Originally Posted by wolinsky
I am a former Casita owner. I sold it a while back but now want to buy another travel trailer as I am about to retire. The wait for a new Casita is over a year, and there are few used ones available. Do any of you have thoughts on an Escape versus a Casita? Is the wait time as long if I order a new one? I would probably go with a 17 footer as I pull with a Jeep Cherokee.
Do you travel alone? There is advantages to both the 17 Casita and the 17 escape. You need to look at both layouts to see what fits you better. Just a few things I noticed with the casita larger Bath and bed only room one battery. The escape has two batteries in back bumper,front storage box,smaller bath,and bed. Nicer front and back dinette. Look over both layouts and see what works best for you. If the bed works for you the escape has more storage inside and out. Don't let the wait time scare you. I think you will see the 17 production get bumped up much quicker than other models. They only have one mold for each trailer and the 17 has the least sales . It would stand to reason there be less people ahead of you than if you ordered a 19 or 21.
Also if you call escape they will give you a owner in your area that is willing to show you the trailer.
EDIT I forgot about the 2" receiver on back of the 17 escape a big plus in my book.
I went from 17 casita to 19 escape and love the extra room, but it is more to tow and cost me more. pro and cons to every thing
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