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Old 09-10-2015, 01:17 AM   #21
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Hi. We are in Alabama and have finally decided to take up camping. We have found all sorts of places to visit but we still need to purchase our perfect little camper. We would appreciate any suggestions on things to look for as we shop used escape campers.
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Our 11 month old 5.0 ta is for sale. We live in Virginia contact us for further details.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:08 AM   #22
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Silly Jollyjerry,,,,,,,,, TaraTimNelson, I gave you a wrong number, it should read 804-737-5374.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:00 AM   #23
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There is a rally every April in Tennessee where there are just about every Escape model present. It may help you decide whether to go with used or new. Right now new is cheaper than used, but you have a wait period.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #24
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Thought you sold that trailer JollyJerry?
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:32 AM   #25
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No Greg, Marc decided to wait for his new Fifth Wheel in 2016.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:00 PM   #26
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About the beginning of Nov. 2014, ETI booked up for 2015, and stopped taking new orders. On May 26 of this year, 2015, they started taking 2016 orders. and Sept. 8, they filled up. 3½ months to book up 2016. Soooooo, 2017 orders should start about May or June of next year, and they should be booked up in about a "day and a half!.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:40 PM   #27
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What are the differences between an escape 5.0 and a scamp fifth wheel?i see that the escape has two shells, one inside the other, and double axles. But other than that are there other significant differences?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:31 PM   #28
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Escape does not have two shells, just a single one that is fibreglassed together. Escape is a continuous shell including the bottom, whereas Scamp uses a wood platform underneath. The Escape has lots and lots more quality features too. And, if you compare costs in USD, you will find that this much higher level of quality does not come at much of a premium.

Plus, the Scamp loft looks like it was a poorly done addition to their regular trailer.

This is just my opinion, of course.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:26 PM   #29
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Plus, the Scamp loft looks like it was a poorly done addition to their regular trailer.

This is just my opinion, of course.
And you expressed your opinion so much more politely than I did the first time I saw one.

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Old 09-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #30
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What are the differences between an escape 5.0 and a scamp fifth wheel?i see that the escape has two shells, one inside the other, and double axles. But other than that are there other significant differences?
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Escape does not have two shells, just a single one that is fibreglassed together. Escape is a continuous shell including the bottom, whereas Scamp uses a wood platform underneath...
Both good points.

The upper and lower shells of the trailers are joined differently. The Scamp seam design is inherited from the Boler design (which is not quick to describe, or particularly desirable), while the Escape has a unique bonded-while-in-the-mould system.

Also, the Scamp 19' uses the same axle as the Scamp 16'; while the original Escape 5.0 had the same single Torflex axle as earlier Escape models, the current Escape 5.0TA uses beam axles on leaf springs.

The Escape 5.0 and 5.0TA are actually fifth-wheel trailers: they have a pin that couples with a fifth-wheel hitch. In contrast, the Scamp 19' - although often called a "fifth-wheel" - has a coupler which connects to a two-inch towing ball mounted in the truck.

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Plus, the Scamp loft looks like it was a poorly done addition to their regular trailer.
Both the Scamp 19' and the Escape fifth-wheels (5.0 and 5.0TA) are based on another model, with the loft added. One difference is that the Scamp loft is just blended into the front of the starting model (which was their 16'), while Escape designed a whole new roof profile. The original 5.0 was derived from the 17 Foot, while the 5.0TA was derived from the 21 Foot.
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