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Old 12-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Learning about the Escape Travel Trailer

Hi group. I live in Point Reyes Station, California. Currently have a 22' Scotty Highlander Dodge Turbo Diesel motorhome. My wife and I are thinking of selling the Scotty and getting either an Escape 16' or perhaps a Casita. From photographs the Escape looks like a more desirable floor plan and in general looks better to us. We need to see an actual trailer to find out if we like it. So, have joined the group to try to connect and learn more about this trailer. A search on Craigslist shows very little or none for sale in our area, so we're hopeful that used ones will come up as a new one is out of our reach at this time.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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Click on the Escape Trailer Industries ad and it will take you to their site. You can contact them to ask if there is anyone with a 17 Escape in your area that the owner is willing to show. You'll also find any used trailers for sale through Escape ( rare, but it does happen ).
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:51 AM   #3
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It's not for sale, but you're welcome to take a look at mine in Santa Cruz. Shoot me your e-mail in a PM and we can make arrangements.

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Escape Forum! Lots of information to be found here along with kind and helpful people.

If you can't connect with Bob, contact Escape Trailer Industries directly. They can give you information regardng referrals from owners in your general area. Here's a map that shows some of the owners.

I don't think I've ever seen an Escape trailer for sale on Craigslist. They sell too fast! One of the best websites around for used all molded trailers is Fiberglass Trailers For Sale. Even the owner of that site owns an Escape and is a member here on Escape forum.

Best of luck on your egg hunt.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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It's not for sale, but you're welcome to take a look at mine in Santa Cruz. Shoot me your e-mail in a PM and we can make arrangements.

Bob
And I can attest to the fact that Bob will tell you everything there is to know about owning an Escape! Ours will be available for viewing after April (it will be ready in January but we're not picking it up until the Spring thaw ... )
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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Click on the Escape Trailer Industries ad and it will take you to their site. You can contact them to ask if there is anyone with a 17 Escape in your area that the owner is willing to show. You'll also find any used trailers for sale through Escape ( rare, but it does happen ).
Thanks for your quick reply and useful information. I'd love to be able to order my own customized trailer direct from the Escape factory, but in the meantime will start looking around at examples via the resource you mentioned.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Escape Forum! Lots of information to be found here along with kind and helpful people.

If you can't connect with Bob, contact Escape Trailer Industries directly. They can give you information regardng referrals from owners in your general area. Here's a map that shows some of the owners.

I don't think I've ever seen an Escape trailer for sale on Craigslist. They sell too fast! One of the best websites around for used all molded trailers is Fiberglass Trailers For Sale. Even the owner of that site owns an Escape and is a member here on Escape forum.

Best of luck on your egg hunt.
Donna, that map is fascinating! Very useful to show what trailers may be within driving distance from my Point Reyes location. I appreciate you taking time to welcome me and offer me these useful tips. Top of the holiday season to you!
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #8
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And I can attest to the fact that Bob will tell you everything there is to know about owning an Escape! Ours will be available for viewing after April (it will be ready in January but we're not picking it up until the Spring thaw ... )
Good luck on your new trailer. Is this your first one?
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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It's not for sale, but you're welcome to take a look at mine in Santa Cruz. Shoot me your e-mail in a PM and we can make arrangements.

Bob
Bob, I just sent you a PM with that information. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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Good luck on your new trailer. Is this your first one?
We've had truck campers previously and a houseboat, but this will be our first time pulling a trailer. I researched trailers for over a year before I found the Escape site. After looking at Bob's and talking to him at length, we were sold. Ours is in production now and, I confess, it's exciting to see those weekly pictures. I'll post our "build list" and photos when it's finished as information like that is really helpful when planning your personal Escape.
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