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Old 04-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #21
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My son is trying to talk me out of selling our 19 and getting the 5.0 TA. Towing issues aside, what am I really getting and loosing in terms of storage, counter space, etc. I worry about loosing the box on the front of my 19 since I'm also loosing my truck bed with the TA.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #22
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.....I worry about loosing the box on the front of my 19 since I'm also loosing my truck bed with the TA.
Oh pooo. What do you carry in the truck bed? As long as it misses the king pin and 5er hitch during a turn you can still carry it. I've seen monster 5th wheels under tow where there's all kinds of "crap" in the bed. Ladders, chairs, etc. Now, what you may need to worry about is theft. You can't leave that stuff in the bed and just park anywhere when going from point A to point B.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #23
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We have the 2013 5.0 "Classic". You don't lose the bed of the truck. We tow with a Tacoma and get chairs, boxes, blocks, tables, snow chains and any number of things in there. And - especially with the outside hatch to the under the seat storage - there's oodles of room to store things. If you need more, you take too much camping! :-) Just kidding.

Theft could be an issue, but we rarely leave the trailer under tow and without tow we remove valuable/useful things. Never had a problem. Well, we did have a table nicked, but we were taking it to the dump anyway :-)
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:23 PM   #24
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Donna your right on. I try to limit what could be taken while in a restaurant or tourist trap. The same could be said for someone towing a bumper pull with an open pickup bed loaded or a SUV with the "crap" tied to the top. I guess I've been lucky to have not lost a thing. One thing I like is that my ice chest cannot be removed between my locked tailgate and the 5er hitch and it remains in the shade of the Escape 5.0.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #25
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Does the compartment behind the king pin in the 5.0 hold as much as the front box on the 19? Given the 5.0 and the 19 are the same length...when you compare side views...you're loosing the entire front bottom quarter of the 19. Where did it go in the 5.0 if I have more room in the 5.0?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #26
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The 19 foot length of the 19 has close to 4 feet dedicated to hitch, where as the 5.0 actually is the length advertised.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #27
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Hi Bart,
Someone please correct me if I am wrong but the 19' measurement includes the hitch. The 5.0 is 19.5 and that includes the loft.
I have very little problem with bringing what I need. If your tow is a smaller import, then you will be somewhat restricted limited by a smaller bed space and the pin weight. Since I prefer towing with a full size pickup that is not an issue.
IMHO think it through well before you switch Escapes. That's a lot of money and effort.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #28
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Absolutely, postively think it through. Tow weight for your tug is paramont. Don't let anyone tell you what you own is exceptable, YOU must be comfortable and live with the liability... NO ONE ELSE.

The new 5er is going to be longer and wider than the current Classic...
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #29
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I'm looking to buy an "under rails" storage box. It will mounted at the front of the bed, locked down. That's where I'm thinking I'll stow grungy stuff and items I don't want to just throw in the bed... like a Fire Dancer. This item will be a "one and done." YMMV
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:55 PM   #30
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Already have a new Silverado 1500. Towing either a 19 or 5.0 is a non issue. I guess my question (and my son's) is what am I really buying if I go to a 5.0? With resale as it seems to be for the 19, the $$$ aren't a major issue. We would really enjoy another trip to Chilliwack but that's a pretty skinny reason. Am I really getting anything in terms of function with the 5.0 that I don't already have in the 19. Guess I'm a solution looking for a problem.
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