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#16 clover

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 03:33 PM

the classified ads might be missing since for more than a month (when Eric last updated the servers) it has not been possible to post any pictures

 

Eric is no long "plugged in" to this forum. He's no longer has a Casita and is kind enough to keep it up and running. 

 

When the other "denomination" of the Casita-Cult split off, and formed another forum, this forum started to decline in numbers and activity. I've read many subtle "slams" against this site posted on the other forum but never the reverse.  The Gurus do have a loyal following.........

 

So, as much as we all would hate to loose this forum, it may be coming to closure.  :(


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#17 cottons

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:51 AM

I hope not.



#18 West Texan

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

It is sad when good forums close. I am a mod on another forum and we are being overrun by porn bots. The admin has been MIA for the last three years. I do not have the authority to change things to stop the bots. As for now, I can only delete their posts at least four or five times daily, to keep the forum clean of their posts. It has been a great board with many members that visited daily. It was started back in 2002. Now, I see maybe three-four-five members posting monthly, if that. I know that people move on in life, but there are those that are just starting theirs with these passions (camping, Camaros, or whatever). It is nice that Eric is leaving the board open, but for how long? Maybe he could help, by finding someone else to help co-admin the board and get it growing again. I found a home with my other board and have made numerous friends all over the world by being a part of it. I have only personally met one Casita owner, but I am a newbie and will hopefully be meeting many more. If this board closes, I will only be able to meet others by meeting them at camping spots.
I know very little about my Casita - Day Tripper, and will/would be asking questions from time to time about things. Again, if this board fizzles, I will be in the dark with no answers to my questions, so I will post things to keep things alive here, whether it be stupid/funny/informative or what.
I hope people will understand my humor is to put smiles (even if only for a second) on peoples faces and to cheer up their world, if in times of a hardness in their lives.
Have a Happy Holidays, stay safe in your many miles of traveling, and may you find the greatest camping spots!
Jim
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#19 Carol Christensen

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:12 PM

Jim,

I appreciate your efforts and your posts, if more new members just jumped in and posted, as you have, it would help.  We used to share info on favorite campgrounds, travels, interesting places to visit, meals, etc.  I realize it's not easy to share without the ability to post photos but I was able to share a few photos by saving them as a pdf before posting them.


Edited by Carol Christensen, 28 November 2019 - 02:36 PM.

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#20 Carol Christensen

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:54 PM

Clover has some good points.

Even though Eric sold his Casita many years ago he continued to keep Casita Club going.  Eric also has other websites (at least one older than CC), and today I looked at a couple of those.  The latest post I found from him was in mid-Sept.  He was last on CC Oct 6, 2019.

I'm not at all sure he would abandon us without at least letting us know he has had to cut back.  After all, he's known some of us for 20 years or more.    Actually, I'm a little worried about him.  It may be that a personal problem has come up that takes precedent over his websites right now. 

 

But, at this point, I have to wonder if CC can get past this slump.  Especially since so many of our more active members were the ones who shared photos and now that they can't, we don't hear from them very often. :(


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#21 NASA42 B

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:57 AM

Folks......

 

"......But, at this point, I have to wonder if CC can get past this slump.  Especially since so many of our more active members were the ones who shared photos and now that they can't, we don't hear from them very often.  :("  I tend to agree with Carol.

 

I belong to Casita Club, Casita Forum, and Fiberglass RV.   I have participated in and enjoyed all three, for each had its' own "personality".  Regretfully, I've used the past tense because here we have increasingly lost a feeling of confidence and assurance.  Although we still have a loyal community, it's numbers seem greatly reduced.   Many of those formerly active missing individuals probably may be found on the other two major mfrv forums, whose activity level is undiminished.   Although I lack knowledge of the ultimate cause behind Eric's absence from the situation, the prognosis for this patient is becoming dire.

 

Frank   :unsure:

 

 

 

 

 

 



#22 clover

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 11:26 AM

West Texan

 

You can meet a lot of great Casita folks at some of the Rallies. The two big ones in Texas is the Blue Bonnet in April that is held in Bandera and the PineKnot if fall held at Salmon Lake in Grapeland, TX. The Casita folks for the most part are very friendly & helpful. In general it is folks retired or close to retirement. Although we have seen some younger folks join in, which has been great. For a number of years my son (now 17) was the only kid at the rallies. He loves the rallies, it was like having 100s of grand parents! 

 

Only a small percentage of Casita owners are active on any of the forums. Also, a very small percentage that attend the rallies are active on the forums. In the past the host couples that put on the Blue Bonnet rally were only on the forums to announce the rally dates and time to sign-up. The guy that hosts the Quartzite  Rally that is NOT a designated Casita rally, but a fiberglass RV rally only comes on either of the Casita forums to announce the dates, signup & activities. 

 

If you want to attend BlueBonnet make sure you sign up the first 24 hours to get a spot. If you miss getting signed up early get on the wait list. The almost never have anyone that gets left out of the rally because of cancellation. PineKnot has unlimited number of sites available. 


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#23 Hot Toddy

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:35 AM

Before you start performing CPR on this site, I cant help but notice there are plenty of people on this site. I see 500, 600, 700, and 800 views on these posts started within the past few months. There is only so much discussion that can take place on batteries, tires, light bulbs, and leaks. And I am not sure what the expectation of Eric should be beyond creating a safe space for like-minded people to share ideas? Personally I like having a site where there arent a bunch of self-proclaimed monitors scrutinizing and passing judgement on everything that is said. As long as you are respectful to others, you should be able to share your opinion. The best thing about advice is that it is free and you dont have to take it.

This site has always felt safe to me, that is why I prefer it. Especially for new Casita owners. I grew weary asking questions on the other site, only to have some old crone respond that my subject matter had been discussed and that I needed to search for my answer in the subject specific forums. Half the time that information was so outdated that it no longer applied to my specific question. I have received solid advice from many of you on this site within five or six responses.Which is another benefit of this site. I dont need to sift through 50 responses to find my answer, especially when 48 of them are the same response.

I liked Clovers post on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge as a must see destination. I also used to participate in the monthly photography contest, even thought I never won it. HA! Although I have never met most of you, I feel like I know you all. So this site definitely has its purpose and benefit for me. Everyone here has a voice, so keep posting. When people find their voice, they will respond.

Toddy

Edited by Hot Toddy, 30 November 2019 - 08:38 AM.

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#24 Jerrybob

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:37 AM

I agree Toddy....this site feels like you're talking to friends and neighbors.....other sites not so much.  I like the CC forum.....keep posting folks!



#25 clover

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:52 AM

 Personally I like having a site where there arent a bunch of self-proclaimed monitors scrutinizing and passing judgement on everything that is said. 

I dont need to sift through 50 responses to find my answer, especially when 48 of them are the same response.
 

AMEN!  self-proclaimed "high school" hall monitors trying to be in the "click"  

48 people that like to hear themselves talk (post). Then tend to trash this forum, yet come and post here...........

 

Just wish we could get posting pictures back.........


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#26 Alva

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:25 PM

I HAVE been a member since 2003 and bought my first 1987 casita on this site. Later moved up to A two year old 16 foot barley used as the husband was diagnosed with Sun downers. I now have have a 2006 17 footer. I lurk the news and advice daily but never got to travel far since I have been caregiver to my three family members and have little to share outside of WI. I found a 17 ft. Casita on this site for a friend and once I saw how I could stand up without bending,the freezer (YUM ICE CREAM) and measured until I found 11 inches was in the width of the bed I found my forever 17 foot. Having lurked daily I also found the more square back and rear window that opens heaven.
Don't stop sharing as there are any more of us than you have heard from.
Happy holidays,
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#27 Carol Christensen

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for posting, Alva.  It's great to meet you after all these years.

 

As you know, CC members are scattered in every state.  Some Casitans travel short distances, some long but, to me, it's always interesting to hear about areas both near and far. 

 

Happy holidays to you too.


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#28 Carol Christensen

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:35 AM

Test.

 

Roland's Crystal Casitapost-36425-1051466880.jpg

The Crystal Casita

 

Hooray!!! Photos are back.  Thank you, Eric.


Edited by Carol Christensen, 07 January 2020 - 09:47 AM.

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#29 Jim&Clare

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:43 AM

Why yes they are.

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Thats great.

 

Now we need an autoshrinker so we can upload normal size photos.

But nevertheless thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

Jim

 

 

 


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Where is Jim now? Hiding in the UK until Covid passes.


#30 clover

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:26 PM

Whoopie!

 

Merry Christmas to CC, just two weeks late.  

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Trails!
Clover
2003 17' SD
2002 F350 Diesel Crew Cab
(I know it is overkill but we live on a real ranch it takes a vacation with the Casita)