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Old 05-14-2014, 08:46 PM   #11
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You can never miss what you've never had.

My Scamp has a toilet and shower. I will never own a trailer without. Because boy, would I miss it! Being a gal, getting dressed in the middle of the night to go look for a bush.. in the rain... is definitely NOT appealing. Especially as I get older.

But, this is your Escape. You know what you want and I say "go for it"!
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #12
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Have been watching this thread with interest. Here is the "given" as I see it: no bathroom means no resale; fine. But what do you gain in exchange? More drawers for more clothes you don't need? If you're going to die with it, go for it. But I wonder how many have been produced without a bath?
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:15 PM   #13
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All I know is "when you gotta go, you gotta go".
And when you get older, and we all do, you "gotta go more often", and often in the middle of the night.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:27 PM   #14
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The wife mandated we would have a bathroom. But I'm an odd one in this respect -- I actually like going for a short walk in the middle of the night. Admittedly it's rather less pleasant in the rain, but that's what gortex is for...
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #15
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #16
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #17
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I'm NOT going there without room service................
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:04 PM   #18
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Hi Stan,
Up until a few years ago, I lived down the the road from you in Mead, CO. I think I understand your style of camping. I too hung out in national forests and national forest campgrounds including RMNP and upgraded to a Casita eventually. I had no real need for AC or the outdoor shower. The "season" is short with early and late snows like the one you just had. You do understand that not all thermo windows open but probably enough to keep you comfortable at 8000 feet in the summer. No AC will limit you to certain regions at certain seasons of the US. You are probably not going to save much weight or expense eliminating the bathroom. I learned quickly that keeping the "land lady" dry, comfortable, and fairly safe from preditors + having her own bathroom allowed me to enjoy the high altitude wilderness.
About resale...some members here are on their second or third Escape trailer in six years or less plus other brands or types along the way. I am on my second trailer in 10 years. Few own just one till the grave.
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About resale...some members here are on their second or third Escape trailer in six years or less plus other brands or types along the way. I am on my second trailer in 10 years. Few own just one till the grave.
Well stated. I survived Illinois winters living in a 1958 Chevy panel truck, but I much prefer having a bathroom. Then there is the golden rule of "Happy wife, happy life."

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The other golden rule is, Better to have and not need than to need and not have.
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