Back after a few years - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: central British Columbia, British Columbia
Trailer: 2011 17B 'Ping
Posts: 4
Back after a few years

Hi every one,

I am back after a few year hiatus. I have tried to log on several times but had some frustrations navigating the registration process.

We still have our 2011 17b that we had built by the great folks at Escape as the ultimate boondocker. We have put a few miles on her (named 'Ping) both on and off road.

She still shows like a brand new unit

In the previous iteration of the forum I was "100MileGord" but since I had to reregister (and I moved 50 miles further up the highway) I rebranded.

Looks like I have a lot of reading to do!
__________________

150MileGord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 10:21 PM   #2
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,434
Welcome back Gordon.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 11:42 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: central British Columbia, British Columbia
Trailer: 2011 17B 'Ping
Posts: 4
Thanks rb.

What kind of fuel numbers do you get with your ecoboost F150?

I had one until last summer: mileage was unspectacular.
I am getting just as good mileage now with a diesel F350 pulling the Escape and a lot better mileage when pulling heavier trailers.
150MileGord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 06:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by 150MileGord View Post
Thanks rb.

What kind of fuel numbers do you get with your ecoboost F150?

I had one until last summer: mileage was unspectacular.
I am getting just as good mileage now with a diesel F350 pulling the Escape and a lot better mileage when pulling heavier trailers.
After near 30 years of having a diesel 3/4 or 1 ton, starting with the first Ram Cummins, I sold my F-350 a couple weeks ago, and am happy to no longer own that big of a truck. You are right that while towing the average fuel economy is not much different, especially in mountainous areas, but I much prefer the size and drivability of the smaller truck especially when not towing the trailer. I still use my F-150 to tow my construction dump trailer (though not at the full 14,000 lb limit), and I have a cargo trailer behind it almost all the time for work. Amazing power from such a small engine.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 06:48 AM   #5
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,434
I'm going to agree with Jim. While our towing mileage isn't as good as I'd hoped for - average about 15.5 mpg towing - it's more than made up for when we are not towing - about 25.5 mpg. Add to that the smooth quiet ride and the ease of parking, etc, and we are pretty pleased.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 02:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
No truck is needed to pull a 17' as many here well know and they have gas mileage that is even better.
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.