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Old 12-05-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hello! Retiring in a couple of years - seeking the "right" TT.

Hello! We are seeking a fiberglass TT for that epic road trip two new retiree's could take. We have a couple of years to find the "right" TT and I *think* it could be the Escape 5.0. One key requirement is a true queen (60x80) or bigger bed. I looked at a 2008 Scamp 19 and the bed is a might small. I'm also considering a Casita Liberty, the King bed is HUGE but it's overall a wee bit small. I'm concerned about the long term resale of an Olliver, but they are in my backyard ($45k USD - YIKES!) he new Escape 5.0 seems right. Are the older single axle trainers the same size? I'm not opposed to buying new and the pick it up road trip would be epic.

Your thoughts, ideas and real world experience would be welcome. Ready? Go!
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hello! We are seeking a fiberglass TT for that epic road trip two new retiree's could take. We have a couple of years to find the "right" TT and I *think* it could be the Escape 5.0. One key requirement is a true queen (60x80) or bigger bed. I looked at a 2008 Scamp 19 and the bed is a might small. I'm also considering a Casita Liberty, the King bed is HUGE but it's overall a wee bit small. I'm concerned about the long term resale of an Olliver, but they are in my backyard ($45k USD - YIKES!) he new Escape 5.0 seems right. Are the older single axle trainers the same size? I'm not opposed to buying new and the pick it up road trip would be epic.

Your thoughts, ideas and real world experience would be welcome. Ready? Go!
Hi: Richard in Georgia... We have owned both a 5.0, and now a 5.0TA. The 5.0 used an RV 60X76" Queen mattress. The 5.0TA uses a full 60X80" Queen mattress. There's also more room beside the bed to put stuff. Excuse the self portrait in the 5.0 pic. Alf
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:29 PM   #3
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The 5.0TA is a bigger version of the 5.0 a bigger loft, bigger kitchen area, more storage, double-axle, wider, taller and heavier. But what's not to like! I'm retiring also in a couple of years, but bought sooner so I could get used to the trailer and make modifications for longer-term travels.


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Old 12-05-2015, 04:40 PM   #4
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The current 5.0TA is indeed bigger than the original 5.0, and I think the most significant dimensional difference is eight inches of extra width. That provides the extra space beside the bed which Alf mentioned, and more elbow room in general. The extra four inches of bed length indicates that there is more interior length available as well.

The extra body size, the extra cabinetry filling it, and the extra axle of a heavier design all add up to a significant weight difference between the two generations. The intent of the design change was to size the trailer to better suit current trucks, which are larger and (most importantly) taller than compact trucks were when the original 5.0 was designed.

If you choose the 5.0TA and can't find one used by the time orders open next spring, you could order and have a new one just in time to get a "shakedown" trip in just before the big adventure starts.
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If you get that far, keep in mind there is a year wait on a new one, 2016 is booked.
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:45 PM   #6
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Welcome, Richard!
The previous 5.0 is an extension of a 17' while the present one is an extension of the 21', so there is big difference between them. The extra space and weight on the present model call for the tandem axles. You should be able to see one or both models in your region by asking Escape Trailer to give you owners to visit.
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Hi: Richard in Georgia... We have owned both a 5.0, and now a 5.0TA. The 5.0 used an RV 60X76" Queen mattress. The 5.0TA uses a full 60X80" Queen mattress. There's also more room beside the bed to put stuff. Excuse the self portrait in the 5.0 pic. Alf
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Alf, don't know if I would recognize you but by now I would recognize your feet anywhere!!
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:24 PM   #9
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wowzers! - this is a great comp- thank you!
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:26 PM   #10
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I have the price list - I need suggestions with the options. AC is a gotta have down south. What else?
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