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Old 04-23-2016, 10:19 PM   #1
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New Member to the forum wanting to buy a 21' Escape

Hello forum, I am currently a 2015 Casita owner who has just gone inside a 21 foot Escape and love it. For starters I am a tall lady and I don't bump my head on the doorways and I can stand straight up in the bathroom. I wouldn't need to crawl over my husband in the middle of the night... and the list goes on. Looks like I need to sell my Casita. I love it but it is not really for tall people. I live in Texas and know I need to get my order in soon, because I have heard the wait is long. Any advice from current Escape owners?

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:05 AM   #2
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Hi Nancy. We too almost bought a Casita as we were at their plant in Rice, Texas in February 2013. Yes, headroom is a little lacking in the Casita. Then we discovered Escape on line and went to their plant and came away with an order for a 21. I'm over 6' and headroom is not a problem for me.

You will love the 21 so get your order in and you have time to work on your build sheet. Plus everyone here helps out with questions you might have. We ended up with the perfect trailer for us thanks to all of the help from members on this forum. Loren
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:05 AM   #3
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Welcome fellow Texan. My advice is to put a deposit on an Escape as soon as you can. Once you have a build date, the time goes faster than you think. My other advice is to frequent this forum. There's a wealth of info.


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Old 04-24-2016, 06:15 AM   #4
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Welcome,
We are previously Casita owners and you will find that there is no comparison. Personally I feel that the quality of the Escape is much better and the extra room is wonderful. I don't think you will have any regrets if you make the change.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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Hi Nancy,
I was leaning a 19 to replace our 17, but as soon as my Quilting Lady stepped into the first 21 Reace and Tammy brought to the Oregon Gathering it was all over - something about that BIG standard table & sewing
My advice is:
1) put down a deposit
2) start on the build sheet
3) If you are going to choose non standard formica & fabric, get going on that.
4) make a trip to Chillawack or a fiberglass gathering where you can see and discuss what other Escape owners have done.
Have fun!
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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I wanted a Casita or Scamp for many years but, being tall, I didn't want a camper in which I had to hunch over so much. Plus, my wife is a bit claustrophobic and couldn't stand the tightness of the passageway and small kitchen area. We tried an EggCamper, and it was nice in all ways except it lacked a big enough fridge and storage space. We looked at the Escape 19' but it also was "tight" in the central area. When the new, wider, Escape 21' came out we jumped on it sight unseen. We have been very happy with it although it still leaves a little to be desired in the headroom area. They advertise 6' 5" but I'm not quite that tall and have to hunch over a little bit even when I'm not wearing shoes. It isn't enough to make us regret the purchase, but I do wish it was an inch higher inside. All in all, it meets all of our other needs and we have been very happy with it - we haven't seen any other egg that we would rather have.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your responses. I am wondering which months are the best to drive to British Columbia to avoid the dangerous winter weather. I am not used to driving in snow, sleet or freezy weather.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:21 PM   #8
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:15 AM   #9
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You need to worry about the passes in Northern California and Oregon. The rest is all rain.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:40 AM   #10
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And if you come into the Lower Mainland if we happen to have snow, realize that at the first sight of the white stuff every driver goes into complete panic mode. None of us know how to drive in the snow. We are good with the rain, but completely lose our minds in snow.
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