Hello fellow Escapees - this past weekend we separated from our yolk-yellow SurfSide to the egg-white Escape. The retro 14.5' SurfSide served us well but our Springer Spaniel's space needs set us looking for another 2' or so of egg. After doing a little research and reading all the excellent commentary on this forum and fiberglassrv.com we decided on the used 17B that Reace was selling for a previous customer. Reace and Tammy have been fantastic in helping us with Escape basics - many thanks.
Four days into a no-yolk egg we love the trailer, except for the annoying leaks in the bathroom crank vent and the furnace outlet on the side. Watch out for the furnace outlet leak - water insidiously trickles down the foam liner behind the kitchen cabinet, sneaks along the moulding at the base of the walls and reappears capriciously in puddles (under the front dinette seats) if the leak is substantial (ours was). I've now drilled out the rivets and easily peeled up the old bathroom vent - the silicone seal had separated in places on the plastic vent but, curses, has welded itself to the gelcoat - no more silicone for me - butyl tape or Proflex RV or ?? from now on (also think I'll put a wood frame under the vent so I can use screws not rivets - anyone have experience here?).
In honour of our Springer, Cosmo, who motivated the purchase, we're going with the name "The Escape Cos" for our new egg.
Welcome Ted! Hope you work the kinks out of the older version soon.
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'11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)