What a trip!
We are proud owners of a brand spankin' new Escape 19'! With an orientation/pick-up date of 11/25, we made a quick (2 day!) trip from Southern Cal. to Vancouver, B.C. We spent a day in Vancouver before heading to Chilliwack for our much anticipated pick-up... a truly beautiful city.
The rest of our trip was filled with... RAIN! Rain, rain, and more rain during each and every day of our trip back. I would love to tell you that the drive to Chilliwack was beautiful, but I couldn't see it through the rain
Everyone at Escape was fabulous, and we were so pleased with our trailer. It came out just as we had hoped.
The entire journey was a great learning experience. Here are just a few nuggets...
We decided on the Andersen hitch. After taking a look at our tow vehicle, both "Dad" (not sure if it's Tammy or Reace's dad) and Rhonda thought the Andersen would be best. They even mentioned that some are buying the Andersen for their 17's and loving it. The 19' towed absolutely beautifully. We hardly noticed it was behind us most of the time, and we had zero trouble with sway or pulling of any kind in high wind areas. Very impressed.
Condensation is a real thing. Rookie mistake... we went up with no dehumidifier thinking surely it wouldn't be THAT big of a deal. Clearly, we are from Southern Cal. Oops. Even in only cool (not cold) temperatures, we woke up each morning to drippy windows. We dutifully wiped everything and aired out the trailer during the day. It dried well during the day with venting, but we will be ordering hypervent for under/around the mattress and a dehumidifier pronto, I think!
We are a family of four, with two daughters. Both of the girls took turns trying out the cot option and both slept well. I wasn't sure how they would like it, but they both thought it was great fun. It was easy to put up and take down, so I highly recommend for anyone with young children.
Here are some pictures of our Escape 19', "Flight Risk:"