The why was refered to the options not the 19. But i do have reasons why 19 and why escape. First of all i wanted a trailer that was very functional and a few comforts. It had to be easy to care for (outside) and a reasonable size to store inside ( 9 foot garage door it will fit under, only 8.5 feet high). We had to have a queen size bed and one that was permanent, couldnt handle it being the table also. I always liked the old trilliums, but they had a very small bed.
When my health failed we sold our 5th wheel 28 ft. with slide out and 3/4 ton truck because it was too big to look after, i had to hire people just to wash it. Then there was the rubber roof that had to be cleaned and inspected for potential leaks, i always carried a repair kit and extra screws and calking. The other issue i have with regular trailers is that the more you use them on the road the corners work and it is a constant struggle to keep the corners tight. The newer calkings do not dry out like the old ones so they are a bit better. Then there is the issues with larger trucks for hauling. Fuel repairs etc.
It was a bit of good luck, i was doing a search on the web looking at bigfoots, (very heavy) so did a search for fiberglass trailers escape showed up. After a year or so i really didnt find too many issues with them, usually people are pretty quick to give their opinion if there are issues. When i came across this forum the whole issue of being able to customize was a real bonus. It only took about 6 months to figure out what we wanted and needed.
I hope now to put my energy into traveling instead of maintaining, I realize that room inside will be smaller, when i deceide to hold a barn dance i guess it will be under the stars!!
This will be our fifth trailer, 2 fifth wheels and 2 small pull behinds 22ft, over 25 years. I was only in a 17B but the quality was there, but the fiberglass exterior was the main point, they just seem to simplify the outside care, and durability. No more wondering in the middle of the night if that last limb that scraped the rubber roof caused a leak that you didnt see upon inspection. It was also a pain trying to keep those little plastic rain gutters clean from tree debris.