over on Escape Forum, of the sacrificial lamb being used for the mold making. Looking good Reace!!!
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