This is the fun part! Since we build each Escapod teardrop trailer to order, we work with you to design the best build to match your needs. The first step is choosing the options you’d like and submitting a inquiry on the TOPO SERIES or ORDER NOW page. This is not a commitment of any kind, just a way to hit the ground running when we get in touch. We will respond with an email formalizing the inquiry into a quote that we can discuss together and tweak if necessary. Once we dial everything in just the way you want it, then we are ready to take a deposit and get your trailer into the build queue.
How long will it take for you to build my Escapod?
Production for the TOPO SERIES is limited to three (3) a month at current pace. Our lead time for trailers is approximately one year. For a more detailed estimate please submit a quote on the TOPO SERIES page, and the up-to-date lead time will be mentioned in your confirmation email.
What kind of deposit is necessary to secure my spot in the build queue?
We take a 25% deposit for your trailer to enter the build queue, another 25% just before your build starts, and the remaining 50% will be due on delivery.
Do you guarantee delivery date upon deposit?
We do our best to adhere to the timeframe quoted at deposit, but due to the complex nature of our builds and dependency on multiple other vendors to hit their deadlines, slight delays are possible. What we can promise is that each order we take is given a specific spot in the queue based on the quantity we know we can produce per months, and we will communicate with you throughout the entire process and as your delivery date nears.
Do Escapods come with a manufacturer's warranty?
We offer a 12-month warranty on all of our trailers to cover craftsmanship and defects. We’re happy to discuss details of this in more detail one-on-one.
Can I rent before I buy?
There are a few ways to try out a trailer before you commit. Red Rock Base Camps is located in Moab, Utah and has several of our trailers. Red Rock does all of the heavy lifting for you and all you have to do is choose a campsite and show up, no towing required. If you want the full experience of towing one of our trailers and setting it up, then you can rent a trailer from our Wanship, Utah shop during our on-season, which will pick up again in Spring of 2019.
Do you have inventory for sale immediately?
Due to the custom nature of our teardrop trailers, we make each Escapod specific to our clients needs and do not carry inventory.
Do you sell pre-owned trailers?
At this time we do not have pre-owned trailers available. Join our newsletter and you’ll be the first to let you know if any become available.
Will I be able to tow an Escapod with my vehicle?
Our teardrop trailers are made to be compatible with as many vehicles as possible without sacrificing the quality or ability of the trailer. Our TOPO SERIES has a dry-weight of 1600 lbs. Check with your vehicle's manufacturer to determine its tow rating.
I’ve never towed anything, what should I expect?
Escapod teardrop trailers are lightweight and thoughtfully designed to tow extremely well. That said, there are a few things you should expect. 1. Sharp corners will need to be taken a little wider. 2. Backing up takes some practice and may initially cause for some stressful situations. It’s best to always have a spotter. Don’t rush your maneuvering even if it means making someone wait. Also, be sure to look for an exit before pulling into a parking lot so that you can avoid needing to back up when possible. 3. Give yourself more time to brake. The added weight of a teardrop trailer will make your braking a little slower. 4. Obey posted speed limits and be predictable on the road. This will help others negotiate around you.
Are Escapod teardrop trailers 4-season compatible?
Yes! We fully insulate all of our teardrop trailers not only to keep you warm in the winter, but also to help keep you cool in the summer heat. We do have heater and A/C add-ons available for extra comfort.
What kind of frame is an Escapod built on?
Escapod is SAE certified and an official State of Utah Trailer Manufacturer. Each teardrop trailer frame is constructed with heavy-duty 2x2 welded steel and is issued a VIN and Manufacturers Certificate of Origin. This should be given to your home state’s DMV for title issuing and registration.
What kind of electrical options are there?
Each teardrop trailer comes standard with a 12V system that will run your lights, USB chargers, fan, and water pump (if you’ve selected this add-on). This system comes with a series 27 deep-cycle RV battery and can have solar power added to the package for off-the-grid charging options. In addition, we can also add 110V (house) power with inverters of varying amp ratings based on your needs.
Do you offer wheel/tire matching?
When possible, we can match the wheels and tires on your teardrop trailer to the ones on your vehicle. This usually comes with an up-charge. For some specialty vehicles this is not possible. Please reach out to discuss this with us directly.
What’s the best way to get in contact with you?
Email works best for us! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a shop I can visit to see your teardrop trailers in person?
Of course! We love having visitors. We just ask that you arrange a time with us beforehand to ensure we can set aside time to show you around. Our shop is located 20 minutes outside of Park City in historic Wanship, Utah. Click to view map.