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Old 06-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #11
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The 21 is a great trailer. It is spacious, incredible amount of counter space, much larger bathroom, lots of amazing features. We still like our 19, though. It's all about personal preference. The large dinette in the back will be a plus for many. Wonderful new addition to the Escape family!
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #12
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Hi Jim,

I have been mostly a lurker on the forum, except for a few responses to baglo posts. I finally visited the Escape factory yesterday to look at the 19, but also had a peek in the 21.

Stepping inside, the first thing I noticed was the bed area was nice and bright from the large window. It was facing south on a sunny day. Good for daytime, and I think I recall you saying you like to stargaze at night.

Comparing it to the 19, the main galley area has more open floor space, and the kitchen counter area is so much larger. Look at the space between the sink and cooktop in the photos.

I liked the shelf behind the passenger side bench in the dining area.

I didn't really check out the closet and bathroom space.

I thought the bed area in the 19 seemed more open than the 21, although I did not actually lie down on the bed in either of the trailers to compare. A bit narrower than the 19's queen size.

I am thinking that Reace can add a Quahog 2 graphic at the factory. After a few mods of your own, you can rename it as Quahog 2.1

I am guessing that you have had Quahog longer than any of your other trailers. (6 in 4 years?) Not surprised you are upgrading after a year, but that you are planning to switch to another Escape says something.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #13
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From the photos the bed (of the 21) looks closed in and perhaps hard to get in and out of. We were worried about ventilation in that area. How did it look in person?

Thanks, Vella


I had a chance to tour the 21. I don't think ventilation would be an issue as the bed is open to the wider gallery space. It is surrounded by 3 walls though so you do somewhat have to crawl up onto it. There is also some space at the foot of the bed to where the cabinets are - if someone was very tall, the bed top could be made longer. There is definitely more counter space though personally, I'd prefer a trailer size double sink with a removable cover for situations when you wanted more counter top. I also would make a tilt-out garbage container below and to the left side of the sink. It would be skinny but deep - I hate seeing garbage containers! The bathroom is different in that it is narrow and deep - it provides more leg room when on the throne plus more standing room for taking showers - I think that's a great improvement.

I personally prefer the looks of the 13, 15 and 17' trailers - partly out of necessity but also because they (if you'll pardon the pun) fit the mold of small fiberglass trailers. The 21 just doesn't look as cute on the outside as the others. However I can see the benefits of the 21, especially for people who simply need more room. We love our 17 but we bought it for two adults - I wouldn't consider it family size unless my kiddies were real small! Based on the fact that some 19' owners are planning to move up to the 21' shows there's a need and a niche for it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:30 AM   #14
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From the photos the bed (of the 21) looks closed in and perhaps hard to get in and out of. We were worried about ventilation in that area. How did it look in person?

Thanks, Vella


I had a chance to tour the 21. I don't think ventilation would be an issue as the bed is open to the wider gallery space. It is surrounded by 3 walls though so you do somewhat have to crawl up onto it. There is also some space at the foot of the bed to where the cabinets are - if someone was very tall, the bed top could be made longer. There is definitely more counter space though personally, I'd prefer a trailer size double sink with a removable cover for situations when you wanted more counter top. I also would make a tilt-out garbage container below and to the left side of the sink. It would be skinny but deep - I hate seeing garbage containers! The bathroom is different in that it is narrow and deep - it provides more leg room when on the throne plus more standing room for taking showers - I think that's a great improvement.

I personally prefer the looks of the 13, 15 and 17' trailers - partly out of necessity but also because they (if you'll pardon the pun) fit the mold of small fiberglass trailers. The 21 just doesn't look as cute on the outside as the others. However I can see the benefits of the 21, especially for people who simply need more room. We love our 17 but we bought it for two adults - I wouldn't consider it family size unless my kiddies were real small! Based on the fact that some 19' owners are planning to move up to the 21' shows there's a need and a niche for it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:58 AM   #15
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Hi: LBaranyai...Cute is a size relative term. People with 13'ers think our 5.0 is big... while people with 40' behemoths think our little 5.0 is "so cute".
For the downsizing market or the up sizing market the 21'er will fit the mold!!! Alf
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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Does anyone know the hitch and overall weight of the 21? It is not yet posted on the Escape site. A big reason a lot of us are attracted to the Escapes brand are the size and ease of towing.

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