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Old 02-24-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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This could be an example of where the weight difference between a 17' and 15' really does matter, but in that size I think you're choosing between the bathroom and the second bed/dinette, not getting both - but that's from memory, as the 15' floorplans are no longer posted by ETI. There's only so much space available.
You are indeed choosing. With a used 15A, you get a second bed/dinette. With the 15B, you get a bathroom/shower and a front kitchen. If you want it all, the 17B is the way to go. Which, as has been mentioned, requires a beefier tow vehicle.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:14 PM   #12
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I wanted to tow a 17 with a Subaru too but it was very clear after looking into it that i would need a new TV to pull a 17B - the trailer I wanted. I bought a Toyota Highlander_ tows great. The dealer at the Subaru sales center told me that even the biggest Subaru was not a great TV.
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I wanted to tow a 17 with a Subaru too but it was very clear after looking into it that i would need a new TV to pull a 17B - the trailer I wanted. I bought a Toyota Highlander_ tows great. The dealer at the Subaru sales center told me that even the biggest Subaru was not a great TV.
Note to the OP - many folks tow Escape 17's with a Highlander, and they work great.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:21 PM   #14
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I had a new Outback before I got serious about wanting a trailer, the only thing I found the Outback could tow comfortably would have been a Teardrop. It didn't take long to realize if I wanted something I could stand up in, and enjoy, I'd have to do a “package deal”, first decide on the trailer then get a TV to match.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #15
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It didn't take long to realize if I wanted something I could stand up in, and enjoy, I'd have to do a “package deal”, first decide on the trailer then get a TV to match.
Um yeah. I'm now quite familiar with the 'package deal' thing.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:07 AM   #16
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Yup. Saw CPAHarley's 19'. Went home, had the "right" TV in my driveway within 10 days. Waited another 5 days and sent my deposit for our 19'. The rest is history! Easy decision as we were driving a 2000 Chevy Venture van with 150+ thousand miles on it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #17
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Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer their observaitons and advice. Based on all this, we are now looking at a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier....From other posts, it sounds like either of these would suffice. Any advice?
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:58 PM   #18
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Not wanting to make life more confusing, but...

There are many tow vehicles of various types which can handle an Escape 17'. If anyone is interested in a mid-size pickup truck type, the new Chevrolet Colorado is quite similar to the Tacoma and Frontier, and might be of interest. It is so new that no one has had a chance to buy one and tow an Escape with it.
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TV for 15 or 17

The new Colorado does look nice, now if it would come with a V-8 or at least a diesel.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:56 AM   #20
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I believe there will be a diesel model in 2016....
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