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Old 05-04-2020, 01:42 PM   #21
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This exercise reminds me of days of yore when the Chief Photographer at the Vancouver Sun designed the darkrooms in the new building. He neglected to account for the width of the cinder block walls. His walls were the width of a 2B pencil.
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Old 05-05-2020, 05:55 PM   #22
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I might see if I can cut and paste text into their web-form. Or maybe they are already aware that there are other designs on the market they can look to.
Well, I managed to copy and paste quite a bit of text into their web form tool for option E23F1.

By the way, I ran across mention on the Escape forum of a pending new larger fiberglass trailer from Northern Lite, the Boreal 23 FB. Have folks here discussed that one?

At 276″ length overall, and 84″ wide, it will be a rather unique offering in the molded-trailer arena.

https://northern-lite.com/boreal-23fb-travel-trailer/
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This exercise reminds me of days of yore when the Chief Photographer at the Vancouver Sun designed the darkrooms in the new building. He neglected to account for the width of the cinder block walls. His walls were the width of a 2B pencil.
If they were the width of the whole pencil, that would be just about right for our trailers' walls.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:32 PM   #24
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At 276″ length overall, and 84″ wide, it will be a rather unique offering in the molded-trailer arena.
Somebody just mentioned the Bigfoot Silver Cloud. That's the trailer I wanted to mention when I posted about the Boreal, but I couldn't remember the name.

It sounds like the Boreal is in the same realm size-wise as the Silver Cloud, though from what I can see the Silver Cloud has managed to retain a big "living room" area at the back.
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Well, I managed to copy and paste quite a bit of text into their web form tool for option E23F1.

By the way, I ran across mention on the Escape forum of a pending new larger fiberglass trailer from Northern Lite, the Boreal 23 FB. Have folks here discussed that one?

At 27’6″ length overall, and 8’4″ wide, it will be a rather unique offering in the molded-trailer arena.

https://northern-lite.com/boreal-23fb-travel-trailer/
Pretty similar to the Bigfoot 25FB I'd say. Same length if you get the front compartment on the Bigfoot and a fairly similar layout, but the Boreal 23 is a bit lighter and taller with more counter space and less seating. On paper the BF's a bit better insulated, but it's close enough that details like air leaks and tank area design will make a bigger difference.
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I'm not knocking people that like large, comfortable RVs. But the part of this story that I think is a little sad is that Escape seems to slowly dropping all the smaller trailers in favour of larger units. Witness the fact that the 13' and 15' models were dropped some time ago. Will the 17' be next?

When I was a kid in the 1960s, a 20 foot trailer was big one and that trailer was only 17' by today's measurements. Building trailers is a business and Escape is undoubtedly offering what their clients want; boaters call this "2 footitis". And larger trailers are more profitable too. Just as the car builders are going away from sedans to SUVs and pickups, some trailer builders are going away from small trailers. And I think that is too bad.
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I think part of that is competition and finding a niche. Scamp, Trillium, and Casita plus a few newcomers like Nest have the 13'-17' range covered fairly well. As you go bigger there's fewer options. Oliver, but they're sort of their own niche in terms of price and being rather long but narrow. Bigfoot does make as small as 17.5', but price-wise and weight they're closer to Oliver. So, "like Scamp/Casita but a bit bigger and nicer while not getting into Airstream territory on price".

It does kind of seem to go in cycles, though. I'd actually say if anything overall the small trailers have made a bit of a comeback the past few years. Nest, resurrected Trillium, plus traditionally-constructed ones like the T@Bs.
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