Escape 5.0 TA wannabe!
We cover our Escape 21 because unlike our stick built trailer, you can't walk on the roof of it to clean all the green growth we have on the north side of our house where we store it. Even applying wax to the roof requires extensions for me as I stretch to reach the middle areas. If we had an Escape 17 it would be easier. We don't have much wind to deal with, especially on our sheltered north side. There are dozens of trailers within a mile of our home (including 2 other Escapes) and all but a few are covered over the winter. We got out cover for just over $200 and if it lasts the length of its warranty it will have been worth it. Oh, and our cover drapes over the tires, protecting them from UV damage. We live in Surrey, with all the typical wet PNW weather.