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Old 04-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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It's NOT an Escape 5.0
Wow! I need to check out an Escape 5.0. Are they that awesome?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:04 PM   #16
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Wow! I need to check out an Escape 5.0. Are they that awesome?
Steve, it's like every size or brand of all molded trailer. It's truly about the person(s) that want to own it. I'm a single, and after looking at all the different current brands, layouts, fit and finish... that's the "one" that I want for my "forever" trailer. YMMV

And yeah, if you're looking for a NEW all molded 5th wheel check them out. Looking is free.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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Best thing, Sleeping in my own bed with my own bathroom................ Not restricted to glass travel trailers, but certainly sleep better in my own bed than some nasty hotel/motel.


Worst thing, hmmmmmm ? can't think of anything other than what Donna said about comfort! No comfy chair inside, but honestly I don't care. Cause I don't spend a lot of time inside. Would rather be outside enjoying nature.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #18
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Would rather be outside enjoying nature.
Absolutely, absolutely!
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #19
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hmmm yeah the side dinette is very comfortable to eat at, but I haven't spent serious amounts of time sitting at it like watching a movie or reading. Sadly I have a bad habit if I lay in bed and read I often fall asleep...sometimes thats good and dometimes it isn't lol.

I wonder since my ParkLiner is kinda beamy, if Strongback Chairs — STRONGBACK Elite

would fit in the aisle? I work 2nd shift, and am up kinda late and do plan on doing some camping alone this year and if the weather or bug situation forces me inside this might be nice... and can fold up and tuck away in my closet.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:42 PM   #20
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I knew I'd miss my lazy boy recliner, so I splurged and bought a High-Back Go-Anywhere Seat 2 from westmarine.com. Four recline settings, and I picked the one closest to my favorite reclining position on my lazy boy. Set up a board across the usual dinette bench gap (I took the table down permanently) for a leg/footrest. The setup is VERY comfortable. I'm barely 5'1" -- don't know if taller/bigger folks would find it as "perfect" as I do. This puts my eyeballs about 4 feet from the screen of a 19" TV. Rainy days and solitary evenings/nights will be homey for me. I hope!

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:52 PM   #21
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I know for a fact unless someone new joins us next weekend that group are early to bed types and by 11pm Im usually alone at the fire(glad this group we only do this twice a year)

My other groups I camp with are usually still kickin till sunup. And its not a younger person thing, 2 friends are 59 and 60 and usually stay up later then me lol.

But it is about being comfortable... oh an an fyi, Strongback Elite Chair: Chairs | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean

same price as buying direct but free shipping!
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:53 PM   #22
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Since you said best thing not things I answer one word. -- It's the simplicity.
The worst thing. -- Aint no such thing
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:41 AM   #23
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On the whole drain hole thing:
Drain holes in a Trillium 1300?
Does your Trillium weep?

I saw in a post, that I just can't find, a fitting that snapped into the hole, from the outside. It was a circular screen. I made it possible to pull out the fitting, and clean the screen. I plan on using something like that.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:00 AM   #24
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The best - all the traveling we do now that we would not do before we bought the camper. Now, instead of saying we can't afford it, we just say, "Where do you want to go?"

The worst - wondering what new thing will surprise us and break, because it is a vintage camper. Happens every trip.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #25
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Attractive, people are forever stopping to admire the design and asking for a tour. On our 11 month trip we gave over 100 trailer tours.

Functional, it keeps us warm and dry, providing in a remarkeably small package a living room, a bed room, a kitchen and a bath.

Reliable, our's is now 22 and everything still works well and with minimum investment. Any thing that breaks is readily available and replaceable.

Modifiable, partially thanks to this web site, it's easy to improve and customize the trailer for your needs.

Affordable, fiberglass trailers are mostly not expensive, often maintaining dollar value discounting inflation. Used rigs with a little clean up effort are available and usually have been loved by their previous owners.

Useable, light enough to be easy tow, designed to track well, typically fuel efficient, and can go just about anywhere from Dunkin Donuts to old National Parks.

Security, back up against more traditional systems failure. A backup place.

Comforting, just owning one creates a little joy, knowing that at a moments notice you can be away without making a reservtion or reaching for your checkbook.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #26
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Best: Size. I remember back in the late 80's early 90's looking at those cool old canned ham's that were real small and compact and fell in love with them. Looked at a few(one my foot went through the floor when I stepped inside of it.) I never bought one because the monumental work needed to properly restore one but always liked the real small size...perfect for 1 or 2 people.

Worst: there is a price. Yeah fiberglass trailers are real expensive in comparison to stick built ones... but worth it to avoid the problems that stick built ones always have.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #27
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i again...just want to say when i lived in mine the first winter i got it i DID put in a lazyboy!!! had to take the base off to do it. but i did need it when i was in it 24/7 cuz of back arthritis. now that i am more mobile i found a fold up camp chair -very light-recliner position as well as sit up to the table position. so i have a small folding table and that folding chair and i am all set. (i had removed captains chairs and small table )

i didnt know about how they hold their value when i bought mine...another plus.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #28
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Hold value MUCH better than most anything else.
Smaller size is easier to manage
Stores in the yard
Moves around the yard with my garden tractor
Spare guest room (have full hookups at the house)
Economical to tow
Very quiet inside when closed down for the night.
Goes places my 5th wheel could only have dreamed about
Solidly built
Leak resistant
Easy to maintain
Easy to modify
No slides to fail to open when you're 1000 miles from home

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Initial cost (I'll get back later without interest)
Limited floor plans
No slides
Can't swing a cat
Shower too cramped
Holding tanks too small
Limited storage
Wish the tongue was a foot or so longer
No recliner
No living room
No big screen TV
No fireplace
No basement
No seperate shower
No queen bed with room to get out of it
No twin wardrobes
No 10,000 lbs of stability to haul around
No reason to stay inside all day and be a couch potatoe...
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