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Old 08-04-2015, 01:09 PM   #11
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Well, at least I am in esteemed company...like you want or need that association....

However, I researched our Casita purchase pretty much to death and the results were that we really liked it...until the kids got too big. So in thinking about it, maybe its not such a bad thing...
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:14 PM   #12
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Have you tried a powered dolly? With them, parking would be a snap, and much cheaper too.
Jim - do you use a power dolly? If so which one? And how do you like it with the 19?

Also do you tow with Andersen hitch, if so I have a thread on my ridgeline and would like some advice on it.

Thanks!

I really like my 19, it seems perfect size for 1 to 2 people and a dog! I too have wondered how many go from 19 to 21 to 5.0 ta. Right now I can't see doing it, but everyone has different reasons...
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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Hi: All... The 5.0TA is easier to hook up!!! I do easy really well. I aim the truck and Mary Anne pushes the buttons to raise and lower the pin. The 7 pin connector is mounted in the truck box so plug in is a snap. As long as I'm able to climb the stairs at bed time (thanks to Reace for the extra step) we'll be in the 5.0TA. Alf
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:52 PM   #14
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Just our personal quirks is we've never been drawn to 5th wheels vs trailers, don't really know why, but is what it is. If we ever got a fifth wheel, it would definitely be the Escape 5.0.
Like Jim, we must have the full queen permanent bed. This is after years of "whatever that is in a Scamp 13," "sort of a full size, "sort of a queen."
We wanted a larger lounge/dinette area than we have in the 17, so the 19 fit all of our quirks for full-timing.
We do have over a decade of actively camping in molded fiberglass trailers and one short foray to the dark side, so we are fortunate that we know our quirks which makes it much easier for us to decide on things.
Everyone has different quirks and you need to follow those in selecting the trailer that is right for you.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #15
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Often, if torn between two options which both seem to have equivalent pro's and con's, it means that either one will work for you....flip a coin and don't look back.
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A big factor in our 21 choice over the 19 was the added width (6 inch?) as we can pass each other in the aisle and still not step on the dogs...........
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:13 PM   #17
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That's why we went with the 21' too. Just the little bit seems to make a huge difference. And while our kids refuse to not grow and get older, they are still young enough and actually interested enough to make the larger space a benefit for them too...
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A big factor in our 21 choice over the 19 was the added width (6 inch?) as we can pass each other in the aisle and still not step on the dogs...........
We use our 'narrower' aisle in the 19 as a 'health gauge' Charlie. When either of us can't get past the other without bumping into each other, it's time to close the fridge and go on a diet.
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We use our 'narrower' aisle in the 19 as a 'health gauge' Charlie. When either of us can't get past the other without bumping into each other, it's time to close the fridge and go on a diet.
Hi: rbryan4... There's always Lite Beer and Lo Cal dressing Alf
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We too have no issue with passing each other in the aisle of the 19.
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