We bought a small stick and tin fifth wheel in 1999 similar in size and floorplan to the 5.0TA, and traveled extensively in it for 15 years until it finally died of wood rot from repeated multiple roof leaks. There haven't been any small stick and tin fifth wheels manufactured for many years now, when we found Escape and discovered the 5.0TA it was like we could hear the angels singing. The more we learned the more we knew it was exactly what we were looking for.
Since we had many years in a very similar fifth wheel, we knew that it would work very well for us. ETI put us in touch with a 5.0TA owner in Austin and when we saw one in person that sealed the deal. We actually drove up to Chilliwack in September to go over some details, make a few decisions, ask about a few customizations, and finalize our build sheet. Our trailer was completed in December and has been sitting there ready to pick up as we wait for the snow in the mountain passes between here and there to clear out - our orientation date is April 12, and the next month will be very long indeed as we count down the days!
David, Mary, and the cats