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Old 11-11-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
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Tammy had a one piece mattress made for us by the people who do their cushions. It a 7 inches deep with the 4 inches of firm and 3 inches of soft foam. The mattress is fused together and fits perfectly in its space. We made custom sheets, and it is a struggle to make the bed, but everything stays in place. It is very comfortable, albeit a little narrow.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:27 PM   #12
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Re: Double bed in 17B

Easy way to deal with making the bed is to zip together two large sleeping bags and forget the sheets and all. Just throw on top of the cushions.
But, that wouldn't do, would it?

I get away with it when camping on my own.

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Old 11-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #13
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Yes, we do the sleeping bags thing too. It works great on the custom made mattress. We cover the mattress with a mattress protector first and always carry a quilt if we need it for late fall camping.

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #14
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We would need at least 3 sleeping bags zipped together for our bed.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #15
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Re: Double bed in 17B

Thanks to everyone for all of your well informed guidance! There are so many cool options with the Escapes! We are going to Waterloo, Ont to look at a 19' tomorrow. The Casita catalogue shows pretty good pricing, as they have a sale on, but we don't like the "rabbit fur" on the inside, import would be an issue, and we prefer to buy Canadian. We may just bite the bullet and spend the extra bucks to get an Escape. It's a really important purchase for us, as I retire next May and we love camping, traveling, and being outside. Thanks to you all for contributing to this very informative forum!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #16
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FYI - The sale is Always on..they had it for years. But, the Casitas have a strong following. We looked at them and decided on the Escape. We liked the headliner on the Escape vs the carpet on the walls and the idea of customization, which just is unheard of these days.. Tammy & Reace really made the process easy and spent a ton of time with us as we were just "newbies" and knew absolutely nothing. Alas, we're still know absolutely nothing, but what the heck it's been fun understanding nothing.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:01 PM   #17
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So you are going to visit Bob and Irene in Waterloo, to look at Winter! Watch out, Winter is gorgeous!! Please say hello from me as one of the cheeseheads who joined the Escape Debutante Ball in May 2010!

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #18
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Will do, Gerda!
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #19
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Don't forget the revits that pertrude through the shell of the Casita. Almost as bad as the Scamp.......all potential leaks.......I owned a scamp and they do actually leak.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:06 PM   #20
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Beaver,
You will be happier purchasing an Escape made in Canada. They will add almost anything you want in the trailer, Escape factory are very easy to deal with. I would suggest you order a tongue box for the trailer, it is a place to store many things.
We just picked up our 19ft last week.
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