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Old 09-28-2020, 06:02 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. My name is Steve and my wife and I have decided to move on from tent camping. We love to travel with our two kids to various National Park each year (this year being an exception), and though I have been staunchly committed to tent camping since I was a kid 2020 has significantly changed my opinion on the matter . More importantly I (much to my wife's relief) really like the simplicity and size of most of the single axle fiberglass travel trailers available, particularly the Escape 17b. We are currently looking for a used 17b but, man, do they go quick when they are on the market at all. Hopefully we can find a used one before the end of the year so we can start enjoying this spring but if not we will be putting down a deposit on a new one to start enjoying the following year.
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:44 AM   #2
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Hello everyone. My name is Steve and my wife and I have decided to move on from tent camping. We love to travel with our two kids to various National Park each year (this year being an exception), and though I have been staunchly committed to tent camping since I was a kid 2020 has significantly changed my opinion on the matter . More importantly I (much to my wife's relief) really like the simplicity and size of most of the single axle fiberglass travel trailers available, particularly the Escape 17b. We are currently looking for a used 17b but, man, do they go quick when they are on the market at all. Hopefully we can find a used one before the end of the year so we can start enjoying this spring but if not we will be putting down a deposit on a new one to start enjoying the following year.
Hi: skeenan... Welcome to the forum. There are more folks looking than those selling and that's why speed is important... Take care though and the right trailer will come along one way or the other. Alf
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thanks! I knew it was going to be difficult coming across a used one for sale because of our timing but if we can't find one waiting another season isn't a deal breaker.
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:20 PM   #4
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The nice thing about getting one when you are young is you can use it through retirement! Though you may have to bump the kids out to a tent eventually if you keep the 17b. They do come up; you have to be ready to jump on it when they do.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:06 AM   #5
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Bobbie54, Thanks! We settled on the 17b exactly so that we could continue to use it after the kids have grown up. As mentioned above we will be putting a deposit down on a new one if one doesn't come up in the next few months. We even have an outline of the route we would take to pick it up from Sumas; Sumas to Olympic NP to Mount Ranier NP to North Cascades NP to Glacier NP to Theodoore Roosevelt NP to Voyageurs NP to Akron (home). Certainly a lofty goal for a single trip but doable.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:43 AM   #6
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Would you be going thru the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the way home?


I hope so! Over the bridge we go!
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:58 AM   #7
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UncleTim, Possibly. I have been debating whether to go through Minneapolis/St. Paul or to stay north and go through the UP. Both are beautiful areas. I was in Minneapolis 4-5 yrs ago but haven't been to the UP since I was a kid (mid 90's).
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:36 AM   #8
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I just love the UP.

In fact I am gong to make a post about on of the most unusual springs I have ever visited. It is in the UP.

It's called Kitch-iti-kipi. Coming soon!
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I have a 17b in southern oregon $26,000
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