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Old 11-16-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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Escape 19' vs 21' Decisions

Just wondering on the two sizes and why you might go with one over the other. The price is very close and the difference is only some $2000.

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:26 AM   #2
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Having owned both models, each has its advantages. The 21 is more spacious and more storage as well as counter space. That said, it comes with a weight penalty over the 19, maybe 2-300 lbs. The batteries are outside on the 19, inside on the 21. Front dinette with opening windows on 2 sides on the 19, rear dinette with sides and rear opening windows if you get the frameless windows. Bigger refer and bath in 21, smaller bed. These are most of the differences.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:32 AM   #3
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Just wondering on the two sizes and why you might go with one over the other. The price is very close and the difference is only some $2000.

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You may find that members are tired of rehashing topics like this that have been beat to death. I would suggest a search of old threads. “Escape 19 vs 21” produces many results. Use “Search Site/Google” under Search on the top bar. See screenshot.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:01 AM   #4
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While the search suggested by Dave will give you tons of information and opinions, I'll give you our reasons for going with the 21' in a nutshell: extra width gives more interior openness, larger bathroom that is located right beside the bed, and the rear dinette provides better view from dinette while camping in parks. Since our tow vehicle is a full-sized pickup, we weren't concerned about the additional weight or being able to see around the extra width while towing, and we sleep in a full-sized bed at home, so we are perfectly fine with the bed size in the 21'.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:26 AM   #5
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The 21' is longer and wider than the 19', giving it more counter space and more interior room. Of course, the 19' (with permanent rear queen bed and front dinette) has a much better layout and is also lighter and more easily towed than the 21' (front bed and rear dinette).
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #6
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There wasn’t enough difference between our 17 ft Casita SD and a 19 ft to make a change .
We went down the twofootitis road before and were not about to repeat the same mistake .
There is also not enough difference in cost between a 19ft and a 21ft for that to be a factor IMHO.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:55 AM   #7
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.... Of course, the 19' .... has a much better layout ....
I guess that means, by difference, that my wife and I are very happy with the "much worse" layout of our 21', and our smiles while camping are simply there to hide our shame.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:05 AM   #8
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Uh, WE think the 21' has a "much better layout" than the 19' ( yes, this has been and will be, beaten to death...).

The deal breaker for all of the models EXCEPT the 21', is the "crawl over" bed situation on those "others". We had a crawl over bed for 10 years in our 17' Casita SD, which we learned to hate (yes, "hate"). The 21' is perfect for us ! We love it.

Think about having to crawl over your mate, or BE crawled over by your mate at 3:30 am...I'm just sayin'...





Get what you really want, regardless of the relatively minor price difference.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:23 AM   #9
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We had a 2012 Escape 19 and now have a 2017 Escape 21. We purchased the 21 primarily for the extra room in the hallway, kitchen counter top, storage, frig, etc. We found the 19 a bit small for 2week and longer trips especially if we needed to spend much time inside during bad weather.
What we discovered in this 1st year of using our 21 is just how nice the U-dinette in the rear is. Almost always the rear view is better than looking out at the back of our truck. Also - the bed design is great and we don’t have to crawl over. We are really happy with the 21. So far, 7 weeks of travel in 2018. One more vote for the layout of the 21.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:47 AM   #10
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Went to chilliwack intent on ordering the 19, but after seeing the extra space that the 21 had, it was a done deal. Loren
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