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Old 08-06-2017, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hi folks,
My spouse and I have made the decision and are putting together a plan to buy an Escape in the next few years as we approach retirement age.
We're currently truck and luxury tent (below) campers and grew up living the RV life with our families.
We picked the Escape for the compact size, relatively light weight, and because we want to be able to easily boondock when the need arises.
We will be upgrading our truck and then will place the order and drive west to pick up and then camp east.
I'm watching the forums to research and learn.

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! In 2014 we got our 5.0 and pull it with a Nissan Frontier no problem. It is a V6 though. 16 to 17 miles per gal. in mountainous B.C.. Don't discount smaller trucks. Al
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:19 PM   #3
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Teresa, you picked yourself a very nice camping spot. The tent looks great! But imagine how your future Escape will look at that beautiful site...
It's going to be exciting, preparing for the new trailer and all that comes with it.
Best wishes with the transition! Hope it all works out, and you will be camping in your Escape soon!
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! In 2014 we got our 5.0 and pull it with a Nissan Frontier no problem. It is a V6 though. 16 to 17 miles per gal. in mountainous B.C.. Don't discount smaller trucks. Al
Well that's encouraging! We love our Frontier - it's the second one we've had, but for various reasons may upgrade to the Titan.
But if you can pull the 5.0 with a Frontier, we might delay a bit.
The 5.0 is what we've been dreaming about.

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:21 PM   #5
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Teresa, you picked yourself a very nice camping spot. The tent looks great! But imagine how your future Escape will look at that beautiful site...
It's going to be exciting, preparing for the new trailer and all that comes with it.
Best wishes with the transition! Hope it all works out, and you will be camping in your Escape soon!
Thanks! We want to have our bathroom and a real bed with us!

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:28 PM   #6
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Thanks! We want to have our bathroom and a real bed with us!

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Don't forget solar panel and duel batteries! Very nice to have when boondocking.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:33 PM   #7
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Don't forget solar panel and duel batteries! Very nice to have when boondocking.
On the list for sure.
This is the kind of thing I lurk to learn about.

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:46 PM   #8
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This is the kind of thing I lurk to learn about.

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Lots of helpful people here. Just ask whatever you want to know or need help with!
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:27 PM   #9
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Too bad, I was in St. John 2 weeks ago with a new Escape 19. You missed a chance to see one. But there will be more Escapes to view next month in Niagara Falls, On rally.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:36 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum! In 2014 we got our 5.0 and pull it with a Nissan Frontier no problem. It is a V6 though. 16 to 17 miles per gal. in mountainous B.C.. Don't discount smaller trucks. Al
Divide that by 1.2 to get our MPG.
So it is 13 to 14 MPG U.S.
My average with a Tacoma V6 towing a 19 coming back from Chilliwack to Florida was 14.4 MPG. It sucked fuel going up in the mountains and did not like headwinds but was able to maintain at least 50 MPH even heading towards the passes.
And we did not always keep it under 65 MPH.
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