FAQ SECTION

What makes ESCAPE so different?

  Design and craftsmanship. ESCAPE was designed by an award winning architectural firm, SALA Architects. ESCAPE is hand crafted in America in our own RVIA Inspected factory in Rice Lake, WI. More than anything, ESCAPE is built to human scale, is incredibly comfortable and has features and comfort not found in any other RV.
 

How much does ESCAPE cost?

Prices vary considerably by model, just choose a model.  Finance your ESCAPE here.
 

What permits do I need for ESCAPE?

For Travel Trailers, there are no permits needed for RV parks and many locations. But this does vary from place to place. Simply call your local zoning office for info about Park Model RVs.  
 

How quickly can I get my ESCAPE?

Depending on the accessories you choose, in as little as 60 days.  In addition, many times we have units in stock for quick delivery.  Click here.
 

What does delivery cost?

 We have our own trucking company so your delivery person is knowledgeable and will go over your unit when  delivered.  Delivery charges depend on your location.  In some cases it is free!
 

Can I buy plans for ESCAPE?

 Plans are not currently available.
 

How energy efficient is ESCAPE?

 From real world experience, ESCAPE is astonishingly efficient.  More info is here.
 

Can ESCAPE operate off-grid?

 Certainly.  Solar power is a good idea given the low power consumption of the unit.   You can order composting or Laveo style toilets.  More information is here.
 

Can I customize ESCAPE?

For information on custom designs, please click here. 
 

What about storage?

Each ESCAPE is designed to maximize space and storage possibilities.  The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry and there is also storage in the bathroom.
 

Washer/Dryer hook-up?

Yes, if you want.  You can also order a washer/dryer.
 

Are there options for the Kitchen?

Yes, just check the options sheet for the unit.
 

Does ESCAPE have a warranty?

 Absolutely.  We stand behind the integrity of the unit with a full 2 year warranty but many items have much longer warranties.  We have our own service people available for problems.
 

How do I get a brochure?

    We are a paperless company so all of our information is "on line".  Pricing and options are located right under each model, just scroll down.  You can also download our brochure from the website.
 

Where do I see ESCAPE...are there dealers?

ESCAPE is sold factory-direct.  You can see models at our plant in Rice Lake WI and at locations around the country.  Click on Locations on the home page.  
 

Is financing available?

 Finance your ESCAPE here.  The great news about ESCAPE is that by law it is considered an RV. Therefore you can easily finance it at any bank in the same way you would finance a car or RV.
 

Does ESCAPE come fully constructed or do I need a contractor?

Every ESCAPE is delivered complete and ready for you to enjoy.  Your ESCAPE consultant will work with you on what is needed to connect the water, sewer, power, etc.   
 

Can ESCAPE be delivered anywhere?

Yes. ESCAPE is on wheels, so it can go virtually anywhere there is a proper road.
 

I thought RV's had engines?

 The vast majority of RV's sold each year, over 85%, are non-motorized.  
 

Does ESCAPE have tanks like a regular RV?

 ESCAPE is an RV and can have tanks.

 

What about property taxes?

By law, ESCAPE is an RV designed primarily for recreational or seasonal use not as a permanent dwelling and therefore is not subject to property tax. You simply buy a tag from the DMV every year. 
 

What about site preparation and utilities?

 You need to be sure your ESCAPE site is level and firm.  You can use any material such as concrete, black top or even compacted gravel for your site as long as it is level and firm.  In addition, you need an approach to the site that is wide enough and firm enough for our truck.  As a general rule if the approach to your site is straight, it should be a minimum of 10'-12' wide for Travel Trailers and 15' high.  If there are any curves, it will need to be wider.  Steep approaches can be problematic for delivery.  As for utilities, like any RV,  your ESCAPE has single drops for power, water and sewer in a simple location to access and hook up. The power is 30A/120v, the water only requires a garden hose with good pressure.  ESCAPE is designed to be simple to hook-up and simple to use.
 

Can I have ESCAPE furnished?

Absolutely as there are furnishing options such as a couch, bed &  dining chairs to name just a few items. 


Can ESCAPE be used in extreme climates?

Yes. The building has a very tight envelope and has done extremely well through brutal Wisconsin winters with temperatures down to -35.  ESCAPE is even better in the heat thanks to great insulation.
 

How is ESCAPE heated and cooled?

Heat comes from an LP furnace, baseboard heat, split system and/or a fireplace.  You choose the option.   A/C is an option and we use split systems which work great at keeping the building as cool.
 

What about maintenance of ESCAPE?

Other than routine items, your new ESCAPE has little maintenance.  The unit is designed to be easy on you. We do recommend recoating the unit with our stain every 3-5 years but this is strictly optional and dependent on your location.
 
  PARK MODEL REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
 

​How is a Park Model ESCAPE regulated by government?

 Federal regulations provide that a Park Model RV is a towable RV built on a single chassis and measuring 400 square feet or less.  In addition, a Park Model RV must be designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonable use and not as a permanent dwelling.  Because federal construction standards for manufactured (mobile) homes do not apply to Park Models, most manufacturers, including ESCAPE, comply with standards established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Park Models are titled and registered with state Departments of Transportation where they are used.    
 

What are my responsibilities as the purchaser of a Park Model ESCAPE?

 Local zoning ordinances may restrict where a Park Model RV may be located.  Contact your local zoning department prior to purchasing a Park Model ESCAPE. Park Model RVs are towable recreational vehicles titled by the state Department of Transportation where the RV is used and also subject to vehicle registration requirements.  Contact your local DOT regarding titling and registration requirements.
 
 

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