Re: Reasons for chosing 17vs19, or 19vs17
Deb, the Escape 17 was on my short list, and when the 19 came out I jumped at it for only a few reasons. They may, or may not, be ones that you would purchase based on.
1. A permanent queen sized bed.
This was by far the biggest thing in swaying my decision.
My wife insisted on a permanent bed, for good reason too. She did not want to have to set up a bed every night, and I am an early riser and would like a dinette to go sit at for my morning coffee, reading, browsing, whatever. The large dinette left as a permanent bed in the 17 would have been fine, but we do like the idea of a queen bed.
2. The increased height and width. Though I am not overly tall at 6-0, I do like a bit more room.
3. Escape managed to keep it down to a reasonable tow weight as well.
If it was just me and a couple dogs, with only an occasional guest, I would likely have gone with the 17.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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