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Old 09-15-2014, 10:04 PM   #11
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Just need to make sure the GMC Sierra 5.3L will do the job.
Your Sierra is rated at 7400 lbs towing capacity with the 3.42:1 axle ratio, and 8400 lbs with the 3.72:1 ratio. Either would have no problem towing a fully loaded 21.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #12
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Seems like Casitas get you in the door and hooked on camping. Then you have to upgrade which i plan on doing next year with an escape. I had heard about Casitas re sale value but did not buy into it My casita sold within 24 hours of posting and got a couple grand less then I pay for it. I truly miss the Casita and ease of use. More importantly being on the road half the year for work, I have grown tired of hotels rude people. Hope it was okay to post this just saw two prior casita owners and thought I would share by view on the Casita and upgrading
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #13
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Seems like Casitas get you in the door and hooked on camping. Then you have to upgrade which i plan on doing next year with an escape. I had heard about Casitas re sale value but did not buy into it My casita sold within 24 hours of posting and got a couple grand less then I pay for it. I truly miss the Casita and ease of use. More importantly being on the road half the year for work, I have grown tired of hotels rude people. Hope it was okay to post this just saw two prior casita owners and thought I would share by view on the Casita and upgrading
Many here previously owned a Casita. My 21 actually tows much better than my 17LD did; although it is heavier I think the dual axles and the Andersen hitch make a huge difference in behavior.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:45 PM   #14
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Yes, the Casita was responsible for getting us out on the road and away from working through our "vacations." It's a great little rig, especially for weekending. We have always been skeptical of larger trailers because of their lack of construction quality.
Now that we are looking at extended trips to far away states, the extra room in a quality unit really appeals to us. There was a rumor that Casita built a larger prototype than the 17, but it never went to market. Now's the time for us and thanks to ADONAI, we have the cash. The Escape will be our home away from home. Cannot wait to make that long joyful trip to Chilliwack!

I assume the published pricing info on the Escape site are Canadian Dollars?
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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i use to travel in my casita many many miles to fort worth to see my kid in fort worth. Use to see many casita in Ok and tx. No offense to you, but I am glad I no longer have to deal with the ok toll way and that god awful drive from big cabin Hopefully, our paths will cross when we get our escapes. Safe travels I think they post canada ( sorry for the spelling) money and us dollar on their website.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:14 PM   #16
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Yes, the Casita was responsible for getting us out on the road and away from working through our "vacations." It's a great little rig, especially for weekending. We have always been skeptical of larger trailers because of their lack of construction quality.
Now that we are looking at extended trips to far away states, the extra room in a quality unit really appeals to us. There was a rumor that Casita built a larger prototype than the 17, but it never went to market. Now's the time for us and thanks to ADONAI, we have the cash. The Escape will be our home away from home. Cannot wait to make that long joyful trip to Chilliwack!

I assume the published pricing info on the Escape site are Canadian Dollars?
Yes. Canadian dollars.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #17
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Does anyone know what the absolute height measurement WITH air conditioner mounted on the Escape 21? We will be storing the rig in a shop.
I contacted Escape about the clearance but haven't heard.
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It's about 8 1/2 ft. I just measured mine for clearance for a possible carport/shelter.
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