I've had my 1993 Bigfoot 17CB for 1 1/2 full seasons and I pull it with a 2003 Honda Odyssey Minivan. I have had the mods to the minivan for the transmission and power steering coolers. It weighed out just under the max gross weight recommended by Honda, which is 3500 lbs. That was with the trailer loaded as a regular trip, with water tank full, and some grey and black water, with normal food and clothing loaded.
I get about 19L/100km with the load and about 11L/100km (I didn't translate into Imperial, or USA) without the trailer so it is a significant load on the vehicle since the gas mileage drops almost in half. However, it tows well and I've not had problems keeping up with traffic. I've put a few thousands of miles with no problems (Knock on wood!).
I do use a Weight Distribution Hitch, crucial for the Honda, and a Tekonsha P3 brake controller.
For an 'Egg' it is somewhat larger than the usual Trillium
, but I do enjoy the extra features. Over the years I have had a Trillium
and a L'il Bigfoot, (and a pop-up), but this one is really very nice. The beds are a bit narrow for 2, but useable.
The enclosed bathroom, with shower and hot water, is a real treat, as are the 4 burner gas stove with oven and 2 door fridge
I don't know the Escape, but had visited the Bigfoot Factory in 1995 and was impressed with the manufacturing quality at that time.