Originally Posted by Slickheadhunter
I measured the inside length of my 17 and it was 13ft and either. 3 or 4 inches can't recall. So I imagine the 19ft should be around 15ft 3 or 4 inches.so technically I have a 13ft trailer and the 19's are 15ft trailers.
Published specs (probably all for first-generation bodies, probably don't change for this year's second generation):
- Escape 17: overall length = 17'-8"; body length = 13'-8"
- Escape 19: overall length = 19'-6"; body length = 15'-8"
- Escape 21: overall length = 21'-4"; body length = 17'-4"
Those are outside body lengths, but with single-wall fiberglass construction the interior length isn't much less. The four-foot difference between body length and overall length is roughly three feet of tongue plus one foot of rear bumper and spare tire.
Most of the trailer industry identifies trailers by body length (or deck length in the case of flat-deck cargo trailers), not by overall length, so the Escape 17', 19' and 21' would be 14-foot, 16-foot, and 17-foot models (assuming rounding to the nearest foot), respectively. Among moulded fiberglass travel trailers, overall length is more commonly used.