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Old 10-27-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Would love to see a 5.0 single axle !

My wife (of 55 years!) and I would love to take a look at an Escape 5.0 single axle model. We are in the Fort Worth/Dallas area and are hoping to find a local owner who would be kind enough to give us the grand tour of her/his 5.0.

We are just beginning to 'flirt' with the idea of selling our beloved 17' Casita and "move up" to a 5.0 single axle. We are aware that this configuration is no longer made by Escape, so we would be looking for a pre-loved unit (isn't everyone? )

We have not yet made a decision which is the reason we want to see one "in person." We love our little Casita and have done a LOT of work to make it one of the nicest Casitas around... well, we thing so! (a few photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57626742329244 )

Today, we looked at a brand new 2015 tandem axle 5.0... it was absolutely spectacular and its new owner rightfully proud and enthusiastic... he was a very gracious host. Even so, we're still thinking the older, single axle might be best for us.

So, if anyone in the Fort Worth/Dallas has one and wouldn't mind giving a "tour" please let us know... we would be most grateful.

All the best!

Rob & Linda
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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Hi Rob and Linda,

You did a beautiful job customizing your Casita! Gorgeous!
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #3
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Wow that is a beautiful trailer! I ordered fabric for ours that arrived a lot lighter/whiter than I thought it would be. Yours is the first trailer I've seen with something similar. Now I'm not so worried about how mine is going to look.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #4
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Wow that is a beautiful trailer! I ordered fabric for ours that arrived a lot lighter/whiter than I thought it would be. Yours is the first trailer I've seen with something similar. Now I'm not so worried about how mine is going to look.
Thanks, Jill, for the compliments; you, too, Denise! We really like the light "vanilla" upholstery. You really can't tell from the photos, but the upholstery is marine vinyl.

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Old 10-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #5
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Have you given any thought to the other Escape pull behind units. You seem very handy with tools and with a new trailer you will have a "blank canvas" so to speak whereas a used unit will probably have someone else's handiwork. In addition, Escape has a lot of newer items not previously available, for example the furnace, the solar, the system display center all have been upgraded recently. Of course there are the options and the fact Escape will do a lot of customization for you, none of which would be in an older 5.0 model.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:28 PM   #6
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Thanks, Jill, for the compliments; you, too, Denise! We really like the light "vanilla" upholstery. You really can't tell from the photos, but the upholstery is marine vinyl.

Rob
We are doing something similar, using ultra leather. So I'm not too worried about the clean up and wear, I was mostly worried that the color might be bland, but you've done a great job cheering it up with your curtains. And I'll be doing the same with some pretty wild pillows and maybe eventually curtains too.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:54 PM   #7
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We have followed all your wonderful and creative mods on your Casita while we were enjoying our Casita SD 17'. You are an amazing fine woodworker, and have an incredible sense of creativity. We have upgraded to a 21' as we did not want to have to buy another vehicle, i.e., pickup truck. We will pull it with our Toyota 4Runner. The dual axle 5.0's are equally beautiful, and have the benefit of a queen bed in the 'loft'. We hope you find what you are looking for! I'm sure it will be a work of art!
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:56 PM   #8
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Hi Rob,
We sold our 5.0 to upgrade to the 5.0TA, or you could see ours. FYI, there is a 5.0 for sale at the PPL (Person to Person) In Houston. You can view it online. I don't know anything about the condition, owner etc

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Your Casita looks gorgeous. I hope you buy an Escape, just so you can show us all the changes you will make
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Rob and Linda, such fantastic work you have done on your Casita. You must need more projects if you are going to let all of those go! You are quite the woodworker and decorator. Hope you can see a 5.0 and we can't wait to see what you do with your Escape!
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