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Old 12-10-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Going from 17 Casita to 19" escape what to expect

I have a 19 on order and am switching from a casita spirit deluxe .

I know several other's have made this change. I wondering how you like the 19 .What do you feel are major improvements

There are lots of things I like about the escape but there a few things i like about the casita better.

1. larger bath
2. all water lines and water tank in heated area
3. tows and backs very well and good MPG towing

Things I like about the escape 19

1. larger bed 60" compared to the 54"
2. larger table
3. I hoping the wider kitchen area . I am big guy
like to be able to get past wife to get to dinette witch was hard in the casita

Have you found other advantages?
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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I hoping the wider kitchen area . I am big guy
like to be able to get past wife to get to dinette witch was hard in the casita
We've owners both a Scamp and a Casita and had the same kitchen / aisle space issue. In our case unless the kitchen aisle is an Escape 19 is at least 12" wider the problem will continue to exist which would mean the Escape 19 would have to be 8 ft wide or wider. Good luck , I hope the 19 works for you.
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I keep thinking what some friends of mine said. They owned a 17' Casita and when looking at the 19' Escape said there wasn't enough more to warrant the expense. Only 4" wider, the bed is 6" wider (the size of a dollar bill), no more kitchen counter space. The only thing more was a bigger dinette. And the bathroom was smaller... They bought a 21' Escape and got a lot more.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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Aisle width was the main reason we passed on the 19. We've had skinny before. At the time I was a little miffed that my wife said it was too narrow as I liked the 19, there was no 21 or 5.0ta at the time.
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I can stand upright in the Escape 19, but not in the Casita. I believe the Escape 19' has 6'-5" of headroom and the Casita is at 6'-2".
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:43 PM   #6
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3. I hoping the wider kitchen area . I am big guy
like to be able to get past wife to get to dinette witch was hard in the casita

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The advantage of the 19 is that you don't have to get past your wife to get to the dinette. It's one of the main reasons that I like the 19 layout so much. I'm in and out frequently. One step inside and I'm sitting at the dinette. No passing someone working in the kitchen area required.

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Old 12-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #7
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well we put some thought into the 21, but that would require a upgrade in truck. currently have a Toyota Tacoma
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:19 PM   #8
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The advantage of the 19 is that you don't have to get past your wife to get to the dinette. It's one of the main reasons that I like the 19 layout so much. I'm in and out frequently. One step inside and I'm sitting at the dinette. No passing someone working in the kitchen area required.

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That's true, which is why we both switched to Arid Extra Dry
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:52 PM   #9
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I keep thinking what some friends of mine said. They owned a 17' Casita and when looking at the 19' Escape said there wasn't enough more to warrant the expense. Only 4" wider, the bed is 6" wider (the size of a dollar bill), no more kitchen counter space. The only thing more was a bigger dinette. And the bathroom was smaller... They bought a 21' Escape and got a lot more.
That would be us . We're so glad we held out for the 21 for all the reasons that Donna mentions. It's tough if you also have to look at a new tow vehicle (or maybe find a nice used one?). Not sure how old your Tacoma is but some folks do tow the 21 with that vehicle.

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That's true, which is why we both switched to Arid Extra Dry
Good One, Ross
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