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Old 01-22-2017, 11:33 AM   #1
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RVs you had before your Escape

Ok, the weather is atrocious here today, and I'm spending far too much time sitting in my chair with my laptop. But JimB said something about always having a trailer, and it made me think it might be fun to share some pictures of trailers and/or other RVs we had before our Escapes.

So, I'll start it off with my first from 1973 shown here on the beach at Padre Island and in whatever LA suburb my brother was living in back then.

As you can see it was an aerodynamic marvel!
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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Mine was a Eureka tent, although it was almost as big as the 17...
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I offered $1,000 to a co-worker for his tent trailer, which had spent ten years in his garage, unused. He countered with $900.
Used it for many years and sold it for $650.
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:53 AM   #4
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Jon your cheating with a tent! Its at least gotta have wheels!

Glenn that looks about the same size as my #2 which was a Coleman Sedona popup - no pictures of it. Before the Econoline and after it for a couple of decades, until the Coleman in about 1992, it was all tents.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:09 PM   #5
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The Escape is my one and only and the honeymoon is still ongoing. Loren
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Ours was, a 17 foot 2015 Casita.
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1. REI Dome tent with three happy daughters and unhappy wife.

2. Starcraft tent camper with add a room, three happy daughters and unhappy wife.

3. Sierra Design Bomb Shelter for me and a North Face VE 25 for three happy daughters.

4. Northern Lite Q 8.5 truck camper and three very happy daughters.

5. After daughters go away to college and move out of the house, Northern Lite Camper attracts a Canadian Rose on holiday to Alaska.

6. Escape 5.0 TA. Camping with happy wife and five happy grandkids.

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I too was an avid backcountry traveller, by foot, ski or canoe, sleeping in lean-tos, under the stars, tents, snow shelters, and the odd cabin. I still like to do this kinda stuff. It is what real camping is all about.

However, I succumbed to being a gorbie, and bought a new Coleman tent trailer about 27 years ago when the kids were tiny, and had it for 7 years. It was great, as it had a ton of bed space, and provided us with a comfy way to take our wee kids out camping. A playpen served as a crib for our youngest.

We then bought a 24' Fleetwood bunk model trailer, which we owned for about 11 years. Just before we bought it, I bough our rec property with my brothers, and the trailer stayed there as a cabin, with the exception of a few holidays per year. Got lots of use, and worked good for us.

The kids grew, and still camped with us (as they do now) but preferred tents as opposed to staying in the trailer, so we went on a search for something more towable and decided on a moulded fibreglass trailer for all the reason you all know. At that time Reace announced that he was planning on putting out a new 19' model, and we were all over it, put down a deposit before ever seeing one, and the rest is history. It was about the 6th one off the line in 2009.

We then got rid of our 19 with a plan of getting the new model 5.0TA, but with problems with getting the moulds done in any decent time, we bought our temporary Rustler 22' fifth wheel to use last year, as we needed a trailer for already planned trips. A bit of spit an polish and it worked quite well for us.

In 5 days I pick up my brand new 2017 5.0TA.
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We'll be looking for those photos --- hehe hope you are doing photos this time!! Be careful going through the mountains.
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