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Old 06-08-2014, 08:10 PM   #71
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #72
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:39 PM   #73
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Hello everyone. I have been studying this forum for almost a year now, but have never made a post, so this is my first. I discovered the Escape by accident when I caught a comment about Reace and Tammy and their fantastic product. The customization is exactly what I wanted and the light weight was perfect for my Tacoma. This thread finally hit a nerve with me since my wife and I are diminutive people. She is 5'3" and I am 5'5". I used to be 6'5", but with every kid (3 boys, then finally a girl), every mortgage, every college tuition bill, car payment, car insurance etc., the weight of the world this reduced me to 5'5". Actually, I've been this height all along. I guess I just dreamt I was 6'5". Anyway, I have struggled with what I wanted in a trailer. Every picture I have seen of the front dinette in the 19, seemed to have bench seats that were too low for the window. Even some pics of the 21 seemed that way to me. We want a queen sized bed, but that seems to eliminate the 21. I am not sure I want to give up the the storage in my Tacoma bed and the storage unit option available on the 19 and 21 units for the 5.0TA. I wish ETI would make the 21 just 6" wider and put that space into a Queen bed. To me, that would be the perfect trailer. Light weight, queen bed, rear dinette...perfect!
I am getting ready to send in my deposit once I reconcile my dilemma and hopefully schedule my pick up date to coincide with next years rally. I intend to be the first Escape owner in Louisiana with a Who Dat? Shack, the famous battle cry of the New Orleans Saints. "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints". Sorry thus post is so long, but I finally worked up the courage to comment, so I didn't want to stop while I was on a roll. My profile was recently updated. Thanks,

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Welcome to the EscapeForum Steve. Fun times ahead! BTW: GO BEARS!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:47 PM   #75
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Steve, that was one of the best intros and surely made me laugh. Welcome to the forum!
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Thank you, Karen. I am beginning to feel at home already.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:22 PM   #78
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Steve, you might try out the width of the 21 mattress before you dismiss the 21. We've always had king or queen but wanted a no-crawl-over layout.

We went to a rally specifically to check out a 21 and found gracious owners who were quite willing to let us flop on their 54 inch bed; decided it really didn't feel cramped at all - and I'm over 6 ft.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:10 PM   #79
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Thanks, Charlie. I will reconsider. I really would prefer the 21 if I could live with with the double bed. We travel with a 75 lb. white Labrador Retriever and occasionally a crazy African Grey parrot that can talk your arm off, so I can use the extra 2 feet. The parrot loves the dog and talks to her all day long!
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:20 PM   #80
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Steve, I've thought about making the under bed storage of a 21 into a comfy space for 2 Jack Russell terriers. The Irish Setter will no doubt claim the dinette as a bed space.
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