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Old 09-03-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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We are Jim and Mary, living in Des Moines, Iowa. We presently own a 16’ Scamp that has been wonderful for us but we are ready to move up for a bit more space and comfort. We are looking at the 19’ Escape. We have a 2017 Jeep Cherokee with a tow package and it can handle 4600 lbs. We would love to see an Escape in person. Anybody fairly closeby?
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:41 AM   #2
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We are Jim and Mary, living in Des Moines, Iowa. We presently own a 16’ Scamp that has been wonderful for us but we are ready to move up for a bit more space and comfort. We are looking at the 19’ Escape. We have a 2017 Jeep Cherokee with a tow package and it can handle 4600 lbs. We would love to see an Escape in person. Anybody fairly closeby?
Hi: Marygee... Welcome to the forum!!! Iowa Dave near Cedar Rapids will likely chime in soon. Hey D a v e? Alf
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:37 AM   #3
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You can also either call or drop an email to ETI and ask for someone local, more or less.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:54 AM   #4
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Welcome, Jim and Mary.

While you wait to tour a E19, take time to enjoy the forum.

Lots of nice people willing to share their experiences with their trailers.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
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You may be limited to the older style E19 which ran somewhat lighter than the 2nd G models. The newer models are rated for 5000#, somewhat more than yourJeep's capacity.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:56 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. We could use some more Jims around here.

We're probably 4-1/2 hours away (near Madison WI) but if you want to make the trip we'd be happy to show you our 19. What I'd really suggest is attending the Mississippi River Rendezvous in Thomson, IL. It's happening the last weekend of this month and you'll probably see all the current sizes Escape offers. There are trailer tours scheduled for Saturday and plenty of owners like us who'll show off their trailer just about anytime.


Here's a link to the thread.
2018 Mississippi River Rendezvous September 28-30
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:12 AM   #7
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Go to that Mississippi River Rally and you will see every size that Escape has to offer. Then you will know that you made the right decision. We were after the 19, but after seeing it and the 21 we ended up with the 21. Loren.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:17 PM   #8
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Hi Jim and Mary
We are about 15 miles west of Cedar Rapids. We will be home this week including next weekend, so if you’d like to see a 21 Classic you can let us know and we would be happy to show You a first generation 21. It’s in a building all set up so this monsoon weather has no bearing on viewability. Three One Nine Three eight nine zero seven six one. The Mississippi River Rally at Thomson Illinois will have in excess of twenty Escapes. It’s at the Thomson Causeway campground which is a corps of engineers campground. No park admission fee. You’re very welcome to camp and participate or just come for the day.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:42 AM   #9
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We didn’t get to the Mississippi gathering but are busy with our “build sheet” right now. We are going with the ‘19. Anything to be aware of or any suggestions? What can you not live without? Thanks. BTW, we were able to tour a ‘19 in West Des Moines, just down the road from us, and we loved it. ETI set it up for us.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #10
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Build sheet must haves

Hopefully others will chime in with all their favorite choices, but the two must haves in our book are air conditioner and solar panel.

Ask about specific choices that you are pondering, and you should get more specific responses.

At some point get in touch with Iowa Dave over near Cedar Rapids. They now have a 21’, but previously owned a 19’. He’s one of those “wealth of knowledge” guys, and doesn’t mind sharing it.

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