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Old 01-29-2018, 09:51 AM   #1
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Airstream/Escape?

I have started looking at RV's. I'm just a few years from clearing house and think I'd like to travel in an RV some.

I like Airstream trailers but they are expensive. I like having the shower separate from the toilet. I don't like that the bed is short. I'm 6'5".

I have never seen a 5.0 in person but I have been looking at it online. What do owners think about the wet bath? Are any of you owners taller than average and if so what are your thoughts?

Why did you go Escape over other brands? I'm looking for a first/last camper that I can use for a hopefully long time. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:01 AM   #2
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The RV question of the ages. Will my first be my "only". Probably not.

If you can, rent or borrow, one of each of your choices. This helps to make decisions on what your must have options should be.

Airstream's are the iconic choice but have weight and cost concerns. If you are willing to spend a bit check our Oliver as a choice for the fiberglass.

Enjoy the search.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:28 AM   #3
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6’ 5” is going to be challenging in most all molded fg trailers. 5.0 Escape, Bigfoot 25 might be the best choices to look at. Im 6’ and just fit comfortably in the 19 bath, the fifth bath is the same size as the 19 and it would be a tight fit for you.
My best friend is about 6’5”, his spouse is 6’3”, and they ruled out molded fg fairly quickly. They even have trouble finding cars/trucks they can fit in comfortably. Ended up going with a 32 ft trailer with slide outs, and they removed the stock queen and built custom twin beds. So far, it has worked well for them for the last four years.
Just make sure you spend plenty of time in each prospective trailer so it can be your first/last.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:38 AM   #4
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All three brands of trailers ( Escape, Oliver , Air Stream ) are more than suitable for their intended purpose .
A lot depends on how much of your financial resources you wish to devote to what is for many a weekend or 2 weeks per year hobby.
We chose the path of purchasing a trailer on the more economical end of the scale which left us with more capital for traveling.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:48 AM   #5
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We have a 2017 5.0 TA and don't have any problem with the shower or full size queen bed. I am 6'3". Shower is on the small side but doable. We use the campground showers when available. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:00 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that like a lot of RVs the shower head is on a hose which you can wave over your bent head to wash. It not like you have to shower under a shower head mounted to the wall. Also with the Escape brand you could also sit on the toilet lid and have a shower as the whole area is a shower stall.
To me the concern is if you can make the bed long enough to have a good sleep.
Good luck in your selection.
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Old 01-29-2018, 02:09 PM   #7
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Just an idea - the bed in the 21' is 7' 2" long and the shower in the 21' is the largest one in the Escape line.
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Old 01-29-2018, 02:33 PM   #8
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It's the 60x80 bed in the 5.0 that I thought would be nice. Also the roof slopes up in the 5.0. I don't think I could stand up in the 21' trailer.
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It's the 60x80 bed in the 5.0 that I thought would be nice. Also the roof slopes up in the 5.0. I don't think I could stand up in the 21' trailer.
With an interior height of 6'-4" you would be crouching slightly in a 21. It will be even worse at the overhead A/C if you opted for that as it sticks down a few inches. Constantly crouching slightly and bobbing and weaving around the A/C is not fun which I had to do in my father's old Scamp.
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One of our first trailers was a T@da with interior height under 5'8" but between sitting and sleeping and bent over the stove cooking it was not that noticeable. Either one of the larger Escapes maybe workable.
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