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Old 12-07-2015, 07:49 AM   #21
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All: Thank you so much for the input. Now I'm even more unsure what to do. I like the flexibility of the 19 and the 5.0TA. I think I know what I will order, but that is gonna change. I have a bunch of other questions is and I will post it in an appropriate forum AFTER I see if it's already been asked and answered. I hope you stay tuned to Richard in Georgia
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:01 PM   #22
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Hello Jim,

We just joined and it looks like it will be some time as the window is closed for new orders. Off the bat I can see the 5.0TA 21 foot is the one I would be interested in. Just as you said I would want the bed separate and the extra living space. I would really like to see what you have come up with on modifications. It seems you have put a lot of effort and time in planning. I went on a RT trader site and didn't see one escape for sale. No wonder their holding the value. Have always wanted to spend several years traveling around our beautiful country before I get much older. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:16 AM   #23
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I would really like to see what you have come up with on modifications.
As it will be another four months until I get my 5.0TA, then a couple weeks of work on it, it will be some time yet before anyone will get to see the resultants. Plus, I still have a few ideas I have to finalize, and some may not come until I have it in hand.

Your intended usage is pretty much what I have in mind too, and what plenty others here already do.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:42 AM   #24
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So it sounds like your a very analytical about your decisions. I am sure you have looked at many 5th wheels and trailers. What caused you to finally decide to go with the Escape 5.0TA. When I look at the pictures on their website I would describe it as practical, nothing fancy or luxury. Also, seems there are quite a bit of options that need to be added to fill out the unit. When I looked a the options list I think I would probably order almost all of them amounting to almost $9,000. That would bringing the total to about $39k for a 21 foot 5th wheel. Your comments appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:51 AM   #25
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I never even considered another fifth wheel, or really any other brand of trailer. After owning an Escape 19 for over 6 years, knowing the quality and value it had, and getting to know the owners quite well over that time, it was a no brainer. I had been pining over the 5.0TA since it's inception.

Don't forget, buying in your big US bucks gets you an even better deal .
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:44 PM   #26
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Yes, I sent Escape an email this morning asking them if I ordered now could I get the current pricing. Ans. Was no have to wait until release of 2017 schedule.
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:07 PM   #27
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We at first ordered a 19, but at the Niagara rally saw the 21 and 5.0ta. I absolutely loved the 5.0, looks, layout, everything. The wife loved it also, but the deciding factor was that my wife has some small balance issues and I could just see her falling down those three steps in the middle of the night, so we upgraded our order to the 21. If we were 10 years younger we would have went with the 5.0ta. With any escape that you chose, you can't go wrong.
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:13 PM   #28
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Jake,

Thank you for that. It appears everyone is so positive about this product and company. In an era were so many people are dissatisfied it's good to see such enthusiasm. Anxious to see a 5.0TA live.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:23 PM   #29
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21 eh?

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We at first ordered a 19, but at the Niagara rally saw the 21 and 5.0ta. I absolutely loved the 5.0, looks, layout, everything. The wife loved it also, but the deciding factor was that my wife has some small balance issues and I could just see her falling down those three steps in the middle of the night, so we upgraded our order to the 21. If we were 10 years younger we would have went with the 5.0ta. With any escape that you chose, you can't go wrong.
Hi Jake930
Glad to hear you were able to get an order in for a new Escape. I'm sure you'll enjoy it like the many others with a rig from Escape. You did not say when you will take delivery, keep us posted and we hope to see you again.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:50 PM   #30
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Hi, Iowa Dave, we have a completion date of October 16th. But but paid off all but a 1000.00 USD this last week. After watching the exchange rate for a few months, I figured Reese would have to up his price at some point so I went for it, took a guess in my head at how much USD would just about pay it off and sent a wire transfer. Came with in 1002.00 USD. Some times I do good. Will pay the rest by credit card, after we are sure we are done with the options. Hoping that if it is paid for I might get an earlier completion date if some one backs out.
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