Picked up our new Casita from the factory yesterday. Arrived at 7:30am. One couple was already there, and another couple arrived shortly after we did, with a 4th pickup arriving a couple hours later.
Was interesting, and fun. Casita techs installed a new Brake Controller, as the one that I'd brought was non-functional out of the box.
Did the factory tour - fascinating.
New intel: Casita is going to build another factory, and will have a 22' model coming out in 5 years or so. They have already bought the land.
The trip home: the Casita pulls very well, and brakes very well. Mileage with our Jeep Grand Cherokee (with the 360hp "hemi" engine) was an average of 13.3 mpg at 65-70 mph, which is a full 3mpg better than when we pulled an Rpod, but still a bit less than I'd hoped.
About 50 miles away from the factory we hit some tire debris on the road. There was traffic all around, and we had nowhere to go. It hit hard, and I looked underneath the Casita and didn't see any damage. There is a lot of exposed lines & pipes under the trailer, and it's obviously a matter of time before some of that stuff gets ripped out or broken by road debris. Clearly some sort of protection needs to be devised...
Got the Casita put away when we got home. Wife & I were checking it out, and layed down on the bed (with our dog), and all 3 of us fell asleep for about an hour.
We're going to enjoy this Casita!