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Old 07-31-2016, 12:33 PM   #11
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SO, seems there is a real culture about these Escapes that even if you have one, people are already thinking about building the next one?? What's with that? Is it just fun? or looking for the ultimate RV and you all enjoy just tweaking them?
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:41 PM   #12
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I can't speak for others, but we expect this trailer to last us the rest of our travels. I will attempt minor tweaks, but nothing like the real men on this forum.


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Old 07-31-2016, 03:12 PM   #13
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They hold their re-sale value or in some cases go up in value, depending on the dollar/loonie exchange rate. I have always managed to sell mine for at least what I paid. With a years wait, the term "time is money" comes to mind. You can charge a premium for today versus a lower price in the future.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:27 PM   #14
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SO, seems there is a real culture about these Escapes that even if you have one, people are already thinking about building the next one?? What's with that? Is it just fun? or looking for the ultimate RV and you all enjoy just tweaking them?
It's a mixed bag. Some are perfectly happy with a stock trailer and have no plans to change. Some get a 'virus' we call 'two-foot-itis', meaning a craving to go up in size 2 feet at a time (i.e., 17 to 19 to 21, etc). Others just like tweaking or customizing what they have. Also, Escape is constantly improving their trailers from year to year. The 2017 model with flat sides, a power awning, a wider entry door, and thus a wider fridge that cools better, are just some examples of how they change. That also influences some current owners.

The cool part is, you can't go wrong. There's no right or wrong layout or size or options list - do what suits you. And, if your plans change in the future, Escape resale values are extraordinarily high, and you can sell it in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:39 PM   #15
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Took us a long time and 6+ trailers to arrive at our 19 Escape.
Our previous trailer was a used Escape 17B which convinced us we wanted the 19 for our retirement in a few years. The Exchange rate took care of that happening earlier than we had planned.
No interest in changing beyond this trailer.
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Took us a long time and 6+ trailers to arrive at our 19 Escape.
Our previous trailer was a used Escape 17B which convinced us we wanted the 19 for our retirement in a few years. The Exchange rate took care of that happening earlier than we had planned.
No interest in changing beyond this trailer.
Dang, we must be geniuses then Greg. We got a 19 the first time...
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Dang, we must be geniuses then Greg. We got a 19 the first time...
You got the benefit of our mistakes.......
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:09 PM   #18
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SO, seems there is a real culture about these Escapes that even if you have one, people are already thinking about building the next one?? What's with that? Is it just fun? or looking for the ultimate RV and you all enjoy just tweaking them?
We bought an 8-month-old 19' and then, after using it for years, knew exactly what we wanted in a 21'.

We here are backers of the company because the trailers are well-made and the owners are known and well-liked. Their progression is also known, from one trailer.

It also has a lot to do with adding models that were not being made when people bought their first Escape.
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