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Old 05-13-2018, 08:57 AM   #1
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Escape 21 prospective owners

We are seriously considering the Escape 21 and have a few questions.
#1. After looking at all the photos and the floor plan layout, we are wondering how wide the aisle is between the sink/stove countertop and the refrigerator/wardrobe side? Also, how long is the floor space from the dinette to the end of the bed? We can't seem to figure out from the layout drawing.
#2. For those of you that choose the standard upholstery, were you happy with your choice or would you consider a custom upholstery? For those that chose the custom, where did you go to choose your colors?
#3. We live just south of Knoxville, TN and wonder if there are any owners that would be willing to let us look at yours. We can go to Chattanooga also as it is not that far from us. We have already contacted Escape - they were able to us one name.
We appreciate any comments or suggestions.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
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#1. To make sure, I went out to the trailer and measured - sink/stove countertop to the refrigerator/wardrobe side, 36.5" - dinette stepup to the end of the bed, 76"

#2, On the other question, I can't answer for the standard stuff as we ordered custom counter tops, fabric and flooring. We ordered our sunbrella fabric through Sailrite (https://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/RV-...olstery-Fabric) as many had suggested on the forum and everything went very well.

#3. If you had posted earlier, you could have met us in Gatlinburg - we just got back from the Smokey Mountains. If you are ever in the area of Houston TX, you're welcome to see our trailer - we are very proud of it.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:37 AM   #3
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We are seriously considering the Escape 21 and have a few questions.

#1. After looking at all the photos and the floor plan layout, we are wondering how wide the aisle is between the sink/stove countertop and the refrigerator/wardrobe side? Also, how long is the floor space from the dinette to the end of the bed? We can't seem to figure out from the layout drawing.

#2. For those of you that choose the standard upholstery, were you happy with your choice or would you consider a custom upholstery? For those that chose the custom, where did you go to choose your colors?

#3. We live just south of Knoxville, TN and wonder if there are any owners that would be willing to let us look at yours. We can go to Chattanooga also as it is not that far from us. We have already contacted Escape - they were able to us one name.

We appreciate any comments or suggestions.

Thanks


Hello gvwade:

We’re camping at the Lynden, WA, KOA, trialing the various trailer systems before heading home with our new E21, picked up a few days ago. Glad to answer your questions:

1) ~ 36.25 w x 75.25 L

2) Many owners enjoy selecting customized fabrics, flooring and Formica. We used sail rite.com for our fabric, although there are many potential sources. Owners commonly choose vinyl flooring from Mannington or Armstrong, sourced through Pioneer Building in Chilliwack, BC. Formica will send you samples to evaluate. They do not distribute some of their styles to Canada.

The “It’s Friday” thread will show you selections different customers have made. Pictures of our trailer can be found under the forum’s “Gallery” tab, under “trailers,” labeled “GC or Gypsy Cat”.

Best of luck with your evaluations…

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Old 05-13-2018, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hello gvwade:

We’re camping at the Lynden, WA, KOA, trialing the various trailer systems before heading home with our new E21, picked up a few days ago. Glad to answer your questions:

1) ~ 36.25 w x 75.25 L

2) Many owners enjoy selecting customized fabrics, flooring and Formica. We used sail rite.com for our fabric, although there are many potential sources. Owners commonly choose vinyl flooring from Mannington or Armstrong, sourced through Pioneer Building in Chilliwack, BC. Formica will send you samples to evaluate. They do not distribute some of their styles to Canada.

The “It’s Friday” thread will show you selections different customers have made. Pictures of our trailer can be found under the forum’s “Gallery” tab, under “trailers,” labeled “GC or Gypsy Cat”.

Best of luck with your evaluations…

Claude


Remeasured width trim to trim 36 inches wide x 36.75 inches long…
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:45 AM   #5
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Remeasured width trim to trim 36 inches wide x 36.75 inches long…


Sorry, correction : 75.75 inches long
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:49 AM   #6
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Choosing colors and upholstery is a very personal choice. We went with the standard/default colors and everything else, and we expect to be happy with that choice. Others will feel differently, but it's really up to you and your preference.

We did order our 21 without stickers or graphics of any kind on the exterior, another personal choice.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:56 AM   #7
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The difference between all the measurements reported reminds me that these are custom hand built trailers and each one will be a "little" different. They are all within a half inch of each other but still different.

The part that is interesting is that the measurements don't depict how big the interior looks. I'm guessing because the bed and the dinette area adds to the length - it just seems huge compared to our old Casita.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:42 AM   #8
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The stock colours 'work' great. I have seen some tremendous custom choices that really maked the trailer come alive though.

Personally, I would go with a slightly darker floor and get the black edge trim and call it a day.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:44 PM   #9
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We love the wide aisle for when one of us is cooking and the other needs to pass by. Not problem moving back and forth while the partner is cooking (I tend to be the sous chef and do additional prep).
I was lying on the bed last week on a secret lake watching my wife sitting at the table enjoying the view and sipping coffee when I expressed how long the trailer looks end-to-end from the inside. Our previous stick built trailer was actually longer, but felt smaller due to the larger bathroom blocking off the end (and not giving us the 180 deg views our Escape 21 affords). And it wasted space with a tub we never used. Our 21's bathroom can't be described as spacious, but it works for us and doesn't waste an inch.

We have had up to 7 people sitting around our table playing games, though that is definitely crowded.

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We are seriously considering the Escape 21 and have a few questions.
#1. After looking at all the photos and the floor plan layout, we are wondering how wide the aisle is between the sink/stove countertop and the refrigerator/wardrobe side? Also, how long is the floor space from the dinette to the end of the bed? We can't seem to figure out from the layout drawing.
#2. For those of you that choose the standard upholstery, were you happy with your choice or would you consider a custom upholstery? For those that chose the custom, where did you go to choose your colors?
#3. We live just south of Knoxville, TN and wonder if there are any owners that would be willing to let us look at yours. We can go to Chattanooga also as it is not that far from us. We have already contacted Escape - they were able to us one name.
We appreciate any comments or suggestions.
Thanks
ETI can provide you with a dimensioned floor plan that lists the cabinet depths and with a little math you can figure approximate dimensions.

I can't speak to the standard upholstery as we went custom and purchased from Sailrite.com.

With regard to viewing a 21', 2018 model, Martha and I will be camping at INDIAN BOUNDARY campground, CHEROKEE, TN from July 2 through July 8th and would be willing to let you take a look.

Regards - Dan
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