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Old 05-12-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! We are interested in becoming Escape trailer owners. We've enjoyed owning a Tab for seven years but with retirement fast approaching, we are looking for something a little bigger. In particular, we would like a separate bed and dinette and a bathroom. The Escape 17B looks like the best option, but we are somewhat concerned with the small bed. We are not big people, but the queen size (60" x 80") bed in the Tab may have spoiled us. For those of you with 17Bs, how do you find the bed works for two of you? Thanks for your help, we've already learned a lot from lurking on the forum!

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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That's a personal question, and by that I mean it really depends on the persons. Les and I and our 18 kilo beagle share the bed, without a problem. I don't find the climb-over an issue. I look at it as a feature.
However, doing things over, I would go for the 19. Queen bed at the back and four-person dinette at the front ( for guests for dinner or cards on rainy days ). Aisle is 4" wider making it easier to pass one another.
I'm not willing to buy a new tow vehicle, so I'm content with the 17B.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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My husband is 6'2" and I am 5'8" and we are quite happy with the bed. We're both on the leaner side. At home we sleep in a queen sized water bed, but the trailer is quite comfy to sleep in. The bed is long enough for him to stretch out, and we tend to like to sleep in close contact with one another anyway.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:18 PM   #4
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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We just moved from a double bed in a Casita to a queen bed in our Escape 19. The queen bed feels quite spacious and luxurious in comparison, but we were cozy in the double. In the end, since my spouse turns like a chicken on a rotisserie at night, I like the queen size bed.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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We used King & Queen configurations in our Casita, and before decided which Escape went to a fiberglass trailer gathering where a couple was gracious enough to let us try out their 21 bed (a full XL 54 inch by 80) and we were surprised to not feel cramped at all. So we ordered one!
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:12 PM   #7
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Trip to Chilliwack, Possible visit to Escape Rally

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As previously mentioned, Penny & I finally committed by placing a deposit for a 17B (love the increasingly favorable exchange rate!). Our build sheet deadline is June 1st. We our planning a trip to Chilliwack in mid-May to help in finalizing our option choices. (Our pick-up date is Aug. 14.) We will be traveling with and camping in our Tab trailer for this trip (planning on trying to sell it starting in June). We could probably extend this trip to include the Escape Rally (May 29-31). Would this be worthwhile? We would obviously be in the S.O.B. category if we did attend. Attending the rally would involve a somewhat less direct but probably more scenic route back to Salt Lake. What are your suggestions?
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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As previously mentioned, Penny & I finally committed by placing a deposit for a 17B (love the increasingly favorable exchange rate!). Our build sheet deadline is June 1st. We our planning a trip to Chilliwack in mid-May to help in finalizing our option choices. (Our pick-up date is Aug. 14.) We will be traveling with and camping in our Tab trailer for this trip (planning on trying to sell it starting in June). We could probably extend this trip to include the Escape Rally (May 29-31). Would this be worthwhile? We would obviously be in the S.O.B. category if we did attend. Attending the rally would involve a somewhat less direct but probably more scenic route back to Salt Lake. What are your suggestions?
Thanks,
Dave
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #9
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...Our build sheet deadline is June 1st. We our planning a trip to Chilliwack in mid-May to help in finalizing our option choices. (Our pick-up date is Aug. 14.) We will be traveling with and camping in our Tab trailer for this trip (planning on trying to sell it starting in June). We could probably extend this trip to include the Escape Rally (May 29-31). Would this be worthwhile?...
Seeing many Escapes at the rally seems to me like a great way to learn about the options and help finalize the build sheet.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:23 PM   #10
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As previously mentioned, Penny & I finally committed by placing a deposit for a 17B (love the increasingly favorable exchange rate!). Our build sheet deadline is June 1st. We our planning a trip to Chilliwack in mid-May to help in finalizing our option choices. (Our pick-up date is Aug. 14.) We will be traveling with and camping in our Tab trailer for this trip (planning on trying to sell it starting in June). We could probably extend this trip to include the Escape Rally (May 29-31). Would this be worthwhile? We would obviously be in the S.O.B. category if we did attend. Attending the rally would involve a somewhat less direct but probably more scenic route back to Salt Lake. What are your suggestions?
Thanks,
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By all means go! Not only will you meet some very nice people, you will get some ideas for your own Escape prior to your build deadline.
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