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Old 10-16-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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2003-2012 Escape 17ft plan B used trailer question

We are presently looking for a used 2003-2012 Escape 17ft but we aren't too sure what the issues or concerns might be for these years of used trailers. Does anyone on this forum have any suggestions on what to look for in a used 17ft plan b?
Thank you for any recommendations in advance.

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Old 10-16-2016, 10:15 PM   #2
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Escapes are very durable due to the fiberglass construction. Look for the same things you'd look for in any trailer -- that all systems work, and that it's been well maintained. Things like tires, axle bearings, caulking, etc.

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Old 10-17-2016, 02:15 AM   #3
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I would even not be too concerned about tires and bearings - in the worst case, you can replace the entire axle, both wheels, and both tires for a modest fraction of the cost of the trailer. It is a good point, though, that if those things are well maintained, perhaps the whole trailer is. As with any trailer, water damage (perhaps due to plumbing issue, leaks at windows, or unrepaired collision damage) to the floor and interior are more important to watch for.

Other things - which again can go wrong in any RV - are fixable but can be expensive, so it worthwhile to make sure that major appliances (refrigerator, furnace, water heater...) work. The seller saying "I'm sure it works but it's not turned on because we never use it" is a red flag.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:18 PM   #4
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Not sure - but I seem to recall that there might have been a change in molds around 2006.
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