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RE: Casita vs "conventional" small trailers

Late to the parade, but we have owned both a Casita and an R-pod. The Casita was small, but trouble free. We took it across country, all the way down Baja, and down the mainland of Mexico to Patzcauro. We ay popped a few rivets as was to be expected and easy to fix with our rivet gun. When we sold it a number of years ago, we almost sold it for what we paid for it. After a couple of truck campers, we bought an R-pod. Cute little trailer with a lot more room and a dry bathroom and it was a nightmare. We spent so many travel hours at RV repair places. All quality control was absent. Even the electrical outlets were crooked. We kept trying and finally gave up and traded it in for a Nash 17K. If Casita made a trailer a bit bigger, we would have bought it! Good luck with whatever direction you choose.
jdtrotter 12/02/19 09:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

Thank you for all the great replies. I am exceptionally happy to know it can be bought for $100.00. I forgot how helpful this forum is. We were active several years ago when we had a truck camper, but stayed more with the R-Pod forum when we owned that rolling disaster. Now with our Nash, I will probably hang around here more. The help is really appreciated.
jdtrotter 12/02/19 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

"While I am sure no one has done something like this, but maybe you have helped someone who has?" Ha love this! Just like when someone is asking, you know, "for a friend!" Hope you get your cooktop fixed. Cheers! :) Just want to protect the "innocent". :W
jdtrotter 12/02/19 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

For the OP? Question? Help me understand. Was the burner turned on while the glass cover was closed? What you were saying is, you didn't realize the cover was closed when you came in from the outside and fired up the stove? So the flame making contact with the glass cover caused it to explode? Question also? Was the camper cold? Like freezing inside? So when the flame touched the glass, the glass was... like 20 degrees and then instantly getting hit with fire causing it to explode, or was the camper already heated inside when you entered? Either way, the flame made contact with the glass? Reason I'm asking is because I have a Furrion stove also with the glass flip back-bi-fold cover. I've often wondered, what would happen if the cover was left closed and the burner turned on? I would have imagined that glass would have been heat and fire resistant. But... maybe not? Our previous TT did not have a cover at all. I used a large wooden cutting board. Never had a problem using that. It had a cork pad attached on the bottom which prevented sliding around on the burners while in transit. Here's another suggestion if you can't locate another glass top: Click here. It was warm cold outside, but warm in the trailer which is why our eye glasses stayed tinted for too long. I also thought that the glass top was probably heat resistant and may be, but not completely. So, trailer was warm and glass top was closed. Pan of water was placed on top and burner was turned on. Maybe 10 or less minutes later, the glass exploded. We don't know if the flame actually was touching the glass, but it was turned on high. Thus, your glass cover is not totally heat resistant. Be careful. :-)
jdtrotter 12/02/19 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

Is thsi what you are looking for? Furion Top Glass YES and I like the price. For some reason I was coming up with prices of up to $300.00. THANK YOU
jdtrotter 12/02/19 07:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: What brands of Travel Trailers are NEW & Quality

Just read this entire thread and I see several votes for the ORV/Northwood trailers made in Oregon. After a totally horrible experience with a Forest River R-pod, we did a lot of research. Our son guided us toward the ORV and we would have bought one, but the smallest one they make was bigger than we wanted, and we definitely did not want a slide. Thus, we turned to other company started by Ron Nash, RIP, Northwood RV. The Nash 17k seemed perfect for us, so we found a dealer 200 miles away who had one, and we bought it! We had no plans of camping in winter weather, but an unexpected medical problem has us camping for 2 months away from home in winter weather and we are mostly glad we have this trailer. It is so well insulated and built so that the propane heater keeps the holding tanks warm enough. We bought a blue heated hose and added extra wrapping to the connection and the small faucet and so far, all is well. The quality of everything is so superior to what we had before! But we do have a couple of problems with the wiring that should not have happened and we will get them fixed after we leave here. We need to either find a good dealer somewhere, or we will go back to the factory. In our small town, our local RV repair people could not find the problem. When the heater turns on, it blows out the little fuse in the digital thermostat. Since we had to have heat, and needed in NOW, they pulled the two heater wires out of the digital thermostat and attached them to an old analog thermostat. It works. We also have to run the cable TV through the kitchen window. These things WILL be fixed under warranty and meantime, we LOVE the full size queen bed with a great mattress. :-) For a small trailer, it is heavy, but it follows well behind our Tundra even while it sucks gas. Overall, we recommend a Northwood product and our son has been extremely happy with his ORV. BTW-- many years ago we owned a fiberglass Casita and it was trouble free. We took it across country and way down into Mexico and more. If they only made one a bit bigger, we would have bought another one without hesitation.
jdtrotter 12/01/19 06:58pm Travel Trailers
And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

Wow, what a LOUD noise that glass cover made as it exploded into 92000 tiny glass pieces. Transition eye glasses stay dark for quite a while when one walks into a warm trailer from the snowy outside. And we wanted to get the water going for cooking the rice. It was brown rice for health reasons. If it had been white rice, we may have waited longer, glasses would have cleared so we would have noticed that smokey glass cover was down before turning on the burner. So yes, it is all the fault of health claims for brown rice. ;) I secured the dogs and quietly assisted in cleaning up the glass as DH was doing an over the top job of verbally abusing himself. It seemed worse because our Nash 17k is only a few months old. . It is a three burner Fuirron stove and I started to look online for what to do. It seems that I mostly found that Furrion wants one to replace the entire stove top? It seems to me, that while we are having difficulty in seeing how the remaining back hinge is attached, one should be able to replace just the glass? While I am sure no one has done something like this, but maybe you have helped someone who has? Thank you. Diane
jdtrotter 12/01/19 06:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nash 17k

Thanks. We decided to sign papers yesterday. It will be different. ??
jdtrotter 08/15/19 02:06pm Travel Trailers
Nash 17k

Hi, I have not been around for a while, but I have been here with our Casita, two Outfitter Campers and then our R-pod. Now we are about to buy a Nash 17k for a more durable trailer on rough roads. So we would love to hear from Nash 17k owners and their experience. One dealer told us that we will be unhappy that we did but an Outdoor RV, but he doesn't sell the Nash. ??
jdtrotter 08/13/19 09:41pm Travel Trailers
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