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Old 05-27-2003, 10:47 PM   #29
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I was thinking the same thing Mike. the wheel is back a little, so a box should balance it.

and a full bed can run from 40 to 54 inches. :) it is a good idea to have the numbers. :yep
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:26 PM   #30
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I'd want to know just what those 'single' and 'double' beds translate into in terms of inches though.
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Maybe JD can get that question answered when he heads out that way?

My friend is on the road and I said I'd make a few calls for him while he is out of pocket. As I type, he's actually not that far from the factory and may do a stop by inspection for himself. He wasn't inclined to head that way without some preliminary info. AND, since he is in the market for an egg-sized travel trailer he also wasn't going to come all the way back to Georgia and then wonder if he should have taken a slight detour to satisfy his curiousity.

FWIW, I was also told:
- there is a washed oak/pickled look choice of cabinets
- the floor is linoleum
- you can have the standard bench/bunk up front instead of the front dinette if you like
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Old 05-28-2003, 11:29 AM   #31
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escape(in a Trillium)

This looks amazingly like a trillium 5500 with a new door skin and up to date windows. The interior is very similar also. If you check the interior pictures you will see the high rise in the center, very Trilliumesque. The only other major difference seems to be the more rearward axle placement. check my interior pics for similarities
inside a 5500
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Old 05-28-2003, 11:59 AM   #32
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Axle placement looks same as Casita's

Is the axle placement really any further rearward, or is it just an optical illusion?

Looks (to me) like the fridge is on top of the axle, and the doorway is where the fridge would be on a 17 ft. Casita. Behind the wheel actually looks about the same...

It'll be interesting to see some figures on bed width, placement of water (fresh and waste) tanks, etc.

Very nice looking trailer... at first I thought it looked like it was even a couple of ft. longer than my 17 ft. Casita... until I did a double-take.

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Old 05-29-2003, 01:17 AM   #33
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Benita,just got some more info from Escape regarding the frame extension. When the company contacted Transport Canada to confirm if they could extend the frames, they were informed by the Feds that the Escape is registered as a 17 ft model under the Canadian National Safety Mark Authorization. If they begin altering the frames they would have to submit applications for approval for each new trailer,therefore frame extension is out.
Some more trailer details
Rear dinette/bed is 49" wide by 6'4"
Front dinette is 30"
Interior height 6'
Outside width 6'7"
New models coming out have a more natural oak finish with a
neutral colored cushion fabric.
Reace Harmatiuk of Escape Trailer Industries will respond to
any questions via email at reach@telus.net
They will soon have their own website.
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:45 PM   #34
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JDMac,

Message received and conveyed. Detour aborted. Check your Fiberglass RV BB mailbox.
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Old 05-29-2003, 03:24 PM   #35
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Frame extension

I would think they could do something non-perminant so it would still list-out as a 17'er. Like a flip-down rack, or an add-on rack (like a hitch-haul perhaps) or something like that. I'd personally prefer a PAIR of class 3 recievers that took a rack that had two bars. That could be REALLY stable and hold a lot of weight safely.

That rear bed width is also somewhat dissappointing. I was hoping for something wider. To me, 54-60" would be the ideal. Wonder if they'd be willing/able to do that???

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Old 05-29-2003, 07:50 PM   #36
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double vision(or is that two receivers)

Mike - check out the dual port system from Draw-tite, one 2" receiver and two round ports and lots of toys to attach
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I would think they could do something non-perminant so it would still list-out as a 17'er. *Like a flip-down rack, or an add-on rack (like a hitch-haul perhaps) or something like that. *I'd personally prefer a PAIR of class 3 recievers that took a rack that had two bars. *That could be REALLY stable and hold a lot of weight safely.
Ditto. My thoughts exactly. Even though I don't think two Class 3 receivers are necessary, two receivers IMHO is a very good idea.

But then if I were designing the trailer:O

1. The burners would be the indoor/outdoor type, like on my last popup. There was a plumbed propane hose with a quick connect feature next to the sink. You could attach the portable cooktop and cook inside using this hose or you could take the cooktop outside where there was a second quick connect hose running to the exterior side. Whether you used the cooktop inside or outside you were drawing from the propane tank. There was a rail on the trailer side that the cooktop mounted on that held and stabilized the cooktop for cooking outside.

1a. I'm still not sure if I'd want an oven or not. The one in my house has only been cleaned once in the last decade - because someone else actually used it and got it dirty.
I knew my aunt was up to something when the smoke alarm went off. She turned the oven on and all of the cobwebs flamed up and set the smoke sensors blaring. Yet and still she persisted in her bizarre plan to put the butchered carcass of an animal in a pan inside the oven, turn the oven thermostat to a high temperature and allow the carcass to fester in heat until it was crusty. :conf

1b. If there is no oven, I'd want an open faced cupboard with gear restrainers above the sink that could be used as a toaster oven or utensil shelf. Yes, toast is one of my culinary specialties.

2. There would be a casette toilet and no black water tank. I find the cleanliness and ease of dumping for these superior and personally preferable to the plumbed black tank models. I had one like the top model pictured. http://www.haymanreese.com.au/thetford/cassette.htm

3. There would be an interior shower. It could be either an aisle arrangement like the Pleasureway Class Bs or it could be a closet like the Casita and Scamp. Alternatively, it could be a combo like the Rialta pull out shower closet.

4. There would be a flip up, fold down counter top extension next to the sink.

5. The dinette tables would be the portable indoor/outdoor type.

6. I [b]MIGHT also want dual axles on the trailer. :shg

7. There would be side air.

8. There would be an option for an all electric trailer.

Believe it or not, I acutally like what has been described about this trailer. I'd have to see one before putting any money down though. I don't know how Canada works. Here, in some industries you have to put up a bond before you sell. Since Escape is so new, if I were buying, I'd like to know more about how things work in Canada and more about the Escape founders.

My deal breakers:
Has to be garagable.
Has to have a sitting area suitable for computer work
Prefer to have a full-time bed.
Has to have a private bath or be very cheap to compensate for this lack.
Don't really want anything weighing over 2,500 pounds

The only element my current unit doesn't feature is the garagability factor.
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