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Old 08-08-2009, 03:50 AM   #11
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Oh yes, we bought a 6 cylinder Ranger (3 liter) and were told it would tow a 2,000 lb trailer no problem (we were looking at the 15' model then)
It came with a canopy and when we took it to the dump with a load of garbage--it weighed more than it was listed at---and with the GCVW --we couldn't have legally towed our Boler!!!!! So we returned it and got the Escpae for a good price--a pain in the neck with all the trading back and forth, but we now have a bigger trailer and a proper tow vehicle with LEGAL limits!!!
(and yes we bring our golf clubs!!!)
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #12
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Hi: 4of3... There's room on either side of the 8" thick memory foam queen size mattress for 2 small sets of clubs...but with all the camping to do there's no time for golf!!! That's where we keep 4 bag chairs to enjoy the great out doors. We have a Delta locked tool box in the truck bed...but that holds the BBQ.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #13
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Hi Milly,
Ron's right, if you're going to get a truck, or have a truck, look into the 5.0. Soooooo easy to hook up, towing is a breeze, and lots of room. If you are looking at a new truck, look at the Nissan Frontier. Great reviews from all the review people, and it handles our 5.0 with ease! Golf clubs can ride in the back seat (we have a crew cab), or we put the dinette table down and put the golf clubs and our camp chairs there for travel. All the Escapes are wonderful, so whichever you pick, you CANNOT go wrong!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #14
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Wow...has it really been almost a year since I started salivating over this trailer? Hubby is out right now test driving trucks. He is really stuck on getting the new 4 litre Ranger. Thank you all for your input.....and pictures that really are making me envious. I think we are going to try the 17 and the Ranger unless someone screams come to light you poor confused girl. At least that is what my order says........so EXCITED. Just sad I have to wait one more year. I am getting WAYtoo old for my tent.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #15
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Wow...has it really been almost a year since I started salivating over this trailer? Hubby is out right now test driving trucks. He is really stuck on getting the new 4 litre Ranger. Thank you all for your input.....and pictures that really are making me envious. I think we are going to try the 17 and the Ranger unless someone screams come to light you poor confused girl. At least that is what my order says........so EXCITED. Just sad I have to wait one more year. I am getting WAYtoo old for my tent.
You are never too old for a tent, but the comfort of a trailer sure is nice.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:17 PM   #16
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Isn't that the truth!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #17
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You are never too old for a tent, but the comfort of a trailer sure is nice.
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I was crawling out of a tent a few short years ago, when I said to my wife "I'm getting too old for a tent!". That same day, we saw a Scamp in the camp area on the BlueRidge Parkway. Hmmmm, reinforced fiberglass eh?? Hmmmm. Found a Casita, had it two years, and now an Escape 5.0! All because of an off the cuff statement! But, I still hold to my statement....."I'm too old for a tent!" (or at least my back is!!!!). The 28th of March is the 1 year anniversary of picking up Hokie : - ) Sweet memories!
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:52 PM   #18
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I plunked myself down next to the Old Bag, on a sunny afternoon in the back yard and with nothing else to talk about, I said I think we should buy one of those Escape trailers.
And, she said "good idea".

End of conversation - and she complains we don't talk.

A few weeks later, after ordering the trailer, I went out for groceries and came back with the RAV4 to tow it with.

Today, she asked me what a wheel bearing is and we sat together in the sunny back yard as I explained.

Her interest in the topic seemed to wane, but I think she's looking forward to our trip to Vancouver Island in April.

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:43 AM   #19
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"I'm too old for a tent!" (or at least my back is!!!!).
You haven't been using an nice down filled air mattress then. Both comfy and really warm.

It is about the most favourite luxury I have for backcountry (or tenting) use. I doubt my wife would even come anymore if I were to get rid of them.
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"I'm too old for a tent!" (or at least my back is!!!!).
You haven't been using an nice down filled air mattress then. Both comfy and really warm.

It is about the most favourite luxury I have for backcountry (or tenting) use. I doubt my wife would even come anymore if I were to get rid of them.
On many of my mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala, my bed in many small villages, was my sleeping bag my Therm-a-Rest, and if lucky, a flat piece of concrete. I was soooo thankful, but those were my younger years! I much prefer my 5.0 with memory foam topper and nice bathroom : - )
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