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Old 08-22-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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We're Dan and Rita and New to the Forum

Hello,
The Escape is on our short list to purchase. So we are here to learn more about the Escape Trailers and 5th Wheel.
We once had a fiberglass trailer but regretfully sold it to purchase a Class B RV which is currently on the market to be sold before we can join the ranks of a fiberglass RV proud owner again.
Thanks for any help you may provide before hand,
Dan and Rita
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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I think the Escape is the most value for the money. We also chose the 21 over the 5th wheel as the pickup box is so handy to haul stuff. But you have to choose what works best for you. Good luck. Loren
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:19 PM   #3
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If we buy another truck, I believe we also would consider the 21 over the 5er but would need to see both before making that decision.
If we keep our current Toyota Highlander, would go with the 17 for it's 5,000 lbs. GVWR max would be pushing the inside of the envelope with the 21.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #4
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Greetings fellow Tennesseans! We live in Vonore, TN just down the road from Knoxville. We are "expecting" our new 21' in November. We are moving up from a 17' Casita and are eagerly anticipating our trip to Chilliwack. There is a lot of good information from members of this group that really helped us with our decision. Welcome to the family!
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #5
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If we buy another truck, I believe we also would consider the 21 over the 5er but would need to see both before making that decision.
If we keep our current Toyota Highlander, would go with the 17 for it's 5,000 lbs. GVWR max would be pushing the inside of the envelope with the 21.
Consider the 19 as well. Several people tow it with a Highlander. We love the queen bed, tandem axles and the floorplan. It hits a sweet spot for us - bigger, but not too big. Easy towing, easy maneuvering, and we've even camped in places where a slightly larger trailer can't fit.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:28 PM   #6
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Consider the 19 as well. Several people tow it with a Highlander. We love the queen bed, tandem axles and the floorplan. It hits a sweet spot for us - bigger, but not too big. Easy towing, easy maneuvering, and we've even camped in places where a slightly larger trailer can't fit.
The 19 does have more going for it over the 17B but how much difference would 600 lbs make in towing with a Highlander? Need to talk with a Highland owner towing a 21 I guess!
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:30 PM   #7
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Greetings fellow Tennesseans! We live in Vonore, TN just down the road from Knoxville. We are "expecting" our new 21' in November. We are moving up from a 17' Casita and are eagerly anticipating our trip to Chilliwack. There is a lot of good information from members of this group that really helped us with our decision. Welcome to the family!

About 155 miles.
What is your tow vehicle?
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:40 PM   #8
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...how much difference would 600 lbs make in towing with a Highlander?
Those kind of questions are hard to answer because they're subjective. Better to look at the published towing capacities and see if they work or not. What year and trim level is your Highlander? From that we can get the GVWR, the Towing Capacity, Max Tongue Weight, Payload Capacity, and the GCWR. The numbers either work, or they don't. That makes your decision easier because you're dealing with math, not just subjective experience.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:09 PM   #9
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Dan and Rita,
You should think about coming to meet a few Escape owners at the King of the Wild Frontier gathering near Greeneville, TN at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.

Camping reservations might be hard to get, but there will be at least three Escape 21s there, one being towed by a Highlander from Iowa whose owners have towed for years with two Highlanders and first a 19' and now a 21'.

Several of us will be there October 17 to 21, and as near as you are, you could swing by and visit, even if you don't camp. Same for anyone within range of that area.

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We will be there with the Highlander. Stop by. Rockies, Appalachian, Cascades, Highlander plus 21 plus common sense. It’s like paper covers rock and the detractors have dull scissors
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