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Old 01-11-2019, 07:17 PM   #1
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If I was buying a new Escape, I would probably put it in the extra insulation, but I am looking at a used one that does not have it. Most of our travelling would be around BC in the spring/summer, maybe in March head down to California. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:29 PM   #2
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our 21 has it, its cozy in cold weather, AND its much quieter inside than our Casita was, which just had shag carpet liner on fiberglass.
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It's another personal choice thing, but... If I were shopping used, and had no plans for cold weather camping, I'd not let the lack of it stop me from buying a trailer I liked.
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Sounds like me. I have single pane windows and no extra insulation. We've camped as late as mid October in Okanagan and Oregon. Just turn the furnace up.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:25 AM   #5
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and too, part of the insulation package is a foam spray all over the bottom. this makes certain plumbing and electrical repairs a little more challenging. life is a balance.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:08 AM   #6
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Hi,
If I was buying a new Escape, I would probably put it in the extra insulation, but I am looking at a used one that does not have it. Most of our travelling would be around BC in the spring/summer, maybe in March head down to California. Any thoughts?
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We head South in Jan. We have double glazed windows but not the factory spray foam. I did add some foam under my trailer.

I wouldn't let the lack of factory foam on the trailer being considered be the deal killer.

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:23 AM   #7
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I think the double pane windows are a big part of why ours quieter inside. Like, if the windows and door are closed, I'm right outside, my wife is inside shouting at me, and I can barely hear her. and we've spent a night 100 yards from a massive bunch of idling big rigs and could barely hear a hum inside the double-insulated e21.
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Javier, I also live on the west coast but south of you. I too camp Spring to Fall, although I have camped in the dead of winter in my Escape.

For me, cold and heat nor noise have been issues in my Escape. I have the dual-pane windows and the extra insulation, but not the foam.

I can tell you, my Escape is far ahead in comfort over my Scamp which had single-pane windows, an exposed-to-the-elements wood floor and very marginal insulation. Interestingly enough, I was always pretty comfortable in the Scamp... EXCEPT those blasted single-pane windows. During the shoulder seasons, the condensation on them was a PITA. After four years, I've had zero condensation on the windows in my Escape. I'm also a solo traveler, so that may mean I'm putting less moisture inside the trailer...

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and too, part of the insulation package is a foam spray all over the bottom. this makes certain plumbing and electrical repairs a little more challenging. life is a balance.
Just to clarify the spray foam is a separate option that needs to be elected. For example, someone may elect extra insulation and thermal windows, but not the floor.
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Other than the insulation does the trailer have other things you would want it to have? Do you think the price is right? Used Escapes are not that easy to come by so if you have found one that checks most of your boxes I would jump on it, that's what we did about 6 months ago and couldn't be happier

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