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Old 02-12-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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I am looking at a 15 foot model with no bathroom. I have researched both models and there are many similarities. However given my location the Trillium from the warm state of Califorina? is perhaps my best option. Also the Escape is a few grand and lbs. more than the Trillium. I am open to all options and recommendations. Thank You very much. John
Reace has a very nice looking 2004 Trillium Outback he's taken in trade. The factory is moving and he's reduced the price to $9,900. It's a 13 footer tho. But if you're interested see the info at the bottom left of the Escape website: Escape Trailer Industries > Home, or more info and pictures here: 2004, 13' Trillium Outback
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #16
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Thanks for the scoop, Donna. We are pretty set on the 15 ft though, but appreciate the heads up. Sounds like a great deal.
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John,
You say "...we're VERY tall..." I see in the Trillium brochure that the center headroom is 6' 3" but note that the exterior width is only 6' 6". I wonder how long the bed is if the EXTERIOR is only that wide? I'm 6' 4" and bought an EggCamper precisely because it has 6' 7" of headroom and the sleeping area is nearly 54" wide by over seven feet long, (we store things in the extra room at the foot of the bed). Unfortunately, the EggCamper only comes in 17' length and with a bathroom, so it might not be what you want.
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You say "...we're VERY tall..." I see in the Trillium brochure that the center headroom is 6' 3" but note that the exterior width is only 6' 6". I wonder how long the bed is if the EXTERIOR is only that wide? I'm 6' 4" and bought an EggCamper precisely because it has 6' 7" of headroom and the sleeping area is nearly 54" wide by over seven feet long, (we store things in the extra room at the foot of the bed). Unfortunately, the EggCamper only comes in 17' length and with a bathroom, so it might not be what you want.
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Thanks Ray for your input. Yup, the 17 foot (egg) with the head is not an option. I am 6'3" and half, give or take. Looks like we are going ahead with the Trillium, we are told the bed is 77x74. The interior height for the 15 foot Trillium is a less than the 13 foot. My main concern is that my wife who is 5'10" and a half will be able to stand erect.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:56 PM   #19
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Too bad you couldn't be at the Quartzsite gathering. Tom Brought a new Trillium 1500. It is a beauty! The interior fit and finish is great and the exterior is also. It was a double table with a fridge but no heat nor porta-potti opening, although I understand they could add that. All the compartments were lined, even the shelving around the ceiling. I understand that is a side benefit of working with Mattman.
I was so excited, I forgot to take pictures.
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Too bad you couldn't be at the Quartzsite gathering. Tom Brought a new Trillium 1500. It is a beauty! The interior fit and finish is great and the exterior is also. It was a double table with a fridge but no heat nor porta-potti opening, although I understand they could add that. All the compartments were lined, even the shelving around the ceiling. I understand that is a side benefit of working with Mattman.
I was so excited, I forgot to take pictures.


Go back and take some;-) I wish I could have been there. Shelving around the ceiling lined? I did not know they did that. Your Input Is reassuring and timely. I plan on signing the final paperwork for a 1500 today.
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Just where is Saint Michael? It would help us make reccommendations if we knew what climate you would be dealing with.

We do not have air conditioning. It got warm inside in the Yuma, AZ sun this winter, but opening the windows on all four sides immediately allowed cooling breezes inside. Did not need the fan.

And of course living in the PNW, we hardly ever need air conditioning.
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Just where is Saint Michael? It would help us make reccommendations if we knew what climate you would be dealing with.

We do not have air conditioning. It got warm inside in the Yuma, AZ sun this winter, but opening the windows on all four sides immediately allowed cooling breezes inside. Did not need the fan.

And of course living in the PNW, we hardly ever need air conditioning.
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I think John lives in St. Michael, MN.

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I think John lives in St. Michael, MN.

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Hey!!! Thanks for your input. Yes, I am in Saint Michael MN, 78" of snow and counting. We are cooler here in general.But we do have some very warm/humid days during the summer.(bug infested) We also like to escape to the warmer states on occasion. John and Debra
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I am very familiar with midwest weather. I used to live in Wisconsin. I enjoyed spring until the first mosquito, then I said, "Let's go back to winter." LOL

I remember not being able to sleep because, along with the oppresive, read humid, heat at night, came the inevitable, high pitched bzzzz'ing of mosquitos.
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I am very familiar with midwest weather. I used to live in Wisconsin. I enjoyed spring until the first mosquito, then I said, "Let's go back to winter." LOL

I remember not being able to sleep because, along with the oppresive, read humid, heat at night, came the inevitable, high pitched bzzzz'ing of mosquitos.
Yes, You are correct, that very irritating noise has compromised my deep R.E.M. sleep many times while tent camping. Also it is enuff to start an involuntary eye twitch as well. We are going with the air.

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