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Old 08-18-2022, 07:51 PM   #1
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Long timer camper and RVer. Pop ups when I was a kid. From large cabin tents to backpacking tents for many decades. 25' stick built and 34' stick built towables. Park model on a season lease. Divorced, retired and starting over.

Been tent camping for the past two years and yes, loving every minute of it. Here to learn more about the 21NE and Escape trailers. This would be my preferred option if I full time. Safari Condo would be my preferred option for weekend camping and occasional trips. Future plans TBD.

Looking forward to learning from y'all.
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Old 08-19-2022, 04:42 AM   #2
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I have been watching the used RV ads for a friend. Escape priced them out of the market. I saw a Safari Condo here in Ontario. Easy for you to import and you get the currency advantage.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-travel-trail...6123?undefined
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:24 AM   #3
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Part of what attracts me to both the Escape and SC is that both hold their value extremely well, often selling used for more than the original purchase price. Doesn't hurt that both are well built and both manufacturers stand behind their product.

Apples and oranges for me. The SC is lightweight and I would be looking at the fixed roof 17. Small but can use my current tow vehicle. The 21NE is heavier, much more room and storage. Empirically the Escape seems to be better built with fewer major issues than SC, but not sure that is accurate. However requires a new tow vehicle.

So much to still learn
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Old 08-19-2022, 03:02 PM   #4
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Long timer camper and RVer. Pop ups when I was a kid. From large cabin tents to backpacking tents for many decades. 25' stick built and 34' stick built towables. Park model on a season lease. Divorced, retired and starting over.

Been tent camping for the past two years and yes, loving every minute of it. Here to learn more about the 21NE and Escape trailers. This would be my preferred option if I full time. Safari Condo would be my preferred option for weekend camping and occasional trips. Future plans TBD.

Looking forward to learning from y'all.
Hi: Aimless1... Lots of tent camping spots available at The Riverside Motel and Campground in Niagara Falls Ont. Niagara Wine Escape 2022 is Sept 16th-18th. Lots of Escape Owners to talk to and trailers to look through. You'd be welcome to join us for the rally.
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:57 PM   #5
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Altos are neat trailers, but not molded fiberglass (not sure how they're constructed). For light weight, how about an Escape 17, or a Casita or a Scamp?
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Old 08-20-2022, 06:09 AM   #6
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Altos are neat trailers, but not molded fiberglass (not sure how they're constructed). For light weight, how about an Escape 17, or a Casita or a Scamp?

Altos are aluminum frame and sandwich wall construction. All materials are water proof. so why an alto and not an Escape 17. Weight. 1722 lb. Tradeoffs. Many including virtually no insulation on the Altos but fine for occasional use.

I require a full queen bed and minimum 6'3" interior height. One, the other or both rules out many trailers including Scamp and Casita. Appreciate the suggestions.
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Old 08-20-2022, 06:11 AM   #7
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Hi: Aimless1... Lots of tent camping spots available at The Riverside Motel and Campground in Niagara Falls Ont. Niagara Wine Escape 2022 is Sept 16th-18th. Lots of Escape Owners to talk to and trailers to look through. You'd be welcome to join us for the rally.
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Thank you for the invitatio! Need to look at my schedule to see if I can make it.
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