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#1 tsaintam

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 09:43 AM

Hello,

 

I'm a new member to the forum, but have been looking into buying an RV now for the past year. My hope is to buy something within the next 6 months, park it at a friend's house for a few months while I get acclimated to it (and my pets do too), and then hit the road. I'm definitely considering a Casita or other fiberglass trailer because of the lighter weight and resistance to leaks. Also, it seems like everyone who has one just loves it. 

 

I don't yet have my tow vehicle so I'm very grateful for all the advice and experience provided in these forums about towing capacity, hitches, etc. 

 

I will do a search to see if there is already a thread on full-timing it with multiple pets and a Casita, but if not, I'd love to hear people's thoughts on how to make it the least stressful for the animals as possible. I have five cats and a very small, elderly chihuahua!

 

Thank you,

 

Terri



#2 Plainsman

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:19 AM

HI, Terri, and welcome.

 

I travel with three dogs and they absolutely love the trailer. I think they'd rather live in it than in the house! I'd suggest introducing your critters to it slowly and as a "fun thing." I know nothing about traveling with cats, but would imagine they would be a harder sell than a dog. I'm sure someone with cats will chime in.

 

You are embarking (ha!) on a great adventure. Best of luck to you and your fur-buddies.


Edited by Plainsman, 22 October 2014 - 10:20 AM.

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#3 MarksAlot

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:29 AM

Hi Terri,

 

As long as you get a tow vehicle that has a factory tow package that can handle 3500 lbs, you'll be fine. Most vehicles on the road setup like that can tow a Casita with ease.

 

I always go camping with my boyz, 2 male mini Schnauzers. They love camping and going for long rides. Even if I say "wanna go campin?", they know what that means. You'll love camping in a Casita.



#4 Tom Dunn

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

Hi Terri. There is a young lady who is full-timing in a Casita and has a blog. Here's the link:

http://www.interstellarorchard.com
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#5 Tom Dunn

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:05 PM

Also, I personally feel that a vehicle with a tow rating of at least 5000 lbs would be a better choice. I'm pretty sure that the trailer and all cargo in trailer and tow vehicle factor into the weight being towed.
Tom & Sue
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