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Old 11-18-2016, 01:45 AM   #1
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Are they going to build the 15' again?

Just wondering, with the recent expansion at Escape, does anybody know if they're going to build the 15' again?

I bought a 17b, but it's a lot heavier than I expected and has more options. I was happier with my old Trillium 4500 with less options, and less weight.

I preferred the simpler form of camping I guess.
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:00 AM   #2
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I have no idea, but as long as there still a multi-month order backlog, I would guess that production slots would still be used to build 17' trailers, rather than the 15' model.

Also, as far as I know there has not been a new-style set of moulds built for the 15' (or 13') size. I don't know if they would be willing to sell one or two old-style models alongside a line of the new style, or to pay the substantial cost of making new moulds for either of the smaller models.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:40 AM   #3
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Hi: Doug2000... Might be worth a call to Escape and ask Reace. They don't frequent the forum very much. When we switched from our 13' Boler to the 5.0 we didn't notice the extra weight... MUCH!!! The step up to the 5.0TA was a lot easier. Alf
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hi Doug, I asked that very question. What I was told was no. "It costs almost the same to build the the smaller ones than the larger ones".

I know there are many like you that appreciate smaller trailers.

We made a conscious decision to buy a 21 only because our retirement plans are to travel North America extensively for years and could use the room. After that period is over, we plan on downsizing to a 15ish foot size again. Personally I prefer the smaller units and looking forward to having one years from now.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:50 PM   #5
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Following up on an old post.

Been about eight months since this subject was discussed.
Now that ETI has the new models well into production and expanded facility, anyone heard if the classic 15 foot ( no new 2017 mold investment needed ) will see limited production ?

I hope so.
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These Chilliwack neighbors have it covered
https://www.armadillotrailers.net/
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #7
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These Chilliwack neighbors have it covered
https://www.armadillotrailers.net/
Very nice looking for sure, and well insulated. Just can't see dropping over 30K for a 13.5 foot trailer, even though it's very well equipped.
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Beautiful SMALL trailer.

Quality/design done well ... a luxury Boler. Neat.
After we are done covering all the country we need to cover years from now we are hoping ETI has the 15 foot model back in limited production. 15 to 16 foot is the right size for us. We love our 21 of course as its spacious and comfortable, but love the small eggs more. Less and simple is more.
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I think the issue is that few people want to buy a 15' trailer that costs pretty much the same as the 17'.
And the 15' costs pretty much the same to build.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:42 PM   #10
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I think the issue is that few people want to buy a 15' trailer that costs pretty much the same as the 17'.
And the 15' costs pretty much the same to build.
And Reace told me once that the 13' and 15' were the hardest to build. I'd say the chance of the 15' being built again by ETI are mighty slim, but who knows what the future will bring....
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