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Old 05-30-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hello All, New to This Forum

Hello Everyone,

I recently found and joined your forum, after realizing that a Truck Camper wasn't in my immediate future.

From my research thus far, I really like the Escape Campers. I was only familiar with the Casita, Scamp, Bigfoot and Nthn Lite. (All in the form of pictures & the Web, as I have yet to view any of these in "Real Life").

I look forward lots of good reading and pearls of wisdom found in your posts.

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Old 05-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hello Everyone,

I recently found and joined your forum, after realizing that a Truck Camper wasn't in my immediate future.

From my research thus far, I really like the Escape Campers. I was only familiar with the Casita, Scamp, Bigfoot and Nthn Lite. (All in the form of pictures & the Web, as I have yet to view any of these in "Real Life").

I look forward lots of good reading and pearls of wisdom found in your posts.

Best Regards,

TurtleBax
Hello TBax:

Trailering an RV is a bit different of a sport than truck camping. The big advantage of truck campers is you can still tow a boat or other toy. The disadvantage to truck camping is the fuel economy of the 3/4 ton pickups.

As you read through this forum (or the U.S. based fiberglassRV.com) you will discover the relative advantages and disadvantages of the various brands of fiberglass egg trailers.

I think the consensus on this forum is quality and service from the manufacturer is paramount.

The other thing to consider when comparing Casita, Scamp, Trillium, Outback, and Escape is the items that one manufacturer includes as part of the regular build and what other manufacturers include as options. I think that you will find that Escapes come with most of the accessories that other brands offer as expensive options (awning, furnace, 3-way fridge, etc).

Good luck with your research,

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Old 05-30-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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Hi ShannonGord,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Too True about Truck Camping.

One of the reasons I am interested in the Escape TT's, is that they seem to be built very well. (at least what I can see in the Pics and based on the text).
Good advice also on the comparison on what different manufactures include and don't.

I also like that they can be towed by an everyday car. I currently live closer to a large city than I would like and driving a very large truck everyday would not be a plus.

I have never towed anything, so this journey should be interesting.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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TurtleBax, welcome to the forum!! If you have time, check out the Meet the members board.. There are video's of interviews of Escape owners and Tammy & Reace (Escape Ind) that may help you get a sense of what it's like to own an Escape..

Anyway, have fun and enjoy!
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:13 PM   #5
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Hello JeffZ,

Thanks for the Tip and the Welcome. I'm going check it out now.

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Welcome Turtle Bax
The more the merrier. One of the advantages of a trailer or 5th wheel is that you can leave "home" and not have to pack everything up to go exploring or sight seeing. One huge advantage of an Escape beside quality is the ability to have some modifications that a production manufacturer can't or won't offer! I know there are a few in Northern California for you to see, and there may be one near you. One video is Jeff's comparison: http://zimodecast.com/?PHPSESSID=7ae...609d&s=compare Unfortunately I cannot retrieve the video, but Jeff might come to the rescue.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
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Escape Trailers is the only MFG that will customize your trailer I mean they will consider all your wants and put them in your trailer. Yes they build quality and give you a two year warranty. Upon delivery they go over everything with you about your trailer, most Trailer places give you the keys and the warranty stops when they can't see your tail lights. The FG meet in Bandon,Oregon on the coast in July is where you can see many Escape trailers it is called the NOG Northern Oregon Gathering. Look at Fiberglass RV Forum on the net.
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Welcome Turtle Bax
The more the merrier. One of the advantages of a trailer or 5th wheel is that you can leave "home" and not have to pack everything up to go exploring or sight seeing. One huge advantage of an Escape beside quality is the ability to have some modifications that a production manufacturer can't or won't offer! I know there are a few in Northern California for you to see, and there may be one near you. One video is Jeff's comparison: http://zimodecast.com/?PHPSESSID=7ae...609d&s=compare Unfortunately I cannot retrieve the video, but Jeff might come to the rescue.
Enjoy!
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I forgot about those video's Here's the link http://zimodecast.com/?p=83
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #9
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Thanks Jeff. I think people will find this very useful. The Oliver is not currently being made due to the economy. i'm not sure when they will resume. While I did see some, they were not for me and they turned out to be more weight than I was comfortable towing.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:40 PM   #10
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Hi SandraL, Hippo & Jeff.

Thanks for Welcome and all of the helpful information! I'll be interested in the video. Thanks for the link.

I think the fact that you can customize the Escapes seems to be but one of the reasons everyone seems to love these trailers.
As I am NEW to this, I really don't know what I need, But I like all the options and mods everyone has gotten.
The 2 yr warranty is nice also. I've been looking at some other trailers and their warranty is only 1 Yr.

I didn't know about the 'NOG' gathering. I'll be in Central OR in June, so will just miss it. Bummer. Maybe next year.

Speaking of the above. I would love to see an Escape when I'm in Oregon in June. (Wow. What am I talking about, it IS, June!)

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