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Escape Sport Lightweight Fiberglass Travel Trailer Prototype


This is a prototype for the Escape Sport, a lightweight fiberglass travel trailer concept from Escape Traveler. A little secret, there are actually 3 of these built, and Escape is looking to sell them right now at a discount. Check availability and info on their sales page right here. Pricing for the Sport starts at $24,800.

Personally, I think these are awesome because they are super lightweight, all-fiberglass, sleep 4, and they even have a kitchen and bathroom. It also has solar-power and weighs about 2,500 pounds. The Sport is 12’6″ in length (16’8″ with hitch), 7’4″ wide, and 8’8″ tall. Full specs below. What do you think?

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Lightweight Fiberglass Travel Trailer from Escape Traveler (3 RARE UNITS AVAILABLE)

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VIDEO TOUR of the Escape Sport All Fiberglass Camping Trailer (See Bath Here)

Highlights

  • 12’6″ length (16’8″ with hitch)
  • 7’4″ width
  • 8’8″ height
  • 7’2″ interior width
  • 6’8″ interior height
  • 2200 lbs base weight
  • 3300 lbs max capacity (for trailer)
  • 1100 lbs net capacity
  • 25 gallon fresh water tank
  • 20 gallon gray tank
  • 10 gallon black tank
  • 5 gallon electric water heater
  • Sleeps 4-5
  • Retracting awning, locking screen door, opening 36″ panoramic sunroof with shade, multiple windows, and more…

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What do you think of this Escape Sport Fiberglass Trailer?

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  • Avatar jerry dycus
    May 2, 2020, 4:15 am

    Nice way to go. FG is so much better a material for these especially bought used, the only way to buy one.
    It has everything 2 people need and getting something like this can be a great way to cut costs in this recession. It also allows freedom to go where jobs are.
    And when you get a job it doesn’t all go to rent, etc. You don’t need much solar if you don’t heat or A/C with it, a panel or 2 will do.
    The unemployed will get $7200 Fed help on top of state unemployment should be used to set yourself up in low cost shelter and hard to beat a TH in some form for freedom, security in hard or good times.

    • Avatar Mary McGuirk
      May 2, 2020, 2:02 pm

      Yes, shelter like this gives so incredibly many options and opportunities. Now we need seasonal campgrounds across the country with low cost access to showers and laundry and ideally crafts and tools and services. Forming independent communities takes preparation, however, off-grid capable is a great place to start.

      • Avatar Melissa
        May 5, 2020, 8:03 am

        These little beauties won’t last long! The price is right. The Airstream Nest, (which is comparable), has a base price of $45,000. Oh I bet these Escapes are already spoken for. 😫

        • Avatar Aprill
          May 5, 2020, 7:33 pm

          This is very cute. Love the skylight!!

  • Avatar Susan
    May 2, 2020, 11:46 am

    Once this “shelter in place” thing is all over, I’m sincerely tempted to buy one of these and just take off! It’s perfect for traveling all over the US. Everything an individual, with a grandchild or two, could need. Nice and light for me to handle. Love it…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 4, 2020, 7:09 am

      That would be so fun!

  • Avatar KangNomPuck
    May 2, 2020, 11:59 am

    $24,800 ???

    I bought a brand new 30′ ultra light camper with slide-out and full sized stand-up shower for $24,500.

    Way overpriced!

    • Avatar James D.
      May 4, 2020, 3:13 am

      That’s not how it works, costs are not just a matter of size, what you pay for can involve a lot of other things like durability, longevity, features, capabilities, how much work went into it, how good the warranty is, whether it cost less or more over time, etc.

      For example, options like fiberglass construction is going to cost more than how RV’s are typically built but has a list of advantages you wouldn’t get otherwise and unless damaged can basically last longer than you’ll live… It’ll never have de-lamination issues, it won’t develop leaky roofs, etc. issues that normally plague most RV’s because of how they are constructed… Among a list of other advantages…

      Understand, virtually nothing in the market is all equal… RV’s range from practically junk that cost next to nothing to custom built to high end luxury standards that can run into the millions and there can be a long list of reasons why one RV will cost a different price than another…

  • Avatar Anne
    May 2, 2020, 12:28 pm

    I don’t see any bathroom pictures, is there a bathroom? Your article says there is but I can’t see any. Thanks

    • Avatar Alison
      May 3, 2020, 11:13 pm

      The bathroom is shown in the video.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 4, 2020, 7:09 am

      Yes there is 🙂

  • Avatar Theresa Grenke
    May 2, 2020, 12:35 pm

    How much for the little traveler?!

  • Avatar Bernadette Carini
    May 2, 2020, 12:55 pm

    Pretty awesome and compact
    .

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 4, 2020, 7:09 am

      I agree 🙂

  • Avatar Renee
    May 2, 2020, 12:58 pm

    Your kidding right? I bought 27 ft ultralight a yr ago much nicer 3 burners, deep kitchen sink. Bathroom with a 30″ shower. Separate queen master. Tons more storage for $1.5k less.

    • Avatar shane mccamey
      May 2, 2020, 1:17 pm

      Hi Renee
      Which ultralight model did you buy? We are thinking of buying one for our daughter this weekend!
      would love your feedback…if you feel like it, please call us (503) 961-2250 (We live in Portland OR)
      Thanks, Shane and Tina

    • Avatar Ronim
      May 2, 2020, 1:26 pm

      From who did you buy it from?

    • Avatar Mary McGuirk
      May 2, 2020, 2:05 pm

      Can you tow it with an SUV? or garage it in many suburban garages? I would like to see how well the fiberglass stands up to time. I know how most standard RVs look after a few years.

  • Avatar will
    May 2, 2020, 1:28 pm

    I like it and hope to buy it!

    I want to know the price and pickup location?

    Thank you!

  • Avatar Michael L
    May 2, 2020, 3:42 pm

    Just like all their products… Nice but outrageously priced! Right now you can buy a light weight 17′ trailer with convection microwave, larger frig, full bathroom (not the wet type) with a 3 burner stove, awning AND ac for $14k. And yes, it’s light enough to be pulled by medium sized SUVs! No,there’s no solar… But that can be added for a very reasonable amount.

    • Avatar James D.
      May 2, 2020, 11:26 pm

      Outrageous? Only if you ignore that it’s not the highest price in the market. Examples like the Airstream Nest, which is very similar to this with Fiberglass shell, etc. starts much higher at $45K, for example…

      But it should be understood that reasons for costs is just not that simple, prices ranges for many reasons like built quality, how much work goes into them, etc. but also new vs old and RV’s tend to depreciate rapidly. So getting a lower price may just be a matter of waiting a few months.

      Prices in the RV market are also usually negotiable and the asking price can be much higher than what they are actually willing to sell it for… So pricing can be deceptive in the RV market on top of the complexity of understand what you’re actually getting…

      But you really have to watch out for build quality as many RV’s can be badly built and you can end up with a lot of issues like leaky roof, rotting walls, de-lamination, etc. and those will usually depreciate more rapidly and sell almost new at much lower pricing. While those that are built well and even to higher standards, will depreciate more slowly… Along with other differences like how long they remain under warranty, etc. can make a big difference in what you’re actually paying for…

      So beware making blanket comparisons without knowing everything about the brand, build quality, etc. as it can be very misleading…

      Besides, there are trade offs with going bigger… Smaller RV’s allow you a much greater range of places you can go and park it. Also, even if it remains easy to tow, smaller tends to also be more all terrain and can go places you wouldn’t take a larger RV… Even weight isn’t the only consideration as larger also tends to mean more wind drag and a higher likelihood of sway while towing, it can remain well within the towing weight capacity of your tow vehicle but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s as safe to tow…

      So always consider the trade offs… and remember that there are always trade offs!

      • Avatar dug
        May 4, 2020, 3:11 pm

        hi there
        don’t know so much about it NOT delaminating ALL fibreglass products from caravans, boats, Rvs and cars WILL definately delaminate if not cared for correctly they all have different requirements to upkeep
        it’s NOT just a case of because it’s fibreglass its a case of buy it and forget about it in ALL climates out in the open they all suffer with crazing and latterly water ingress and delaminating just ask kit car owners or for that matter Smart car owners also even Corvettes and Acs if not undercover and treated to the proper body valeting and both pre and final specific polishes for fibreglass there is little between them in actual
        fact being a one piece moulding the body is inherently hard, time consuming and thus very expensive to repair when it does go wrong

        • Avatar James D.
          May 4, 2020, 6:05 pm

          @dug – I believe you’re thinking of the issues that normally plague most RV’s, which stems mostly from solid core construction, compositing wood for rigidity, leaving air bubbles, etc. and just inferior resins and poor construction standards.

          Since RV’s are hand made, they are often vulnerable to poor and inconsistent construction that can leave imperfections like tiny air bubbles to be trapped in the composite lamination that eventually lets moisture get to the wood core to either separate or disintegrate/rot, mold, etc, and is very difficult to repair. Along with some just cutting too many corners to reach a certain low price point…

          While higher build quality cost more but eliminates most of those potential defects, and this type of all fiberglass molding does away with any wood compositing risks and reduces the number of pieces and seams, which reduces the number of weak points that failures and accelerated wearing can occur.

          Rigidity does make it prohibitive to make large campers with fiberglass molded frames and you are correct that fiberglass doesn’t mean no maintenance but for these small campers, properly done, it requires much less than wood or wood composite structures and they can last an extremely long time. Along with other benefits like being about 25% lighter, more stable, more water resistant, etc.

          Example like Scamp Trailers, which has long produced this type of trailers, has many of their models that they produced in the 1970’s still in use today and they’ve retained their value better than most RV’s over time, like many other molded fiberglass trailers from other manufacturers over the years, which along with common attributes like better fuel economy, can opt to tow this with an SUV vs more expensive truck, etc. give better long term value…

          Everything has trade offs, molded fiberglass is more expensive and can be more expensive to repair, but you do get benefits in exchange for the cost that can add up to a greater difference in its favor over the long term…

          Along with other considerations like what type of RV’ing someone wants to do… Smaller RV’s can go places you can’t take larger RV’s, custom and optimized interiors make better use of space and thus makes smaller campers more practical to more people, etc.

          Class B’s, for example, is another type of RV that will tend to cost more than other RV options but similarly offer benefits like more freedom of movement, able to go to more places, packing a lot of functionality into a small space, etc.

          It won’t appeal to people who care more about space and may not be as concerned about efficiency, longevity, etc. or just care more about price but there are reasons why some people would consider it…

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    May 2, 2020, 8:43 pm

    I am definitely impressed.
    Very nice

  • Avatar Maria
    May 5, 2020, 7:07 am

    No closet! Don’t like the one burner right where the sink is. I would change some things. Didn’t see how it is heated or cooled. It should have been where the sky light is.

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