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Old 09-13-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Considering a 19' Escape

Hi Everyone.
We are veteran Casita owners with a 2002 17' Spirit Deluxe. It may be time for a little larger rig but Casita has never offered anything bigger. Love the idea of small fiberglass rigs, so finding out "aboot" this Canadian option was a real surprise.

We will have no problem selling our Casita but I would like to identify who those three Escape owners are in the Dallas area. If we could see the quality of the build, that in itself would determine if we place an order.

We're not unhappy with the Casita and we like how they are built but we just need something a little larger for extended touring throughout North America.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hi OK,
We followed the same route you are thinking about and have had our 19 for about 2 ˝ yrs. We are in San Antonio so if you ever get our way I would be glad to show you ours. Not sure who the Dallas area owners are.

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Old 09-13-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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Call ETI office and ask - they will if they can set you up to view a trailer near you,
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! You can find a wealth of info here from many happy Escape owners!
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. An Escape 19 would be a nice upgrade for you. Hopefully you will get a chance to check out a few of the models near you.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:10 AM   #6
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Hello
We have and 21' and are in Flower Mound which is fifteen minutes north of DFW Airport. We will be glad to show you our Escape just send us a pm through the forum and we can set something up.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #7
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We are not in Texas, so cannot assist you there. We just sold our Casita SD and have an Escape 19' on order. A visit to the ETI factory let us see that the Escape is built much like boats are built...waterproof where needed and water-resistant otherwise (yes, we are sailboat owners as well). For us, the Escape is the perfect next step in a trailer!
Enjoy your exploration of the Escape:-)
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
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Rowdy, we are sailboat owners as well which is why the Casita appealed to us when shopping for a getaway trailer. The larger Escape will allow us to take extended trips throughout N.A. in the years to come.
The Casitas hold their value very well and I have heard Escapes will probably do the same.
Looking now at the 21. Just need to make sure the GMC Sierra 5.3L will do the job.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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Rowdy, we are sailboat owners as well which is why the Casita appealed to us when shopping for a getaway trailer. The larger Escape will allow us to take extended trips throughout N.A. in the years to come.
The Casitas hold their value very well and I have heard Escapes will probably do the same.
Looking now at the 21. Just need to make sure the GMC Sierra 5.3L will do the job.
Regardless of the rear axle ratio in your GMC, you should have almost twice the towing capacity that you will need. A good safety margin. All of the manufacturers are building their trucks to tow. Loren
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:36 PM   #10
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I also sold my 2010 Casita FD for an 2014 Escape 19. It was like moving from a studio apartment to a nice house. It feels like home. I had no hesitation and love my 2014 19. My Casita was my first fiberglass trailer and the year I had it it thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. My Escape is the next chapter in glass.

Good luck and enjoy camping often!
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