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Old 04-04-2016, 10:52 PM   #11
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Just me personally I prefer a Ranch over a Two Story.
I'm restoring a Scamp 19 right now and first fifth wheel I've ever owned, but it just isn't making me a convert towards 5th wheels.
I do love the 5.0 TA when I tour someone's and I certainly get the allure, but it feels like putting on a good pair of jeans when I get back to the 19 Escape.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:57 PM   #12
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Actually the only bed space you give up is the area occupied by the hitch. We pack items in front of, on the sides and behind the hitch. We still have lots of room, even when carrying firewood for a long weekend. Scott

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:00 PM   #13
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Certainly gives up space, both in the trailer and in the truck bed. We're just hoping that we'll feel like we have lots of space, compared to our other camping experiences, in tents and in:
- small tent trailer w/ mini-van
- old Ford pickup with *heavy* Alaskan camper ("It Raises, It Lowers"!)
- Winnebago van conversion

And the killer feature: the full queen bed, with access from both sides.

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:04 PM   #14
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You'll have lots of storage in the TA and I'm with you totally on the queen.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:10 PM   #15
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Certainly gives up space, both in the trailer and in the truck bed. We're just hoping that we'll feel like we have lots of space, compared to our other camping experiences, in tents and in:
- small tent trailer w/ mini-van
- old Ford pickup with *heavy* Alaskan camper ("It Raises, It Lowers"!)
- Winnebago van conversion

And the killer feature: the full queen bed, with access from both sides.

-- Tom (aka 'the bed hog')
I'm 6'2", my feet hung off the end of the bed on our previous Northern Lite, you will like the full size queen in your 5.0 TA. Enjoy. Scott

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Old 04-05-2016, 09:19 AM   #16
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Hi, we have just purchased a 5.0ta much for the same reasons as Tom and Sharon. I knew my 6'3"" hubby would need to be comfortable for him to embrace my crazy idea to spend our retirement Rving. The Queen bed was a must. And I would have to be willing to assist with the driving so ease of towing was critical. The big hurdle we faced was the need to also purchase the truck! aAm now learning to drive the truck.
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You will learn in no time. Not much different from a car or suv. Congratulations on your purchase! Enjoy camping (and bed)!
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:44 AM   #18
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Does the 5.0ta pull easier and more efficient than the travel trailers?? Don't want to feel the drag,
Especially doing some serious traveling
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:04 AM   #19
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Does the 5.0ta pull easier and more efficient than the travel trailers?? Don't want to feel the drag,
Especially doing some serious traveling
With an adequate tow vehicle, all the Escape trailers tow like a charm. There are a few more inherent benefits to towing a 5th wheel, mostly due to the pin weight right over the axle, but with a WDH, all the bumper pulls will do just fine.

Towability would not be much of a factor I would consider or worry about.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:18 AM   #20
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As Jim mentioned above the other bumper pull trailers tow very well. Having towed a Escape 19 for close to 5 years and a 5.0TA for 1 year I can say they tow excellent.

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