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Old 07-07-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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We are considering buying a 19' Escape (moving from the boating world to the trailering world). I am kind of curious to know what people's experiences are in regards to water, grey water and black water tanks capacities for 2 people. In our limited searching to date, it looks like the Escape tanks tend to be smaller than other units we have looked at.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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My wife and I find 4 days no problem with grey, black or fresh water tanks.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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I have not had an issue with 4 days either. I did take along a 6 gal (US) container. I like to do that anyway to have some water handy outside. We also only use the bathroom for convenience if facilities are provided where we camp, especially for a shower.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:36 PM   #4
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Hello Escape Experts
We are considering buying a 19' Escape (moving from the boating world to the trailering world). I am kind of curious to know what people's experiences are in regards to water, grey water and black water tanks capacities for 2 people. In our limited searching to date, it looks like the Escape tanks tend to be smaller than other units we have looked at.
Black tank isn't a problem, you'll run out of other things before you fill the black tank.
Our 17' Casita had 24 gallon fresh and gray tanks as opposed to the Escape's 20 gallon tanks. However, the shower head must be a water saver, because the 20 gallons seem to go much further. We carry water to drink and cook with, but shower daily. So with the 2 of us, that's 2 days minimum, or maybe 3 days at the most. We're headed out with 2 grandsons this weekend, with no facilities where we're going (they are so excited they can't see straight). So it'll be interesting to see how the water, tanks and batteries last, particularily running the Maxx fan to keep things cool.
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Hello Escape Experts
We are considering buying a 19' Escape (moving from the boating world to the trailering world). I am kind of curious to know what people's experiences are in regards to water, grey water and black water tanks capacities for 2 people. In our limited searching to date, it looks like the Escape tanks tend to be smaller than other units we have looked at.
I would say that the Escape is pretty much in line with the other similar size trailers as it applies to tank size.. We found out the issue is the Grey water, so we got a 7 gallon hard shelled water container to dump the Grey tank into it so we can dispose of it.. If we stay out longer than 5 days w/o dumping..so far we haven't used it..
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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We camped 6 nights without hookups in a CA state park. Had a 3 gallon water container to add to the fresh water tank a couple of times. Took showers in the park's facilities and basically just used the trailer's toilet in the evenings and early mornings or when I didn't feel like walking down to the restrooms... The gray and black tanks were showing 2/3 full and fresh water tank was nearly empty when we left.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for everyone's replies. We just put a deposit on a 19' Escape today with a delivery date of March 2010. Probably lots more questions to come.
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Thanks for everyone's replies. We just put a deposit on a 19' Escape today with a delivery date of March 2010. Probably lots more questions to come.
[size=10pt]Congratulations[/size]
your going to love it once its in your driveway.
But if your like the rest of us its going to kill you to wait that long.....
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Thanks for everyone's replies. We just put a deposit on a 19' Escape today with a delivery date of March 2010. Probably lots more questions to come.
Congrats, you will love it for sure. Read through all the past posts on what others did, and ask away with any questions you may have.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:48 PM   #10
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wow march 2010 that sure is a good sign of demand in this economic downturn. Keep up the good work escape!
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