I too had considered both, as I am sure many other 19 and 5.0 owners have.
Bottom line, both are great trailers you will be happy with. If you first define how you would like to use it, then this might better help you make your decision.
For me it came down primarily to what I wanted as a tow vehicle. I wanted to use a vehicle that would fit well into all aspects of my wife's and my general use, as well as capably pull the trailer. I also looked at running around when camping, and how I would haul about my daily gear. This is where we opted for using an SUV. It has worked out great for us for use other than pulling a trailer, whereas a pickup would not have done so well. Hauling gear and people inside has been nice. When I picked out what SUV I wanted, I was not too keen on the third row seats, as I though seeing our kids have grown, we would not need them, and in fact have used them a bunch of times.
The 19 is also 4" wider which makes for a nicer aisle space.
We are canoeists, and could not bring one with the 5.0 without some major mods.
I really like the 5.0 for the bed orientation, and the towing characteristics of 5th wheel. The rear dinette can be nice in some campsites too.
As far as reversing goes, there is nowhere that a 5.0 can go, that I could not get my 19 into.
If Escape comes out with a larger 5th wheel trailer, especially a wider one. I would be definitely giving it a look.
No idea where Strongsville is, but if you could make it to a rally that had both, a side-by-side comparison would do you a world of wonders in making your decision.
But, like I said at the start, never one would be a wrong choice.