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Old 02-01-2015, 04:54 AM   #21
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Hi: All... I hope ETI continued success in what ever they deem necessary to build. We are looking at an economy of scale, and ETI is trying to balance the scales!!! Alf
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:05 AM   #22
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When we first ordered our trailer I had my heart set on a 15a, and that's what we ordered initially. My wife talked me into the next size up, so that's what we did. As far as I'm concerned, we basicly only sleep in it.
A smaller trailer is easier to handle while driving,easier to store, clean, and maintain. I compromised for my wife and she is happy, but personally like the 15a.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:05 PM   #23
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Escape 15

The Escape 15 was the first Escape that we saw-had not even heard of an Escape before that. It was at Point Hudson in Port Townsend about 2 years ago and we thought it was the cutest trailer we had ever seen. The owners were not there so didn't see inside. That evening also had a double rainbow so the stars were aligned! :-)
Fast forward to now, we have a 19 waiting for us at ETI. I think they are all great!

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Old 02-01-2015, 05:03 PM   #24
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A smaller trailer is easier to handle while driving...
I don't think that's so simple - a shorter trailer is easier to maneuver simply because it takes less space, but a shorter ball-to-axle distance can also make it maddening to avoid over-controlling. Out on the highway, weight, stability and width are all that matters - the Escape 15' and 17' are the same length and either could be more stable depending on options and loading.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:21 PM   #25
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That's true, I should have said in my particular situation regarding handling. My tow vehicle is a full size F-250.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:39 PM   #26
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I don't think that's so simple - a shorter trailer is easier to maneuver simply because it takes less space, but a shorter ball-to-axle distance can also make it maddening to avoid over-controlling. Out on the highway, weight, stability and width are all that matters - the Escape 15' and 17' are the same length and either could be more stable depending on options and loading.
The Escape 15 and 17 are the same length only between axle and rear, but the ball-to-axle-centers dimension is about 24 inches longer on the 17.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:06 PM   #27
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It is sad to see the 13 and 15 phased out. However we all want this company to prosper and be around along time. There is a long list of companies that have failed because they were not willing to adapt to the market place and make needed adjustments.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:22 AM   #28
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I don't think that's so simple - a shorter trailer is easier to maneuver simply because it takes less space, but a shorter ball-to-axle distance can also make it maddening to avoid over-controlling. Out on the highway, weight, stability and width are all that matters - the Escape 15' and 17' are the same length and either could be more stable depending on options and loading.
Sorry - that was supposed to be the same width. Don's right of course, the 17' is two feet longer (and all the extra is ahead of the axle).
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:37 AM   #29
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hi dave if the 15 was a favourite why are you pulling a 19. there is a saying you can't be all things to all people. economically for the masses this is probably a very sound decision. if you are honest would you rather have the additional space of a 17 versus a 15. not only that it makes room for the quicker manufacture of other trailers
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:23 AM   #30
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... would you rather have the additional space of a 17 versus a 15...
I think most people would like - or at least not mind - more space. The question is normally whether or not it is worth the extra cost, weight, and bulk... because life is always a series of compromises. It looks like so many more people can make the compromise of the larger sizes work that it no longer makes good business sense to continue the 15'.
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