At the time that we ordered our 17B, we had not yet had an opportunity to see an actual Escape except in pictures.
Shortly after placing our order, we had an opportunity to see a couple of 19's locally. While we liked the 19 and loved the roomy feel, we still felt good about ordering the 17B because we felt like the layout of the 17, with two separate seating areas, would give us the flexibility that we wanted.
As time went by, as I'm bad to do, I started second guessing myself a bit. So I really wanted to see a 17B up close before we were past the point of no return.
This past Sunday, it turns out that our very own Jon Vermilye was going to be camping about 20 minutes from my moms's house, so there was my chance.
So after seeing Jon's camper, while there was nothing at all that I dis-liked about it, and I still felt like it would be the perfect camper for us right now, while we are still working and only taking short trips, we decided that for the long run, the 19 would probably work better for us when we start taking longer trips and spending more time in it.
Our goal all along was for this to be the one and only camper that we bought. So I reached out to Escape yesterday and let them know that we had decided to move up to the 19. And of course, they were more than happy to take more money from us
. So now, instead of the 2016 17B, we will be taking delivery of a 2016 19. Same build date of August 3rd.
While it will be a bit more money now, we know that it would be a lot more money later to get into a 19 if we waited until retirement.