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Old 08-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #1
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trip to pickup new Escape 21

had a fun trip, took 6 days to go from Dallas, TX area to Chilliwack, and 11 days to return. was nice to be away from TX heat, but was fairly hot where we traveled. we should have planned better, was peak tourist season, so a lot of the really nice places to stay were not available, but we managed OK.

new trailer tows very similar to 17 Casita IMO. I like the WDH installed by Escape, and with 2 axles was very stable ride. didn't check gas mileage, probably a little less than used to get with 17 Casita, spent approx $1,300 on gas, for approx 5000 miles round trip, rough guess.

we like everything about our beautiful new Escape 21, we especially like the following: awning, nonlatch door, frameless windows, 2 axles vs one, toilet paper cover, shower drain on/ off inside trailer, captain lamps at dinette table, mirror on bathroom cabinet, bed, large standard table (really like to way it slides side to side), 12" filler board at the back of the dinette table for wife to put her feet up, large refrigerator, stove top and oven, tons of storage, front storage box, very comfy trailer...

no towel holders was a little strange to us, we ordered the Ikea Stugvik towel rack and hooks, but haven't received yet.

overall, we love the trailer, we are planning to take much longer trips than we ever wanted to take in our Casita, maybe go to Alaska, Maine, etc. we loved the Casita while we had it, but don't miss it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
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no towel holders was a little strange to us, we ordered the Ikea Stugvik towel rack and hooks, but haven't received yet.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new trailer, the wait was worth it, eh?

Those hooks are fantastic, we use them inside the bath and outside by the door. I bought a towel rack and just yesterday we took it out of our trailer after towing it around for a year. We really couldn't find a place we liked it, usually a hook or three would work better in the space anyway.

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #3
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There are getting to be quite a few Escapes in Texas now. Glad your trip went well. I bought one of those towel racks and it seemed that no matter where I put it, one side (the same side) would always come loose.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:26 PM   #4
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yes, we waited from Oct last year to Jul, was long time, but went fast, and was worth the wait! I'm thinking of putting the towel holders on the outside of the trailer for temporary use while camping, but we will see.
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We use suction towel hooks on the outside. Have to remember to remove them before travel.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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We are in Dallas (Joe Pool lake) and are considering getting a casita for the last 2 years before retirement to learn on, then upgrading to an escape. Out of curiosity, did you own a casita and sell it?
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Which WDH did you go with?
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:05 PM   #8
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we had 2004 Casita Spirit Deluxe 17, purchased used 2006, used 12 years, was great 1st trailer, recently sold it, was easy to sell...
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:22 PM   #9
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got ProSeries without sway control, has 600# springs, trunnion connection, we didn't ask for anything special, just ordered standard one without sway control, $350 CAD, Escape did excellent job installing IMO.

I think could probably go without it with my 1/2 ton pickup, don't think it's transferring much weight to truck, but rides level, truck used to squat a little in the back with Casita. seems more stable ride towing Escape 21 with WDH compared to my experience with Casita, so I like it, glad I got it.
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We use suction towel hooks on the outside. Have to remember to remove them before travel.
funny, and you also have to remember to close the sewer hose door too, or the big slinky will come out going down the highway
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