Escape Trailer FAQ

Before purchasing a new Escape trailer we want to make sure that all of your questions are answered. Below are a few of the most common questions that we receive. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Once the trailer is finished we will schedule a three hour Orientation for you at your convienence. Once the orientation is completed, one of our driver’s will transport the trailer from our facility in Chilliwack, BC to Sumas, WA.

Both the driver and new Escape owner will travel separately back to Sumas, WA. Our driver will export the trailer across the border into the US through the Commercial Lanes, while the US Resident crosses the border through the standard crossing.

The driver will then meet the US owner at a predetermined location in Sumas, where the trailer will be unhooked and the new owner will be able to hook up and continue home.

No, US Customers are exempt from Canadian Taxes as the trailers are exported to the US once they have been paid for in full. However, US customers will be required to pay their State tax.

Escape Trailer Industries completes all of the paperwork required for the import/export of your trailer.

Once the trailer enters production, we will assign a VIN number to the trailer and complete the required documents. (Please note we do require a SSN at this time for one owner). A complete copy of the prepared documents is forwarded to both the customer and CPBSA where they are filed and stamped by US customs at the time of export/import.

Depending on the State and County, some customers are able to obtain full title, and registration before they pick the trailer at the border. This allows them to have a metal plate to put on the trailer during travel between Sumas, WA and their home State.

Yes, When we refer to the Dry Weight of our trailers we weigh a finished trailer with just the Standard Features installed. 

  • 17′ Escape, Plan A has a dry weight of 1,970lbs.
  • 17′ Escape, Plan B (Bathroom) has a dry weight of 2,400lbs.
  • 19′ Escape has a dry weight of 2,950lbs.
  • 21′ Escape has a dry weight of 3,210lbs.
  • Escape 5.0TA Fifth Wheel has a dry weight of 3,885lbs.

Follow the instructions on our “Winterizing your trailer” page!

Yes, we can arrange for delivery anywhere in North America.

The cost for delivery is $3.00/mile for a single trailer or we can combine your trailer delivery with another Escape owner reducing the cost to $2.80/mile per trailer.

We can arrange delivery directly to your door or a predetermined location such as a campground or large parking lot. All Escape Trailers are shipped using a truck and flatdeck trailer.

The EQ hitch evenly distributes the trailer tongue weight of the trailer throughout the front and rear axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer axle.  All front wheel drive vehicles will require an equalizer hitch.

17′ Escape

Black tank – 19 gallon
Gray tank – 26 gallon
Fresh tank – 20 gallon

19′ Escape
Black tank – 19 gallon
Gray tank – 28 gallon
Fresh tank – 28 gallon

21′ Escape

Black tank – 22 gallon
Gray tank – 28 gallon
Fresh tank – 28 gallon

Escape 5.0TA

Black tank – 30 gallon
Gray tank – 28 gallon
Fresh tank – 28 gallon

The 17′ Escape is equipped with a Dometic 3-way, 3.0 cubic foot with freezer compartment.

The 19′ Escape is equipped with a Dometic 3-way, 5 cubic foot with  freezer compartment.

The 21′ Escape, and the Escape 5.0TA are equipped with a Dometic 3-way, 6 cubic foot with freezer compartment.

On average, most Escape customers carry about 800lbs – 1,000lbs of cargo with them when they travel and add about 200lbs – 300lbs of options to their Escape Travel Trailer.

Therefore, the

17′ Escape, Plan A with a dry weight of 1,970lbs will travel fully loaded at approximately 2,970lbs.
17′ Escape, Plan B (Bathroom) with a dry weight of 2,400lbs will travel fully loaded at approximately 3,400lbs.
19′ Escape, with a dry weight of 2,950lbs will travel fully loaded at approximately 4,100lbs.
21′ Escape, with a dry weight of 3,210lbs will travel fully loaded at approximately 4,510lbs.
Escape 5.0TA with a dry weight of 3,885lbs will travel fully loaded at approximately 5,185lbs.
Depending on the Escape Travel Trailer you are interested in towing, your tow vehicle should have a towing capacity of between 4,000lbs for the 17′ and up to 5,500lbs for the Escape 5.0TA Fifth Wheel.

Please note these weights can vary depending on several variables therefore we encourage you to allow for a safety margin between the estimated towing weight of any Escape trailer and the towing capacity of your tow vehicle.

Tow Vehicle Disclaimer

In connection with the use and operation of Escape Trailer Industries recreational vehicles, Escape Trailer Industries customers and owners of Escape Trailer Industries recreational vehicles are solely responsible for the selection and proper use of tow vehicles. All customers should consult with a motor vehicle manufacturer or dealer concerning the purchase and use of suitable tow vehicles for Escape Trailer Industries products. Escape Trailer Industries further disclaims any liability with respect to damages which may be incurred by a customer or owner of Escape Trailer Industries recreational vehicles as a result of the operation, use or misuse of a tow vehicle. NOTE: ESCAPE TRAILER INDUSTRIES’S WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE TO THE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE OR THE TOW VEHICLE AS A RESULT OF THE OPERATION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE TOW VEHICLE.

Orientation Video

Take a walk through of the various features offered on Escape trailers.