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Old 07-21-2021, 08:51 AM   #1
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Escape Traveler?

Did I miss a memo?

Saw this sale ad and don’t recall any mention of this WI-based manufacturer. Looks to be an all-electric 13’er with an unusual layout. Door side galley with sink, induction burner, and pull-out DC fridge. Street side wet bath and front gaucho. Contouring of the front upper shell recalls the Nest. Additional photos in the link.

http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/f...scape-traveler

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Old 07-21-2021, 08:58 AM   #2
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Sleeps 4-5? Only if you and hubby are short and have 3 VERY small children! Certainly not 4 to 5 average Americans.
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I could be wrong, but since it doesn't look like a Trillium, it doesn't look like an Escape.
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:17 PM   #4
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Found this.

https://tinyhousetalk.com/escape-spo...ravel-trailer/
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:35 PM   #5
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Interesting, the website for the manufacture is:
https://www.escapetraveler.net/

I doubt they affiliated with the folks in Chilliwack.

https://escapetrailer.com/

That notch in the front window really does remind me of the Nest.
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Not sure how safe I'd feel with that induction cooker right on top of the sink/running water.
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:47 PM   #7
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I could be wrong, but since it doesn't look like a Trillium, it doesn't look like an Escape.

Escape was modelled on Surfside.
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Escape was modelled on Surfside.
Which looks like a Trillium. I was told that Trillium even filed a lawsuit, which they lost.
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Funny the one in the article does not look like the one on the sale ad. Note the contouring around the lower door, among other differences. Specs in the article are for a 16’er, but the one in the ad sure looks like a 13’er.

I’m confused.
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Yes, very odd. There are three in the video.

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The contouring is there (picture from a different angle from the website https://tinyhousetalk.com/escape-spo...ravel-trailer/). The article also mentions 3 prototypes were made. They were selling them in May of last year so I assume this is one someone bought and is now putting up for resale. The article says the overall length from bumper to hitch is 16 feet 8 inches with the body having a length of 12 foot 6 inches. The tongue looks to be the right proportion for about a 4 foot length. Can't spot anything fishy about the ad.
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The contouring is there (picture from a different angle from the website https://tinyhousetalk.com/escape-spo...ravel-trailer/). The article also mentions 3 prototypes were made. They were selling them in May of last year so I assume this is one someone bought and is now putting up for resale. The article says the overall length from bumper to hitch is 16 feet 8 inches with the body having a length of 12 foot 6 inches. The tongue looks to be the right proportion for about a 4 foot length. Can't spot anything fishy about the ad.
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Yes, you're quite right. The video shows all three trailers and the contour is evident on atleast one other. The narrator states that the bunks are full twins and the rear table turns into a double bed although I'm not sure how big. He never mentions how it will sleep 5. And it does look like a 13' but obviously you are not going to get bunks, table and bathroom in that small a space.

I think this is a Tiny House manufacturer that was looking to expand and has been interrupted by Covid. It looks like a well thought out trailer. I think a name change would be a good idea. At least it's not Cortes . I wonder if they made new molds or if its an update of some long forgotten brand.


Edit. I down loaded the spec sheet. It says 2-3 in the rear bed. It gives dimensions for the front bunks but not for the rear bed. Better all be good friends. No AC or roof fan mentioned. Electric heat. One hundred twenty watt solar, I suspect it is sized to help keep the fridge running. You'll need shorepower for the induction burner and the heater. Composite floor.
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Question 13 footers?

I am puzzled. I went to the Escape website and I cannot find that they even make a 13 foot RV. Too bad, as that is what I would want, not a longer one. Did they quit making them?
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At one time they made a 13' and a 15'. Cost almost as much to build as a 17' but sold for less. They dropped both. They come up for sale used, rarely.
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I am puzzled. I went to the Escape website and I cannot find that they even make a 13 foot RV. Too bad, as that is what I would want, not a longer one. Did they quit making them?
Do you mean Escape Trailers in Chilliwack?
https://escapetrailer.com/

Here is an example of one of their 13' campers on sale:
https://www.fiberglassclassifieds.co...scape-13a-1868
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Best I can tell, they only built 3!
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I am puzzled. I went to the Escape website and I cannot find that they even make a 13 foot RV. Too bad, as that is what I would want, not a longer one. Did they quit making them?
Then get something else or buy used. Escape stopped making the 13 footer long ago. Casita stopped making their 13 footer several years ago.

Occasionally a 13 foot Escape pops up on the used market. They are very rare. Better pounce if you see one.

These FG manufacturers have stopped making the smaller units for business reasons. Bigfoot also stopped making their 13 footer long ago. I'm with Glenn above. These companies realized it cost almost as much to make smaller units than bigger units, but customers perceived a significantly higher value on the bigger ones.

If you ever visited the Casita factory, it is very cramped. Its no wonder they dropped both the 13 and 16 footers. I visited back when they still made all three of the sizes. The factory was way beyond cramped.

Yes to below, kudos to Scamp for continuing to build 13 footers!
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Then get something else or buy used. Escape stopped making the 13 footer long ago. Casita stopped making their 13 footer several years ago.

Occasionally a 13 foot Escape pops up on the used market. They are very rare. Better pounce if you see one.

These FG manufacturers have stopped making the smaller units for business reasons. Bigfoot also stopped making their 13 footer long ago. I'm with Glenn above. These companies realized it cost almost as much to make smaller units than bigger units, but customers perceived a significantly higher value on the bigger ones.

If you ever visited the Casita factory, it is very cramped. Its no wonder they dropped both the 13 and 16 footers. I visited back when they still made all three of the sizes. The factory was way beyond cramped.
https://www.scamptrailers.com/showroom still builds them, both deluxe and standard.
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