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Old 01-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Casita owner wants more room

Hello all and I hope you won't mind me browsing around here. My wife and I love our 17 foot Casita, but the side to side bed is about one inch too short for my height. The Escape 21 looks like a major improvement in that area so we are just starting our learning curve for Escapes. I enjoy the Casita forums and this feels quite similar. Friends helping friends.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Trumpetguy,

We had a 17 Casita SD. Then we moved up, really moved up, with the Escape 19. Now we are waiting for our 21. As you said, the Casita bed is too short for you; beds in both the 19 and 21 will please you.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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for any members near you or contact Escape Industries? They may be able to put you in touch with an owner and you can see first hand the quality. If you can wait, I believe there will be 6-7 Escapes attending a rally in Tennessee in April, including myself. See here 7th Annual Eggscursion April 24-27, 2014 Townsend, TN
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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Hello all and I hope you won't mind me browsing around here. My wife and I love our 17 foot Casita, but the side to side bed is about one inch too short for my height. The Escape 21 looks like a major improvement in that area so we are just starting our learning curve for Escapes. I enjoy the Casita forums and this feels quite similar. Friends helping friends.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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We had a Casita 17 FD for 6 years and loved it. As you said the bed was about an inch to short. We stepped up to a 19' this year and absolutely love it. All the extra room is nice but the best thing is the queen size bed! It is really more comfortable then the bed in our house.

The tandem axle of the 19' makes for a more comfortable pull then our Casita. It just feels more firmly planted back there. We can feel that we are pushing a little more air going down the road then the Casita did but we just slowed down for 70 MPH to 65 MPH and actually gained 1 MPG even with the larger camper. Plus we get to enjoy a more relax ride and watch the world go by.

I can't say enough about how happy we are about the move up to our Escape. We made lots of memeries in the Casita but we will make lots more in the Escape and be a lot better rested when we do.

Like Jim said make a trip to Tennessee and attend the Eggscursion in April if you can wait and you will be able to see several and at least see a 19', 21', and a 5.0. We hope get a few more by then.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #6
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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I did my research before going to the last Eggscursion. Just had to see if they were as good as the owners made them seem. I saw Jim's 19 (now 21'), went home and then: 2 weeks later had the tow vehicle purchased, another 10 days and ETI had my deposit. My 19' is completed and I leave to pick it up in 86 days. Read between the lines of this forum and you'll understand the passion of this company and their customers.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:32 AM   #8
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We live about a half hour away from Gulf Breeze and if you can wait until Early July you can come over and see our new 21'. Like you, the Casita/Scamp trailers were just too small for us - I'm 6'4" and my wife has a mild case of claustrophobia. We went with an EggCamper, which is 8" wider and has 4" more headroom than the C/Ss, but my wife and I still felt a bit "tight" in even the EggCamper and decided to move up to the Escape 21. We pick it up on June 3, then are taking about a month to return to Pensacola.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:46 AM   #9
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Ray,

That would be terrific if we could have a look at your new 21. I will send you a PM with contact information and when you reply give me a phone or email. I will set a reminder to call you in June, or give me a call when you can.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #10
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Dittos here. 7 years and we felt the same need for more space. Lots of warm and fuzzy memories but it was definitely time for something bigger.

Imagine a world where two people can actually stand and pass inside! Imagine being able to stash everything in the trailer. No more plastic boxes full of food, clothes, etc in the car. Only drawback for us with the Escape, well me anyway because I have to do the "crawlover" at night, is the looonnnngggg drop down to the floor.

Go for it!

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