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Old 10-22-2017, 10:18 PM   #1
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Location: Arcata, California
Trailer: 2011 Escape 17B
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We've been looking for a small trailer for about 18 months. Looked at T@b's, etc. Accidentally found the Escape brand one day on YouTube. Began researching and the more we learned, the more we liked. We found out that there were two 21 models both within about a 1 mile radius of our house, so we went to see one. Although the 21 was too big for our tastes, the fit and finish was as good as we hoped. So we really started watching this forum. A couple weeks ago we found a 17B in San Jose, so we made the 6 hour trip this weekend.

Yesterday afternoon we officially became owners of a 2011 17B. The owners, Ben and Debra were very accommodating and gave us a ton of time to look at the trailer and answered all of our questions (although I've come up with a few since then). So we bought the trailer, went back to our friends house in the hills above San Jose, and had a great dinner! We had the trailer parked in front of their house for about 2 hours when we came back to a note on the door of the house asking if we wanted to sell!

Today we made the journey home. Towing was no problem and now the trailer is in our driveway waiting for a little cleanup before going into storage. We already have ideas on modifications (real denim fabric for all the cushions, Levi weight, with a few Levi pockets harvested off older jeans and sewn on the sides for storage of small items), reading lights, etc.

Thanks for a great site that helped us get our journey started. This summer we will start "Runnin' Down a Dream."

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Old 10-22-2017, 11:25 PM   #2
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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Posts: 119
Congratulations on your find! I think you’re gonna love it! Nice!

"It is better to travel well than to arrive" - Buddha
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:11 AM   #3
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Location: Coast of, Oregon
Trailer: Looking to Buy
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Congrats! Nice find. Enjoy your new trailer. Many miles of fun lie ahead

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Old 10-23-2017, 12:35 AM   #4
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Location: Ponoka, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 classic "outta sight", jeep rubicon unlimited
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That's what I did too, old jeans into little storage bags. Works and looks awesome.
Have fun decorating your trailer! And many happy trips!
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:02 AM   #5
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Location: Olympia wa, Washington
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Congratulations nice idea denim upholstery!
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:24 AM   #6
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Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
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Welcome Joe.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:39 PM   #7
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Location: South Bend, Indiana
Trailer: 21' Escape - 2018
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You will not be disappointed in choosing a fiberglass camper and the Escape's are well made. Happy camping ahead!
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Old 10-28-2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Buffalo, New York
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17B
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Congrats from a fellow 17B (2015) owner! Love the denim idea, i may "borrow" it!
2015 17B
2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:22 PM   #9
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Location: Sammamish, Washington
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21...our EscapePod; 2013 Toyota Tundra 5.7L
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Congrats, We know you will have a great time with your Escape!! Enjoy the journey.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:04 PM   #10
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Location: Fullerton, California
Trailer: Escape 17 B second generation 2016
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We love our 17B and I love the idea of denim. We had a denim couch and it got softer and softer as it got used. Enjoy!
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