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Old 11-17-2013, 01:30 PM   #31
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Love the one you're with! Every brand of all molded towable has characteristics in common. I think it's more about layout, budget, tug, bed needs, etc. than brand. At least I like to think it is... If I was looking for another bumper pull, I could be very content with a 17' Casita FD. But, I'm not...
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #32
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I posted a week ago about my experience at a fiberglass rv (once restricted to Casitas) rally. Still 80% were Casitas. We had nearly all of the Casita people want to see inside our 19' over the 3 days. Even had people who did a "drive by" because they heard of the rally seek us out for a tour. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Casita basher but know a great trailer when I see one!

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #33
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I'd like to think differently than that. I met some great people thru Casita ownership. I consider myself part of the bigger molded fiberglass family. Casita being a bigger branch than the Escape branch on the tree. There are enough cookie cutter Casitas out that most everyone have seen one. Some of those who have learned how great molded fiberglass trailer are to own and use, just want something a bit bigger or more specialized to their needs or wants. Bring a two axle 19' or 21' Casita to the Escape rally and watch people line up. If I bring my 5.0 and park it next to the new 21' 5.0, folks will likely walk through my campsite to get to the new one.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #34
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Casita basher but know a great trailer when I see one!
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #35
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I have friends who were very happy with a Casita 17ft and would never think about another trailer. It's funny what happened next. They just purchased a 2007 Bigfoot 25RQ with all the options including solar power system. And they drove 2100 miles one way to get it. I asked them how they like it, the answer was great. They soon will have a Casita for sale.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:22 PM   #36
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We had a 17' Casita for 6 years and loved it and had a blast camping in it. Yes it was a little tight inside and I had to change 2 rivets but served us fine for many years. We are still in touch with the new owners and it is now thier love. We moved up to the Escape because we are getting older and wanted more room and comfort. Our Escape is not even in the same class as the Casita. It's like driving a Lexus compared to a Honda. Both are fiberglass trailers just one gets you there a lot more comfortably, looks better, and is a better quality trailer.

I have been the host of one of the larger fiberglass rallies in this area for 6 years. We have all types of fiberglass trailers and usually have about 70 trailers attend. I have made life long friends of people owning Casita, Scamps, and almost every other brand of fiberglass trailer. This is where we saw a Escape 19' 3 years ago. After walking inside I knew I would own one someday when the time was right. This coming April there will be at least 6 Escapes attending and possibly more. We already have been the brunt of some jokes about our new Escape. Things like having to put the camera on panorama to get it in the picture and taking up all the parking area. It's all in good fun and we take it and give it right back.

By the way we upgraded from a Honda to a Lexus last year and we still liked that Honda. Just the Lexus gets us there a lot more comfortably, looks better and is a better quality car but we still have friends that drive Honda's. Not everyone wants a Lexus.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #37
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I'm just glad we knew about Escapes almost right off. I was looking at Casitas and then I saw someone's review of several molded fiberglass trailers. He said that he knew it would be an Escape for them when they saw their first one. He compared the features of all of them in a chart and thought the Escape won easily. Of course, it depends on where you are budget-wise and camping-style-wise as to your needs and wants.

Do you need certain customizations? Do you need good insulation? What bed size and layout do you need? How much weight do you want to tow? Do you want a dual axle? These trailers are not all built the same.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #38
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I was at Matagorda Madness '09 when I toured the first ever Escape 5.0 to arrive in Texas. As I remember, Dayna had just picked it up. I rode the fence another 3 years before I saw another couple of 5.0s that had came down. We were hooked and place an order before breaking camp.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #39
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:28 AM   #40
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This has been a fascinating read from page 1 to page 4. I want to buy the right trailer and this discussion has convinced me. It might cost me a bit more to get an Escape and I might have to wait a while but I think it will be worth it in the end.
And maybe this post will get the conversation going again!
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