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Old 10-11-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Queen size bed, floor plan and weight. We prefer the bed in the rear.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #12
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Having owned a 19' and waiting for my 21' here is my $.02 worth. More counter space, larger bath room with powered vent, windows on one side only of bed, more o/h storage, rear "U" dinette, larger refer, more lower storage, more floor space, larger holding tanks, larger wheels and frame, digital thermostat for a/c and heat, weight and price differential were minimal.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #13
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Having owned a 19' and waiting for my 21' here is my $.02 worth. More counter space, larger bath room with powered vent, windows on one side only of bed, more o/h storage, rear "U" dinette, larger refer, more lower storage, more floor space, larger holding tanks, larger wheels and frame, digital thermostat for a/c and heat, weight and price differential were minimal.
Thanks again everyone for your comments. I'll appreciate as many as you can give.

Jim, I agree with your "upsell" points.

I thought on the 19' I would go for the U dinette, but on the 21' I'd leave it regular to keep more length on the table. I suppose the table loses about 10"? It turns out I might be able to have 2 front bunks instead of 1 bed, which would work great for my family, but I'm still not sure I'd like the beds up front instead of in the rear.

Thanks all for your comments!
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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We currently have a 17' EggCamper which is the same width as the new 21' Escape, (which we have on order). This is four inches wider than the 19' Escape. This might not seem like much, but it is important to my somewhat claustrophobic wife.

We looked at a 19' Escape at one of the rallies and I was very impressed. Because of the center bath I think that it has an ideal layout for people traveling with children; it offers a relatively high degree of privacy for bathroom use for those sleeping in either end. However, that center bathroom also cuts into the feeling of openness that my wife demands. I didn't mind the cozy feel, but my wife did, and said she didn't feel comfortable inside it. I'm a bit over 6' 4" and there was enough headroom, (although my hair did rub the insulation in the ceiling), but again, I'm not the claustrophobic one - I was comfortable with the three inches less headroom than in the EggCamper.

We always wanted a trailer a little bigger than our EggCamper, and when the new 21' Escape came out with the same width as our EggCamper, and had an end bath, she agreed to our putting in an order for one.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:51 PM   #15
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I am waiting for the 21XL25 due out in 2015.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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We looked at both but decided on the 19' for a few reasons. First, we plan on using our trailer to supplement our travels rather than as a destination vehicle. We tend to travel from Point A to Point B to Point C and so on, as opposed to going to one place and parking for a week or more. Which brings us to our second reason which is the bed size. Having slept in a double bed for years when we were first married, the thought of spending nights in anything less than a queen wasn't appealing to us. And last, we liked the idea of having some "wiggle room" with the weight ... even though our Tundra could pull the 21' with no problem.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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Having only seen pictures of the 21 online I can can only offer my initial thoughts . I have studied the 21 online fairly extensivley and feel as with most things in life there are pros and cons to both trailers. The 21 offers a much more open floor plan with a very nice amount of inside storage and counter space. The part I am not sure on is the sleeping arangements. I have never slept as well in a trailer as I do in our 19 ft. I ushaully get a feeling of confinement or claustaphobia with the cabinets right above my head, But I don't in the 19 ft. I suspect it is due to the windows on all three sides and the proper queen bed. I just havn't been able to get over possibly giving that up. I fear that the front bed in the 21 with the solid bathroom wall and solid front of the trailer wall will make it feel like I am sleeping in a box again. perhaps one day when I get to see a 21 in person I can check it out. Just my initial thoughts ...
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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There is a front window option, I believe for the 21' Escape. One is in the oven as we speak.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:05 PM   #19
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I am no real help. I bought the 19 because there was no 21. Heck, there wasn't even a 19 built yet when I put down my deposit.

There are some nice things about the 21, some of which would be nice like being a bit bigger given more room for cabinets and floor, but I much prefer the layout of the 19 with the bed away from the door, and being a full queen size too. The 19 really does work great for us, and I would not upgrade to the 21 myself. Now, the new 5.0TA, maybe when I retire.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #20
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Ditto on the bed arrangment for the 19. I love the idea that there are three windows -- Our tent had huge windows on all four sides. And we needed the queen size.
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