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  1. WaltP
    12-08-2016 11:57 AM
    Hi Dan
    I was shocked this week to learn you had retired completely. For whatever reason I did not receive the announcement. I'm happy for you but I'll greatly miss you.
    BTW, after 4 years enjoying the Bigfoot you saw, I now have an Escape 17B on order with all the bells and whistles. It'll be my 5th and likely last molded fiberglass trailer. It's currently due in September but may be moved up some. If you are interested, I'll let you know so you can see it. I hope you're getting to enjoy yours more now.
    Walt Pirie.
  2. escape artist
    Hi: Dan... Couldn't sleep so here goes. Biggest diff. is the width. 8" doesn't sound like much...but right thru the middle it's a lot. As Reace said looks more like a foot!!! 5" taller is next to heaven in the bed loft. 8" longer you don't notice so much. 5.0 19'6"/ 5.0TA 20'2".
    6 double pancake lights down the center of the roof just flood the trailer with light and so does the moon roof change to a sunroof in the daytime.YES VERY MUCH SO!!!
    Bathroom floor is raised up to allow a larger black tank, then bigger grey tank, and bigger fresh tank for extended stays without hookups.
    We optioned the trailer for a 95 watt soler to keep the battery full/got a 160 panel.
    Then there's the 6'. 7"Dometic fridge with interior lights.
    Much wider steps up into the loft ,as well as swivel reading lights, both sides of the bed.
    We have the standard flooring, standard upholstery, but a darker "Butter Rum" Formica on the counters& table with chocolate edging. The "U" dinette is optional and still ... Haven't had one neg. coment about it. It's a good fit for us.
    Towing the dual leaf springs is just so stable. Not as much bouncing in the rear view mirrors.
    I'm glad I found 1aauto.com1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Onlineso I could get real tow mirrors on the truck. They're exactly like the Titan ones and retain all the style features of the Fronty. Heated, powered, and extendable + fold in for tight spaces. Alf
  3. WaltP
    05-14-2013 05:04 PM
    Okay. It's a long story. I may have mentioned we got to the point of wanting sleeping space for two kids without needing a tent.

    Casita doesn't offer anything with that unless you give up the bathroom, NO WAY.

    So we were thinking about whether we could do an Escape or Bigfoot.

    With either of those we would have had to wait till we had the time and money.

    Then we ran across the Parkliner and its double bunk option. At a price we could afford right away and no need for a very long trip. So we went for it last November.

    Then in March to my surprise I saw a 17' Bigfoot available in Baltimore, for a very low price. It turned out to be in very good shape and we decided to buy it, feeling we could take our time, try them both out and sell one, maybe next
    Fall, for more than the BigFoot cost. Meanwhile we'd have the fun of trying out two new trailers.

    And also meanwhile, as I did with the Casitas, I'm having fun upgrading the features on the Bigfoot, to both make it more user friendly and a more valuable trailer.

    We like both, BTW, they are very nice trailers. So far I think Lynn is leaning strongly toward the Bigfoot.

    So when would you like to come by? I'm taking the Bigfoot on a trip Saturday, but Thursday or Friday would work well. Or some time after I get back late next week.

    Give me a call.


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    2006 Escape 5.0
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    "In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning, I will offer my prayer to you, and wait in expectation" Ps 5:3
    '11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
    Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)


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