Escape. The fit and finish is superior, no exterior riveting, the manufacturer is on the west coast... so am I (no shipping or cross country pickup), its'a true 5th wheel.. not a gooseneck, etc., etc.
Prior to building the first 5th wheel, Reace (who is a valued member of this forum) asked the members of this forum for opinions on what they'd like in a 5th wheel:
New Escape 5th Wheel
. That alone really impressed me. I found it refreshing for a manufacturer to ask US what we wanted prior to the first build rather than telling us what we were going to have. If you read the topic, then check out the 5th wheel it's obvious (to me anyway) that Reace really did listen. Granted some of the ideas were not in the best interest for building, but some are only found on the Escape and not the Scamp (15" tires
, electric jacks, etc.) It's MY opinion the Escape will last longer and look better than the Scamp over time. The fact there isn't anything "hanging out" like the propane
tanks and stinky slinky tube certainly add to it's looks... there again it's my opinion.
Prior to Reace building the 5th wheel, I thought I would be purchasing a Scamp Deluxe 5th wheel in 2010. My retirement abode. Now, it's going to be an Escape!
PS: I've seen plenty of both up close and personal.