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Old 11-06-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Escape versus Egg camper versus casita

Any views on the quality of the Egg Camper? Especially in how it compares to the Escape or Casita campers? And, more specifically, the 17' models. Thanks!

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Old 11-06-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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Any views on the quality of the Egg Camper? Especially in how it compares to the Escape or Casita campers? Thanks!
Hi: camperhiker... Do you want my biased or unbiased opinion!!! They're both the same. Of the three only Escape makes a 5th wheel and I've owned both of them. Best little "Whirl house" on wheels. Alf
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks. I should have been more specific; I am actually interested in the 17' models. Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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Had a Casita 17', have 2 friends with Egg Campers. The Escape is a league by itself.
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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I owned an EggCamper, they are all electric and no insulation. You get what you pay for.
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #6
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We had the 17' EggCamper before our 21' Escape. The strengths of the EggCamper were: 6'7" of headroom; a large area for bed length, (but only wide enough for a double); and simplicity. The weaknesses were: a tiny, noisy, low refrigerator; AC that is not adequate on really hot days; limited storage space; no propane; and uncomfortable seating limited to two people. If, like us, you only camp in developed campgrounds that have electricity, the lack of propane will not be much of a problem - we made do very nicely with an electric frying pan and the microwave.

I can't speak for the 17' Escape, but what we really like about our 21' are the table for four with comfortable benches that you can actually lounge on, storage space that we've never fully utilized, huge refrigerator, and counter space for actually cooking a meal with some level of comfort.

As far as the "quality" goes, I didn't really see much difference in the build itself.
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Old 11-06-2016, 02:52 PM   #7
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I personally would not own a trailer without propane. That, plus the fact I don't care for white gelcoat all over the interior. But, the EggCamper does work for some people.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:41 PM   #8
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Mel, We've had our current 2010 EggCamper for about 3 years. As far as quality of design, construction and workmanship, we're more than happy for the 3- to 4-day outings we currently take it on. We love the interior height and width, and we're fine with all electric, white gel coat interior, etc., etc. And yes, it does have it's shortcomings with the noisy little refrigerator (but it works great), marginal A/C (but we've never been uncomfortable even here in the deep South), and cramped space in the little 2-person side dinette (one person has little foot room due to the wheel well). Having said all that, we'll soon be up-sizing to a new Escape 21 that we feel will be more comfortable for us on longer outings as we transition into retirement. One thing we're really looking forward to, that others haven't mentioned, is all the waist-high drawers and multi-use cabinets for everyday use items in an Escape. Granted there are a couple closets that can be modified for individual storage requirements in the EggCamper, but much of the built-in storage space in the EggCamper is either above your shoulders or below your knees, and we end up storing things like dinner wear, cooking utensils, boxes of food ingredients and dried foods, etc., in plastic tubs that we stow under the bed (slide under, pull out, slide back under, pull back out, you get the picture). Not a problem for short outings of 3 or 4 days, but it can get tiresome after awhile. We still love our EggCamper for what it is. But we're looking forward to the 21'. Dale
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:09 PM   #9
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I owned a Casita 17SD for two years. Sold it and now own an EggCamper. My good friend has a new 21 Escape. The Casita to me was claustrophobic. But Im 6'5 1/2" tall. The hallway was too narrow. Constant ducking, and couldn't fit in bed.

Enter EggCamper. I LOVE the open space. Even my friend with the 21 Escape comments on the open feeling the EggCamper has vs the Escape. Its huge in our book. BUT - storage - uggggg. The EggCamper is the worse. I plan to remodel it to add better storage in the closets and add a silverware drawer.

The lack of storage is a huge bummer. Enter Escape - we eventually will sell the EggCamper and buy a 5.0TA. We visited one and were surprised how it also felt less spacious than the Egg - mostly because the wall of Bathroom / cabinetry / fridge take up the width. But the storage!!!!!! I think the storage of the Escape wins out over the openness. Never been in a 17 Escape tho.

The lack of propane doesn't bother us as much as we thought it would. We plan to make up for that with better dual 6v and solar. The small fridge was a huge bummer, but then we realized it does actually fit all the food we need! Pleasantly surprised. We keep drinks in a cooler. The fridge rocks - cools awesome.

So they all have their pluses and minuses. My favorite would be the Escape 5.0TA (I need it for headroom), then the EggCamper, then the Casita.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:42 PM   #10
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I personally would not own a trailer without propane.

I'm with Robert on this... IMO propane is essential even with solar and 6V batteries. Propane is essential for heating and cooking when boondocking. (I love boondocking!)

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