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#1 CasitaTravelTrailers

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

Casita is very proud to announce that we have a new floor plan available, we call her the Independence.

It will have an upgraded bathroom, kitchen area, and twin bed sleeping arrangements. We will have the demo model in our showroom next week so if your in the area please stop in. For those who cannot swing by, Casita will be uploading pictures to our website CasitaTravelTrailers.com as well as CasitaClub.com hopefully early next week. We are now currently taking orders for it with an approximate delivery time of May.

If you have questions please contact your sales representative at Casita, if you do not have a sales rep at Casita call anyway and we will get you one.

P.S. Its awesome!

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Here is a sneak peek:

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#2 Dave&Kathie

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Wow - great news - can't wait to see it!
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#3 Eric Mayer

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

I was speaking with the Casita folks yesterday about this. I think it is awesome that Casita has come up with this new design, with the upgrades!

We'll have more information up next week here on the Casita Club Forums, as well as links to all the information over on the Casita Travel Trailers' website!

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#4 tincanpuller

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

Since we expected our new 17' LD to be delivered tomorrow. I hope I'm not all that disappointed that after waiting and saving for over 6 years we were never given this heads-up by Casita before making our deal just last week.
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#5 Carol Christensen

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

The Independence sounds very interesting. Especially since Jack and I have converted our LD to twin beds, as have many others. I'm looking forward to seeing the new model.
Carol Christensen
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#6 Randy

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Looking forward to seeing the pic's and learning what the upgrades are!

#7 Rzrbrn

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

Trying to decide which model to buy...then this new model is announced...more head scratch in'....so where is it already? Impatient in Nashville:-)

#8 Ron B.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Now we know what the man felt like who saved and saved to get his new Saturn. It was delivered and then he found out that they were no longer going to be made. Or even worse, the Hummer or Saab owners...

The announcement of a new design sounds very good to me. But, I still love my little 16' deluxe that I have had for many years. I don't need bunk beds yet. My wife and I of thirtyfour years still enjoy sleeping together.

I am interested in seeing what they have done to the bath area and kitchen however. Probably nothing that the Gamble's can't do...

Enjoy yourself and go camping...

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#9 Meadowlark

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

It's okay, tincanpuller. Not to worry, you're going to love your Casita no matter what style it is. If you notice, we're all one big happy nestful of egg owners, I don't believe anyone looks down on someone else because he or she has a different model. And there are tons of modifications that folks have made-just ask, and you will find all sorts of hints, helpfuls and how tos.

You are right, it would have been nice had Casita mentioned that they're making a new model but: remember: never, ever buy a new model ANYTHING. They have to go several years of models before all the bugs are worked out. Your LD is a tried and true model. You will like it, I promise.
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#10 clover

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

remember: never, ever buy a new model ANYTHING. They have to go several years of models before all the bugs are worked out. Your LD is a tried and true model. You will like it, I promise.


Shhhsh! I was going to offer him $2000 for his “out dated” LD! LOL!

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#11 Eric Mayer

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

I just added some initial pictures of the new Independence from Casita to the first post. There are more to come!

With regards to "never buying a new model anything"... I think this is mainly cosmetic, so you are still buying the same trailer, with the same quality and ingenuity!

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#12 Dave and Ruth

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

The changes to the galley and bathroom are awesome. They widened the benches for the twin beds, gaining storage under the bench, but losing roominess in the aisle, which I'd have to test to see if it works. Our twin bed mod design uses a shelf to gain the wider bench.

I think that if we were buying, we'd pick this model and deal with the aisle. But we've put so many mods into our LD, I don't see swapping out. Yet.

Ruth

Edited by Dave and Ruth, 12 February 2013 - 12:24 PM.

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#13 Irishrover

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Simply amazing.
I notice several things.
Apparently they have made the bunk aisleway narrower. Would this be a foot placement problem?
Also I see a perhaps upgraded 3 burner stove that must have a starter knob also so that you dont need to use your Bronson to get them lit.
There seems to be a small spice compartment above the sink spigot. Amazing.
And they appear to have eliminated that pesky bothersome plastic border material attached to the splash board. Mine is falling to pieces from having to replace so many rivets along there.

This all adds up to more storage space and storage for toilet paper in the bathroom. Hip Hip Hooray.!!!!

I wonder now if this Casita is wider overall than the other models

I recently talked to one of the parts people, well about 6 months ago, and Casita is apparently still contemplating a new longer model but the person addressing it said its still 'some' years down the road. With all this planning I am sure it will be a Brilliant Casita additioni.

I want to get a bigger trailer. Matter of fact I have no choice. My bad back is finding it very difficult to maneuver inside of my 17 foot Liberty Delux. I need a longer trailer with more higher storage space so that I dont have to bend over to get to things.

I honestly am praying to God that Casita soon makes a longer trailer. Very soon. I have no desire to buy a stick built trailer. UGH. I would feel like a traitor to our cause and the architecture. Honestly!!!

I am also hoping they add an option of better seating comfort for older citizens. I need a seat inside with some lumbar support.


Please send more pictures of you have them Eric!!!!!

Edited by Irishrover, 12 February 2013 - 12:36 PM.

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#14 Randy

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

It looks like to me that you could very easily make the two beds into one queen size if so desired. Sure do like the new bathroom and kitchen layout, I sure would like to see one in person!

#15 Dex

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

Somehow it looks like there is a loss of space.

- Storage space lost under the rear bed

- Sitting area in the Liberty - am I wrong about this? I don't have the Liberty. But can't you leave the bed made up and still have a sitting area?

Has the closet changed?
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