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Old 02-15-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Escape wannabe but undecided re 19 vs 21

Hello All
I just joined the form. We, my wife and I, are looking to move from our tent trailer to a light weight travel trailer and found the Escape. I love the ability to customise the trailer and I get the sense that these are quality trailers. Another we are considering is the Camplite. What we like about the Escape configurations are having a dinette with windows on three sides and cozy beds. My concern is one that has been discussed elsewhere in the form, is the 21 bed too narrow versus crawling over my wife to get out of the queen at night. I decision we will have to make. Any thoughts if one of the 2017 options will be the pedestal tables that so many form members have had installed? Will the new design have lowered / larger windows so that dinette does not need to be raised? Waiting to see the next edition is quite exciting.

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Old 02-15-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
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Barry, this is tough. My best suggestion is to get inside each. The layout's are different enough you need to find which one would work best for you. This is a big asset purchase, you'll make the right one for you.

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Welcome to the forum, all good questions but I think Escape is keeping most of the answers under wraps for a little bit longer.
As to the quality some of us are on our second Escape trailer (and some on their 3rd right Jim) I think that says something. We can't imagine having any other trailer.
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Thank You Donna D. Unfortunately there is not a 21 close by anybody out there near Ontario with a 21? : )
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Good to know Doug and Eileen, Thank you.

So the next question I guess is will our Acura MDX (5000lb tow rating) be sufficient as a TV for the 21? I think it should be good for the 19. Thoughts anyone, or do I need to be in a different thread?
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So the next question I guess is will our Acura MDX (5000lb tow rating) be sufficient as a TV for the 21?
Again, I think we have to wait for ETI to introduce the new trailers before we know what the weights will be.
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Good point, I thought ETI would target similar weights but there is now support for this thought. I guess we will find out in March.
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Tough deciding between the 19 and 21, as both have individual merits the other does not, one just has to decide which of these features is more important.

If a full queen is a must, the 19 is the only choice.
If a rear dinette is a must, the 21 is the only choice.
And so on.
And so on.

I doubt the weights will change very much, as though things are tweaking, most elements remain the same. Only time will tell for sure though.
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So the next question I guess is will our Acura MDX (5000lb tow rating) be sufficient as a TV for the 21? I think it should be good for the 19. Thoughts anyone, or do I need to be in a different thread?
You started the thread, and it is about the choice between the 19 Foot and the 21 Foot - which depends in part on compatibility with the tow vehicle - so I personally think this question belongs in this thread.

Since not many people have an Acura MDX, it might be helpful (for getting feedback) to point out that an MDX is basically a Honda Pilot; more than one member here has a Pilot. It may matter (whether comparing to another MDX or to the Pilot) that these vehicles have gone through multiple generations which change their specifications (getting larger each time); the current MDX started in the 2014 model year, and the corresponding Pilot started with the 2016 model year.

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Again, I think we have to wait for ETI to introduce the new trailers before we know what the weights will be.
At the same size, with the same floorplan, it's hard to imagine how there could be a significant weight change for similarly equipped trailers. Unless a huge amount of equipment becomes standard (making a lightweight "base" model unavailable), it seems reasonable to me to plan based on current weights.
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You started the thread, and it is about the choice between the 19 Foot and the 21 Foot - which depends in part on compatibility with the tow vehicle - so I personally think this question belongs in this thread.

Since not many people have an Acura MDX, it might be helpful (for getting feedback) to point out that an MDX is basically a Honda Pilot; more than one member here has a Pilot. It may matter (whether comparing to another MDX or to the Pilot) that these vehicles have gone through multiple generations which change their specifications (getting larger each time); the current MDX started in the 2014 model year, and the corresponding Pilot started with the 2016 model year.


At the same size, with the same floorplan, it's hard to imagine how there could be a significant weight change for similarly equipped trailers. Unless a huge amount of equipment becomes standard (making a lightweight "base" model unavailable), it seems reasonable to me to plan based on current weights.
Thank You Brian B-P our Acura MDX is a 2011 and as stated the MDX is built on the same platform as the Pilot so if someone has a pilot that tows 5000 lbs that would be very similar to the MDX. In our region of Canada the pilot can be purchased with either a 3500 lb or 5000lb tow rating. So is anyone towing a 19 or a 21 with a Honda Pilot.
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