Time for an Introduction - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2014, 09:09 AM   #21
Senior Member
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,268
Hi Gene, welcome to our little Escape world. With your van and 3500# limit, the Escape 17 would be perfect. The 17 Foot Escape
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 09:18 AM   #22
Site Team
rbryan4's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2021 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB
Posts: 10,222
I agree with Harley. An Escape 17A, the floor plan with no interior bathroom, might be just the thing. The small dinette up front converts to a bed, and so does the larger one in back. 1900 lbs dry weight with the standard build.
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 10:30 AM   #23
Senior Member
KarenH's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bellingham and Glacier, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15A
Posts: 2,062
Send a message via Skype™ to KarenH
Yes, the 17A would be perfect; the front actually is a permanent bed. And you could probably get ETI to put just a toilet (no shower) in the wardrobe if you liked. Going from a tent trailer to this model will be a huge step in terms of ease of setting up for camping. I know.
Karen Hulford
2013 Escape 15A, "Egbert"
'93 Ford 150 XLT or
'22 GMC Acadia Denali
KarenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #24
Site Team
rbryan4's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2021 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB
Posts: 10,222
That's right Karen! Completely forgot about the extra space allowing for a permanent bed up front.
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:08 PM   #25
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21
Posts: 286
Hello Gene.

We got the 17 B nine years ago.We are still happy, but are now using the front dinette as a bed for one and the the other bed for one person plus the fox terrier.Bathroom is nice at 2 am when it is raining outside.
Sleeping in two beds helps when you are 76 and 74 getting a little inconvinient to climb over each other in the middle of the night.
Easy to tow and getting around in tight spaces.
Good Luck in making a decision.
Allan Bornestig
North Vancouver
Trailer Escape 21
Allan Bornestig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:10 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Trailer: 2015 21ft Escape "Spirit of the Plains", 2014 GMC Sierra with max tow package
Posts: 1,100
Originally Posted by Bill and Mary View Post
Hi! We're Bill and Mary Richardson from Clarinda, Iowa. We're excited to be picking up our new 5.0 TA on September 25th. We retired at the end of 2013. For years we've dreamed of RVing in retirement. We want a small R.V. for reasons others have expressed -- we want to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada, and using an Escape seems to be the best way to do that. As for our tow vehicle, we just bought a Chevy Silverado 1500 quad cab (grandchildren) because we wanted enough payload to support the 900 - 1000 pin weight of the 5.0 T.A. For the past four months, we have been devouring just about everything on this Forum, and we really appreciate all that we have learned from you Escapees. There's just one more little question that I will ask on a new thread.
Hi Bill and Mary. We are native Iowans with lots of family and friends in the Waterloo area. My wife is up there now tending to her ill mother. Anyway, this forum moves so fast that I miss a lot. We are headed to Chilliwack after labor day so will probably see your new 5.0 ta when we are up there. We go up both I 29 and I 35 so just might look you up one of these days. Will be up there the last of August for the farm progress show in Boone. Let us know where you are planning to take your trailer. We probably won't have one till August 2015. Loren
Loren & Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2023 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.