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#16 Plainsman

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:54 AM

That chair looks really comfy! I recently modded my SD to eliminate the forward dinette seat and turn it into a storage area. I took the seat-back cushion and with velcro mounted it above the aft seat-back cushion. The 'new' tall seat back makes the seat very much more comfortable.
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#17 SoloMatt

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:03 AM

Years ago, when I was living in an apartment, the stove vent became so caked with grease from burgers and bacon that it would drip constantly, even when not in use, and had to be professionally cleaned out. It was disgusting! I pretty much haven't cooked indoors since-- casita or not! Also, I'm a spiller. And spilling outside is way better. :)
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#18 leonmot

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

Excellent! Love those chairs and no mods, great! Your hat is cool too! I will look in to it. The chairs I mean, got the hat!


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#19 leonmot

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 04:34 PM

I order two chairs from West Marine. Can't wait! Also will be ordering a stove cover and a couple of thing for the bathroom. If you are interested in my table modification, which worked out nicely, search fold, down table, if the link below doesn't work. 

Thanks again. Now I am looking forward to doing some more travels!

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http://www.casitaclu...mot#entry181679


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 07:06 AM

I agree with jwpark and clairemr1, we bought our Casita to camp in not to look pretty. At one time I owned a Pontiac G6 GT - loaded. One day at while at work some hoodlums kicked in my backdoor, found my car keys and some high dollar vodka that I had been "saving", never to be found again. In hindsight I wish I had driven the wheels off that car and shared the vodka with my friends. At least I would have gotten the enjoyment out of it, rather than a couple of turds riding around in my car drinking my good vodka. Ever since then my motto is, "if you pay for it, you should enjoy it and not save it for someone else".

 

We cook inside and outside of our trailer and it still smells as fresh as the day we bought it!


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#21 Meadowlark

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:55 AM

When I buy a new vehicle I let my husband drive it until it gets the first ding, then it's mine. :rofl2:

 

Seriously, there are a lot of older threads on replacing the seats. We put in oak kitchen table chairs that we bought, used, for ten bucks, at Goodwill.

But boy those new chairs look spiffy. Is it okay to mod a mod?

 

We seldom cook inside the Casita, only in butt ugly weather. It's not so much the smells as the room, or lack thereof. At home we're a good team, working around each other but you don't have that in the egg. Plus...my husband does all the camp cooking. I am the kitchen minion, KP, and all round gofer.

 

I LIKE that idea of the range cover serving double duty as a serving tray. The one that came with the Casita is pretty..well, junky...


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 07:13 AM

We use crock pot, electric skillet and kettle. Have not had the stove on in over a year. BUT....if you are boondocking, then it would be handy. We also have a small microwave and a Breville smart oven, which we love! We use a Coleman stove outside and enjoy it a lot! It is the one with a grill on one side and a single burner on the other, it also comes with a griddle plate that is very nice. We lived full time in our Casita for 18 months. What fun! Want to do it again soon.
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:58 AM

 

 

we bought our Casita to camp in not to look pretty

 

i couldn't agree more!  the mods i've done are to make the trailer more useful and me more comfortable.  the original seats in my sd gave me a serious backache after sitting but for a short while.  when i'm camp hosting there are inevitable bad weather days which result in a lot of sitting.  it's taken me nearly 3 years to solve that problem...

 

p@


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:21 AM

 

 

 

we bought our Casita to camp in not to look pretty

 

i couldn't agree more!  the mods i've done are to make the trailer more useful and me more comfortable.  the original seats in my sd gave me a serious backache after sitting but for a short while.  when i'm camp hosting there are inevitable bad weather days which result in a lot of sitting.  it's taken me nearly 3 years to solve that problem...

 

p@

 

I just purchased one of the event chairs and not that enthusiastic about it. I wish it didn't have the arms which make it a bit difficult to get in and out of and the padding at the upper part of the back causes me to be humped forward toward the table. I used it for 3 days and went back to the Casita cushions. On a 300 mile trip it stayed in place while on the road. On the way back home and In the folded configuration it ended up on the floor. I'm considering cutting off the added back pad at the top and the backpack straps and see if I can sit up a little straighter. I don't know why anyone would want to carry it like a backpack.  Fortunately it was on sale so I only have $107 and change invested in it.

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#25 MN/Camper

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:01 AM

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#26 jwpark

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

 

 

 

 

we bought our Casita to camp in not to look pretty

 

i couldn't agree more!  the mods i've done are to make the trailer more useful and me more comfortable.  the original seats in my sd gave me a serious backache after sitting but for a short while.  when i'm camp hosting there are inevitable bad weather days which result in a lot of sitting.  it's taken me nearly 3 years to solve that problem...

 

p@

 

I just purchased one of the event chairs and not that enthusiastic about it. I wish it didn't have the arms which make it a bit difficult to get in and out of and the padding at the upper part of the back causes me to be humped forward toward the table. I used it for 3 days and went back to the Casita cushions. On a 300 mile trip it stayed in place while on the road. On the way back home and In the folded configuration it ended up on the floor. I'm considering cutting off the added back pad at the top and the backpack straps and see if I can sit up a little straighter. I don't know why anyone would want to carry it like a backpack.  Fortunately it was on sale so I only have $107 and change invested in it.

jwpark 

 

I've found a solution to the problem with the raised pad at the top of the back rest. I cut a slit on the back side of the pad large enough to get my hand inside and removed the foam padding. The slit is far enough from the edge you can't see it. The chair is now much more comfortable.

 

jwpark

 

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Edited by jwpark, 14 August 2015 - 06:28 PM.