Hello Casita World,
I had started a topic called Extra 4' and really appreciated all the responses I received, the last one was, well what did you do?
Happy and a little sad to say yesterday I bought a a perfect 10 in condition 2014 21' Escape.
I have one of those personalities where if I decide I want something I research it to death and also make sure I get a good deal. Good thing I don't want too many things. LOL I know for an Escape I got a really great deal on this and pretty sure I'm the only person in GA that owns one. I say that because when I called the factory about referral closest person to me was in Chattanooga, I like things unique like a Casita the Escape is just a little more unique.
It has pretty much every option we wanted on it except the wrap around dinette, that is something we intend to add.
We love our Matilda and as mentioned in several other post I've made this site and the people that are part of this community are 50% of the reason we bought a Casita to start with. To think I will no longer be a part of the Casita Club is just sad, no I don;t think I will be kicked out and I know we would be welcomed with open arms to any rally we wanted to attend. We have really enjoyed owning her and have many fun memories.
OK will admit we bought our Casita site unseen not just the one I bought but one at all, yes I had seen the outside of one but never the inside. I bought it on Ebay 10 minutes after it was listed, I gave them there asking price and ended the auction. Another reason I'm happy is pretty sure a friend of mine is going to buy are Casita so i know she will have a good home. If he buys it the price we agreed to means we had 4 years of fun in her for about $400.00 and that's only because of the few upgrades we made. So yes Casita's do hold their value.
WOW an Escape 21' sure is a lot bigger overall then the 17' Casita. I have to admit the same thing again, never saw the inside of an Escape until the one I just bought and really had never seen one up close and 4' extra sure is a lot bigger and wonder how much that will effect the ease of towing and getting into campsites.
Yes we are very excited about our new home on wheels and the fact we plan on being camp host in our retirement life (still about 4 years away unfortunately) still believe this extra space will be something we like having but I guess time will tell.
THANK YOU for all the advice many of you have shared on this forum.
Safe travels to all and if you see a 21' Escape with GA tag please ask miss that Casita yet?
Steve and Patty