Price Comparison: Scamp, Casita, Escape - Page 8 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-27-2016, 08:02 PM   #99
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and Y'all know it's not about what you own, it's where you go and the memories you make along the way... right? All BRANDS/SIZES ARE GOOD


If anyone is looking for the perfect towable... keep looking. Ten Forward will become an Estate Problem for my only child, because I have a build that's perfect for me!


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I agree with you 100% Donna!!! After a few years of soul searching, the 5.0TA is the ONLY FGRV I would consider as a future replacement for our EggCamper. Of course they are the only 2 FGRV's I can stand up in also....
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:55 PM   #100
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They don't use Goofy rivets...they switched to Mickey Mouse rivets years ago.

I think the Escape market went almost entirely to the overall expansion of of the demand for quality fiberglass construction in travel trailers.The specific choice for Escape is driven far more by the larger size (increasing with each new model) than by the REWFS construction method or the rejection of any other brand or construction methods. Proof of that is that Scamp sales are still at capacity even with several new brands and a doubling of production.
As you know the "R" in REWFS was added to aggravate you
(very successfully I might add) and it will be dropped when you drop your canard about through the hull fastening systems that other manufacturers have used successfully for decades, since it is about equally legitimate.

Escape was available when you bought your Scamp as was Trillium, both fine trailers which you failed to research, otherwise you would be finding fault with an Escape today instead of a Scamp!

I think that burial comment was either taken out of context or wishful thinking on your part.

Now, what about that adhesives comment, after all, cars are starting to have glued panels instead of welded. Wouldn't glue eliminate both problems and allow the versatility of rivets and a smooth exterior?

Change is inevitable, but it is not always improvement.
I have made changes to every vehicle and trailer I have owned, I think they were all improvements but I admit to being subjective.
Your trailer has many well executed changes which are all of course, "improvements".
Not all fiberglass RVs used Rivets. It really depends on what system they came up with for installing the various components. You don't have to use rivets, they just do so because it is fast to do it that way. It was always about cost savings.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:53 AM   #101
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On the rivet issue, my 36 year old Bigfoot has zero rivets and 43 year old Compact Jr has 4.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #102
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Pat, I live in Florida. It looks like I would have to go to Canada for the Escape, and I would be worried about serivce. Oliver is in Tennessee. Would the Escape and Oliver be the top fiberglass trailers? I am thinking of something in the 17 to 20 feet range. Just my wife and me. I am just exploring right now.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:54 PM   #103
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Escape, like most trailers, uses appliances common to the RV industry. They are covered by the manufacturers' warranty so you take the trailer to a local authorized service centre ( which are numerous ).
If there is an issue with the trailer itself, you call Escape and they will work with you and a local to you repair centre to resolve the issue.
Go here:
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to explore. You'll find several Florida owners there.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:58 PM   #104
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Pat, I live in Florida. It looks like I would have to go to Canada for the Escape, and I would be worried about serivce. Oliver is in Tennessee. Would the Escape and Oliver be the top fiberglass trailers? I am thinking of something in the 17 to 20 feet range. Just my wife and me. I am just exploring right now.
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All manufacturers warranty their work. The trailer builders warranty the trailer part they build. The components (stove, furnace, etc) are warrantied by those manufacturers - which are honored when in effect at almost any RV service center. I considered both O & E trailers and decided the Oliver was too heavy, too expensive for my needs, and not all that flexible as far as customizing.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #105
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I think it would go Escape, Bigfoot, then Oliver with Oliver being top dog. Certainly based on price, I suspect the same order on quality however I haven't looked at a Bigfoot or an Oliver made since they reopened resumed production. Quality might be the wrong word, maybe appointments is better.
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:00 PM   #106
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Pat, I live in Florida. It looks like I would have to go to Canada for the Escape, and I would be worried about serivce. Oliver is in Tennessee. Would the Escape and Oliver be the top fiberglass trailers? I am thinking of something in the 17 to 20 feet range. Just my wife and me. I am just exploring right now.
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Hi . All I can do is give you my opinion. Escape , Bigfoot at the top would be Oliver. The Oliver isn't really towed with different tow vehicles then a Escape . Many items on the Oliver are top notch . Marine stainless hardware for one . You choose your fabrics . You can choose flooring , counters , graphics to make it your own . There is too much to list in differences . They have a smaller single axle also which I believe is 18. To help make up mind if you call Escape they should have owners you could go look at their trailer . Same with Oliver or their factory tour . The Oliver is more money but not what Airstreams are going for and you are getting a lot for your money . Also what you can afford and not put yourself in financial trouble . The most important is Escape or Oliver will get you our there and camping . We have a 19 and love our layout . Didn't know about Oliver until after we purchased our Escape . I would advise you to see them both to help make your decision . Hope this helps . Pat
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