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Old 12-04-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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History of Escape trailers

We currently own a restored vintage Aristocrat trailer, and while parked in the visitor's center at Great Basin National Park, we saw an Escape pull in. It was tiny, I guess 13 feet or so, maybe less, and looked rather old. But we had been thinking about getting a more modern trailer, and our search eventually led us to order an Escape 19.

But I am curious about the history of the company, given that I saw this old, small version, which I am sure is no linger made. Can anyone shed light on the company's histury?
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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Story is on Escape Trailer Industries site ( right side of this page ).
Or, Our Escape Story
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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What a great story. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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..., we saw an Escape pull in. It was tiny, I guess 13 feet or so, maybe less, and looked rather old.
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But I am curious about the history of the company, given that I saw this old, small version, which I am sure is no linger made.
The first Escape model was the 17-foot. The 13-foot came later, and indeed has gone out of production. Those are overall lengths (including tongue), so the 13-foot has about a 10-foot-long body... if you saw a body a bit under 13 feet, that would be the 15-foot model, which is still in production as the smallest offering.
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T... if you saw a body a bit under 13 feet, that would be the 15-foot model...
The 15-foot didn't go into production until 2012, did it? My brain is not cooperating here...
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Wow! Good to know! Makes you love ETI even more.
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The 15-foot didn't go into production until 2012, did it? My brain is not cooperating here...
Good point, a 2012 wouldn't look like an "old" trailer...

I was thinking earlier. I believe that the 15-foot was triggered by the venture to build for TrilliumRV (who wanted "1500" and "4500" models), which was announced in September 2008, for production starting early 2009. Although the arrangement with TrilliumRV ended in July 2009, Escape went ahead with their own 15-foot model based on the 17-foot; Reace had posted in another forum in September 2009 that the 15-foot mould was almost ready. I don't know when the first one came out of the factory, but I've seen references to 2010 model year 15-foot Escapes, so they go back at least that far.
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Straight from ETI's website:

"Escape Trailer Industries, located in Chilliwack, BC, started manufacturing the 17’ Escape Trailer in 2003. The 17’ was followed by the Escape 5.0 in 2007, the Escape 13’ and 19’ in 2009, the 15’ Escape in 2010, the 21’ Escape in 2013, and the newly revised Escape 5.0TA in 2014."
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:42 PM   #9
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Right from the horses' mouth...

I have the 10th build of the Escape 5.0TA and that's ALL that matters to me.
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and the 1000th Escape is apparently scheduled to be 5.0TA bound for Cali. Anyone we know?
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:16 PM   #11
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and the 1000th Escape is apparently scheduled to be 5.0TA bound for Cali. Anyone we know?
1,000th? If that's the case they should name the trailer Grover or maybe Cleveland or GC for short....
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Or, Old White Guy?
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Or, Old White Guy?
Very dead, old white guy. But, that's a mouthful GC at least would start an interesting conversation.
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and the 1000th Escape is apparently scheduled to be 5.0TA bound for Cali. Anyone we know?
How'd you discover that little nugget of info?
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:01 PM   #15
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1,000th? If that's the case they should name the trailer Grover or maybe Cleveland or GC for short....
Shouldn't they name the trailer "Pinkie" after the Canadian $1000 note? I know they aren't in general circulation any more, but it is a Canadian trailer and the pinkie is still legal tender...lol
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Millenium (as it took a long time to get to 1000)
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Its in the note with the calendar.

"... just this month our 1,000th Escape Travel Trailer entered production. We are very pleased to announce that it is an Escape 5.0TA heading to sunny California."
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BUT, if the trailer is going to be homed in the US.. shouldn't it be based on US standards. We don't do loonies or the metric system
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COOOOL THE 1000th OWNERS MADE THE CALENDER! Wonder if it be a "bikini pic?"
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It starts with poutine, then the invasion really gets interesting....
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