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Old 08-04-2015, 07:46 PM   #21
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I find the 17 great for one but when I get close to retirement I might get a bigger one either a 19 or the 5.0 I tow a goose neck horse trailer and I really like towing better with a fifth wheel. But I like the 19 floor plan really depends on what I want to tow with when I retire. I'm sure it will all get clearer as I do more camping and decide what I like.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:47 PM   #22
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In looking at all of the trailers that Escape had to offer, the 5.0TA was never seriously in the running because I hate to give up all of the room in the pickup box. Plus I kind of splurged on a really nice tonneau cover to top it off. Loren
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:09 PM   #23
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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.
Heck, I remember when bumping into each other was fun
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #24
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As the owner of an Escape 21 I have no desire to get a 5.0; I'm quite happy with what I have. I was drawn to the Escape trailers by the 5.0, but I realized that I didn't want to give up the space in the pickup box. I'm quite happy with my decision.

As for towability, earlier today I inadvertently took California Route 4 over the Sierra Nevada mountains, going through two 8000' passes and a 25% grade (yes, really). I had no problems towing the trailer over this road, although I definitely won't go back that way (nosiree!). As for ease of hitching up, with a backup camera it is very easy to hitch up a conventional trailer, even without a spouse.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:20 PM   #25
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I think the decision to change trailers has to do with layout. Bigger bathroom? Larger kitchen counter? More storage? etc., etc. I've owned Ten Forward 14 months yesterday. ZERO regrets. Of course I gained 7 more FEET in length when I went from a Scamp 16' to an Escape 5.0TA. SWOON. And, I no longer need to carry totes!!
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:20 PM   #26
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I thought you were home Mike, but here you are up in the mountains....wish I could do the same.....
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:30 PM   #27
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I thought you were home Mike, but here you are up in the mountains....wish I could do the same.....
I came over this way to visit friends for a day or two, but I need to start heading home. It's a long trip home, but I need to get going.

I've discovered that I could live in my trailer indefinitely-- I seem to have no desire to live in a larger space, and I don't get homesick.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:36 PM   #28
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We are hosed then when we get the 21'...we found little need to go home after 3 weeks in Florida and Hilton Head even in the teeny-tiny Casita. Well, other than we were broke. That seems to spoil all our fun!
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:53 PM   #29
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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...
No, I don't have one. I was just wondering if it might help Jim N some.

With my Pilot, I do use the Anderson WDH with it. I didn't for the first 4 years, but added it for a bit more stability so my wife would be more comfortable towing. It did what I expected, and made the two units handle more as one with it on, and softened some of the bumps out too. I would recommend it.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:18 PM   #30
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Let's see, a power dolly to maneuver or a new shorter 5.0. You are talking to the guy who bought a new truck in lieu of getting a $500 tune up, let's see which way do I want to go.....
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