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#1 Hot Coco

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 05:31 AM

I received this email yesterday from Jonathan at Casita:

Good morning

Hello Sam and Christine,

I will get out a brochure to you but we no longer make the 13 Patriots, sorry--

Thank you,

Jonathan W Willis

#2 Hot Coco

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

I realize this may be old news to some folks, but we saw the Patriot was still listed on Casita's website and were under the impression that they were still in production. Sorry about that :)

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

Well we were thinking about buying a new 13 ft Patriot until we found out that Casita stopped production on them. Then we figured we'll just purchase a used one, no problem! So I had the bright idea "Hey we live in San Antonio, lets go to the Blue Bonnet Rally!" So we drove up there figuring that someone has to have a 13 ft for us to see! So a very nice lady was in a hurry but graciously let us peak inside. All I have to say is no thank you!(no offense) I have to give y'all credit for camping in them, especially if it's two people. We have our 17 ft that we keep on our property, we had thought about getting a 13 ft for quick trips. Just goes to show you that you can see every picture available out there, but until you step inside you really won't know if it's a good fit or not.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

I believe this subject came up a few months ago and Claire confirmed with Casita that they had temporarily stopped production of the 13' Patriot to convert their production line to the 17' in order to catch up on their backlog of orders. They may have since decided to stop production altogether, but as of about two months ago it was a temporary disruption.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:01 AM

preferences vary, apparently, according to geographic location. i met a canadian man in quartzsite this summer who educated me on the value placed up north, both in canada and usa, on the smaller trailers. scamp still makes it's 13 ft model, as far as i know, which is very comparable to casita. he invited me to a rally in manitoba this summer which he declared will be full of small, 13 ft trailers. i will be in the majority up there, unlike down here in texas, where i am definitely in the minority. the patriot isn't for everyone, but for the few of us who own one, it IS the only trailer and length for us, period. i have everything the big boys have, except freezer/screen door, but with much less weight and much easier to tow and park. to each his own. remember, even the 17 ft casitas are small and are criticized by many of the sunblockers out there, that is, until they see us parked and enjoying the outdoors problem-free while they are fussing with parking, slides, etc, etc.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

I was at the factory Tuesday and they were assembling Patriots.  I mentioned to Jonathan that I thought they were not making the Patriot and he said if you want one they will make it.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

I was at the factory Tuesday and they were assembling Patriots.  I mentioned to Jonathan that I thought they were not making the Patriot and he said if you want one they will make it.


So is this statement still good? Will they make a 13 ft patriot if I requested it?
Thanks

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 07:03 PM

wow, this thread is 2 yrs old. the only way to find out is call them & ask. let us know what they tell you.............btw, there were several folks i chatted with at the bluebonnet rally this past week who are interested in the patriot, but may go to scamp if casita won't make it anymore.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

Yep.  Call them.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:36 AM

The 13's and the 16's just wouldn't cut it for me. The deal-breaker on those smaller models is that they don't have enough head room. I'm 6'2", and I can stand up in my 17 footer, but I'd have to be walking around in the smaller ones all stooped over like Quasimodo. No dice.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:52 AM

The 13's and the 16's just wouldn't cut it for me. The deal-breaker on those smaller models is that they don't have enough head room. I'm 6'2", and I can stand up in my 17 footer, but I'd have to be walking around in the smaller ones all stooped over like Quasimodo. No dice.

? uh, ok. guess that's why they make different ones!


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:10 AM

 

I was at the factory Tuesday and they were assembling Patriots.  I mentioned to Jonathan that I thought they were not making the Patriot and he said if you want one they will make it.


So is this statement still good? Will they make a 13 ft patriot if I requested it?
Thanks

 

i just spoke with Sam at the casita factory. They are NOT making the 13ft PD & will not resurrect it.The casita PD is history. Scamp still proudly makes, promotes & sells it's 13ft model for those wanting the 13ft length. Hope this is helpful.............


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