If money no biggy, which FG trailer would you buy? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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If money no biggy, which FG trailer would you buy?

This is all personal preference of course (and I travel alone).

5th wheel: new Escape 19.5 footer

21/22 footer: Oliver (seems to be ultimate in quality)

17/19 footer: Bigfoot 17 (this would negate wanting a 19 footer because of its wide body)

16 footer: Scamp (most floor plans to choose from)

15 or so footer: Parkliner

13 footer: (not for me, just a bit too small)

Out of all of the above, my first choice would be an Escape 5th wheel. However, I have a bum leg that's not getting any less "bum" as I age (making stairs unappealing), so I would settle for a lovely 17' Bigfoot.

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Old 01-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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If no money is involved I would get 3:

1) a 19' Escape for traveling with my family (done)
2) a new Escape 5 Tandem for luxurious trips with my wife.
3) an Escape 15B for traveling alone.

Bet you can't guess which brand I prefer?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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LOL. I'm not much of a brand loyalty person. Never had the same brand car over my lifetime. But sure, brand loyalty is definitely a part of personal preference for some, as is country-of-build loyalty. Those all work for me.

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Old 01-23-2014, 02:08 PM   #4
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My wife and I would agree with Sharon's top 3. The larger trailers hold appeal for us and my wife seems to like the idea of the bed over the hitch on the 5th wheel. Of course, in our life, cost IS a limiting factor!

Our ideal setup: 5th wheel Escape towed by a VW Amarok (not yet available in the U.S. or Canada).
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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1975 Trillium 1300.......LOL.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #6
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WTG Clayton. I should have mentioned I'll be full-timing in my rig when my house sells (yippee got an offer on it a week ago), so any 13 footer would be a bad fit for me. If I was "just" out to camp and have a blast (and single as I am now), I doubt I would want anything larger than a 13'.

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Old 01-23-2014, 02:30 PM   #7
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Addendum -- were it not for observing Norm and Ginny in their 16' Scamp, I doubt I would have gone that small as a full-timer-to-be. If those two can hack it in 16' for 2/3 or more of a year, I figured as a soloist I could make it work for me. Let's hope so, eh?

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Old 01-23-2014, 02:52 PM   #8
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I would get three as well! LOL
1) An Escape 17' for on my own
2) An Escape 19' for when traveling with two for short trips of a month or less.
3) A Bigfoot 21" for the long haul trips with two and and I plan to park on the beach in Mexico for a few months.

Then again I have seen an Oliver but never actually got to sit in it when I stumbled on it in Tofino a few years back.... might want one of those as well :-))
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #9
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There was a thread here or their forum about the escape warranty terms do not cover fulltiming.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:15 PM   #10
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I can't find warranty info on the Escape site. I'll have a look in my manual. But, I wonder how they would define, determine and monitor "full time".

Just read the warranty. Nothing about full-timing mentioned.

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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If money no biggy, which FG trailer would you buy?
Per this market at least, money IS no biggy for me- I can pay cash for any fiberglass trailer I want. And I did.

It's a 1978 Trillium 4500, and in every way perfect for my purposes .
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A quick search can bring up the thread of a newer than your 2008 owner reading from their manual.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:31 PM   #13
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Good answer, Francesca! I'm a fan of choice, and I'm always glad to see others make a choice that may surprise folks. For the record, I'm not surprised.

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A quick search can bring up the thread of a newer than your 2008 owner reading from their manual.
Good luck. If you find it, please post a link.
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