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#1 SkyJean

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:49 PM

I dont have a Casita (yet), but was just curious how small a vihicle can be used to pull 13 ft.

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#2 breckenridge

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:24 AM

Best place to start is to check the vehicle manufactures towing capacity & rules

http://www.campingli...ating/index.cfm
http://www.towingguide.com

FWIW We pulled our 13ft Casita Patriot Deluxe with a(2003) Subaru Forester--5spd manual for two years with out any problems. We live in the Rocky Mts and traveled to Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons, Sawtooths numerous times; we just understood that we were not going to speed up/over any of the numerous passes.

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#3 Indy-hp

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:59 AM

I believe Casita recommends a towing rating of at least 3500 lbs.
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#4 breckenridge

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:35 AM

If have not done so might want to take a look at Casita web site:

http://www.casitatra...m/showroom.html

For 13ft Deluxe model:

Dry wt 1880/lbs
Hitch wt 145/lbs
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#5 ubly

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

We pull our 13Ft Casita 1800 lb with a Ford Edge 2008. 3.5 liter 213 cubic inches./auto trans. Note Do not use overdrive.
Pulled thru mountians high as 7000ft no problem. We live in the Rocky Mountains. Hope this helps
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#6 Paul R

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

I pulled a 13 ft. Scamp for 20,000 miles with a 4 cyl. auto transmission Ford Ranger pickup with no problems. I averaged 16 to 18 miles per gallon depending on terrain and winds, had it up to 9600 ft. elevation over Powder River Pass in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. I even passed a motorhome going up Power River Pass!
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#7 bobc

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

We have a 1999 Patriot deluxe and pull it with a 2005 Ford Escape V6 automatic. We keep it out of overdrive most of the time. Pulls very well and extremely stable without a WDH hitch.


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#8 KarenM

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

Pulled my '09 Patriot Standard with a 6cl Ford Escape. Good combination.
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#9 frkbrown

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

By asking how small, you are really asking how marginal? Not a good question on many levels. You can pull a 13' Casita with an HD tri-wheeler, but would that be appropriate or safe? I would say figure out what the minimum is and double it for safety and comfort. Might as well enjoy the trip.

Rock on!

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#10 Louise

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:00 PM

I dont have a Casita (yet), but was just curious how small a vihicle can be used to pull 13 ft.

We pull our 13' Casita Patriot with a 2006 Toyota Highlander, which has a tow package. We can pull up to 3500# with it. We've crossed the country twice with it and had no problems towing especially after we added a sway bar. Climbing in the moutains was slow going, but we didn't care because we got to see more!!! We now live in CA and get up into the Sierra's each year and have not had any problems towing. Our mileage is between 15 and 19 mpg depending on whether its flat or mountainous.
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#11 mish

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

We pull our 13 ft. Casita with a 2006 Gmc Canyon, 4 cylinder, manual transmission.
We do well but going up steep hills slows us a little but we havent had any problems.
We usually dont travel faster than 60-65 miles an hour.

#12 Casita de Glenritas #1002

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:03 AM

We pull our 13 Patriot Deluxe with this ......Posted Image

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#13 Brad P

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

I've been pulling mine with a V6 Toyota Camery

#14 Johnm

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

I pull mine with a 1991 Buick Park Avenue, V-6 with automatic transmission. I get between 15 to 18 mpg and have had no problems whatsoever... and all the creature comforts of a top end Buick!

#15 Vistoso Vecinos

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:55 AM

We just got our Casita; am going to tow with our 2011 Escape V-6. Do any of you use leveling hitch arrangements?

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