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Keywords: topo2, order timeline, delivery date
When will I get my TOPO2?
In 2022. We’d love to be more specific than that, but until we understand the demand for TOPO2 more accurately we don’t know what changes will need to be made to our manufacturing facilities to accommodate the new model. We’re aiming to have you ready for camping season in 2022, and will be giving frequent updates as we know more.
Keywords: resale, topo2
Will Escapod help me resell my trailer?
Escapod is not directly involved in the resale of any trailer, but there are many groups on Facebook and other classified sites where you can list the trailer to find a buyer. We’ve had a handful of our customers sell their trailers over the years, and none have had it listed for more than a few days before finding a buyer.
Keywords: warranty, topo2
How do you know the TOPO2 will work?
We’re more proud of the TOPO2 than anything we’ve ever done. This seed of an idea began in July 2020 and we’ve worked tirelessly as a team and with other professionals to do this the right way. We’ve been uncompromising in our vision, and now, having actually built the prototype, we have more faith in it than ever. We love solving problems, and this project checked a lot of our must-haves and most of our nice-to-haves off the list. Part of knowing it will work is standing behind it, and we’re so confident in the changes we’ve made to the TOPO2 that we’ve increased our warranty from 1 year to 5 years on all manufacturer’s defects.
Keywords: durability, warranty, topo2, cost
How did you arrive at the cost of TOPO2?
The cost of our trailers was considered on two fronts: first, what are the raw material and labor costs to make this trailer? And second, how much value will this trailer offer above what the rest of the market can offer? When considering the first we did a thorough assessment of our bill of materials (BOM), evaluated vendors, sent consumption projections, negotiated the pricing, and looked at our startup costs to manufacture this type of trailer (fiberglass molds aren’t cheap!). After getting an accurate estimate of how much our costs would be, we aimed for margins that would continue to allow us to hire great talent, refine our product, and grow our footprint. We then made sure that this price point would sit us well inside the range of our competitors. It’s more expensive than the Original TOPO, yes, but after improving every component and process, packing the trailer full of features, and increasing durability, we feel strongly that we’ve added significant value with TOPO2, and created a trailer that will outperform and outlast any trailer on the market.
Keywords: pricing
Will the price of the Original TOPO be changing?
The price of the Original TOPO will not change due to the introduction of the TOPO2. The price of the Original TOPO is subject to change based on the fluctuations of the cost of materials and labor, but our prices are locked for 2022.
Keywords: warranty, topo series
Will you still be able to provide service/warranty support for the Original TOPO?
Yes, we have a Service Specialist on-staff to address any issue, big or small, quickly and efficiently. We know things happen, and we have one of our most seasoned craftsmen on call to get you back on the road.

If you have any warranty needs, see our Warranty page or submit a warranty claim here.
Keywords: new, features, add-ons, original topo
Will there still be new developments for the Original TOPO?
We’ve developed new features for the Original TOPO for years, and while there will always be ways to improve, our Original TOPO will never be dramatically different than it is today. Small changes that increase longevity and usability will always be considered, but they will no longer be our sole focus. Crossover items, like hitch-mount accessories, etc. will be things that may be available in the future for the Original TOPO.
Keywords: original topo
Is the Original TOPO still a great trailer?
Absolutely! We love this little trailer and are still excited to be building it. What we’re not excited about is always having a year-long queue, and one of the main reasons for TOPO2 was to make a trailer that was made with a process that could truly work at scale. If we maintain two manufacturing lines to continue producing this trailer into the future we imagine it may simplify in ways to make it more manufacturable, but no less awesome.
Keywords: TOPO2, Original TOPO, switch, queue
If I've joined the queue for the Original TOPO, can I switch to TOPO2?
The short answer is yes! Please get in touch with our sales team ( and express your interest in switching queues. If possible, we are always happy to accommodate.

If you've had a change of heart, and decide you'd like to switch from TOPO2 to the Original TOPO, please follow the same process by reaching out to our sales team (
Keywords: features
What features are standard on the TOPO2?
Part of designing this was to intentionally design a permanent place for many features that are optional in the Original TOPO. Things like an integrated tongue box, HUGE stargazer window, adjustable roof racks, 140W solar panel, lithium-ion battery, 21-gallon insulated water tank, Truma Combi water/air heating unit, an ENO two-burner stove, and even bigger 75L YETI Tundra. Check out the TOPO2 product page to learn more.
Keywords: features, optional, bolt-on
What features are optional on the TOPO2?
Our goal for TOPO2 was to create a suite of customizations that are truly ‘bolt-on’. By including more in the base package and making accessories easy to install on the trailer during construction or post-build we’ve both simplified the manufacturing process, and made it easier to add on to your trailer over time as your needs evolve. Check out the TOPO2 product page to learn more.
Keywords: tire, spare, spare tire, TOPO2
Is a spare tire included on the TOPO2? How and where is it stored?
The spare tire on the TOPO2 is an add-on feature. When deciding how to mount a spare tire to TOPO2, the primary considerations were to keep the clean lines of the exterior of the TOPO2, and also ensure that the spare is full size and capable of taking on any terrain. We achieved this by mounting the spare tire underneath the trailer! The TOPO2 spare tire will be stored against the underside of the rear of the trailer. We will accomplish this by using a hoist to keep the tire snug against the bottom of the trailer, between the trailing arms of the Freeride Suspension. This will not affect the trailer's clearance. We will be offering the 265/75/16 General APT with a 16" black steel wheel from Vision as the standard spare tire.

Build Specifications

Keywords: Size, specs, width, height, length
What are the exterior dimensions of the Original TOPO?
The exterior length of an Original TOPO from tip-to-tip is 154”. Widest exterior point is 84” (fender to fender). The tallest point on the base model is 76”. The tallest point with a rooftop tent is 88”. The Freeride Suspension System adds 2" to both of those previous measurements. Cabin/body external dimensions are 108” long x 60” wide x 48” tall. The sleeping quarters are 92” long x 56.5” wide x 42” tall. The mattress is 80” x 56.5” x 5” thick. Standard clearance is 18” from the ground to the lowest point on the frame. Counter height in the galley is 40” from the ground.
Keywords: Size, specs, width, height, length
Will the TOPO2 fit in my garage?
TOPO2's base model is 82” tall by 84” wide by 154” long. This will fit in most standard 7’ garages, but please measure everything before you commit to a purchase if you have storage limitations.
Keywords: frame, steel, galvinized
How is the Original TOPO's frame constructed?
Escapod teardrops are minimalist, rugged, four-season trailers. We build the Original TOPO from the ground up at our shop in Coalville, Utah starting with the 5’ x 8’ frame welded from 2” x 2” x 1/8” thick tube steel. The A-frame tongue is constructed of 2” x 2” x 3/16” tube steel, with two angled members and one center tube welded across three cross members of the frame.

Four 2” receiver points are welded into the frame: one on the tongue to allow for various hitch setups, one in the rear for accessories during travel, and two as the rear supports for each fender that provide step support as well as basecamp accessory mounts.

Fenders are laser-cut and bent out of 1/8” thick mild steel, firmly bolted to the frame, and weight-rated to stand on. An angled fender step connects the fender to the frame, making roof racks easily accessible. This step also houses water inputs and outputs for the water tank.
Keywords: frame, steel, galvinized
How do you protect the frame?
All of our frames (both the Original TOPO's and TOPO2's) are welded in-house and then prepped, sand-blasted, and then galvanized in Salt Lake Valley with Jordan River Galvanizing.

The fenders, as well as the tongue deck and boxes, are pre-coated with a durable base coat and rust prohibitor, then top-coated with a bed liner product for a rugged look and durable finish.
Keywords: suspension, axle, torsion, freeride, travel
What kind of suspension does the Original TOPO have?
All Original TOPO trailers come with an independent suspension Dexter Torflex torsion axle rated to 3500 lbs.

Our proprietary Freeride Suspension design swaps the Original TOPO's rubber torsion-style axle for a fully independent suspension. Our trailing-arm design with shock and coil-over setup means more clearance, maximum travel, and an incredibly smooth and capable ride. (Due to the required size of the spindle, this upgrade is only compatible with our standard 6-bolt hub pattern). You can learn more about that system on our blog by clicking here.
Keywords: bolt, pattern, stock, wheel, tire, hub, custom
What bolt pattern do the stock wheels on the Original TOPO come with?
The Original TOPO comes stock with a 6/5.5 bolt pattern. This means there are 6 bolts on the hub, and the measurement from the center of the bolt at 12 o’clock to the bolt at 6 o’clock measures 5.5”.

Due to our production needs, we are not able to order or install custom wheel or tire combinations. You are always welcome to make these changes post-build!
Keywords: spare, tire, wheel, upgrade, bolt, pattern
Can you match the bolt pattern of my vehicle?
Trailer hubs are different than vehicle hubs, and we don’t always have the flexibility of matching your vehicle’s bolt pattern (especially if you have a metric pattern). We prefer to stick to our standard 6/5.5 pattern (compatible with many Toyotas). We cannot match the bolt pattern of your vehicle as the spindle size requires our 6/5.5 bolt pattern. If you're concerned about compatibility with your vehicle's spare tire, consider adding our spare tire option.
Keywords: standard, wheel, full-size, tire
Do Escapods come with full-size wheels and tires?
The standard wheel for the Original TOPO is a Vision 355 Manx 2 Overland wheel in Satin Black, measuring 16" x 8" with a 6/5.5 bolt pattern. Our standard tire is a 265/75R/16 (31.6") General Tire Grabber APT all-terrain tire. Utilizing a robust, cut- and chip-resistant tread compound molded into a symmetric pattern, the Grabber APT's ComfortBalance™ Technology places an absorption layer under the tread to isolate the driver from imperfections in the road. The internal construction of the Grabber APT features General's DURAGEN construction to aid durability and provide a wide, flat footprint for even wear, braking performance, and handling response. The two wide, ultra-high-strength steel belts deliver resistance to punctures, in addition to supporting the tread for confident stability under heavy loads.

The standard wheel for the TOPO2 is a Vision 355 Manx 2 Overland wheel in Satin Grey, measuring 16" x 8" with a 6/5.5 bolt pattern. The standard tire is a 265/75R16 General Tire A/TX all-terrain tire . General's Comfort Balance Technology utilizes an absorption layer under the tread and acoustic tread pattern to enhance ride and sound comfort, and the wide footprint and optimized pattern stiffness help evenly distribute pressure for even wear and long life. Stone bumpers between the alternating shoulder blocks help eject rocks and debris to prevent drilling, and Sidewall Protection Lugs are designed to protect from sidewall punctures. This tire can also be selected as an upgrade on the Original TOPO trailer as well.
Keywords: tire, size, max
What’s the Original TOPO's max tire size?
The fender design on the Original TOPO is built to comfortably house the stock, full-sized 31.6” diameter tire as well as tires up to 285/75R/16, at 32.7” diameter.
Keywords: material, structure, wood, frame, cabin, construction
What materials and processes are used for the cabin construction of the Original TOPO?
The cabin structure for the Original TOPO Series trailer touts a completely mortise-and-tenon construction, with 100% CNC-designed components that fit together perfectly, auto-squaring the frame, and firmly reinforcing the structure.

The cabin structure begins with a 2 x 4 wood frame, wrapped in durable woven RV underbelly fabric, and insulated for warmth. The floor in the sleeping area is 1/2” pre-finished birch wood, and 1/2” HDPE (high density polyethylene) in the galley area. Onto that we install the 1.5” thick insulated sidewalls with 5/8” pre-finished birch for all the cabinet dividers and faces. The interior walls are finished with 1/4” pre-finished birch (1/2” HDPE in the galley), and the ceiling with 1/8” pre-finished birch to smoothly match the curve of our teardrop shape. The roof is finished off with 1.5” insulation and 2x3 roof spars for crossmember support.

The exterior of the cabin features .060” anodized (black or clear) or painted (white) aluminum. The aluminum is adhered to the sidewalls and the roof, the edge seams are sealed with vinyl tape, then butyl tape and anodized aluminum trim, and finally with a silicon edge to both sides of the trim. This process fully seals the edges from water and dust.
Keywords: leak, water, proof, waterproof
Does your Original TOPO trailer leak? How is it waterproofed?
We’ve fully considered all aspects of our trailer to ensure water tightness and reduce penetration by dust in the Original TOPO. The underbelly is fully sealed by a heavy-duty RV underbelly fabric that wraps around the base frame and up the exterior of the sidewalls (in between the wood and aluminum) to create an impenetrable barrier. The seams along the Original TOPO's cabin construction are triple-sealed with vinyl tape, butyl tape, anodized trim, and a silicon edge along both sides of the trim. Doors and windows are sealed with high-quality butyl (putty tape), and proper water management systems with weep holes are built into the side door windows. The rear hatch has a drain on each side that exits unwanted water collection above the hatch hinge. Should any water enter the galley area during use, the HDPE construction of the walls, floor, and drawers prevents any damage and makes the area very easy to clean.
Keywords: condensation, vent, fan
How do you prevent condensation in the Original TOPO?
Any small camper will generate some level of condensation inside the cabin during sleep. This effect of temperature differential is greatly reduced by a few techniques: First, always have the cabin vented. This is important not only for oxygen flow but also for removing the humid air from inside the trailer so it doesn’t collect on the walls and ceiling. Each trailer comes with a high-quality, four-speed MaxxAir exhaust fan. The lowest settings are hardly audible and highly recommended to run year-round during sleeping. In addition to using the fan during all conditions, the optional insulated window covers are easily attached with magnets around the stargazer and door windows. Implementing these aids in keeping temperatures up in cold weather, but also creating a barrier between the air inside the camper and the glass windows and aluminum trim (areas most likely to condensate). Additional tips include making sure no damp clothing is inside the trailer during sleeping, and sleepers inside are capped at 2 adults or 3 children. If you do notice any condensation in the morning, just keep a towel handy and wipe down the walls, doors, and windows upon waking. Once up and about, keep the doors open and the fan on to air out the cabin for an hour after waking.
Keywords: kitchen, galley
How is the Original TOPO's kitchen / galley set up?
The Original TOPO's galley is designed for simplicity and efficiency, without compromising utility. Beginning with the HDPE construction, the galley is not only water-resistant, but incredibly easy to clean, and less affected by exposure to sunlight than traditional wooden galley materials. The hatch opens with 90 lb gas struts and offers 78” of clearance to the lowest corner. The Original TOPO's stainless steel countertop sits at a convenient height of 40”, making it comfortable for people of all heights.

The recessed stainless steel, two-burner stove is built by ENO and constructed into the counter for full use of various pot and pan sizes, and all tightly secured and rattle-free for off-road travel. The unit comes with a piezo ignition button and 8500 and 6000 BTU burners.

Beneath the stove are two locking drawers (only one if you've added the propane heater to your build), made of 1/2” HDPE, and a 65L Yeti Tundra cooler on the right side, situated in a cooler tray with full extension, 500 lb heavy-duty locking drawer slides. The Yeti can be upgraded to a Dometic CFX3 35 12V fridge/freezer. This is the max size unit we can fit in this space for both models.

The cabinets behind the countertop feature various width and height cabinets, all with a depth of 12”. The cabinet faces themselves are multi-use, with the larger face on the left removable to serve as an exterior-mounted table with adjustable leg-height, and the right face serving dual purpose as a cutting board.

The galley features overhead warm LED lighting.
Keywords: sink, galley, water
Can you build a sink into the Original TOPO's kitchen area?
We do not offer a plumbed sink into the Original TOPO's galley. For the Original TOPO, we provide a table that can be set up directly beneath the on-demand hot water heater on the exterior of the trailer. When used with a washbasin, this gives all the same utility with less cost.

However, a plumbed sink is a standard feature on the TOPO2.
Keywords: cabin, height, width, length, long, sleeping, mattress, interior
Will I fit in the cabin of the Original TOPO? How long is the sleeping area?
The sleeping area of the Original TOPO is built around a 56.5” x 80” x 5” high-quality foam mattress. This mattress is a single piece, with no seams, and no folding points to maximize comfort while sleeping.

The interior cabin height is 42” at its max point, with 17.5” of clearance at it lowest point (the foot of the bed, under the cabinets), measured before mattress install. The design of the cabin is optimized for sleeping, but offers plenty of storage, and a very comfortable setup for sitting and relaxing during the day.

The headboard is designed at a 110 degree angle to both maximize sleeping space, as well as provide a backrest for lounging, with the top of the headboard offering opportunities to rest your elbows. The addition of this feature plus the stargazer window included in every build considerably reduces the claustrophobic feeling that some campers have. Combined with two doors, and tiered cabinets for more knee room, the cabin of our trailers offers considerable space and comfort for customers up to 6’7".

Mattress specs can be found at
Keywords: insulate, insulation
How do you insulate the Original TOPO trailer?
All Original TOPO trailers are built with insulated walls, floors, and ceiling. Floors and ceiling have 1.5” R-Tech rigid foam insulation (5.78 R value), and the walls have 3/4” polystyrene panel insulation (2.65 R value). The 5” foam mattress adds considerably to the overall comfort and warmth of our cabin. The stargazer window is a double-pane window, designed to reduce heat loss, and the doors we use have a 1.5” insulated foam construction.
Keywords: environment, environmental, specs, material
Do you have environmental specs for the materials you use?
Our mattress is CertiPUR-US® certified (manufactured without formaldehyde, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals, ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, or phthalate softening agents), and has low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

The birch plywood we use is sealed with a ‘low VOC’ (36 grams/liter) sealer and top coat of ‘zero VOC’ (<3 grams/liter) semi-gloss finish.

We use as many materials and vendors as we can locally to reduce the cost (environmental and financial) of domestic and international freight. While it is not always possible to use local and highly environmentally friendly processes and suppliers for all of our components, we do the best we can, and care about these issues ourselves and on behalf of our customers.
Keywords: battery, deep cycle, standard, system
What kind of battery do you use in the Original TOPO? What kind of system does it power?
Escapod's Original TOPO base model power system is a 12V system wired directly to an SRM 27 deep cycle RV battery. The battery type is a wet, lead acid battery from Interstate. Our standard system that draws power from this battery is: one 36” warm, recessed LED cabin light, two directional LED porch lights, one warm LED galley light, a 4-speed MaxxAir exhaust fan, four USB chargers, and one 12V cigarette outlet style plug.
Keywords: storage, capacity, max
What is the max storage capacity of the Original TOPO?
All Original TOPO trailers come with the base storage capacity of: 16” x 56.5” x 8” cabin headboard storage, three 19” x 16” x 12” interior lockable cabinets, three 19” x 7” x 6” interior cubbies, one 22” x 3” x 13” galley drawer, one 22” x 6” x 13” galley drawer, and 56.5” x 16” x 12” of enclosed kitchen cabinet storage.

Storage options for the tongue include a custom 2’ x 2’ x 4’ aluminum storage box with optional cooler drawer slide and L-tracks on top for exterior tie downs, a 160L Roam Rugged case, or a 95L Roam Rugged case.

The 95L case is also sized to fit perfectly on the roof, with max space available to accommodate two units.
Keywords: weight, dry weight, tongue weight
What is the Original TOPO's dry weight? Wet or loaded weight? Tongue weight?
The dry weight of the Original TOPO is ~1750 lbs. Wet weight, when factoring in a full water tank, tongue storage, and a rooftop tent, can increase the weight of the overall unit by as much as 1000 lbs.

The tongue weight on our standard unit is ~250 lbs. This weight can fluctuate by as much as 200 lbs when add-ons like tongue storage, double battery banks and rooftop storage or tents are added.
Keywords: load, weight, axle, suspension, roof, rack
How much can I load onto the Original TOPO trailer?
All Original TOPO axle and suspension options are weight rated to 3500 lbs max load. The rear hitch accessory storage should not exceed 200 lbs and the side hitch accessory storage should not exceed 100 lbs. Roof rack storage should not exceed 200 lbs when mounted to the crossbars, or 500 pounds of the combined weight of deployed tent (163 lbs) + occupants.
Keywords: clearance, low
What is the clearance to the lowest point of the Original TOPO frame?
Clearance of our standard Original TOPO model comes in at 18” from the ground to the lowest point of the frame. The axle bar in our base model sits at 15” of clearance. If the water tank is added to the build your clearance at the lowest point (which will be just behind the axle) is 14.5”. If you choose the upgraded suspension your clearance will increase by as much as 4”.

Towing Requirements

Keywords: tow, towing, requirements, electric, brake, brakes
Do I need electric brakes in the Original TOPO?
Electric brakes come as an optional add-on to our Original TOPO trailer. With the average weight of the Original TOPO under 2000 lbs, electric brakes are always a safer and more convenient option, but may not be necessary for all vehicles. Check your vehicle’s tow capacity, and if it’s under 3000 lbs then electric brakes may be a good option for you. Regardless of your tow vehicle, electric brakes will extend the life of your vehicle, and make your trailer more manageable to tow.

This option is only set up on the trailer side. A brake controller will be necessary to install in your vehicle prior to use.
Keywords: tongue, weight
Will the Escapod exceed my vehicle’s max tongue weight?
Our trailers are recommended for towing with a Class III hitch, which is another way of identifying a hitch that has a 2” receiver, ~4,000-9,000 lbs max towing capacity, and ~350-800 lb max tongue weight.

Although there are adaptors that can convert a Class II (1.25” receiver) to a Class III, we do not recommend this setup.
Keywords: hitch, tow, towing, hookup, ball, mount,
What kind of hookup do I need for the trailer hitch?
Towing an Escapod with the standard coupler requires a 2” ball. The ideal coupler height with Original TOPO’s standard suspension is to have the top of the 2” ball sit ~24” to the top of the ball to allow for squat, and ~26" with the Freeride Suspension System. With each tow vehicle being a bit different in terms of squat, and the trailer weight and tongue weight varying build to build, it's impossible to get an exact measurement in advance. We recommend adjustable options for this reason. For example, the CURT 45812 Adjustable Trailer Hitch Mount works perfectly with both our standard coupler and the Max Coupler fully articulating hitch upgrade option (which requires a removable ball).

If you opt to upgrade your coupler to the Max Coupler Fully Articulating Hitch, you’ll need a balless hitch drawbar with a 1” hole. Here is another link for an example drawbar that’s compatible with the articulating hitch. When you come to pick-up your trailer, we’ll help you connect the vehicle side of your coupler to your hitch with a large bolt. You still need to arrive with a hitch that’s set up to your vehicle at the proper height. For the drawbar height, you want to make sure that the flat surface of the drawbar is about 24" above the ground for Original TOPO’s standard suspension and 26” for the Freeride Suspension. If you're unsure of what this means, measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver on your vehicle. Subtract that number from 24 (or 26 for Freeride Suspension) and that will determine the amount of "rise" that you need on your drawbar.

Please note that it's fine to be within an inch or two in either direction - you’ll still get a great tow!
Keywords: 4-pin, 4 pin, 7-pin, 7 pin, connector, connection, round, flat, wiring
Does the Escapod use a 4-pin flat or 7-pin round connector?
Standard wiring for the Escapod is a flat 4-pin connector. If you’ve chosen to have electric brakes with your trailer, you’ll need a round 7-pin setup. Don’t stress too much about what you have; there are always adaptors that can be used to convert a 4 to a 7.

Please note: not all vehicles come with a trailer wiring hookup. Especially if you’ve had your hitch installed aftermarket, please double-check that you have wiring that is set up for a trailer connection in the rear of your vehicle. Trailer wiring is specific to the vehicle's make and model, so the easiest way to get the right setup is to talk to your local dealership or garage.
Keywords: weight, tow, capacity, dry, loaded
What is the dry and loaded (or wet) weight of the Original TOPO trailer?
When checking the tow capacity of your vehicle, be sure to consider both dry and loaded weight. Our Original TOPO trailer clocks in at 1700-1750 lbs dry (unloaded with an empty tank), vs. as much as 500 lbs more once it has a full water tank and all the optional add-ons. If your vehicle maxes out at 2000 lbs tow capacity, you may want to consider a lighter trailer, or upgrade your vehicle. Our trailer is meant to be taken on difficult and varied terrain, and if you’re at max tow capacity and find yourself on loose or steep terrain you may have difficulty.
Keywords: tow, towing, capacity, MPG
Will my vehicle be able to tow it?
We are not familiar with all the varieties of vehicles, their engine design, or their tow capacity. Best to speak with your manufacturer or dealer directly about the towing capacity of your specific vehicle.

To get the most out of your Escapod, we recommend towing it with a vehicle that is rated to a towing capacity of 3500 lbs+. Anything lower and you will notice significant MPG reduction and difficulty in more technical or steep terrain.
Keywords: first, time, towing, tow, trailer
Do you have any tips if this is my first time towing a trailer?
If you’re new to towing, we have three main pointers:

First, always take turns wider and stop earlier than you think you should. It never hurts to give yourself a little extra space.

Second, always scope out where you're going before you commit. Nothing is harder than getting out of a small parking lot or a narrow road without an exit.

Third, when backing up, turn towards the mirror you see the trailer in if you want to straighten out.

Additionally, just go slow and practice! If you’re a customer and you have many trips ahead of you, rest assured that it’ll feel like second nature in no time. Practice makes perfect!

Optional Add-ons

Keywords: base, price, feature, add-on, include, included, features,
What does the Original TOPO's base price come with?
The Escapod was built to provide an impressive level of features right out of the gate. For $19,750 you get an incredibly well built, comfortable and capable trailer with the included features:
- Steel Frame with Structural Fenders + Step + Tongue Deck
- 18" Standard Clearance
- Fully Insulated Walls, Ceiling + Floor
- Double-Entry Doors with 15” x 30” tinted, vertical-sliding windows with screens
- 5-Inch Queen-Size Foam Mattress with Cover
- 88 Amp Hour Interstate Deep Cycle Battery
- USB & 12V Charging Stations
- LED Lighting Throughout
- 4-Speed MaxxAir Exhaust Fan
- Double-Pane Stargazer Window
- Lounge Angled Headboard with Interior Cabinet Storage
- Roof Rack Aero Crossbars
- Roam Adventure Co. 6.5 x 8 ft Awning
- Durable composite HDPE + Stainless Steel Galley with Integrated Table and Cutting Board
- YETI Tundra 65 Cooler on 500-lb Locking Drawer Slides
- 2" Rear- and Side-Accessory Receiver Tube
- 3000-lb Rated Rear Leveling Scissor Jacks
- Full Size AT Tires with 17" Aluminum Wheels
- 3500-lb Torsion Axle Suspension
- Option of Three Base Colors and 7 Vinyl Color Schemes to Choose From
- Marine-grade 2-burner stove (6000 and 8500 BTU) from ENO
- 11-lb. Propane Tank
- On-Board Battery Charger
Keywords: add-on, feature, features, popular, option, options
What are the most popular add-on options you see customers choosing for the Original TOPO?
Every trailer is different, but our most popular added features are: the 21-Gallon Water Tank, the On-Demand Water Heater & Shower, and the Lightleaf 100W Solar Panel.

Additional favorites include: Door Screens, Window Covers, Awning Annex Room, Propane Heater, Aluminum Tongue Box or Roam Storage Cases, and our proprietary Freeride Suspension System.
Keywords: heat, cooling, a/c, air, conditioning, cooling
Do you offer options for cabin heating and air conditioning in the Original TOPO?
For those living in 4-season climates, the option to add heat and/or cooling to your Original TOPO is crucial.

For heating, we offer a forced-air propane heater from Propex. Their HS2000 model is compact, and fits in the galley drawer space. It comes fully set up with an in-cabin thermostat and blows in clean, hot air at the foot of the bed. Combine this with the insulated cabin and you can stay toasty no matter the climate. Estimated run time for this unit on a full tank of propane is 95 hours.

Hotter and more humid climates can opt in for the Air Cooling Unit, made by Fresair. This unit runs efficiently on 12V power and uses a built-in 3 gallon water reservoir to saturate an integrated mesh that air is pulled through and cooled (essentially, operating as an evaporative cooling unit - also referred to as a "swamp cooler").

While not an artificial cooling unit like your home A/C, this unit can be relied upon to drop the interior temp of the cabin by as much as 30 degrees. This, combined with the 12V power and full integration into our trailer has made it an exciting option for those in more demanding environments.
Keywords: battery, inverter, power, energy, shore power, outlet, 12V, 110
Do you just offer 12V power in the Original TOPO, or 110 outlets as well?
Our standard 12V power setup with USB and 12V outlets will work for many of our customers, but those who demand more options can upgrade their Original TOPO to a fully integrated 1000W Inverter 50 Amp charger, built by Xantrex. This unit is located in the headboard and seamlessly converts the 12V power from the onboard power supply into 110 house power GFCI outlets (3-prong). This allows you to run that coffee maker or charge your laptop while on the road.

The Original TOPO also comes standard with a built-in shore power port. You can use this port to supply energy directly to the system, or to charge it up to get back off-grid!
Keywords: battery, power, upgrade, inverter, solar, energy
How long will Original TOPO's battery last? Are power upgrades available?
A base model Original TOPO comes with an 88 amp hour Interstate Deep Cycle Battery (model SRM-27). There are many factors at play in “how long will my battery last,” but the aim is to get you a solid 3-5 days on a single charge with a single battery system.

The more you add on to your build, the more power supply you’ll need. If you plan to use high-draw features, such as the fridge/freezer upgrade from Dometic or the Fresair Air Cooling unit, consider adding the following to your build:

Double Battery Bank: Swap out your single 12V battery (88 amp hours) to a double 6V battery bank (225 amp hours).

Solar Power: Our 100W solar panel from Lightleaf Solar is highly efficient and fully integrated to easily mount to the hatch and charge while you drive. The panel also has a 12-foot extension cord and a built-in stand so that you can place your panel in the sun while the trailer is parked in the shade!

Inverter: Upgrade your onboard battery charger to a 1000W inverter from Xantrex. This unit is located in the headboard and seamlessly converts the 12V power from the onboard power supply into 110V GFCI outlets (3-prong). This allows you to run that coffee maker or charge your laptop while on the road. (Please note, this upgrade does not provide additional power, but rather provides power in a different form!)
Keywords: roof, roof rack, rack, awning, accessories
Does the Original TOPO come with a roof rack? Can I add my own rooftop tent?
Yes! The Original TOPO comes standard with a roof rack. This allows you the flexibility of mounting a variety of different accessories!

See below for the stock accessories we offer:

Rooftop Tent: 55” and 63” High Country Tents from Freespirit Recreation. These are fold-open tents that double their size, and the ladder supports 50% of the weight. (If you have your own rooftop tent and plan to add it, please make sure that the overall length of your tent is less than 72”).

2nd Awning: The Escapod comes with one 6.5’ x 8’ awning. Add a second to have both doors open up to dry, protected areas for outdoor enjoyment.

Kayak Rack: Add a Rhino Rack Folding J Style Kayak Carrier to the roof to get maximum recreation time!
Keywords: tongue, storage, options, tongue box, steel tongue deck
What tongue storage options are there for the Original TOPO trailer?
There are two options for tongue storage in the Original TOPO. The standard build comes with an integrated, welded-on steel deck with ample tie down points. With this option, your battery bank would be stored in a plastic case on the steel deck.

The upgraded option is our custom-designed .100 aluminum tongue box. Our tongue box has two locking side doors, an optional cooler tray with heavy-duty drawer slides, and L-tracks on top for additional tie-down storage. All boxes are treated with a base coat of POR 15 then multiple topcoats of Raptor brand bed-liner spray for durability.
Keywords: hitch, ball mount, ball, fully, articulating, coupler
What is the fully articulating hitch?
A 2” locking ball coupler comes stock with every trailer, but we do have the option to upgrade to a Max Coupler Fully Articulating Hitch. This option allows you to tow your trailer in highly technical terrain without fear that steep approach or descent angles, or being off-camber from your trailer, will cause stress on your connection. If you chose to make this upgrade you will still receive a standard 2" coupler in addition to the fully articulating hitch.
Keywords: spare, tire, towing, mount
Will I need a spare tire?
Additional towing accessories include a spare tire mounted to the Original TOPO's passenger side fender (strapped down for security, but a cinch to remove and replace in the event of a flat), as well as mud flaps that mount over your receiver tube on the rear of your vehicle (this is to protect the trailer from excessive road debris being thrown back from your tow vehicle tires).
Keywords: suspension, freeride, upgrade, torsion, axle
Do I need the suspension upgrade for the Original TOPO?
We offer two suspension options in the Original TOPO: our standard 3500 lb Dexter Torflex torsion axle, and our Freeride Suspension System, which is a proprietary trailing arm design with integrated shock and coil-over suspension. This upgrade is built specifically for our trailer, with all the geometry and ratings to maximize travel and smoothness of ride no matter the terrain.

This upgrade might be good for you if you plan to take your trailer on a significant amount of unimproved or off-road travel, with technical terrain that could benefit from a more capable suspension. Even those that mainly stick to pavement will notice an increase in the overall smoothness of the ride with our Freeride Suspension System.
Keywords: match, wheel, tire
Can you match my wheels and tires?
We do not match wheels due to the complexities of sourcing wheels with specific bolt patterns, offsets, and back-spacing. Our stock tires are a General Tire Grabber APT all-terrain tire 265/75R/16 (31.6") and are more than capable.

Both our standard axle and Freeride Suspension can accommodate sizes up to 285/70R/17, or 33s in common terms if you want to make any after-market changes to your setup.
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Can I customize the Original TOPO's color?
We offer 7 color variations on our graphics for you to choose from. We no longer accept requests for custom graphics.
Keywords: custom, customization
Do you do customizations?
We do not accommodate customizations beyond what is listed in our extensive list of add-ons. When adding features into a small space like our trailer, even seemingly small changes make a large impact on the overall structure and often create a ripple-effect of required modifications. We've done our best to provide a comprehensive list of add-ons to support the most commonly requested features and use-cases.

We’re always open to new ideas and want to hear what customers want, but since we are not a custom build shop, we cannot always adapt our manufacturing process to accommodate changes on a one-off basis.
Keywords: sale, sales, discount, military, rental
Do you offer any sales or discounts?
We offer a rental program to test our trailers and are happy to offer 10% off of your rental reservation if you are in the queue.

We also are honored to extend a $500 discount to Military (active and veteran) and First Responders.

We do not offer seasonal sales prices. What you see on our site now is our set price, until a new model comes out, at which time prices may be adjusted.

Please note, discounts cannot stack. We can honor only one discount per trailer purchase.

The Ordering Process

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How do I get an order started?
The first step to ordering is to submit a quote on our ‘Order Now’ page. There is an option to indicate your interest level ('Just Looking', 'Want to Talk', or 'Ready to Buy'). Once we receive your quote, you will receive a response from our customer experience team. You will have the ability to ask questions via email, schedule a call with one of our 'Pod Pros or proceed with a purchase agreement!

A signed purchase agreement is the first step to securing your spot in the queue. From there, a non-refundable deposit of $6500 is requested within two weeks. We will lock in the details of your order approximately 90 days prior to delivery at which point a second non-refundable deposit of $6500 is due. The remaining balance is due upon trailer completion.

We accept payment online through bank transfer or the more old-fashioned ways by mailing a check or sending a wire transfer. Credit cards are also accepted but will incur an additional 3% processing fee.
Keywords: sale, immediate,
Do you have any inventory for immediate sale?
We are a built-to-order manufacturing facility. We do not have any inventory for immediate sale. All customers are required to place a deposit and wait the duration of the current build queue. No cut-zies.
Keywords: price, sale, best
What is the best price you can offer?
We do not negotiate price of our trailers. As a manufacturer, we are very dialed into the cost of our product and the margins we need to make in order to successfully operate and grow our business.
Keywords: price, sale, discount, sales, military
Do you offer any sales or discounts?
We offer a rental program to test our trailers, and are happy 10% off of your rental reservation if you are in the queue.

We also are honored to extend a $500 discount to Military (active and veteran) and First Responders.

We do not offer seasonal sales prices. What you see on our site now is our set price, until a new model comes out, at which time prices may be adjusted.

Please note, discounts cannot stack. We can honor only one discount per trailer purchase.
Keywords: purchase, payment, agreement, price, refundable, deposit, structure
What is the deposit structure?
After signing a purchase agreement, there is a $6,500 non-refundable deposit to secure your position in build-queue. Your invoice and the desired add-ons are adjustable until the second $6,500 non-refundable deposit is collected 90 days prior to your estimated delivery date as listed on the purchase agreement. The remaining balance is due upon the completion of the trailer.

We accept payment online through bank transfer or the more old-fashioned ways by mailing a check or sending a wire transfer. Credit cards are also accepted but will incur an additional 3% processing fee.
Keywords: custom, customization, add-on, order
Can I customize my order?
We do not accommodate customizations beyond what is listed in our extensive list of add-ons. With a trailer like ours everything has to fit perfectly for it to be compatible with everything else, and the list we have is currently very dialed. If another company has something that we do not, we have good reasons for our setup. We’re happy to explain our decisions, but we cannot change the structural elements of our trailer to accommodate customizations.

We’re always open to new ideas and want to hear what customers want, but we cannot adapt our manufacturing process to accommodate one-off requests. Thanks for your understanding!
Keywords: finance, financing,
Do you finance?
We do not offer in-house financing, but we can supply you with a VIN number, and will gladly work with your preferred financial institution to secure the right type of loan for your trailer. This article from Investopedia makes a few recommendations for companies with a niche in the RV industry.
Keywords: order, estimate, lead, lead time, timeline
What is the lead time for a new build?
Lead time fluctuates based on the time of year and our production capacity. Visit the ‘Order Now’ page for an up-to-date estimate listed at the top of the page.
Keywords: trailer, ship, domestic,
I don’t live in Utah - can you ship my trailer domestically?
We prefer handing off trailers to customers at our shop in Utah, where team members will give you a detailed overview of your Escapod, but if that’s not possible we can arrange third party shipment. We will load your trailer onto a flatbed, secure it, and send it your way for door-to-door delivery. Please keep in mind that shipping a trailer comes with risk of rock chips or other damage in transit. There is a $225 charge for our prep and materials, and the cost of shipping will be paid directly to our preferred shipping company, CHP. Pricing for this is dependent on time of year, travel route (if the driver has to dead-head back it’ll be more expensive), and overall distance. In our experience, domestic shipment has ranged from $2000-3500. Another reason we prefer customers to come visit and pick up their trailer if at all possible!
Keywords: ship, trailer, international
I don’t live in the US - can you ship my trailer internationally?
We are not set up to ship Internationally at this time. We have had customers from Canada, but they have traveled to Utah to pick up their own trailer. See below for Canadian import requirements.
Keywords: canada, candian, import, requirements
I’m Canadian - what are the import requirements?
DUTY — As long as the trailer is manufactured in the US or Mexico, no duty applies when you import a travel trailer to Canada, but there is an “import fee” of approximately $300. Usually, this must be paid by credit card at the border, but if you are allowed to cross without paying it, it must be paid within 10 days of bringing the trailer into Canada online though the RIV website, in person or by mail.

GST — You will be required to pay the GST (5%) by credit card or cash upon arrival at the border. The amount is calculated on the Canadian dollar equivalent of the purchase price. You will need to present an official receipt.

Insurance — You’ll have to insure your trailer before you register or license it. You might have to pay PST (based on the Canadian equivalent of the purchase price) at this point.

Canadian Inspection — Buyers must have their travel trailer inspected within 45 days of importing it into Canada. Canadian Tire and a number of independent centers across Canada have been authorized to perform these inspections. Once the vehicle has passed the inspection process, the inspection center will stamp your "Vehicle Import Form - Form 1." You print these from the RIV website. Keep the stamped copy of the form, as it will be required for registration and licensing of the vehicle. The Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) will send you a Canadian Statement of Compliance (SOC) label with instructions on where to affix it to your vehicle.

Registration & Licensing — You must present your stamped Vehicle Import Form – Form 1, along with the bill of sale, title, and proof of insurance to a licensing office in your province/territory of residence. You will also be required to pay PST.
Keywords: refund, cancel, cancellation
What if I need to cancel my order? Will I get a refund?
All deposits are non-refundable. If extenuating circumstances arise, contact us directly and we will work with you to come to an amicable solution for both parties.
Keywords: in person, tour, tours, see
How can I see an Escapod in person?
The best way to see if an Escapod is right for you is to take the trip to visit our facility. We prefer not to burden past customers with showing around their unit to potential buyers, and often this is not the best way to see our most recent developments. We’re always building new and exciting things into our trailers, and if you want the most accurate example of what you’ll get when you purchase an Escapod, best to see it from the source.
Keywords: rental, rent, before I buy
Can I rent before I buy?
Of course, and you'll get 10% off the rental cost if you end up purchasing! During peak season we usually book up on weekends 4-6 weeks in advance, so plan ahead, and book directly from our website on the ‘Rentals’ page.
Keywords: sell, rental
Do you ever sell your rental trailers?
We sell our rental trailers after the rental season has come to an end. When we do choose to sell rentals, we do not take sales ahead of time, as we don’t know what kind of condition they’ll be in, and thus haven’t set prices. If you’re interested in this, please sign up for our newsletter! Pre-owned sales will be first-come, first-served when posted.
Keywords: stock, pre-owned, sale, dent
Do you sell pre-owned/scratch-and-dent models?
We don’t carry stock of used trailers, but we are in close contact with all past customers, and in the event that one goes on sale we’ll communicate it to our newsletter audience. Sales of any used models are first-come, first-served, and ‘as-is’ — Escapod cannot offer any adjustments or modifications to these models.

The Build Process

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What is your current lead time on new orders?
Lead time fluctuates! It is based on our level of interest and how we scale our production process. Please visit the ‘Order Now’ page for an up-to-date estimate located at the top of the page.
Keywords: build, long, start
How long does it take for each build once it’s started?
Once a build enters the shop, it takes fives days to move from Bay 1 through to Bay 4. We then include a buffer to allow for all quality checks in Bay 5 to be completed and for the trailer to be prepped for your pickup!
Keywords: guarantee, delivery, pickup, pick up, deadlines
Do you guarantee delivery deadlines?
We have always taken our deadlines very seriously, and we do our very best to hit every deadline. As the past two years have proven, there’s no way to predict everything that may affect our ability to complete trailers in the time promised.

We request a +/- 1-month forgiveness from our customers. As a result, it’s highly recommended that customers not make concrete plans for using their trailer with months still to go in the queue. We do our best to communicate frequently, but if you’re ever in need of an update, please just reach out and see how we’re tracking against our planned schedule.
Keywords: change, design
How often do you change the design?
A core part of our business has always been to improve the product continuously. We’ve never introduced a model and then shifted into heads-down production mode for the next 12 months. We’re always evolving.

This means two things: one is that over the course of waiting through the build queue, we will likely make advancements on our trailers, and the trailer you get will likely be better than the one you purchased. It also means that we’re constantly introducing new prototypes into our builds. We would never send a customer away with something that wasn’t functional, but it does mean that while some developments in your trailer may be in the polished phase, others might be more in the prototype phase. This is integral to making a better trailer over the long term, and we value our customers' willingness to be with us on this journey of always improving our designs.
Keywords: price, guarantee, deposit
Is the price guaranteed once I make a deposit?
Broad price adjustments for the base trailer price are made once a year in November or December. This is the time of year where we reflect on all the developments and upgrades we’ve made in our product over the past 12 months, and evaluate whether things need to change to keep our business running on a successful model.

Smaller price changes may happen if we notice a flaw in an add-on we’re currently offering, and the only way to fix it is to buy a more expensive component or take on a design change that leads to more cost. Additionally, if one of our third-party vendors raises their prices mid-year, then our prices will update as necessary. We do our best to stay committed to the prices we quote for our customers, and only raise them if not doing so would cause us to lose money based on product changes.
Keywords: new, model, models, released
When are new models released?
Escapod has never followed a rigid model release schedule. We build in developments and product improvements when we see opportunities for them. This means that our ‘new model’ schedule is only aligned with our price adjustment schedule, which is re-evaluated at the end of each calendar year.
Keywords: adjust, invoice, deposit, finalize, confirm
Can I adjust my invoice after I make a deposit?
For customers in the queue, the options chosen on your invoice are not finalized until after your "final build call" - which is generally about 90 days before your trailer is due to enter the shop. This means that any new features introduced during your wait will either be implemented as part of your build, or you’ll be given the option to add new features. Once you have confirmed and we have received the second deposit, we cannot make changes to your build.


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I’ve never towed a trailer before - any tips?
Escapod teardrop trailers are lightweight and thoughtfully designed to tow extremely well. That said, if you’re new to towing, we have three main pointers:

First, always take turns wider and stop earlier than you think you should. It never hurts to give yourself a little extra space.

Second, always scope out where you're going before you commit. Nothing is harder than getting out of a small parking lot or a narrow road without an exit.

Third, when backing up, turn towards the mirror you see the trailer in if you want to straighten out.

Additionally, just go slow and practice! If you’re a customer and you have many trips ahead of you, rest assured that it’ll feel like second nature in no time. Practice makes perfect!
Keywords: insure, insurance
Should I insure my trailer?
Yes, you should procure insurance for your trailer. We offer a VIN number for each trailer that makes it easy to acquire both financing and insurance. Insurance for our trailers should be thoroughly discussed with your provider to ensure you have the protection you need. While some coverages may crossover from your vehicle to trailer coverage, there are many aspects of insurance that are specific to the type of trailer, location, and nature of usage that affect whether or not you’ll be covered.

We strongly recommend you have a detailed discussion with your provider to ensure that your experiences towing an Escapod are fully covered for both comprehensive and collision insurance, and a separate policy for towing as trailer towing is rarely covered in standard vehicle or trailer policies.
Keywords: warranty, warranties
What kind of warranty do you offer for the Original TOPO?
We offer a 12-month warranty on all Original TOPOs to cover craftsmanship and manufacturing defects. You may view our warranty policy
Keywords: maintain, maintenance, maintaining
How should I be maintaining my trailer?
Like all vehicles, the Escapod will require maintenance as an owner to make sure your investment is in tip-top shape. It is important so that your trailer remains safe and in aesthetically good condition. Here are a few tips:
- Check all fasteners before, during, and at the end of every season. Hand-tightening bolts and screws can help your trailer feel newer longer.
- Ensure lug nuts are torqued regularly (torque wrench setting of 100 foot-pounds every 2000 miles is ideal).
- Grease your hubs, leveling jacks, and tow ball once per season.
- Use WD-40 or comparable lubricant to ensure all drawer slides and zippers move freely and without unnecessary stress.
- Keep the battery charged and in a warm place when not in use.
- Cover your trailer if you plan to keep it outside in the off-season, (we recommend a relatively tight covering so that rubbing of the cover does not deface the vinyl).
- Replace overly compressed gaskets.
- Replace gas struts every few years.
- Treat surfaces with appropriate cleaner so as to maintain the best look and not degrade the material.
- Properly winterize your trailer well before the first freeze is expected. (You can view our video on winterization here .)
- Adjust latches to ensure proper closures.
- Replace vinyl inserts and other components that react to prolonged exposure or damage from frequent use.

The more you take care of your trailer the better it will serve you, and the more you’ll be able to sell it for if you ever decide to upgrade to a newer model down the road.
Keywords: secure, security, insure, insurance
How should I secure my trailer if I leave it at camp?
If you plan to leave your trailer at camp, the simplest measure to take against theft is to remove the coupler and take it with you in your tow vehicle. All Escapods are built with a removable coupler on the tongue.

Increased precautions that we highly recommend can be to use wheel locks and use a locking 5/8” hitch pin in the front receiver tube.

All doors and openings are lockable on the trailer, and add-ons like the propane tank, solar panel, and roof rack all have locking options to secure your investment.
Keywords: sell, resell, resales, resale
Will Escapod help me resell my trailer?
Escapod is not directly involved in the resale of any trailer, but there are many groups on Facebook and other classified sites where you can list the trailer to find a buyer. We’ve had a handful of our customers sell their trailers over the years, and none have had it listed for more than a few days before finding a buyer.


Keywords: rent, rental, rentals
Do you rent trailers?
Yes! Escapod offers a rental fleet of trailers with a basic setup of add-ons for anyone to rent. We also encourage possible customers to try before they buy!

Learn more by visiting our Rentals page.
Keywords: height, tow, tow capacity, towing, capacity, connector, connection, adapters
Will my vehicle be able to tow an Escapod?
All vehicles must have a Class III hitch. Trailer wiring for our rentals is a flat 4-pin connection, and we have adaptors available to go from the 4-pin to a 7-round if necessary. Please check your trailer wiring before you arrive to ensure no corrosion will prevent all signals from working properly. Our rental trailers tow with a 2” ball, and for even towing, please have a setup on your vehicle that has the top of the tow ball at ~25-26” from the ground.
Keywords: rent, rental, tow, tow vehicle
Where can I rent a vehicle to tow with if mine isn't capable?
There are some car and truck rental companies in Salt Lake City that offer vehicles equipped to tow. We recommend Rugged Rental & Sales or to search the vehicle sharing platform Turo .
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Does the 'pod come fully stocked?
Yes, we offer a fully stocked kitchen with cookware, utensils, and dishes. There’s bedding fully made in the cabin, and a comfy foam mattress in the optional rooftop tent that works as the perfect base for your sleeping bags.

Learn more by visiting our Rentals page.
Keywords: deposit, deposit structure, structure
What is the deposit and payment schedule for rentals?
All renters are required to put a 20% non-refundable deposit down to reserve a date. The remainder is scheduled for payment on the same card used for the deposit 7 days before your reservation begins. One day before your reservation begins, a $500 security deposit will be collected, and then promptly returned when you deliver the trailer back to us in good condition.
Keywords: cancel, cancellation, refund, rentals, rent, rental
What is your cancellation and refund policy for rentals?
75% refund up to 7 days before pickup, then 50% refund for remaining days.
Keywords: rent, rentals, price, cost
How much do rentals cost?
Our Original TOPO rents out at $140/night, with an optional rooftop tent for an additional $50/night.
Keywords: rent, rentals, rental, cost
Does the rental come with a tent?
The tent does not come standard with the rental but can be added to house two extra guests for $50/night
Keywords: fees, extra, fee, insure, insurance
Are there any extra fees associated with the rental?
Insurance is required for all rentals and is charged at $17.95/night for the basic package. Additional taxes are collected at Summit County, UT rates. If the trailer is brought back excessively dirty there may be a one-time cleaning fee, reflective of the time needed to prepare the trailer for re-renting.
Keywords: camp, recommend, recommendations, camping, recommendation
Do you have recommendations on where to camp?
See our blog post here for some great ideas in and around our shop in Coalville, UT: 5 Great Camping Spots Near Coalville UT .
Keywords: mileage, mileage fees
Do you charge mileage fees?
No, we do not chare a mileage fee.
Keywords: sell, sale, rental, rentals
Do you ever sell your rental trailers?
We plan to sell rental trailers after the rental season has come to an end. When we do choose to sell rentals, we do not take sales ahead of time, as we don’t know what kind of condition they’ll be in, and thus haven’t set prices. If you’re interested in this, please sign up for our newsletter! Pre-owned sales will be first-come, first-served when posted.

Company Info

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Where are you located?
60 S 50 W, Coalville, UT 84017
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What are your hours?
Shop Hours:
M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Showroom Hours:
M-F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Do you offer factory tours?
We would love to show you a trailer in person! We offer both trailer tours and facility tours. Please head to our Shop Tours page to schedule a time to come in and see an Escapod.
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Are you hiring? How do I apply for a job with Escapod?
We are always looking for qualified applicants! If you think your skills, personality, and work ethic align well with the kind of company we’re building here, please email us at with your personal background, work history, and type of job you’re interested in.
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Do you work with dealers?
We do not work with any outside dealers at this time.
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I can’t find the answer to my question here. How do I contact you directly?
If you have read through all of the questions above and your answer is not here please submit a contact form below and someone will get back to you as soon as we are able. If you’re interested in getting your build started right away please submit a quote on the ‘Order Now’ page and add a comment to highlight your request to begin the purchase process asap.

Understand the Essentials

Whether you're a long-time owner or a customer 'just looking' we try to be as thorough as we can about what you should expect when purchasing and Escapod, and what it's like to own one. Click below for our manual, which will be updated as we continue to evolve our product and the ways we service the growing Escapod Owners circle.

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