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Old 02-03-2007, 02:27 PM   #41
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..... I can just imagine pulling into a campground at the end of a long day on the road, pouring down rain & having to "set up" camp. Nuh-uh!.....The major concern: the ability to STOP.....I think you've made a wise decision to start with a small used unit. That will get you out there, talking to other RV'ers & picking up lots of useful info & testing the waters before you wade in with a big investment in something you end up not happy with......Here's a great forum for RV'ers you might want to check out: Escapees--
1 - I must admit, that is a significant concern. Probably the least pleasant part of motorcycle camping is pulling in during a downpour and having to set up the tent and unpack.

2 - Truck is rigged with an electric brake controller for the trailer. Previous owner pulled a trailer with a BIG backhoe on it.

3 & 4 - Thanks Bram. Every now and then I actually have an intelligent idea, but I try not to let it go to my head. I'm sure to do something stupid shortly after if I do. I'll definitely be checking out Escapees.
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Re: Travel trailer suggestions
Old 02-03-2007, 02:31 PM   #42
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I have never stayed in one (check specific manufacturer quality with the earlier link). Fiberglass skin is good because it can be easily mended (even a boatyard can do that). An easily accessed in the night port a potty would be a basic requirement IMHO. One of the websites I or others have given you has a checklist.

Thread I found mentioning that mfg: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/18946823.cfm

The one missing feature is a shower. For most women that is a major issue.

The tent that attaches could be a nice feature but where do you stow it?

I don't know this mfg at all but there are lots of features of this pop-up trailer that are attractive.
http://www.chaletrv.com/vs.php The photo of the shower must be for their XL model.


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Anybody have any knowledge of these things?
Before we bought we looked hard at all of the tiny trailers. Of all the models we were able to see in person the Casita was the best in every category.

Good floorplan, good construction, good resale.

They have a user group on the net if you can find it, I have not been on for awhile, if I come across it I will post it.
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They have a user group on the net if you can find it, I have not been on for awhile, if I come across it I will post it.
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I may be missing something so feel free to correct me. The Casita is light but pricey for a nominal 16 or 17 feet. If you are pulling it with a minivan it might be all you can handle. My Chevy 1500 can pull a 23' Flagstaff super lite and they run new several thousand under the Casita. A 23 footer is pretty cozy but you don't have to go outside to change your mind.
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I may be missing something so feel free to correct me. The Casita is light but pricey for a nominal 16 or 17 feet. If you are pulling it with a minivan it might be all you can handle. My Chevy 1500 can pull a 23' Flagstaff super lite and they run new several thousand under the Casita. A 23 footer is pretty cozy but you don't have to go outside to change your mind.
I have a Casita - it is easy to handle; easy on gas; easy on the TV and have a very good resale value. It is small but it is a choice.
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