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Bigfoot 2 2.47%
Boler 5 6.17%
Burro 0 0%
Casita 12 14.81%
Oliver 0 0%
Scamp 11 13.58%
Trillium 4 4.94%
Other glass trailer 5 6.17%
Stick-built trailer 19 23.46%
No prior trailer - just did it right the first time! 32 39.51%
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:14 AM   #1
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Fiberglass Devotees?

Curious which paths others have traveled that let them to purchase an Escape.

Had to redo the poll as it was accidentally deleted..........oops.

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Old 04-03-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
Curious which paths others have traveled that let them to purchase an Escape.

Had to redo the poll as it was accidentally deleted..........oops.
Hi: tractors1... We'er already on our second Escape 5.0... but we don't suffer from "toofootitis"!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Hunting Island St. Pk. S.C. for now

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Old 04-03-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
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I purchased my Scamp before ETI started manufacturing. Zero regrets from owning a prior all molded towable. Any molded trailer is better than no molded trailer (IMHO). But now I have the perfect trailer for me.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
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My wife and I checked out the Casita at the factory, but it wasn't the one for us. Then, we checked out Scamp and Egg on line. Interesting, but..... then we found the Escape and the forum. After reading the raving fans of Escape, it was just a matter of actually seeing one and we were sold! 10 Days later, we had the tow vehicle in our driveway and then another 5 days and we had our deposit down. Rest is history. Looking forward to the Townsend Rally where we saw our first Escape!
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:02 AM   #5
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We have had two old Trilliums and an 04 Trillium Outback , four stickies , 1tent trailer ....but that is over 47 yrs .
First one was a stickie bought in Vancouver 1969 ..... For $500. , would have liked to buy a very new Boler however at that time they were $800. , the$300. difference was just too much ....
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #6
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Went from a backpack and tarp to a 5x10 teardrop, 16' Scamp, Escape 17b and finally our Escape 21 (I think ).
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #7
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From tents and Westies to an Escape

We had a series of VW Westies, followed by a VW Eurovan with a Winnebago conversion all the time the kids were growing up. Had lots of fun on family vacations, even if things were a bit tight sometimes. My preferred mode of camping was on a bicycle with a tent. As we neared retirement Lindy and I started thinking about a small travel trailer. I really got the bug when I saw a Casita being towed by a minivan in Seaside, OR.

We rented a 20 year old Scamp for a long weekend. Returned home and said "That is not for us!". Probably the 50 mph headwinds for 500 miles had something to do with that. And the fact that the trailer's brakes didn't work and we we didn't have a WDH.

In spite of that, we kept gazing at Fiberglass trailers on the internet. Looked at a Casita and liked it a lot. Then Eric and Mary showed us Blue, and we knew we wanted an Escape, but were torn because we had never had a "Real" RV before. Finally decided that our regrets (which are few) had more to do with things that we didn't do than things we actually did. And that if it didn't work out we could just sell the trailer. So we ordered our 17b in January 2012, picked it up in June, and had the time of our lives bringing it back home. Got our 21 last Sept.

We just returned from 5 weeks on the road, and hardly a day went by where one of us didn't remark on how much fun we were having and how much we like our Escape trailer. Lindy wanted to stay out longer, but I felt the need to come back and be a responsible adult for a while before we head out to the rally in May.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #8
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I indicated "other fiberglass" as my previous trailer (it's a 2005 Tab T2 which is not molded fiberglass, but is made of fiberglass--I guess it could be considered a "stick-built". However, it does not have the frequent seams of other "stick-built" trailers. We've had it since 2007 (third owners) and really enjoyed it. Coming from a backpacking background, we've been almost embarrassed by the level of luxury. We're getting an Escape (17B in mid-Aug.) primarily to have a frig rather than an icebox and to have a shower--hope the frig will reliably cool in summer temperatures!
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:06 PM   #9
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Another former T@B owner. It wasn't exactly stick built and wasn't exactly fiberglass, more like an aluminum, styrofoam, fiberglass sandwich.

In any case, I found my way here.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by sturski View Post
Another former T@B owner. It wasn't exactly stick built and wasn't exactly fiberglass, more like an aluminum, styrofoam, fiberglass sandwich.

In any case, I found my way here.
My T@da was made with alumifiber, sheets that were vacuum formed. However as T@b and T@da owners realize, the seams could leak and you have delamination of the exterior panels, so they were just as bad as the stickies. When you think about, the older aluminum siding models did not delaminate, but you still had leaks. thank god for molded fiberglass units.

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