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Old 05-31-2016, 11:01 AM   #11
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Is there a problem with condensation dripping down the walls and windows in the Escape? I know with our new Casita last year we were in a bad thunderstorm we had a couple of rivets from the roof that started leaking slowly, evidently they weren't sealed well to begin with, but the whole trailer was damp, cold and condensation running down the windows. I kept trying to dry off the windows. We took our trailer back to Casita and they did a good job of sealing up the rivets. So I am wondering if we get the insulation package or thermal windows would that solve the condensation problem?
That was a pretty miserable night for us. We had just pulled into a rv park that was rated 9.5 by Good Sams, to get out of the storm, had a bad electrical connection that was in a puddle, driving into the park we picked up a nail in our tire and I was trying to cook a simple meal in the microwave without enough power to run it. AAA and my husband was out in the rain fixing the tire. The Manager of the place was upstairs watching and she sent toothless Bubba to show us our site and discover which site had electricity... he hooked us up wrong too. We survived the night.
just a random thought about your unfortunate experience....at least tent camping one does not pay a fortune to have a miserable experience...
The extra insulation in a trailer like an Escape with almost razor thin fiberglass walls is probably a good thing and one I would plan to get if buying the Escape..
The windows condensation apparently you can't do much about except ventilate and maybe buy thermal windows which are possibly better than non-thermal ...
There are a number of reasons not to buy the spray foam underneath, which probably the most logical is any repair needed underneath the foam is real bummer to do....

all just an opinion...with the exception of the spray foam, the other two items will probably increase the resale value if/when you sell the trailer...
the good news is you survived the night with a toothless Bubba as campground host!
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:10 AM   #12
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Zero condensation issues here in AZ. We did have some condensation when we picked up in Nov with temps in the 30s and staying in the Pacific Northwet. After putting the maxx fan on low overnight it resolved most of it.
The condensation issues if they happen are nil compared to the Scamp, haven't owned a Casita but imagine they're similar to the Scamp. Again, it really depends where and how you predominantly use the trailer and where.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:59 PM   #13
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I have the thermal windows, extra insulation, and the spray foam underneath. The 1st 2 I would get again, the foam is a toss up. I've had it for 2 years now, camped in all types of weather, still don't know if it was worth getting.

All trailers have condensation issues, probably worse the smaller the trailer. You have to learn to live with it, doing what you can to limit it.

Limiting showers and indoor cooking when the weather is conductive to condensation, we have had very little in the 5.0TA.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:30 PM   #14
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We have a Casita so I have no actual knowledge of the Escape spray on floor insulation. We live in Northern Wisconsin and our Casita has zero insulation in the floor. When camping in the fall and winter we have encountered frozen carpeting and on occasion our shoes have frozen to the floor . Bare feet is not an option in the winter. One of the Escape's features that has attracted us is the the ability to add additional insulation ( Thermal windows + wall insulation + floor insulation + insulated / heated tanks.) Our camping season is very short (4 to 5 months) so anything that can extend the season is of value to us. Spending $30 or 40 K on a trailer that has limited use versus spending a few dollars more and being able to extend our camping season by 50% makes sense to us. We are both retired so the only thing that limits our camping season is weather and money.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:17 PM   #15
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Steve, if you're retired and you are camping with frozen carpet you need to come down to AZ and enjoy the fall, winter and spring. We've never even heard of camping with frozen carpet in any trailer...
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:46 PM   #16
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Steve, if you're retired and you are camping with frozen carpet you need to come down to AZ and enjoy the fall, winter and spring. We've never even heard of camping with frozen carpet in any trailer...
Thanks but NO thanks . We use to go South in the Winter but even in Winter the temps are too hot for our liking . If you come up here in the winter , I will gladly introduce you to frozen carpeting or frozen anything else you would like to see. Bring your tackle box and we can go ice fishing.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:54 PM   #17
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Steve,
I love to eat Walleye, but I'm like you in reverse, don't want the frozen toes that go with landing one. I might take you up on the fishing in July or August.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:42 PM   #18
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Steve,
I love to eat Walleye, but I'm like you in reverse, don't want the frozen toes that go with landing one. I might take you up on the fishing in July or August.
It's too hot here in the summer so we go to Canada to fish.
When the lakes warm up here the Walleyes go deep and can be hard to catch. Heading to Manitoba ,Canada on Sunday for a week of fishing .
Temps are supposed to be in the 50's & 60"s and no snow is predicted , so almost perfect weather. If you ever get the chance to make a fishing trip to Canada ,go for it . There are 3 guys in our fishing group and this will be our 37th annual Canadian fishing trip .,One nice thing about Canada is that they speak a dialect of English so if you pay attention you can almost understand what they are saying.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:11 PM   #19
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One nice thing about Canada is that they speak a dialect of English so if you pay attention you can almost understand what they are saying.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:56 PM   #20
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Clearly you haven't been to the east coast yet!
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