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Old 08-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #11
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More clarification - we are not planning on sleeping "together" with this mod.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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For what it's worth, we have the 17B and my buddy has the 19.
My wife wants a 19 ( or at least she did until she saw the 21 ).

The 19 is wider so you can pass one another in the kitchen area. The 19 has a permanent bed and a 4 person dinette. When we camp with my buddy and when we gather for dinner or a game ( in inclement weather ), we end up in their 19.
I'd consider it if it didn't mean buying a new tow vehicle as well as the trailer.
I think your camping style will determine which one to buy.
Have you been inside the 17 and the 19 in person? Highly recommended.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #13
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TV no problem we have a Grand Cherokee V8 w/ tow package. Escape have given us 2 referrals for a 17 & 19, plan on viewing this week, it's really a matter of best ground clearance and mild off road suitability. Of course my wife will just want the 19 I'm sure.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #14
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What qualifies as "off-road"?
I've got the high-lift which adds 4" but I think the RAV will stop before the trailer does.
I listened to a friend arriving at a remote lake, towing his 17' Boler. It had so much overhang at the rear that he was tearing fiberglass off on all the rocks. Quite a racket.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #15
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Got it, with the second diagram it'll totally work! I still suggest you would seriously miss the counter space of the wardrobe closet, and when you see them I'm going to bet it's not just your wife that wants the 19
Do you tend to camp just the two of you, or do you ever go with friends that are in their own tent/trailer/etc? If it's always just two of you, the 17 will absolutely work, but we've found we don't really hang out in our trailer at all if we're with anyone else, even in rain. Just the two of us (& of course 2 dogs) in inclement weather it's totally fine. How tall are you? The front dinette turns into a pretty darn spacious bed for 1, and we've actually left it down as a sort of couch area when the weather is nice and we can eat outside.
Glad you found Escape, and I'll be interested to hear what you think after you see them both!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:36 PM   #16
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Reace did this mod. on a new 17B for Thom and Susan ( Bobcat ) on this forum; maybe you could private message him. The front is a permanent "V" type berth with storage under the bed and the rest is exactly the same as a regular 17B.

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Old 08-08-2013, 11:42 PM   #17
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Glen, we are not yet trailer owners, as far as "off road"??, we have lots of beautiful places to camp in Utah/Arizona that have forest road access wash board roads etc. We looked at an R-pod and figured we would be working things loose every time we went off asphalt, with that in mind discovered fiberglass RV's. We've owned several cruising sailboats so we know what that type of construction can take. Your picture towing the 17b with a RAV4 illustrates ground clearance perfectly. Thank You!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #18
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Hillary, will post our impressions after seeing both, I think our camping style is similar to ours, we prefer to be outside, the trailer would be a place to sleep and store stuff!
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If you add about another foot to the dinette and the same to the bed on the 17', as well as a tiny bit more height and width, you pretty much have a 19'.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #20
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Thanks Barry, I'll PM Bobcat, if they are not online I'll see if Reece has some pics.
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