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Old 05-24-2018, 07:49 AM   #1
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Escape Rally Attendees: Any 15a for Sale

For all of you attending the 2018 Escape Rally, any 15a for sale?

If you are sitting around the campfire or having a cold one with your neighbor and hear of a 15a for sale please have them contact me through the forum.

Thanks and Have fun everyone.

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hello. I have an immaculate 2011 Escape 15A for sale. Although I won’t be attending the rally, I live 78 miles east of Osoyoos.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:53 PM   #3
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Once again, I missed out on 15a just posted for sale. Bummer.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:15 PM   #4
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You have to be willing to travel with cash in hand for most any brand of fiberglass trailer is our experience. Sometimes no, it isn't convenient but you do what you have to do if you want one.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:30 AM   #5
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You have to be willing to travel with cash in hand for most any brand of fiberglass trailer is our experience. Sometimes no, it isn't convenient but you do what you have to do if you want one.
Yeah..... however, itís difficult to compete with someone that shows up at your doorstep with a fistful of cash within hours of posting the ad. I am from a Minnesota so itís a little more difficult - logistically.

Hopefully, there is a 15a out there with my name on it. I sure wish Escape would bring back the 15 - I truly believe there is a market for the smaller trailers. It seems like most of the manufacturers are building larger and larger trailers. I guess the consumer is demanding larger trailers. Maybe Scamp is the exception, I was told the 13í Scamp remains their best selling trailer.

Anyway, everyone enjoy the Escape Rally.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:44 AM   #6
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I'd just "settle" for a 17.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:47 AM   #7
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Word has it that Happier Camper has the molds for the Trillium 5500 and will producing those trailers. So, there may be hope for something similar 'yet.' I know Happier Camper will be at the 50th Boler Event and Caravan. Maybe they'll have a proto-type there...
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:51 AM   #8
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I'd just "settle" for a 17.
Yeah.... that’s what my wife keeps telling me.

I have been discussing a 17a build with Reace for over a year now. Unfortunately, Reace doesn’t want to build the kitchen area the way I want it. If Reace agreed to the modifications, I would order it on Monday. I personally have a problem with spending $25k on a trailer that isn’t what I want it. Sooooooo, I will keep looking for a 15a.

Someday, I just need to be patient.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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Word has it that Happier Camper has the molds for the Trillium 5500 and will producing those trailers. So, there may be hope for something similar 'yet.' I know Happier Camper will be at the 50th Boler Event and Caravan. Maybe they'll have a proto-type there...
I was just corresponding with one of the owners of Happy Campers yesterday about their AC system. They are building a proto-type as we speak and it is their intentions to have it at the Boler event.

A friend of mine asked me to go to the Boler 50th Gathering, but I declined. Personally, thatís just too big of a Rally.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:26 AM   #10
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If you want small and custom...these people will build you any interior. I saw them in person and they are a great build. However...with the same options the Escape17 is ruffly the same price!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:39 AM   #11
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If you want small and custom...these people will build you any interior. I saw them in person and they are a great build. However...with the same options the Escape17 is ruffly the same price!
I looked at the Armadillo Trailer last year. It is indeed a nice trailer, but I agree with you about the pricing.

I have pretty much looked at all of the fiberglass trailer manufactures and I keep coming back to Escape (quality and price). However, having said that, Donna D. Have given me hope that Happier Camper might produce a 15í model someday.

For the way my wife and I camp, the 15 model is really the prefect trailer. We have a 13í Trailer now, which we love, but that extra 2 feet would be heaven.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:05 PM   #12
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The Trillium 5500 was 5.5 metres long - about the length and width of an Escape 19'. If Happier Camper has moulds for the Trillium 4500, that would be a roughly 15-foot trailer.

I am certainly not discouraging the idea of finding a used Escape 15', but if one can't be found an alternative would be to do an extensive restoration and renovation of one of the other brands of trailer of the same size and shape:
  • original Trillium 4500
  • Triple-E Surfside TM14 (which Reace used as a starting point, stretching it among other mods to make the original Escape 17 Foot)
  • Trillium RV 4500
Any of these would likely need a lot of work, including possible repair of the belly seam (since they don't have Escape's improved joint design), frame repairs or upgrades, window replacement, etc.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:39 PM   #13
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The Trillium 5500 was 5.5 metres long - about the length and width of an Escape 19'. If Happier Camper has moulds for the Trillium 4500, that would be a roughly 15-foot trailer.

I am certainly not discouraging the idea of finding a used Escape 15', but if one can't be found an alternative would be to do an extensive restoration and renovation of one of the other brands of trailer of the same size and shape:
  • original Trillium 4500
  • Triple-E Surfside TM14 (which Reace used as a starting point, stretching it among other mods to make the original Escape 17 Foot)
  • Trillium RV 4500
Any of these would likely need a lot of work, including possible repair of the belly seam (since they don't have Escape's improved joint design), frame repairs or upgrades, window replacement, etc.
No more renovations for me. I renovated our 1984 UHaul from the frame up, and although it was a fun project, I am not interested in doing it again.

I want something I can pack up and go.

The right 15a is out there for me.

Maybe I need to start a petition to bring back the 15.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:33 PM   #14
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No more renovations for me. I renovated our 1984 UHaul from the frame up, and although it was a fun project, I am not interested in doing it again.
I'm sure someone would be willing to do it for you, for the right price. Of course, that could be even more expensive than a new trailer.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:10 PM   #15
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I'm sure someone would be willing to do it for you, for the right price. Of course, that could be even more expensive than a new trailer.
No.... I will just wait for the prefect 15a. It seems like three 15s come up for sale every year. There has already been two, and I believe one will be offered in July. Unfortunately, I think itís a 15b.

So, I will enjoy our UHaul until then.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:24 PM   #16
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The new 2020 Happier camper model is about the size you are Looking for. Non wood floor is a plus
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:28 PM   #17
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Wow, did you see the price on the Happy Camper- $34,665??
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:29 PM   #18
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My question: Why is the HCT being sold at a dealer's when it isn't on the website (something that has been promised for several months?)
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15 escape for sale. 17,500$
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