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Old 01-02-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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19 or 21???

What do you like/dislike about the 19 and the 21?
We are thinking of buying soon and we like the layout of the 19 and the space of the 21. What should we do?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:28 PM   #2
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How well do you like each other and think you can manage in close quarters for any length of time? My husband and I took one look at the 19 and realized it was too small for us. We're not as skinny as we used to be (only in our dreams) and it was just too cozy for us.

Others can manage just fine, but it wasn't for us. To me that's the main criteria.

Also, since you're in Chilliwack, you're really close to the factory, so you can try both on for size. Pretend like you're camping in it and move around and see how it works for ya.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:35 PM   #3
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When you get as old as I am, cozy is good. I'm not small either and the 19 works good for us. I don't mind the crawl over action either. Maybe it's just me?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:45 PM   #4
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.....we like the layout of the 19 and the space of the 21.
That pretty much sums it up. For us, the layout of the 21 would not work, with the bed where it is, but then it has a bit more space. Don't get me wrong, there is still LOTS of space in the 19.

If I was choosing between the two again, it would be the 19 for us. Can't lose with either though.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:54 PM   #5
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We just looked at an Escape 19 (Kevin & Barbara Stocks) and an Escape 21 (Beth & Larry Mich) in South Carolina. Each had their own advantages. I liked the fact that the 21 had more kitchen space and it seemed to have more storage and a larger dinette area (at least it was easier to get into (it was set up as a lounge area at the time) but the 19 had a larger bed (Queen versus a double). We already have a 19 on order and after looking at each I still like the 19. My wife won't go with anything less than a queen bed so the 19 won out anyway. Like Kevin and Barbara we have been tent campers for so long that a 19 is going to be the Taj Mahal to us. Best thing to do is look at each one if possible, not everyone is alike, if they were their would only be a need for one size trailer.
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Layout before size.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:03 AM   #7
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Layout before size.
You are talking trailer, right?
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:33 AM   #8
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What do you like/dislike about the 19 and the 21?
We are thinking of buying soon and we like the layout of the 19 and the space of the 21. What should we do?
What is it you like about the layout of the 19'? You mean the bed at the back? Bath in the middle?

You can walk maybe three steps in a 19'. You can walk, starting in the bathroom, probably five in the 21' or even six. There is a big difference because of the bed in the 19' cutting off the space. The space you see while in the 21' bed is so much greater. The curtain takes care of the door area.

The drawback in the 21' is the smaller bed. The best 19' feature is probably the queen bed. The bed is tight in the 21' but can be worth it for the extra space in kitchen, bath and other places. The views are likely better out the back wth the dinette there in the 21'.

Try out the 21' bed and see if it works for you.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:56 AM   #9
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The drawback in the 21' is the smaller bed. The best 19' feature is probably the queen bed.
This was not the issue for us, and what fits our style. In the 19, I would have gladly given up a bit of bed size for more use elsewhere, though the wife really liked the queen size. As I am up and about a couple hours before my wife, the bed location in the 21 would not have worked, as she would have been bothered a lot. Being tucked away from the doorway for us was important, but for others it is not.

The 5.0 will give us good separation of the bed area too, though it does require a pickup, which was a compromise we were willing to make.

I am not saying at all that the 19 is better, it was just better for us. That 21 is one darn fine trailer, for sure.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:56 AM   #10
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I initiaĺly wasn't crazy about the orientation of the bed in the 21, but Paulette wanted the extra counter space that the 21 offers. Plus, we didn't want to be victims of 2-foot-itis, so we decided to go for the 21. We didn't have any problems with the bed in our 17 foot Casita, and the bed in the 21 is at least as big as the Casita, so I think it'll work fine for us (we pick our 21 up in April). And one advantage of the bed in the 21, either of us can get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom without waking the other.
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