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Old 11-21-2017, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hello from Manitoba. Looking at an Escape 5.0. Currently own a 2005 5th. Looking at New trailers and it seems like they did not improve in quality. We bought ours used and have had a bad experience with the machine, but love camping with the family. So I am looking at alternatives to dragging a cardboard box through the rain. Looks like there is a lot of knowledge on this forum and I am looking forward to tapping into it.Our main concern is size. Going down from 29' might be a challenge with 2 energetic kids on a rainy night.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Be sure to look at some Escape fifth-wheels in person to make sure you're going in the right direction. And always keep in mind that those energetic kids grow up mighty fast...before you know it, they're out the door in their very own tent.

Again, welcome to the Escape world.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:30 PM   #3
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Welcome Marc,

I'd suggest you contact Escape to see if they can put you in touch with an owner in your area. Spending some time inside one is the only way to determine if it's going to meet your needs.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry too much about size. These Escape 's are quite roomy due to their design and layout. It sure fits four, even on rainy days. And you all will stay dry!!! :-)
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:13 PM   #5
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We are definitely considering that!
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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Love the idea of staying dry. I would love to get there, and not have water that went in by pullouts or delaminating walls.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:54 PM   #7
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Love the idea of staying dry. I would love to get there, and not have water that went in by pullouts or delaminating walls.
That's definitely one of the major selling points of a molded fiberglass trailer. It's essentially a one piece shell, which means nowhere for water to get in except through an improperly sealed vent or window. Properly sealed and maintained, a molded fiberglass trailer will outlive it's owner and still be sound.

One other huge factor is resale value. Pull the average stick built trailer off the lot and watch it depreciate by 30 percent. On the other hand, I could sell my 2015 Escape for basically what I paid for it. They just last, and the resale value reflects that.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #8
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That's definitely one of the major selling points of a molded fiberglass trailer. It's essentially a one piece shell, which means nowhere for water to get in except through an improperly sealed vent or window. Properly sealed and maintained, a molded fiberglass trailer will outlive it's owner and still be sound.

One other huge factor is resale value. Pull the average stick built trailer off the lot and watch it depreciate by 30 percent. On the other hand, I could sell my 2015 Escape for basically what I paid for it. They just last, and the resale value reflects that.
I am Thankful for people like Robert, who remind me of why I am so Thankful we made the decision to to purchase an Escape. Good times ahead, Bacon!
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:33 PM   #9
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Welcome! Recently joined the forum also after lurking around for some time. We have a 5.0 on order now. Before making our big decision we took a trip to the factory and went over the 21' & 5.0 took measurements and kicked the tires. We originally leaned towards the 21' but the more research I did the more I felt the 5.0 was the best fit for us.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:32 AM   #10
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Bacon,

Click on the Owners Map, in the grey bar beneath the word Forum on this page.

It shows at least one 5.0 TA in Manitoba. You can also call ETI to see if there are others, and to get that owner's contact info.
I've never met an owner who didn't love to show their trailer to a prospective buyer.

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