My husband and I just purchased a 2005 17b! We are the third owners and happy to say it looks as though it's rarely been used. The ESCAPE decals are very faded (the only thing that gives away its age). This is our first travel trailer and we look forward to all the advice and expertise on this forum. We pull it with a 2013 Tacoma and it seems to handle very well. We hope to run into other escape owners during our adventures.