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#1 rangerdog12

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

I have ordered my Casita and will pick it up in March.  I am very anxious to get started and I am following the forum for owner's suggestions and recommendations.

 

cathy



#2 Joe Z

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

Way to go Cathy.... I had a 16'SD and miss it. You will learn a lot here


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#3 whistlestop

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hi Cathy.....congrats on ordering your new Casita.  May we ask which model you ordered?  My wife and I just ordered a Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe.  We will pick ours up 2/10/15.  A little drive from SC.  

 

Welcome to the forum.  You can read hear all day long and learn a lot.

 

Rick & Beth


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#4 whistlestop

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:46 AM

Woops just say you ordered a 16 Spirit Deluxe.......Good choice!!!!



#5 torah

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:33 PM

Congrats on your order!!  Does it usually take 3 months to get a new unit or is it because this is holiday time?


:lol2: :D :wub:  Is the best medicine.


#6 Tom Haberski

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 04:05 PM

Congratulations!

 

My initial advice is to use your rig.......as much as you can....then you can decide what changes or mods you may desire.  You'll get some use on your way back from Texas, I assume.  Don't fret about details of gear or arrangement.  Do insure your tow vehicle is capable and "up to snuff", with every do-dad that makes towing safer or easier so that fretting is avoided.  Learn as much as you can about the systems in the Casita.  The forums can provide all of that information.  When you get it, go over every inch and ask as many questions as you can, to who ever knows what they speak of.  Some folks seem to fret about shadows in the dark or  how to have the rig tricked out from the get-go.  I'd say just learn all you can, use it, and most importantly, enjoy it and the places it can put you in for a comfortable  sleep.

 

Bon Voyage!



#7 Joe Z

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

A simple thing to check out is to see if your tow vehicle power supply to the trailer Plug goes "Off' when you shut the key off, If not you have to unplug it for say overnighting so you don't drain your tow vehicle battery..... they can test that at casita pickup


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#8 borderbrae

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:00 AM

Cathy, there is a rally in AL in March, you might enjoy stopping there if you pick up your Casita early in March. All the info is at http://www.borderbra.../ge-h/ge-h.html. would be a great chance to meet lots of Casita folks. Where are you in FL? Some of us are getting together at Faver-Dykes SP over New Years, again a chance to meet a few folks if you're anywhere nearby there. 

 

As mentioned, the best way to learn about your trailer is to get out and use it, you'll really enjoy it I think. 


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#9 rangerdog12

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for all the tips.  The delayed pick up date was by choice. I needed to buy a vehicle to tow with first.  I will be driving from St petersburg Fl.  Long drive. I just ordered the A-Z guide for casitas and plan on reviewing it before pick up. 

 

Again thanks for all the advice.  I will continue to monitor the forum site.

 

cathy



#10 Ron B.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:19 AM

Congratulations on your purchase of a new Casita.

We purchased our 16' SD deluxe in 1995. It is a 96 model.

You are going to really be happy that you purchased your Casita.

You may get some "strange looks", smiles and even a few comments about it's size but, don't worry. You made a wise decision.

Those folks who pull an enormous sized trailer down the road don't have what you have. An efficient sized trailer that you can enjoy without

spending a ton of money of upkeep and gasoline.

We have had stick built trailers and even a fifth wheel and we love the size of our Casita.

It is so easily pulled and so easy to pull and park.

This forum is an excellent place to gather information about your Casita.

You will quickly learn that people on here are friendly and don't mind answering any question you might have. There isn't such a thing as a stupid question on this forum.

Don't be afraid to make a list of questions you might have and certainly feel free to look for answers to your question and even ask a question if you don't see the topic listed.

Eric does a fine job of keeping this forum going and he is appreciated.

Read all of the information you can about your Casita and join in in discussions.

Best Regards with you new adventure.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Ron B.

Tyler, Texas


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#11 rangerdog12

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:08 PM

Thank you Ron.  I am so looking forward to traveling with the size of the casita. It just seems easier to handle but still have all the luxuries that I desire.  I was deployed to Iraq in 2009 and realized I did not need a lot to be comfortable. 

cathy d


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#12 araden

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:09 AM

Great to see another Floridian on the forum.  The trip to Rice isn't that bad, but the trip back was too short...

 

And, thanks for your service.


- Al
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#13 rangerdog12

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

Thank you araden



#14 bassvivi

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:21 AM

Rangerdog(Cathy)   We are also a military family.  Husband was in Afghanistan.  We also have a 16' Casita (2005).  Planning a trip to Oscar Sherer and Koreshen  SP in April :)



#15 rangerdog12

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

It is getting closer to picking up my casita and I am getting real excited.  I can't wait to visit many a SP in the future.  Thank you for all your service.  I feel it is sometimes harder being the family at home than the ones downrange. Too much unknown.

cathy