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Old 05-27-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Maneuverability question

Next year I look forward to replacing my 17' Casita with the Escape 19. I store the TT under our carport - which is off a paved alley. When I back in the trailer, I unhook and manually manipulate the trailer to its designated resting spot. I have a flat, concrete pad, and "wrestling" the Casita is not a problem. The question I have is - can I expect the same with the 19' Escape? Are they relatively easy to "move around?" I appreciate your experienced response.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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The 17' Casita is single axle right? the dual axle 19 will not turn on a dime like the single
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:04 AM   #3
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We also moved up from a 17 Casita and the short answer is no. Although the weight is about the same the dual axle makes it a lot harder to push around by hand. You can move it a little side to side with a wheel on concert but your probably not going to push the trailer around. You will need to become a better backeruper. :-)
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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moving a 19 by hand

I second that it is very difficult. I could push the 17 casita but not the 19.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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On paved or hard packed surfaces, the 19 is not too hard to move. Real easy with two.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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I will be going from a single axle to a dual axle - a new experience for me. I consider myself an "okay" backer upper but improvements can always be made. While I could get it "just right" while attached to the tv, it takes so much longer ... and I'm usually anxious to get the parking job completed. Perhaps I need to encourage my 70+ year old 98 lb spouse to increase the number of workout days at the Y.
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Been there, done that. Can't move it. Maybe two people.
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You will love the feel of the 19' behind you while towing compared to the Casita. Feels more stable and I also like backing it better then the Casita even though its bigger it does not do things quite as fast and seems easier.
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You could look into a trailer dolly, powered or not, store bought or home built.
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If it is a question of pushing my 19' around by hand or with the tow vehicle, I would choose to save my back and use the tow vehicle. The 19' is just too big and heavy to manhandle when not absolutely necessary to do so.
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