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Old 11-20-2014, 05:26 PM   #21
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Hey Oregonian, I just saw you were looking at R-pods. The thing I couldn't figure out with them, and a bunch of other smallish stickies, was the lack of storage space. The cabinetry, both overhead and ground level in the Escapes are awesome. Our plan is to live-aboard for a number of months this summer and we NEED the storage! Couldn't find it in the R-pods, MPGs, and other micro-trailers we looked at.

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Old 11-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #22
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Steve, very true regarding storage. Since our plans are for mostly short trips (long weekends and a couple of 2-3 week trips each summer) storage might not be as critical for us. BUT, the more I look at the Escapes the more I'm leaning that way. Better to have the extra storage than need it and not have it!
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:15 PM   #23
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Okay, after a week of reading, looking, and thinking I have eliminated the R-Pod from our trailer wish list and replaced it with a Bigfoot. So as it stands now we are interested in either an Escape 19 or 21 or a Bigfoot 21. I have learned a great deal from this forum and the Fiberglass RV forum, lot's of great folks and great advice!
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #24
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You can't go wrong with either. I looked at Bigfoot when I was shopping and also had it down to either the BF 25 or the 5.0 TA. I did like the BF better, but not $10k and 1000 lbs better. Plus the Escape has the full size queen, which mattered a lot to me.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:53 PM   #25
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Hey Bob, thanks for the input. They are both really nice, and I think we would be happy with either one. It boils down to what I can find that suits our needs in the right price range, and hopefully close to home!
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:58 PM   #26
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A vote for Escape

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Okay, after a week of reading, looking, and thinking I have eliminated the R-Pod from our trailer wish list and replaced it with a Bigfoot. So as it stands now we are interested in either an Escape 19 or 21 or a Bigfoot 21. I have learned a great deal from this forum and the Fiberglass RV forum, lot's of great folks and great advice!
After watching a leak nearly destroy our 19' Nash for the second time, we decided to look at the Bigfoot trailer. The RV dealer we bought the Nash from sold Bigfoots until recently, but he told me that a recent bankruptcy had affected their carrying them. He alluded to lesser quality under new management. I really don't know if it is true, but when we heard about the Escape trailers and took the tour of their factory (by the owners, no less) we felt that the lighter weight, high quality and lesser cost were compelling. We have a 21' on order. Also, I know this is an Escape forum and of course is sold on the trailer, but I have yet to read anything negative elsewhere. We expect to have to adjust to less space than our old trailer, but not having to worry about leaks alone is "priceless".

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:24 PM   #27
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Hey Bob, hope you enjoy your soon to be new Escape. I've read nothing but good things also. I think Bigfoot entered Bankruptcy in 2009 and I'm looking at trailers built before that. They have a great reputation for quality also- our friends up North seem to know how to do it right!
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:33 PM   #28
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Thanks for the info on the Bigfoot bankruptcy. I know they were quality built and see two old BFs on our street right now. Good hunting!

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:56 PM   #29
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Another vote for Escape. Main reason is the support at ETI.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:40 PM   #30
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If someone wishes more info on bigfoot rv here is one link....
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:26 AM   #31
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If someone wants info on older Bigfoot Trailers I have owned seven of them. Currently own a 2001 Bigfoot 21RB. I also owned a 2010 Escape 19.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #32
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Hi Jeff. I answered up on FiberglassRV yesterday. But, if you'd like to tour a 5.0TA.. you're welcome to come visit mine!
Hi Jeff,
You are welcome to stop by if you are in Portland and take a look at ours also. We are just a few blocks from a freeway exit. It's good to see several models.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #33
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Hi Jeff,
You are welcome to stop by if you are in Portland and take a look at ours also. We are just a few blocks from a freeway exit. It's good to see several models.
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Hmm, looks like the Owners Map for the Portland/Vancouver area is up to 7 Escape trailers these days!
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #34
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Thanks Chuck, Kathie and Dave, I may well take you up on that. Jeff
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:15 PM   #35
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You should look at Dave and Kathie 21ft Escape. It is a nice up grade from the 19ft.
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