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Old 01-04-2016, 06:03 PM   #61
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I have seen people say aisle size before. It should be noted that most people can pass each other in a 19'. At least, that is what I think. Without having measured, my impression is that the 21' aisle is wider. Maybe some want to measure those just for comparison.
They can pass, and quite easily too. Even the 17 being smaller yet, allows enough room to pass. This is assuming not too many extra pounds, of course.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:04 PM   #62
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Wow, lots of feedback on this everyone!
Someone suggested, because we live in Chilliwack to go down there and have a good look at the two options. I think they said that we should pretend we are camping and think about how we would use each trailer.
That's good advice so that's what we will do. I will say that we currently own a pop-up (tent trailer) and we are probably leaning toward the 19'. Also, most of our camping in the past has been boondocking so I have a feeling the smaller trailer might fit our needs better.
It's fun making the decision though. Too bad we will have to wait so long once we place an order!
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:07 PM   #63
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They can pass, and quite easily too. Even the 17 being smaller yet, allows enough room to pass. This is assuming not too many extra pounds, of course.
That's a large assumption....
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:07 PM   #64
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No way Dave, you have to now buy one of each seeing you are filled in on all the merits of both.

While tent trailers are great, I had one for many years and the bed sizes and simple layout was fantastic, setting up and tearing down can be a pain especially in bad weather. Plus, they don't hold heat as well. You will enjoy whichever one you choose.
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Be careful Super Dave. I've seen very similar comments before touring the models at the factory and they walk out with a 5.0 TA order.
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They can pass, and quite easily too. Even the 17 being smaller yet, allows enough room to pass. This is assuming not too many extra pounds, of course.
I always thought that the fact that two people could pass in the aisle was one of the selling points of Escapes over other brands.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #67
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Standard features.
On the refrigerator for sure. You can get the new 6.7 in a 19' but need to pay for it. I really like the 6.7 but never had the 4.3 so cannot compare but have heard the complaints. The 19' refrigerator that we had is discontinued.

Ruthe, do you have the 6.7? We can at least put a loaf of bread in the new freezer which there was so little room for in the last one. After cooking for seven, I'm surprised you cook for anybody!
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Wow, lots of feedback on this everyone!
Someone suggested, because we live in Chilliwack to go down there and have a good look at the two options. I think they said that we should pretend we are camping and think about how we would use each trailer.
That's good advice so that's what we will do. I will say that we currently own a pop-up (tent trailer) and we are probably leaning toward the 19'. Also, most of our camping in the past has been boondocking so I have a feeling the smaller trailer might fit our needs better.
It's fun making the decision though. Too bad we will have to wait so long once we place an order!
The 21' is one foot eight inches longer than the 19' and four inches wider. The problem could be tow vehicle capacity for several hundred more pounds. Their general size is practically the same but the interiors are not.

For boondocking, tank size is 50% greater for fresh water on the 21'.
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The 21' is one foot eight inches longer than the 19' and four inches wider. The problem could be tow vehicle capacity for several hundred more pounds. Their general size is practically the same but the interiors are not.

For boondocking, tank size is 50% greater for fresh water on the 21'.
Cathy that 20 in more in length and 4 in in width can be a problem for some in where it is going to be stored . Also for adding to the length of your tow vehicle for us the truck is already almost 19 1/2 feet , add the trailer we are now 39 feet . Pat
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I really appreciate this thread... We've just sold our 19 and are anxiously awaiting the birth of our 21 (June 23rd). We bought our lovely 19 lightly used and loved it -- we planned on buying the 21 when I retire (several years from now). However, after losing a few friends last year we decided we didn't want to wait and ordered the 21. For us, deciding factors include the layout (we love the size of the 19, so it wasn't size for us), the orientation of the bed (scootching not climbing over), the ability to go custom (fabric and Formica! I don't even buy new cars so this feels really decadent!), the extra space in the kitchen area, and the U shape dinette (also available in the 19, but not in ours). It really is personal preference as they're such great trailers and you'll love whatever you select! Cheers!
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