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Old 10-11-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!! My name is Jim. My better half is named Gillian and we just purchased a 2015 21ft Escape. Actually, we are on our way to Chilliwack this Wednesday to pick it up. Little late in the season for doing any travelling but we are very excited and looking forward to the coming season.
We are avid campers but this is our first trailer. We are hoping to meet some of you on our journeys. Love to browse the forums for concerns, advice and great places to visit. Cheers.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:01 PM   #2
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Yo Jim! Beautiful place you call home; hope to visit there again late spring & play another round. Expect you will be thrilled with the new 21 as so many others are including us

Hope to see you out there!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:11 PM   #3
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Little late in the season for doing any travelling...
NO! I'm heading out this next week and probably will go again in November but then hang it up until February, and then March, and then April. Love this time of year for camping!

Welcome, Jim and Gillian...
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #4
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Congrats, Jim. And Howdy! We've had ours now for two weeks. Since Sept. 25 (I think that works out to be two weeks). We're still on our voyage home - arriving tomorrow. Honestly, we were a little put off at first by all the "wasted space," but it is actually VERY comfortable and the coziness of our beloved Casita is becoming a distant memory. And I don't miss the tight galley quarters of the Casita at all (LOVE my kitchen in the Escape), and my husband is pleased by the extra space in the bathroom... It's ALL GOOD!!

Enjoy your pickup - Here's hoping you have decent weather, at least. (Come on down to Texas, where it's still summer: we're probably going to get to check out our air conditioner tonite! It's the beginning of the good camping season here...)
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:50 AM   #5
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Congrats on your 21

Well, we've had ours since March and love it. Had to exercise our AC this weekend in Angels Camp in 49er (the Gold, not Football) country as it was 90 degrees (not normal this time of year). It was loud but very cool!!
Anyway, welcome! We, too, had a Casita 17, (loved it) but really love the size of our Escape 21!
Pop open a good bottle of red, some fine cheese and crackers and just stare at it!
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:28 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your welcoming words. Look forward to our future travels. Hope to meet some of you along the way. Cheers. Jim
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #7
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Hi Jim! Congrats on your new purchase.

My wife and I full time in the 17' Casita SD, and are considering one of these 21' models.

How long did it take between the time you ordered it to time of delivery?

What must-have options did you get?

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Old 10-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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Hi Mary F,

I am curious to find out where you considered the wasted space to be? Trying to gather as much info as possible.

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Old 10-21-2015, 05:23 PM   #9
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Hi Mary F,

I am curious to find out where you considered the wasted space to be? Trying to gather as much info as possible.

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We went from a 17LD Casita to a 21 and absolutely LOVE the space - it's wide enough that two can pass each other in the aisle and still not step on the dogs. Permanent bed is wonderful as the head is raised 4 inches compared to the foot. While there is a HUGE amount of storage, if you throw in 3 small dogs and the 2 grandkids, the added storage is most welcome. The 21 is also 6 inches wider than the 19 so the cabinets are also a bit over an inch deeper.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:19 PM   #10
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Hey, I put "wasted space" in quotation marks. I wasn't complaining, I was trying to convey our first impressions of the new (and quite different) set up. We immediately were happy not to be stepping on our dogs (there are 2 and they're about 55 lbs each = not huge, but not small). We also love the fact that when things are stowed for travel, they are put away, mostly out of sight. No ladder on the floor, no more totes full of food, no bag for the produce (this fridge has a produce drawer and doesn't freeze the lettuce). It's great... or it will be once I get my dragonfly lace curtains put up in the dinette windows...
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