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Old 04-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hi All,

This looks to be a great community of folks, so I'm happy to join in. After much due diligence researching trailer possibilities in many places (including fiberglassrvs), the Escape seems to fit the bill the best. I really like the stable look of the dual axles (19' ers).

I'm a recently retired electrical engineer with a lifetime of sailing/blue water cruising experience in sailboats from 24 to 50 feet. So I have lots of appreciation for what can be done in small spaces. I'm in mid-south Tenn, and from the map, I see a pretty extensive gap of owners in the SE (except for one in Fla).

I'm not too picky about interiors except for things like a truly comfortable sleeping experience (solid permanent bed), dependable house systems, expandable electrical/power systems, good insulation for climate control (when necessary), no tendency to mold (no leaks) - IOW, I guess, performance.

I plan on hauling with a F250 diesel. I could put in a 5W hitch and open up the trade space a bit. The advantage seems to be maneuverability and maybe mpg.

If anyone has any comments on any of this, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks All,
Larry
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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Welcome, Larry. Yes, you will have to help fill in the SE. You've come to the right trailer.
This will cost you a lot less than a boat from what I hear. And we can probably float, too!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Hi Larry, and welcome to the site. Just curious, where is Ethridge?

A 19 sounds like it would fit your bill fine, you won't be disappointed. I have pulled a couple times with my F250 Powerstroke, and you barely know the trailer is there. I do however prefer our Honda Pilot as it works better for us as an all round vehicle, and is up to the chore just fine.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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Hi All,

This looks to be a great community of folks, so I'm happy to join in. After much due diligence researching trailer possibilities in many places (including fiberglassrvs), the Escape seems to fit the bill the best. I really like the stable look of the dual axles (19' ers).

I'm a recently retired electrical engineer with a lifetime of sailing/blue water cruising experience in sailboats from 24 to 50 feet. So I have lots of appreciation for what can be done in small spaces. I'm in mid-south Tenn, and from the map, I see a pretty extensive gap of owners in the SE (except for one in Fla).

I'm not too picky about interiors except for things like a truly comfortable sleeping experience (solid permanent bed), dependable house systems, expandable electrical/power systems, good insulation for climate control (when necessary), no tendency to mold (no leaks) - IOW, I guess, performance.

I plan on hauling with a F250 diesel. I could put in a 5W hitch and open up the trade space a bit. The advantage seems to be maneuverability and maybe mpg.

If anyone has any comments on any of this, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks All,
Larry
Hi: Larry... Come on over to Townsend Tenn. to the Tremont Resort Campground. You can view first hand some Escape 19'ers and our 5.0. They have some nice cabins for the trailerless to stay in. TREMONTOUTDOORRESORT.COM
The Egg Camping Club is a great group of like minded folks from Tenn. AL. and GA. and I'm sure they would welcome you Thur- Sun. Apr 18-21. Hope to see you there... Alf
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Welcome, Larry. Yes, you will have to help fill in the SE. You've come to the right trailer.
This will cost you a lot less than a boat from what I hear. And we can probably float, too!
Thanks for the welcome FC - and yes, the boat versions are a ton more expensive.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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Hi Larry, and welcome to the site. Just curious, where is Ethridge?

A 19 sounds like it would fit your bill fine, you won't be disappointed. I have pulled a couple times with my F250 Powerstroke, and you barely know the trailer is there. I do however prefer our Honda Pilot as it works better for us as an all round vehicle, and is up to the chore just fine.
Thanks Jim - Ethridge is just north or Lawrenceburg along 43.

And yes, the 250 seems a bit much for the job but I'm looking forward to not feeling it back there much.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #7
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Hi: Larry... Come on over to Townsend Tenn. to the Tremont Resort Campground. You can view first hand some Escape 19'ers and our 5.0. They have some nice cabins for the trailerless to stay in. TREMONTOUTDOORRESORT.COM
The Egg Camping Club is a great group of like minded folks from Tenn. AL. and GA. and I'm sure they would welcome you Thur- Sun. Apr 18-21. Hope to see you there... Alf
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Thanks Alf - I did look into that but the time frame won't work. A couple weeks later and I'd be there.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #8
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Can anyone comment on what they think the relative benefits are between the 19er and the 5.0 (or point me to a relevant thread)?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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Thanks Jim - Ethridge is just north or Lawrenceburg along 43.

And yes, the 250 seems a bit much for the job but I'm looking forward to not feeling it back there much.
Never heard of Lawrenceburg either. I assume you are in the US somewhere.

If you do a search, and go through some of the posts past, you will find a bunch of thoughts and comparisons between the 19 and 5.0, both great units in their own right. Your F250 would be too big for the 5.0 though.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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Can anyone comment on what they think the relative benefits are between the 19er and the 5.0 (or point me to a relevant thread)?
My wife and I looked at both side-by-side on the Escape lot. To us, the 19 felt more open -- having large windows at both end made the difference for us. In the 5.0, when you're standing in the kitchen or sitting at the dinette, you can't see through the bed end so it feels more closed in. Of course, YMMV...
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