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<13' 4 4.44%
13' 29 32.22%
15' 5 5.56%
16' 12 13.33%
17' 23 25.56%
18' or greater 17 18.89%
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #15
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With a trailer name like "eggy-sue" I thought you'd be a Buddy Holly fan.
"Oh Boy"... "That'll Be the Day"
Wait...I'll "Think it Over"...
"Well,all right", when camping we sometimes fall asleep to the rockin' sound of the "crickets".
"Listen to Me"..."Early in the Morning" even if "It's Raining in My Heart" I'll still "Rave On" cause there ain't no "Maybe Baby", "Eggy-Sue" will "Not Fade Away".
"Everyday" these "Words of Love" come from a "Soft Place in My Heart"
We've even been to Clear Lake.... twice!

Think Eggy.....

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Old 10-26-2013, 01:48 AM   #16
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Keep in mind, after you pass the 16 foot mark they're not cute anymore. So if you have a big family you'll have to tow a train of 13's or 16's to be cool.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:58 AM   #17
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We have a 1995 16 ft Casita. I have been in 17 ft Casitas and they seem much larger. 19 FT Escapes are amazingly roomy.

I really like the 16 and see no reason to go larger, but Jessica has her eye on the 21 ft Escape. I fear the inevitable contribution to Canada's GDP that is surely in my future

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #18
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Question about Poll

If you have more than 1 rig does one vote Chicago style?
(i.e. "Vote early & Vote Often")
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #19
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I have owned a 16 foot Scamp for nearly a dozen years. Love it! However, I am moving up in size. A new Escape 5.0TA on order. I'm not buying because it's bigger, nor because it's a tandem axle. I'm ordering because I want to camp in the winter (dual pane windows, extra insulation) on the Oregon Coast when the winds are blowing and the Pacific is boiling. I'm looking to improve my longer-term camping comfort level.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #20
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I have owned a 16 foot Scamp for nearly a dozen years. Love it! However, I am moving up in size. A new Escape 5.0TA on order. I'm not buying because it's bigger, nor because it's a tandem axle. I'm ordering because I want to camp in the winter (dual pane windows, extra insulation) on the Oregon Coast when the winds are blowing and the Pacific is boiling. I'm looking to improve my longer-term camping comfort level.
Wow, Donna!! Next step, retirement and full timing.

As far as trailer sizes, I love my UH-13r and it's perfect for weekend camping. But if I was retiring and taking longer trips, I think I'd move up to a 16 of some type. Maybe EggCamper
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #21
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We started with a Scamp 16, moved on to a Scamp 19 and now have an Escape 5.0. I think we finally found the right size for us!
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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We are brand new to trailering - have a 21 foot Escape on order with our maiden voyage in April. Last night I had nightmares about trying to find and back into a campsite on our first night out. Better than nightmares about emptying the black tank I suppose lol.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #23
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@spokenescape

Went through that this summer

Remember that even at 21 ft, you will still be among the shortest there.

Hand on the bottom of the steering wheel. Move your hand right ( counterclockwise) to swing the trailer to the right and the opposite for left.

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Old 10-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #24
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I think it's actually: hand on bottom of steering wheel, palm facing up.
To move the back of the trailer to the left, move your hand to the left. To move the back of the trailer to the right, move your hand to the right.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #25
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Hi Glenn,

That is what I meant. Thanks for a clearer explanation.

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Old 10-26-2013, 01:00 PM   #26
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Keep in mind, after you pass the 16 foot mark they're not cute anymore.
Naaaaa see a lot of *real cute* 17' Escapes out there..... heck hard to tell when camped right next to my 16' Scamp that their any bigger - except when you go inside thats when your know!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #27
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We have a Scamp 16 and I think she's a great size except that we are a bit too wide for the bed. I made a new table that so make the bed almost six inches wider and am looking forward to the HUGE difference I think it will make. We envy those of you with fifth wheels but I think if we go any bigger, our fiberglass sing days will be over: we've been talking about how we can make our existence full timing in a short coach and though it is still a dream, it seems more plausible every time we discuss it. I'm in my thirties so the only thing holding us back is the "making money" thing. Until then, our Serenity is just that -- perfect! Did I mention the dogs sleep on the bunk or under us? No room for all four of us!
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #28
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Remember that even at 21 ft, you will still be among the shortest there.

Rick
Right. I start thinking of a 21 footer as large until I look around any campsite and realize that a 21 footer is still considered "tiny" by most of the RV world.
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