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Bumpyroad

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when I was looking at them they had a "neat" 16 IIRC, ft model with small dinette on the side and you could leave the large dinette made up as a bed. you needed to get the roof air, not floor level one to get a full height closet. the bath was better laid out than some others.
I looked at the R POD and it had no hang up closet and the triangle tiny sink was not useable, no vanity space, wet bath.
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As a current owner of a 17' Casita Spirt Delux it's a net little trailer. As a solo RV'er I use it for traveling. It has just about everything one needs while on the road. At 2800 lbs, they can just about be towed with anything that can handle 4 to 6,000 lbs. And can go to a lot more places then a Class A can. These trailer have a fairly loyal following, and there own forum on the internet.

If you want a new one straight from the factory in Texas, get inline. once you order it, there's at least a 4 to 6 month waiting list. Cost around $25,000.00 loaded. An Escape 21 foot trailer is well over $40,000.00, and the Oliver is a lot more.

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Captain_Happy wrote:

As a current owner of a 17' Casita Spirt Delux it's a net little trailer. As a solo RV'er I use it for traveling. It has just about everything one needs while on the road. At 2800 lbs, they can just about be towed with anything that can handle 4 to 6,000 lbs. And can go to a lot more places then a Class A can. These trailer have a fairly loyal following, and there own forum on the internet.

If you want a new one straight from the factory in Texas, get inline. once you order it, there's at least a 4 to 6 month waiting list. Cost around $25,000.00 loaded. An Escape 21 foot trailer is well over $40,000.00, and the Oliver is a lot more.
Thanks for the info, I thought they had a waiting list.

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Posted: 11/14/19 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Scamp Trailers are n the Casita category. Scamps are made in Minn so probablythey have more insulation than the Casita, I talked to Casita about insulation at one time and they did not claim to be a 4-season trailer. We have drifted around a lot and there always seems to be a use for more insulation, even in the summer.

Escapes are really beautiful but pricy. And there may be an even longer waiting list.

kCasita, Scamp and Escape make 5-th wheel models.

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IIRC, Scamp had a less desirable bathroom than the Casita, but that was years ago.
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Durb wrote:


Some downsides:
- single axle only


We owned a single axle 17ft hybrid for 10 years. Took on several long trips, one nearly 6k miles. I've never seen a single axle as a disadvantage.


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Don't forget about Bigfoot Trailers! Probably the nicest of all when you bear in mind the variety of sizes and layouts.


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Do the Casita type trailers have any sort of wall insulation?


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deltabravo wrote:

Do the Casita type trailers have any sort of wall insulation?


as I recall, from years ago, they had a carpet like material glued to the walls.
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I'd love one of those, but not sure I can go back after having a trailer with slideouts! I sure do miss our little Nash 22RB though. We could take that thing anywhere, we could fit into any spot (include a tent spot if push came to shove). Current trailer is 32' long, we've had to shoehorn into spots before.

The biggest advantage is obviously the fiberglass exterior and no rubber roof to deal with. Insulation doesn't really matter, because its so small its super easy to keep warm or cool.


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