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Old 10-05-2018, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hello All. As we continue to downsize (26' Jayco to current 21' Springdale) we are looking at the Escape 19. If anything will be our barrier it will be the price. I know, it is worth it, but only if you can afford it.

Convince me I should stretch the bank to buy an Escape rather than something like a Jayco Hummingbird.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
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Because in 5 years your Jayco will be worth about 25% of what you paid and will have leaks. Your Escape however will be worth probably about 75% of what you paid and leak free. You do the math.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:48 AM   #3
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If you read the forum for any length of time, you’ll see that Escape has “raving fans” instead of just “satisfied customers.” I can’t count the number of times that they have gone well above expectations to take care of their customers.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:57 AM   #4
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Besides what Jim mentions, which are the biggies.

Less maintenance
May be cheaper to tow, although I've not tried towing a Hummingbird.
Will last 30 years if you take care of it
Factory customization
Pretty much rot free
Quality, you'd need to be your own judge
Go see an Escape if you are thinking about it, call the factory and ask for someone local that will show one to you.

The Hummingbird is wider, has bigger holding tanks, and is cheaper.

If you trade trailers every couple years a lot of this may not matter all that much, other then the resale values. losing 10% of the price of $40k isn't that much different from losing 35% of $12k.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:14 AM   #5
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Don’t know anything about the trailer you are looking at but I once heard that the “stickie “ construction makes for a towing experience described as “dragging a cardboard box through the rain”. If quality matters go Escape.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #6
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Was at campsite a few weeks ago when some other camper from Alaska wondered if she could see our Escape. She was thinking of getting one and had never seen one. I was extolling the virtues and asked what made her consider an Escape. She said she read an article about a defect the manufacturer had made in a few of the models and how the owner had personally travelled around the continent to remedy the problem. She was quite impressed.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:39 PM   #7
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note that most stickies, like that Jayco hummingbird use a different length measurement. a Escape 19 is 19 from hitch to bumper. a Jayco 16 is 19'9" from hitch to bumper. and yes, its 8' wide, while the Escapes are about 7' wide.
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note that most stickies, like that Jayco hummingbird use a different length measurement. a Escape 19 is 19 from hitch to bumper. a Jayco 16 is 19'9" from hitch to bumper. and yes, its 8' wide, while the Escapes are about 7' wide.
Specs say 8' wide but the tires are outriggers with the body inside of them. Just a guess but that would make the body closer to 7' then 8'.
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note that most stickies, like that Jayco hummingbird use a different length measurement. a Escape 19 is 19 from hitch to bumper. a Jayco 16 is 19'9" from hitch to bumper.
Yes, in most RVs outside of the moulded fiberglass travel trailers (not just Escape, but Casita, Scamp, etc) the length which is incorporated into the model name is the body length, not the overall length. Enclosed cargo trailers are also usually designated by body length, and flat-deck cargo trailer are usually designated by deck length.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:52 PM   #10
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... a Jayco 16 is 19'9" from hitch to bumper. and yes, its 8' wide, while the Escapes are about 7' wide.
Escapes vary from 6'8" (17' and discontinued models) to 7'4" (21' and 5.0TA).

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Specs say 8' wide but the tires are outriggers with the body inside of them. Just a guess but that would make the body closer to 7' then 8'.
I would guess more difference that that - the entire wheel and tire is outboard of the body, so assuming 205 mm tires that must be at least 20" in total, making the body width less than 77" (given the 97" overall width).

So less than Escape 17' body width with more than Escape 21' space needed (side to side), and aerodynamic drag like there are two small parachutes deployed out the sides.

This wheels-outside-of-body design has made a comeback in recent years, and it makes no sense to me. It is slightly cheaper to build, but seems so much less functional. To compound the width issue, most of these trailers have rounded tops at both ends so they have no headroom at the ends and no space for cabinets, while gaining nothing... since any aerodynamic gain at the front is offset by the high drag caused by the back end. The only good thing is that it is easy to see past the narrow body in the mirrors.
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