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Retirement is great.  We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks.  And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house.

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Our Build Sheet

When you order an Escape trailer, you receive a list of the standard equipment for the trailer model and a list of the optional equipment.  Yes, they build them to order and if you don't see what you want on the list, ask and they will probably add it to the build.  Where else today can you get a custom built trailer?  Probably on high end motor homes and some trailers, but this is the first I have run into on a main stream product.  Escape is a small manufacturer; they just completed their 1000th trailer, but they are growing fast.

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Why "Blanquillo?"

We decided to name our new Escape 19 trailer "Blanquillo."  This is Spanish for "little white thing."  We originally thought about naming it "huevo nuevo"  as I like the alliteration, but I found that "huevo" means "egg" but also is often used for "ball" as in testicle.  That seemed too crude for us.  The Urban Slang Dictionary suggested "blanquillo" as an alternative, more polite term.

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Review: Arches National Park, and Devil's Garden campground

In September, 2014, we took a trip to Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.  The first 2 weeks were in Colorado as part of a church mission trip and we stayed in an RV park.  Nothing exciting, mostly full timers.  We greatly enjoyed 2 days in Rocky Mountain National Park.

After that, we took a week to return to California through Utah and Nevada, and visited 4 national parks on the way back.

Camping from a tent to a fiberglass trailer

I started camping with my parents first in a tent then in a 1958 Tour-a-home stick built Trailer (a trailer made with a wood frame covered with aluminum sheet). The Tour-a-home was a park model, that is, it was built only for connecting to utilities in an RV park.  My dad modified it to be self-contained, installing gas and water systems.

Our family of 6 toured the country from Maine to San Diego and we loved it.

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Much to explore and learn

While waiting for our new Escape 19 trailer, which we have named "Blanquillo" for little white thing, I have been researching information on it and similar trailers.  It has several features we haven't had before and a lot of features we have had.  For example, our prior trailer had wheels, tires, bearings, and brakes and I know a lot about how to take care of them, but we didn't have a bathroom or holding tanks, so I need to learn how to, well, dump them.  

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Waiting...

We sold our vintage trailer.  It was great but a recent long trip showed us that we needed something larger and fully self contained.  We could have gotten a larger vintage trailer but we would have to make it self contained as that didn't happen in vintage days.  So we decided to get a new trailer.  After research, we decided to get an Escape 19, a fiberglass body trailer that is about the same weight as our 16 foot vintage trailer but 3 feet longer and fully self contained.  Escape trailers are very popular and the maker is small so there is a long waiting list.

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