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Old 07-31-2020, 10:17 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to the forum - looking for info on an armadillo or Escape

Hello!
We are just beginning our adventure into the RV life! Right now we tent camp. We are looking for a small fiberglass trailer (ideally Canadian made). Does anyone have first hand experience with either Escape or Armadillo? We would need a trailer that sleeps 4 (3 - 5'+ in height) and is capable of being used in the late fall/early spring.

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Old 08-01-2020, 09:17 AM   #2
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What size and what are you going to tow it with? I had an Escape 19 and currently have a 21. While they are both wonderful, the older 2015 19' was actually a better trailer. Fewer glitches. What ever you do, get the manual awning if you have a choice.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:26 AM   #3
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A 17' Escape with the bunk bed option would be a minimal but quite nice fit to those specs. It Will sleep 4 6 scooters and the table Will Seat 4 in reasonable comfort. The bunk bed comes as a permanent installation but it's an easy mod to drill out the jingle pins and replace them with quick release pins and leave the bunk bed at home when not needed.


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Old 08-01-2020, 11:09 AM   #4
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Hi! I am towing with a RAM 1500 with the Hemi - think I am good til 12500 lbs or so.

Thanks for the responses on the Escape trailers!
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:38 AM   #5
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I read about a cot option with the Escape (I think)? Does anyone have experience with it for a 100lb+ person?
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:39 AM   #6
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Thank you for the pointers!!
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:30 PM   #7
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Escape all the way baby!

In 14 years have had a dozen trailers and the Escape has been the best so far. Easy towing and aerodynamic design makes driving in windy areas easy. Good luck 👍
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Hi, we were in a similar position. I had posted about debating between a Casita vs. Armadillo a few weeks ago, and we actually ended up with an Escape 17A! I think the Armadillo Backpack was our first choice, simply based on how it looks--much more modern, loved the color choices, lighter weight. My 3 young kids loved the idea of a triple bunk. The used Escape happened to be for sale and in a city where it could be shipped up easily to us. And most importantly, it was available NOW (versus the 6 month wait for building a Backpack). So, we decided to go for it. We just got it a few days ago, and we've enjoyed hanging out in it in our driveway. My kids are small, so the 5 of us fit in it fine for now. Can't wait to take it out!

There's a small FB group of Armadillo and Backpack owners that you can join to get a better feel for them. Definitely more limited than Escape, but seems like a happy bunch of folks. One of the more recent builds included a HUGE bed (king size, for a trailer), an overhead bunk, an enclosed toilet (not sure if it is a wet bath), and front kitchen with window.

Enjoy the research process!
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