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View Poll Results: How old were you when you bought your (first) Escape Trailer?
under 40 5 4.17%
40s 11 9.17%
50s 39 32.50%
60s 60 50.00%
70s 5 4.17%
80s & up! 0 0%
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM   #41
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51 when I picked up my 19 and will be 57 when I get my 5.0TA, do I get 2 votes...


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Old 02-20-2015, 11:58 AM   #42
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #43
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Hi: All... Half as old as I feel and twice as old as i want to be!!!
We fell into our first Escape at 60. It wasn't supposed to happen till I turned 65 and retired... but when "Opportunity knocks" the rest is history. We have enjoyed escaping ever since!!! Alf
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:11 PM   #44
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I wonder if there is an even larger contingent of those in the sixties than seen in the poll since the Internet has a larger percentage of younger people using it. There may be more younger owners on this forum than would be representative of owners.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:50 PM   #45
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I wonder if there is an even larger contingent of those in the sixties than seen in the poll since the Internet has a larger percentage of younger people using it. There may be more younger owners on this forum than would be representative of owners.
Good point. Also, the on-line habits of us older folks are such that we spend less time on-line. And then there is resistance to change: E.G. I still use a flip-phone, so on-line for me means sitting at a table or desk with a computer. I'm on-line at work, for a short time at home, but on weekends, sometimes the computer never sees the passage of an electron.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:55 PM   #46
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58 when we paid for it, 57 when I ordered. We always used to say "when we go cross country." Now we say "next time we go cross country."
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:31 AM   #47
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70 here.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:25 AM   #48
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Good point. Also, the on-line habits of us older folks are such that we spend less time on-line.

This old folk spends too much time on line, just ask the UPS guy.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:31 AM   #49
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If Scamp counts, then 69, now 70, so a new Escape ain`t in the cards. Carl
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:55 AM   #50
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60's folks win. That's OK, just means we got a little head start.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:22 AM   #51
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I was 40 when I ordered Cafe Egg, and 41 when I picked her up.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:24 PM   #52
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Purchased first 5.0 at 59, second 5.0ta now on order.

anyone want to trade for an earlier date. I can let u have august for something sooner. Haaah fat chance im sure.

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Old 02-21-2015, 04:46 PM   #53
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Bought it at the factory in Feb 2014 at age 66 and picked it up Sept 2014. Took a week with the little woman in Oct but am getting ready for a month trip next month to the southwest by my self! It doesn't matter how old you are, it's how old do you feel! Happy trailering!!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #54
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Bought it at the factory in Feb 2014 at age 66 and picked it up Sept 2014. Took a week with the little woman in Oct but am getting ready for a month trip next month to the southwest by my self! It doesn't matter how old you are, it's how old do you feel! Happy trailering!!!
That's right, you are young for a short time but you can be immature forever. (I'm talking about me).
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:11 PM   #55
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:47 PM   #56
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I was 62 when I bought the Casita. 67 for the 5.0. 70 for the TA. In tents until I hit 60 and got tired of cooking out in the rain.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:10 AM   #57
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I'm living up to that quote Mark!
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:51 AM   #58
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Just flipped a decade several days ago. Turned 70 but feel like 40 and will pick up the trailer after Labor Day. Major item on bucket list. Run the Alcan Highway all the way to Anchorage and come back on the Cassiar. Loren
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:33 AM   #59
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60's folks win. That's OK, just means we got a little head start.
Sixties 51% and fifties 32% now. I'm surprised the sixties group has held up.

I guess I would want to know how the youngest ones under 40 became Escape owners and what their story is since they are the unusual ones.

I wish we had had a head start from under 40. Better late than never.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:07 AM   #60
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Sixties 51% and fifties 32% now. I'm surprised the sixties group has held up.

I guess I would want to know how the youngest ones under 40 became Escape owners and what their story is since they are the unusual ones.

I wish we had had a head start from under 40. Better late than never.
Those darn oldies are kicking butt, eh?

We bought our first trailer (a Coleman tent trailer) when I was in my early thirties. A couple friends bought trailer too, but not many. Both my brothers bought tent trailers, and still use them. No Escapes around back then, and not even any moulded fiberglass trailers being sold here then. Our kids were very young, one around two and the other only a few months.

In our twenties, I did WAY more camping than I do now, but it was all in the backcountry in tents, something I still enjoy. But, once we had kids, the only way to get them out with us was to camp from the car. I did have a four person tent that worked great for my wife, my dog, and myself, but when our first kid came along, it started to get crowded in that backpacking tent.

Our kids grew up camping their whole lives, both in trailers, and in tents in the backcountry. They both enjoy canoeing and hiking too. Now that they are young adults, they still come out with us a lot, though bring their own bedrooms.
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