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Old 08-02-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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Talking WTB: Escape trailer, any length - want to travel!

Hello,
We're looking for an Escape trailer to haul behind our van.
We're newbies, so we want to just start with one and figure out if we need larger or smaller or if we lucked out the first time with the right size, it can happen .

We don't mind cosmetic issues, it's the structural issues that we are not keen on fixing.

We're in Southern California, but don't mind traveling a bit to buy the right one.

Thank you for your time, please send me a PM if you're considering parting with your Escape.
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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Head to the Escape forum. Be prepared to pay $$ as Used Escapes tend to bring top dollar. Pounce if you see one as they sell fast! We bought ours the first day it was for sale and the seller had three or four backup buyers by the time we got to their house. Escape has not been around long enough to find one with cosmetic issues.

We paid basically what a new one sells new for on ours but avoided a six month wait from the factory and did get a lot of options with it. There is essentially zero depreciation on used Escapes.

Realize it's easy to load up an Escape with $5000 to $6000 in options! So even if you pay "full price" for one it's still cheaper than a new one. In our case it was worth it to not miss a season of camping. We were done with our Casita.

Escapes are great trailers but I see more deals on Scamps and Casitas. (Note they sell fast too!!!) The Escape floorplan is what won us over (we had a Casita prior, it sold in four hours). Nothing wrong with any of them it's what fits you that matters. Once we saw an Escape at a FG rally, we were hooked.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #3
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Hello,
We're looking for an Escape trailer to haul behind our van.
We're newbies, so we want to just start with one and figure out if we need larger or smaller or if we lucked out the first time with the right size, it can happen .

We don't mind cosmetic issues, it's the structural issues that we are not keen on fixing.

We're in Southern California, but don't mind traveling a bit to buy the right one.

Thank you for your time, please send me a PM if you're considering parting with your Escape.
:Lisa the Escape Trailer is built in Canada, in Chilliwack, BC not many are built each year so they will be a hard find.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:53 AM   #4
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Yes, I am finding out the Escape are harder to find.

I'm not all that patient, so I will likely buy a Casita or Scamp (which I like too), and they are a tad easier to find.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:19 PM   #5
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Yes, I am finding out the Escape are harder to find.

I'm not all that patient, so I will likely buy a Casita or Scamp (which I like too), and they are a tad easier to find.
:Lisa if you can find a Escape for sale in Canada then you can save $$$$ as our dollar is not worth as much as yours is.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:45 AM   #6
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Good point about exchange rates, but at this time I am going to try and buy semi-local.

I cannot change the title of my post, but please note I would consider any of the following trailers:

Scamp
Casita
Big Foot
Oliver
Boler
Trillium
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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Yes, I am finding out the Escape are harder to find.

I'm not all that patient, so I will likely buy a Casita or Scamp (which I like too), and they are a tad easier to find.
Where I live, Scamps are the easiest to find followed by Casitas. I rarely see any other brands. A nice Scamp or Casita will cost thousands of dollars less than an Escape.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:07 PM   #8
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Bought a little fixer-upper 1992 13' Scamp today!!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:12 AM   #9
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Congratulations and enjoy!
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Congratulations and enjoy!
Thank you, here's a photo of the rig:
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #11
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Nice! Your tow vehicle is bigger than your trailer! Lots of storage! Have fun with your first "egg"!
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:53 PM   #12
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I just love this little Scamp! Polished it up with some recommended products I read on here.
Kind of hard to tell from the photo, but before it was just a chalky dull surface.
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You have been busy! Looks spiffy now.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:26 PM   #14
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You have been busy! Looks spiffy now.
Thank you!
Something about this little Scamp that is fun to own. I sit in it quite often, for no particular reason.
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