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Old 07-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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21' Escape - MY impression

cpharley (Jim) was asking over on FiberglassRV, what those of us that saw it at the Oregon Gathering thought. Welllllll

Drool, drool, slobber, slobber I think that should tell you something. It's absolutely fabulous. I not only looked at it once, I had to take a second tour. And if there hadn't been a line waiting, I would have given it a third look. I'm not sure what I liked best, there's so many bests about it. But, anyone that likes to cook inside is going to absolutely love the counter space!

Some of the comments I overheard, etc.:

I thought I wouldn't like walking into the trailer and seeing the bed. But, it doesn't bother me at all... you really don't see it because of the bathroom walls. (I knew it wouldn't bother me, because I like a rear dinette!!)

The bathroom is really spacious.

Look at that long open counter.

Oh a huge refrigerator. (I think the freezer is as big as some owners entire 3-way)

Sitting at the dinette, it feels spacious and looking out these big windows is lovely.

What I really noticed:
The bedroom area window is one of the largest (longest) I've seen in a molded trailer, it kinda reminds me of the big side window in the Perris Pacer.

I thought I'd miss not seeing a window in the front, but that big window on the side is more than adequate. YMMV

If I didn't want an Escape 5.0, the 21' would be the trailer I'd certainly be strongly considering.
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I thought I wouldn't like walking into the trailer and seeing the bed. But, it doesn't bother me at all... you really don't see it because of the bathroom walls. (I knew it wouldn't bother me, because I like a rear dinette!!)
It definitely is not as prominent as I pictured from all the preliminary info made it seem. The one negative my wife pointed out was that we use the dinette table for marshalling stuff all the time, but the larger counters will help offset that a bit.

Otherwise, your thoughts and observations are very close to my take on the trailer too. I am positive it will do well.
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Thanks Donna!
I wish I could see the 21 in person, I love I would love it!

I too, am waiting for the "new" 5'er - gosh, can I wait that long?!
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I too viewed the 21 in Oregon, my impressions are the same as the above with one exception. I thought the bed looked small, smaller that what I expected. A full queen is important to us, so we may go with the 19, 5.0 or the new 5.0/21, tough to decide, they are all great. The good news is I won't be ready to buy until next spring, about the same time the new 5.0 is expected.
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It ALL sounds very nice. Just when you think the 19 is the one, it turns out maybe it's the 21! Now I want to hear about the 21 5er...
At least it doesn't cost me anything at this point.

Thanks for the report Donna.
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I too viewed the 21 in Oregon, my impressions are the same as the above with one exception. I thought the bed looked small, smaller that what I expected. A full queen is important to us, so we may go with the 19, 5.0 or the new 5.0/21, tough to decide, they are all great. The good news is I won't be ready to buy until next spring, about the same time the new 5.0 is expected.

Thanks for giving the impression of the bed, my husband and I also the thought the bed looked cramped and being closed in with the walls (at least on paper).

The 19 footer still looks good to us.

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One advantage to the bed layout: like the 5.0, a person sharing the bed does not have to crawl over the other person. My wife and I just visited the factory expecting a shoot-out between the 19 and the 5.0, and then the 21 stepped up with the nice counter space and no crawl over bed design.

They had the very original one at the factory, getting some feature changes. I think they are moving the heater out from under the bed and also eliminating the narrow storage behind the driver side dinette seat. Or something like that.
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Awesome feedback, very helpful. We are considering the 21. But are there plans for a 21 5th wheel? or is this just a rumor of what we all want?
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Hi: All...What no one took any pic's? Donna D must have been afraid she'd drool on her camera!!! Alf
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Exactly, pictures would have been nice.
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