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Old 03-07-2006, 01:23 PM   #43
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Escape Showroom Visit - Chassis - Rear Frame Section


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I missed the rear part of the frame in my earlier post. Here it is, from the curb side, with screw-type stabilizers on each end of a crossmember, just behind the freshwater tank. One more crossmember at the end of the body, and then the bumper; battery brackets from bumper to last crossmember; and sewer hose tube beside the battery.

Looking at the tank bracket, I realize that I need to correct my earlier description, which I will do as an edit in the "Escape Showroom Visit - Services" post.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #44
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Showroom Visit - Front sofa/dinette/bunks (part one of two)

Okay, one last post - in two parts - of my "showroom visit". In the front, this unit has a sofa/bunks setup (which is common for eggs), but in this case it is also a two-seat dinette. Here are the details, with photos taken as I stepped through the modes to see how it worked.

As I found it, the setup was upper and lower bunks:

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The front part of the upper bunk is a separate piece, which lifts out, showing the square steel support tubes.

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The extra piece is laid along the back of the seat, the support tubes are pulled out of the sockets in the bathroom wall (streetside) and closet (curbside) retracted and pinned in place, and the bunk folds down to become the seatback. Now you have a sofa (although there is only legroom in the middle - you could sit in the ends with your feet up, presumably against a pillow).

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #45
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Showroom Visit - Front sofa/dinette/bunks (part two of two)

The other mode is a dinette. To get there, the two centre cushions of the seat are removed and placed in the ends as backrests, revealing the dinette table. The table support leg is retrieved from storage (I found it in the closet).

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Lift out the tabletop, drop in the leg, place the table on top of it, and it's a two-person dinette.

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:27 PM   #46
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Thanks for the pics Brian - keep them coming!
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:22 PM   #47
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Great photos! My trailer will have the same setup and I didn't know how the bunk bed would be set up. A big reason I purchased an Escape and not a Casita was the higher bunk rating, 120 vs. 80 pounds. Know I see why the Escape rating is higher. I wish they would hurry up and fix my Escape so I can go fetch it.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:33 PM   #48
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What a great topic! Excellent photographs.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #49
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I'd be interested if they got rid of that Goucho Coucho. Not a comfortable seating situation. Why not two comfortable captain's chairs (upholstered) with a little removable table in between? Otherwise the Escape looks really good.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:27 AM   #50
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The standard floor plan B has a front dinette without the gaucho bunk. I imagine that adding swivel captains chairs may limit access to the under cabinet storage area. A picture from the www.escapetrailer.com website is attached.
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #51
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Thane, in my plan B the front seating is quite comfortable (you have to skinny past the table top abit) once you're in. We bought a couple of pillows for additional backrest support. Standard is a side window (street side) and as an option we had a side window added to curb side (above where you sit) so between these two windows and the large window in front, it's a nice area to relax, read or whatever.

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Old 03-10-2006, 04:23 PM   #52
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Thanks for the note. I really like the idea of dinettes front and back and the added window makes both ends a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The new 2006 Escapes have the forward side window standard, so both ends have three windows.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #53
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Reace has been pretty good about adding value as they move forward. For example, prior to summer 2005 the exterior assist handle beside the door was an option. By the time we picked our unit up in September, they had made it a standard feature. Likewise, it's nice to see from Brian's pictures that the city and fresh water inlets are now enclosed in a locking hatch.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:38 PM   #54
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I've been looking at the fibreglass trailer option since last summer and have viewed both the Casita and Scamp from happy owners of each. But, it is a long drive from Nova Scotia to pick up one these little darlings.

I have also come across the Escape Trailer made in British Columbia - and that's a long way off too. The promotional material has a number of desirable features but there's nothing like talking to an owner to get the straight goods. Apparently Esape is trying to establish a dealer network but don't seem able to keep their nearest dealer stocked, let alone move units to distant dealers.

Is there any first hand knowledge on the Escape out there?

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I know that I am a little late in replying Mike but my name is Scott A and I am a recent owner of a 2006 Escape trailer. I want to let you know that I have reserched quite a bit and I decided on this unit on the great construction and durability, but mostly the awsome people you meet that build these units. I don't know what else to tell you but I have put about 7000 kms on my trailer since I purchaced it in July of this year, and I am looking forward to putting another 7000 on in the next few months. I would have to say that it is worth a trip to see Reace.
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Thane, in my plan B the front seating is quite comfortable (you have to skinny past the table top abit) once you're in. We bought a couple of pillows for additional backrest support. Standard is a side window (street side) and as an option we had a side window added to curb side (above where you sit) so between these two windows and the large window in front, it's a nice area to relax, read or whatever.

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Hi Andy: I'm just have a look at all of Brian's photos. We had a 17' escape with the small front dinette. To avoid the need to be skinny, even though we two small people, we mounted the table on to sliding rails. This allowed us to have a larger table and still access each seat very easily. We also had both side windows and a larger front window installed. Reace does go all out to fit each trailer to each owner.

We put 50,000km's (30,000 miles) on Rubea before selling her in the fall. Next week we pick up Rubea II, Escapes new 5.0 5th wheel. We are excited about RubeaII and have been watching her "hatch" from the first sketches Reace made.

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I wonder how they do this demolding with the 21 and 5.0 models which do not have a front window??
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