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Old 09-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #31
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And you expressed your opinion so much more politely than I did the first time I saw one.

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Wow, that must be a first for me being accused of being polite.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:24 AM   #32
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I appreciate your replies and I sincerely hope I did not offend anyone. I am trying to do my research so I make an informed decision. i have been dreaming of camping for over three years but have only recently convinced my hubby of how wonderful it is. I am the researcher in our little family as I am the one sitting in front of my iPad most of the time. We were settled on an escape and then our neighbor who van camps mentioned the scamp. He asked why we had chosen the escape over the scamp as he reads a blog by a lady named sue and her dogs and that the scamp seemed like a good camper too. I mentioned the double axles which makes me feel much more comfortable in the even of a blowout but other than that I really had no clear reasons to give him. So therefore I posed the question to y'all. Again, I sincerely didn't mean to offend.
Thank you for the answers.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:16 AM   #33
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I'm sure no offense was received, a lot of the Escape owners are ex- owners of Scamps and Casitas, so we are well aware of both units.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:39 AM   #34
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Tara, I think the "polite" comment had to do with Scamp's design, not with your question... Your question's a good one.

You might get more answers supportive of the Scamp if you ask it over on FiberglassRV.com, where there are lots of current Scamp (and other, including Escape) owners.

Have fun with your research!
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:06 AM   #35
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....We were settled on an escape and then our neighbor who van camps mentioned the scamp. He asked why we had chosen the escape over the scamp as he reads a blog by a lady named sue and her dogs and that the scamp seemed like a good camper too.
Except RV Sue has a Casita, not a Scamp... there, I'll throw another brand in the mix.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:37 AM   #36
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Oh ok. Well we eliminated the casita because it was only 17'. So that one is easy.��
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:48 AM   #37
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Tara, I think the "polite" comment had to do with Scamp's design, not with your question... Your question's a good one.
This is bang on. Ron was commenting to me regarding the look of the Scamp, which to many looks odd, but that does not make it a bad trailer at all.

Your question was a very good one, as is your desire to go camping with a trailer like those you mentioned. I truly believe that Escape is a much better choice. Though the weight can easily be carried with a single axle, the tandem does have its benefits, and for me the foremost one is that you get a better ride, mostly because the second axle offers support should the other drop in a hole, or hit a bump. Under some conditions this relates to a bit less bounce.

In the end, it really is not about what trailer you use, it is more about getting out and doing it, and having a great time.

Though, Escape is a great choice to do it with.
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Thanks, Jim. I'm looking so forward to it that I can hardly contain myself! Lol! We purchased our truck yesterday so the reality is finally here for me. I can't wait to see it hooked up to our new little trailer. I too think the escape is better. I thought about ordering one but I would have to wait ANOTHER year and a half. So we've decided to go the used route and then perhaps after five years buy new. I think we will be much more knowledgable about how we will use it making our options easier to decide on.
I hadn't thought about the potholes and bumps. That is definitely a consideration.
Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #39
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I discovered this last trip that the tandem axle does not make any difference if the road is bad enough. The bathroom door was jarred open and bent the hinges and I had to shim the catch plate so the door would latch. The single pedestal table rocked the screws out of the floor and I had to reset them. I know now to travel with the table down.
I am blaming it on New Hampshire route 119; although, it could have been anywhere in the last 2 hours of that trip.

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:50 AM   #40
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I had a similar experience returning from Maine, my table ended up on the floor. I now bungee the table down and slow down on those harmonic distortion roads I call them. I even was using my Andersen, IMMSMR.
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