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Old 03-16-2015, 12:02 AM   #11
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Why an Escape?????????

Weight? Advantage Escape.
Cost? Advantage Escape.
Durability? Advantage Escape.
Maintenance? Advantage Escape.
"Fancy-shmancy" factor? Advantage Airstream.
Nostalgia? Advantage Airstream.

My two cents.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:43 AM   #12
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I was looking at airstreams before I got my escape they are very pretty always like their style. But I live in a very wet area really didn't want any leaks also I too was afraid of the denting from hail and rocks it seems they really should be covered. They are heavy too would need my truck to hall.i could get an escape for less money well laid out for caming light and camping off the grid. Very happy with my 17b.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:12 AM   #13
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When we purchased the Escape last year the intent was to buy the last trailer we would own.

We seriously considered one of the Airstream 28'ers as it had the full size queen bed in it. The Airstream forum shows many folks with window leaks and Filiform corrosion, coming from a conventional trailer that had leak issues, it was the last thing I wanted to hear, especially for the price. Consensus seems to be the newer trailers are not as well built as they are commonly believed to be.

When I read Escape had come out with the bigger 21 and was thinking about a like sized fifth wheel (I had looked over the 19 a few years before) we took a look at one which decided the issue.

These smaller trailers are certainly not for most.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:08 PM   #14
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Before we ordered our Escape, we had a 1968 Aristocrat trailer which we restored. A lot of work although it was well built. I listened to the Vintage Airstream Podcast and learned about the usual problems in vintage airstreams, and they have them, especially rotted floors. This is not to say that when my Escape is 40 years old, it won't have some problems, but I bet they will be fewer.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:37 PM   #15
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Reace put a used Escape 19 up for sale on this forum and it was sold in a little over an hour. It might have taken a little longer if we were in November but that is another very good reason to own an Escape. Resale value. That was another large factor in our choosing an Escape. Sometimes plans change and we can't use some of the things we have but if there is a good market for them, it can be a win win situation for both buyer and seller. Loren
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:46 AM   #16
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Spikedog,
With Airstream, you get a corporation, although it is one that has been around for many decades.

With Escape you get a family owned and operated business run by a very caring and accessible husband and wife team who you can actually call on the phone and talk to-- Tammy and Reace. Try it. Production of all the various sized units now total in the 1100 to 1200 range, I'd guess. If you have any concerns, you do not get lost in the shuffle. Very loyal customers. Also the U.S./Canada exchange rate is wonderful right now.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:30 AM   #17
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Quality, Airstreams are being made in less than a day whereas your Escape will take a couple of weeks.
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Spike seems to have disappeared after posing a question. First post on the forum and doesn't know what RV stands for? My troll alarm is buzzing.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:22 PM   #19
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First post on the forum and doesn't know what RV stands for? My troll alarm is buzzing.
Yah, I'm normally a helpful person but when I see posts like that I don't even think of bothering to respond.

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:59 PM   #20
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spell check does such odd things!
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