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Old 06-26-2010, 06:15 PM   #11
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Re: Meet the Escapee's - Brian's Interview

Yah - but we cannot come close to the drama of the Scamp Yahoo group here.

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Nice interview! I've yet to catch any interview when it's happening, but have always enjoyed watching the video after the fact. This interview is certainly no exception. I've had the pleasure of camping with Brian and Maria at a couple of gatherings and what you saw is exactly the nice/kind person Brian is... pretty cool. I'll be catching up with them at the Oregon Gathering in a few short weeks too. Hope I don't drool all over any Escape trailers. You folks who own Escape's are soooo lucky to have wisely chosen this brand. I'm still a wannabe, sigh.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:10 PM   #12
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Yah - but we cannot come close to the drama of the Scamp Yahoo group here.
Not to trash this topic, but you caught that one too Eric? What a hoot! I love moderated groups There are so many places on the WWW to give an OPINION, talking about molded trailers should not include opinions if a television is needed/wanted, but if someone should ask about how it should be mounted... answer the question! Did you notice "he who is not named" complained about porch lights... but ordered his with one! hahahahahaha

You guys are the best over here on EscapeForum. Thanks for knowing the difference between an opinon and answering a question...
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Hope I don't drool all over any Escape trailers. You folks who own Escape's are soooo lucky to have wisely chosen this brand. I'm still a wannabe, sigh.
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It's nice to have an Escape promoter like you on the forum!

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Old 06-26-2010, 09:15 PM   #14
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Hope I don't drool all over any Escape trailers. You folks who own Escape's are soooo lucky to have wisely chosen this brand. I'm still a wannabe, sigh.
The Escape is our 4th camper. 1st was a Coleman Popup, second was a Winnebago Rialta, third was the Scamp -- so it took me quite a while to finally chose wisely!
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:23 AM   #15
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Hope I don't drool all over any Escape trailers. You folks who own Escape's are soooo lucky to have wisely chosen this brand. I'm still a wannabe, sigh.
The Escape is our 4th camper. 1st was a Coleman Popup, second was a Winnebago Rialta, third was the Scamp -- so it took me quite a while to finally chose wisely!
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison
Eric, it's a good thing it only took you 4! Of course, you probably left out the first one, the TENT.
Most of us have probably followed the same route. For us it was the tent, Skamper PopUp, tent again, Casita, and now our beloved Escape 5.0. I wouldn't trade the memories of any of them (well, maybe a few episodes ... always involving rain), but I don't wanna go back either : - )
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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison
Eric, it's a good thing it only took you 4! Of course, you probably left out the first one, the TENT.
Most of us have probably followed the same route. For us it was the tent, Skamper PopUp, tent again, Casita, and now our beloved Escape 5.0. I wouldn't trade the memories of any of them (well, maybe a few episodes ... always involving rain), but I don't wanna go back either : - )
Hokie you are absolutely correct. Each camper was closer to what we wanted than the one it replaced... (and yes MANY tents and many years of sleeping on the ground preceded that Coleman popup.) Each had positives and negatives and we have fond memories of the travels in each one.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:01 AM   #17
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"Hokie you are absolutely correct. Each camper was closer to what we wanted than the one it replaced... "


I'll bet we agree on something else too, the one we have is the one we're gonna KEEP! (UNLESS, Rease starts fabricating a 5.0 plus, with the 19' mold ... dual wheels and a larger eating <table where the queen bed is> area). If he does, anyone interested in a beloved 5.0 for sale on the East Coast

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Old 06-28-2010, 04:02 AM   #18
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Eric and Dan:

Memories of tenting are still fresh for us because we were still tenting last year using the same tent we had been using for almost 30 years from the time our children were small. http://store.eurekatent.com/products/365434/Timberline

We started on foam mattresses and could fit all five of us inside. By last year we had moved up to a queen sized air mattress which we could easily walk around.

Tenting is friendlier to the environment than trailering, technically simpler, yet gives similar access to beautiful camping spots. So why did we switch to a trailer? Was it comfort? Opportunity to chat with people on forums like this one?

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Re: Meet the Escapee's - Brian's Interview

I too went from tents, tarps, and bivy sacks to using a tent trailer, then a stick built, and now my Escape. As much as I love the convenience of using the trailer, I will still be using a tent at times too. The Escape does not fit well on a pulk, in a pack, or in a canoe (though maybe I could tow it if it floats ).
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Jim:

Is this what you are looking for?

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