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Old 12-08-2014, 03:09 PM   #21
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You can always camp your way to the Osoyoos Escape Rally in May, there will be over 100 of Escape there, all lined up in a row.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:24 PM   #22
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You can always camp your way to the Osoyoos Escape Rally in May, there will be over 100 of Escape there, all lined up in a row.
And plenty of former sufferers of 'twofootitis' who will GLADLY show you their 21.:
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #23
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The Bigfoot weight penalty is partially due to construction, but partially due to width. That extra width also means extra aero drag, more difficult manoeuvering, more difficulty seeing around it... and more space for an island bed. All design is compromise, hopefully optimized for what is important, and Escapes are toward the lighweight/compact end of the travel trailer range.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #24
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And plenty of former sufferers of 'twofootitis' who will GLADLY show you their 21.:
Suffers of twofootitis are never cured, only in remission awaiting the release of a larger Escape model.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #25
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Hi All,

Thanks for the additional comments. Sonya and I were thinking about trying to make it up to the May get together, will have to see if I can get away from work at that time.

"Two-footitis"; am I correct in assuming the reference is to the width of the aisle. Definitely one of the things that has begun to get to us in our Casita.

The weight and the width are definitely the downside for me with the Bigfoot (in terms of towing, parking, etc.). I really like knowing that if I can make it through a tight fit with my current tow vehicle, the Casita will follow without a problem, as long as it's not a sharp turn.

Sonya of course loves the extra width and space in the Bigfoot (and the separate bedroom in the back; the dry bath; more storage...), so the cards may be stacked against me. Still working on it...

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Old 12-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #26
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Just tell her you'll have to trade in your current tow vehicle and get a F350 dually if you get the Bigfoot.
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The gain in width is why we went back to considering an Escape. Makes all the difference in the world.

Don't know that I'd call the bed in the 5.0TA a walk around.
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I look at the "crawl-over" bed as a desirable feature.
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And plenty of former sufferers of 'twofootitis' who will GLADLY show you their 21.:
I would not be surprised if you are not next..........
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #30
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"Two-footitis"; am I correct in assuming the reference is to the width of the aisle. Definitely one of the things that has begun to get to us in our Casita.
Actually, "two-footitis" refers to the tendency to always want just two more feet of trailer length. After battling the "disease" for a lifetime, the little 13-foot travel trailer can grow to a 30-foot monster, two feet at a time.

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The weight and the width are definitely the downside for me with the Bigfoot (in terms of towing, parking, etc.). I really like knowing that if I can make it through a tight fit with my current tow vehicle, the Casita will follow without a problem, as long as it's not a sharp turn.
Narrow can be good. Escape models from 13' to 17' (plus the original 5.0 fifth-wheel) all have the same classic 2-metre (or 80-inch) width as the Casita; each longer model after that is also wider (19' is 84" wide, 21' is 88" wide; 5.0TA is the same width as a 21'). Bigfoot went 96" wide, long ago.

On the bright side, no RV is more than 2.6 m or 102" wide, and almost every road accommodates that width because that's the same limit for normal commercial vehicles. Compared to that limit, a Bigfoot has a bit of margin for error and an Escape 21' is no problem at all.
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