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Old 05-14-2015, 08:03 PM   #41
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You'll never get me in there to take a shower. Even phone booths were bigger.
That may be true, but boat showers are smaller. And I speak from experience...



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Old 05-14-2015, 08:49 PM   #42
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Most everything has been answered for you, but not a lot of input on the bathroom. If the option of using a public washroom / shower is available, I prefer to do that. The bathroom is not large and the slower I fill my black & grey tanks the better. However, I have used the bathroom in the 21' and it is completely fine for toilet and shower usage. Not a lot of elbow room, but everything worked great. Having the showerhead as a wand really helps for rinsing. For reference, I'm 6'0" and 200#.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:55 PM   #43
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Thanks bpjod, just what I was hoping to hear from someone.

I will get to check out the bathroom on a 21 footer tomorrow (well, stand in it, but you should (hopefully) know what I mean).

And, "alanmalk" - way too funny with the beating of a dead (kind) of horse thingie. Laughed myself silly over that. Where did you find that?
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:45 PM   #44
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If for any reason you don't make it to the rally and want to see a 19', you're more than welcome to see mine. It's less than a mile east of I5 near the Olympia airport. Just let me know ...
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #45
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Laura, if you haven noticed, the bathrooms in the 19 and 5.0TA are smaller then the one in the 21. At 6'2" and 215 lbs I manage okay in the smaller with just minor banging of the elbows. The small size does tend to keep one from dawdling longer then necessary.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:21 AM   #46
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Hi Lara,

We will be getting our Escape this Fall and we almost purchased a 2015 R-Pod. I liked the new floor plan with the kitchen in the rear and the slide out dinette. But, once we looked at an Escape we were sold! The quality was obviously better than our original choice. We like that we have options to customize the trailer--including fabric and where we want to add electrical plugs, etc. My husband wanted a light weight trailer, and the fiberglass has no seams. Currently we have a tent trailer and have had problems with the water leaking through the seams. The Escape is quality and its resale value is astounding. We discovered that we wanted to purchase a used trailer and there are several R-Pods around and others, but it was difficult to find an Escape.

Once you see them you'll know.
We recently decided to get an RV, and the RPOD was our top pick...until we saw an Escape this last weekend while walking through a nearby campground here on Whidbey Island. The owners showed us through the unit, and we were quickly "sold" on the Escape. The only thing he said that we found disappointing is that there is a considerable wait time to buy one. 😎
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:33 AM   #47
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The only thing he said that we found disappointing is that there is a considerable wait time to buy one. ��
Yes, the wait can be considerable depending on the model chosen but the time does pass quickly so make your deposit now. Also, there are always cancellations so the chances of getting bumped up are fairly good.

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Old 06-10-2015, 12:36 AM   #48
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The cancellations are a good reason to have all your decision making and paper work completed early, plus all your monies paid. I was able to get my Escape 19 in record time, approximately 120 days.
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Welcome, Steve,
I would guess that that was one of our members here with the Escape. The wait time has become progressively longer in tune with more Escapes out there for people to see and a better dollar exchange for those of us south. You can always get a used one and wait in the meantime. They are easily sold and you can get about what you paid, especially if you sell only a year later. Then by the time your build sheet is due you know exactly what you want.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:01 AM   #50
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It looks to me like the wait time for any model of an Escape trailer is increasing. But that also says something about the trailer and the people who build them. But the time goes fast. We booked 9 months ago and have only 3 more to wait. At least our build sheet is in. Loren
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