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Old 12-29-2022, 11:19 AM   #1
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Just joined today! We live in NC and are exploring Escape 21Cs. Currently own (and love) a 2021 Casita Independance, our 2nd Casita. Heading to Eggs n S'mores Rally hoping to view some 21Cs in person and hear what owners love or dislike about their Escapes!
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Old 12-29-2022, 02:01 PM   #2
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Here is a video walk-thru of our 2022 21C that Escape sent us a few days before we picked her up on 10/24/22 in Sumas, WA.

We are happy with the options we selected and haven't felt we missed anything we needed.

I hope this helps your decision process.

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Old 12-30-2022, 11:04 AM   #3
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The E19 is not that smaller than the E21, I guess that is why I can not make up my mine, E19 to an E21, back to a E19, then an E21, now with a E19. Anyone guess what is next?
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Old 12-30-2022, 02:25 PM   #4
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PS: We chose the 21C for two reasons. 1) We prefer the dinette at the rear 2) We don't like crawling over each other to get out of bed.

We love it.
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Old 12-30-2022, 05:54 PM   #5
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Just joined today! We live in NC and are exploring Escape 21Cs. Currently own (and love) a 2021 Casita Independance, our 2nd Casita. Heading to Eggs n S'mores Rally hoping to view some 21Cs in person and hear what owners love or dislike about their Escapes!
I bought a 17 foot Casita in 2010 a 19 foot Escape in 2017 and a 21C in 2021. I think I'm suffering from two feet itis
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Old 01-02-2023, 08:11 AM   #6
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We loved our 2004 17' Casita but have ZERO regrets about selling it (sold to a friend) and love our what was new to us at the time 2014 21C that we have now owned for 4 years (hard to believe). The extra headroom and over all space just feels like way more then the 4' that you gain.

Enjoy the trip and smooth travels,

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Old 01-04-2023, 12:44 PM   #7
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We watched your YouTube video! Thanks very much. I am such a 'visual' person. I am looking forward to viewing a 21C in person. I do wonder how well the bed works consideringbthe inside person may have to scoot down to bottom to get out of foot of bed.
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Old 01-04-2023, 12:57 PM   #8
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We watched your YouTube video! Thanks very much. I am such a 'visual' person. I am looking forward to viewing a 21C in person. I do wonder how well the bed works consideringbthe inside person may have to scoot down to bottom to get out of foot of bed.
We were concerned about that as well but did not want to do the "climb over".

We have been pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to get in and out of the bed without disturbing the other person or our dog. We simply flip the blankets off and slide out. It is pretty simply.

I have terrible elbow and knee pain and I am the one who sleeps against the outside wall. This is the longer scoot side and it is not an issue.

Since the mattress sits against walls on both long sides it makes using the entire mattress possible. Without the wall, like at home, you lose several inches because of the fear of rolling off.

I am 5'-8" - 160 lbs., my wife is 5'-1" - probably 115 Lbs. (don't tell her I said that), our big killer dog Shoji is 18 lbs. and we all have plenty off room.

FYI, the Escape mattress is very comfortable! It's not a cheap RV mattress.

Good Luck!
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Old 01-04-2023, 01:21 PM   #9
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Just joined today! We live in NC and are exploring Escape 21Cs. Currently own (and love) a 2021 Casita Independance, our 2nd Casita. Heading to Eggs n S'mores Rally hoping to view some 21Cs in person and hear what owners love or dislike about their Escapes!
If you go to the Escape website, you can sign up to view an Escape (you can specify model) in your area; they have a list of 'ambassadors':

https://escapetrailer.com/view-an-escape-trailer/

We are ambassadors, but not close to you. Also upgraded from a Casita SD 17 to an Escape 21C, and are quite happy with the result.
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Old 01-04-2023, 02:03 PM   #10
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Thanks! Our 70 lb dog might be an issue but we can work through that. Your response is helpful. Thanks again!
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Old 01-04-2023, 02:05 PM   #11
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Thanks. I may have responded to the wrong post the first message, so please ignore. Good to hear you are happy with your Casita to Escape switch
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Old 01-04-2023, 06:14 PM   #12
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The E19 is not that smaller than the E21, I guess that is why I can not make up my mine, E19 to an E21, back to a E19, then an E21, now with a E19. Anyone guess what is next?
I wish we never sold the 2007 17B, it was so much lighter and easier to tow, the 19 feels twice as heavy, thicker frame, extra axle, added grey tank, 2 feet of fibreglass and cabinets and a wet bath, the 17B had the rare toilet only. It adds up to a lot more weight.

Probably a motorhome next
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Old 01-04-2023, 07:18 PM   #13
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I wish we never sold the 2007 17B, it was so much lighter and easier to tow, the 19 feels twice as heavy, thicker frame, extra axle, added grey tank, 2 feet of fibreglass and cabinets and a wet bath, the 17B had the rare toilet only. It adds up to a lot more weight.

Probably a motorhome next
I'm surprised you notice much difference towing with a Tundra. With our Expedition I notice the more weight towing the 21C over the Casita when starting off, but on the road the tandem axles and WD hitch of the Escape makes for a steadier, more solid tow, and I notice no more power requirements at speed.
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Old 01-05-2023, 10:14 AM   #14
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Just joined today! We live in NC and are exploring Escape 21Cs. Currently own (and love) a 2021 Casita Independance, our 2nd Casita. Heading to Eggs n S'mores Rally hoping to view some 21Cs in person and hear what owners love or dislike about their Escapes!
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We have a 2019 Escape 21 and we love it. Have not had any other RV's to compare it to, (moved up from tent camping), but its perfect for us. I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'7" and the bed in the 21 is great for us. We often joke that we sleep better in the camper than we do at home.

I know there are 21's closer to Wilmington that us but you are welcome to see our 21 anytime. We are about 5 hours from Wilmington, (south of Morganton off of I40) but if you are headed to the mountains come by and see it. We will also be at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina in late February which would be closer for you.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 01-11-2023, 11:14 AM   #15
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We had a 13’ Scamp, then a 17’ Casita and purchased our 21C in Sept 20. We’ve put 16,000 miles on it since then, although 3,200 of that was coming home to Atlanta from BC.

We could not be any happier with this camper. Towing seems no different than the casita (ram 1500 HEMI) and the tandem axles actually seem to make towing easier. The only thing I’d change is adding the Bluetooth audio and speakers.
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Old 01-11-2023, 11:27 AM   #16
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You can ask Escape for a list of Escape Ambassadors in your area. We live in Northern Virginia and have shown our 21C to over 10 perspective buyers since the beginning of Covid. That's how we first viewed an Escape. It was a 19 but gave us a good idea of what we could expect.
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Old 01-11-2023, 05:37 PM   #17
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Harrison and Samuel at the Florida Rally

Hi Guys, there will be a few Escapees at the Florida egg rally. Harrison and Samuel will also be there in person.
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Old 01-12-2023, 06:45 AM   #18
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Hi Guys, there will be a few Escapees at the Florida egg rally. Harrison and Samuel will also be there in person.
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Hopefully Harrison and Samuel will also be at Osoyoos in May?
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Hi Guys, there will be a few Escapees at the Florida egg rally. Harrison and Samuel will also be there in person.
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