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#1 jgilliam1955

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 04:59 AM

This July we are having some upgrades down by Little Home on the Road - We know Casita's.  What upgrades have you done or wish you had done?  We bought our 2019 Casita with the Lift Kit. We are going to have the shocks installed, Battery Tray, Thinking about the Window Awnings & Front Cargo carrier. 

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#2 Hot Toddy

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 05:25 AM

If you are a new owner, most of us would recommend that you camp in your trailer a bit before investing in a bunch of upgrades. Figure out how you camp first and then select the upgrades that best fit your style. Many of us have found we can get buy with less, hence the small footprint of our rigs. Personally I have hauled out way more than I thought I needed. We packed a bunch of games, puzzles, etc. to keep us busy but have found that during downtime we would rather cook, walk the campground, or read. The two upgrades that I like best about our trailer is replacing the bathroom door with a folding accordion door, and laying vinyl plank over the carpet. It is so much easier to sweep than vacuum. Enjoy your trailer for a few months before investing money into upgrades you may find you don't need. Best of luck!

 

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#3 Euphoria

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:17 AM

On the other side of the coin, many of us view "modding" as a therapy. Here's my list to date. I'm sure that you won't need, or even want all of these, but I just threw it out there to give you some ideas. You may find a few things you might like, but it's your decision. Just some ideas for you anyway. Of course, this is overkill for most folks, but it keeps me out of trouble.  :rofl2:

 

Casita Trailer, 2008, 17’ SD (Price New) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $16,517.00

 

ELECTRICAL AND APPLIANCE UPGRADES:

Battery Cut-off Switch ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $69.50

15 Amp/30Amp Shore Power Adapter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $12.00

50 Amp/30 Amp Shore Power Adapter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $23.00

AC Voltage Meter, Plug-in ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $20.00

12 VDC Permanently Mounted Voltmeter --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

Marinco 120 VAC 30 Amp Marine Twist-lock Shore Power Receptacle ------------------------------------------------------------- $65.00

4 ft. Trailer Coiled “Break-away” switch w/clip & ring ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $13.00

Refrigerator Control Panel Button Guard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $9.50

Refrigerator Hinge Saver Plates, (2 Ea.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $45.00

Micro-Air Easy Start for Air Conditioner ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $338.00

Progressive Dynamics PD 4645, 45 Amp 4-Stage Converter/Charger Upgrade w/Charge Wizard ------------------------ $208.00

Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Electrical Management System, Hard-wired, w/Remote Readout Panel --------- $300.00

King RV Antenna, VQ4900, (Dish Network) Digital HD Satellite Television Antenna w/controller--------------------------- $350.00

Samsung 19” Digital Color TV ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $235.00

Jensen JDVD 1500, AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth Stereo Radio ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $158.00

Dual Electronics Transparent Marine Radio Waterproof Housing -------------------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

AM/FM Rubber Ducky Marine Radio Antenna --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $15.00

Polk Audio Atrium 4 Weatherproof Stereo Speakers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $94.00

LED Interior Replacement Lamps for Fixtures ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $175.00

3-Way Porch Light Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $30.00

Digital Thermostat for Furnace/Air Conditioner and Control Relay Upgrade ------------------------------------------------------ $75.00

LED Rear (3rd Light) Brake/Directional Light Bar ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $42.00

4-Pin Flat Lead trailer Light Connector (For rear Trailer Receiver Hitch) ---------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

120 VAC Duplex Receptacle in Closet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $45.00

 

 

STRUCTURAL, CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR:

“Stow-Away” Brand Roto-Molded Hitch Mounted Storage Box ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $578.00

Upgraded 15” Good Year Endurance Load Range E Tires and Rims -------------------------------------------------------------- $620.00

Steel Water Heater Spring-Loaded Cover Latch Assy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $4.00

Molded Shelving Kit for Front Closet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $270.00

OMW Casita Shock Absorber Kit ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $378.00

EDWIN RV Entry Door Window ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $172.00

Custom Window Screen for EDWIN Door Window -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $37.00

Extruded Aluminum Keder Rail slide-in awning track, 7’6” Long --------------------------------------------------------------------- $40.00

Marti’s Awnings, “Clinton Graphite” Sunbrella fabric 7’6” X 7’6” Keder rail slide-in awning w/stuff bag ------------------- $225.00

Add-A-Drawer Under-table Sliding Drawers (2 Ea.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $40.00

Excel Premium Euro Pillow-Top Full Mattress ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $369.00

Peninsula Glass 6” X 10” Porthole Window, Series 1600 (Front of Trailer) ------------------------------------------------------ $174.00

Casita Bathroom Openable Window w/Privacy glass (Galley Window) ----------------------------------------------------------- $109.00

Upper & Lower Fridge Vent Bug Screens --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $53.00

Jack-E-Up Trailer Tongue Landing Wheel Removable Mount Bracket -------------------------------------------------------------- $62.00

Heavy Duty 3/16” X 3” Steel Square Channel Tubing (Bumper) and 2” Receiver Hitch Tube ------------------------------- $240.00

BAL Deluxe Scissor Jacks, 24” 7,500 Lb. Rated, (X4), Frame Mounted ---------------------------------------------------------- $177.00

Scissor Jack Custom Mounting Plates (LHC) (X4) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $75.00

Double Entry Step Kit, (LHC) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $195.00

6” X 11” RV Hatch Door (for Surge Protector Compartment) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- $85.00

Maxx-Air RV Roof Fan Vent Cover ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $28.00

Additional Convenience Light on Left Side, (Mounted Over Utilities Hook-up Area) -------------------------------------------- $10.00

 

 

PLUMBING UPGRADES:

Sea-Land #511 Traveler, Ceramic RV Toilet Assembly ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $250.00

Krowne Stainless Steel 12" x 18" Drop-In Hand Sink w/ 6" Gooseneck Spout Faucet - HS-1419 ------------------------------- $212.00

Outside Shower Mixing Valve w/Quick Disconnect Hose Fittings ------------------------------------------------------------------ $62.50

Gray Water Tank Vent Mod Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $7.00

Hep-Vo Shower Drain Mod Kit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $66.00

Hep-Vo Galley Sink Drain Mod Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $45.50

Rhino Sewer Hose and End Fittings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $65.00


"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Sir Isaac Newton

 

Greg & Brenda

2008 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe

Casita Club # 2754


#4 Jerrybob

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:46 AM

The fun thing with owning a Casita....camping the way you like.  I agree with Toddy....go camping see what you need.  I respect Greg....the guy has done an incredible job with his upgrades....plus....he loves doing them and is good at it.  We love our Casita as much as anybody.....aside from a few factory upgrades that the original owner had put on....our trailer is very basic.....just the way we like it. We did put a good mattress in the trailer...we leave the back table down all the time....I did strap a PVC pipe on the back bumper for the sewer hose to prevent rusting out the bumper.....other than those things....we just go camping and enjoy our trailer.  I am sure you will find out what you need after a few trips as well......if you need a hobby or like to tinker....mods can keep you busy for a long time.   Good luck...safe travels. 


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#5 Meadowlark

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:28 AM

Toddy and Jerrybob hit it. So did Greg (Euphoria) but he is a wizard at engineering stuff like that, and we are not.

 

We have a 2011 SD.

 

But as for modifications or upgrades? Well, we dedicated the back table to a SOuthern Mattress Co mattress. It's a booger to put sheets on it but the sleep value is worth it.  As Toddy said, on our way down to Rice in 2011 to pick up our SD, the back of our Tundra was packed to the gills..you would have thought we were pioneers crossing the Great Plains. We've pared Stuph down to just what we need.

Mods? don't trust the refrigerator fan to work very well. We changed ours out (and put a Mod on this forum) and since then haven't had any trouble with the fridge faulting out due to heat. If you didn't get the awning, you're going to want the fan, especially if you're camping in hot climates.

We stored away the cushions for the table seats and installed oak chairs, like captain's chairs. THe chairs came from Goodwill-good solid 'kitchen chairs' that cost less than the cushions, I imagine. The swivels came from West Marine. All we did was cut off the legs, install a swivel on the bottom of the seat, built a support that filled up the top entryway of the cabinet. Now we have more room, behind the chairs for 'stuph' and the chairs swivel. The only problem is the cushions we bought for the chairs are not so much cushions but are cat magnets...;-)

We put the shocks on and don't regret it at all. Get GOOD tires...we have the Maxx 8008E's and they are well worth the money...the tires the factory installs are junk, and until just recently, they didn't even bother to balance them!

Remember, you should balance the load in the casita, so if you have a lot of weight on the back end, you should balance it out with weight on the front...and vice versa.

Let's see. We put the HEPVO valve on the galley sink. By removing the P trap underneath, you free up more useable room underneath. Keep an eye on it, it has worked loose on ours in the past.

We put the fast drain feature on the gray water. It seems to help speed things up, drainage wise.

We installed the roof fan vent cover, very nice when it's raining.

I highly recommend changing out the 12v automotive light bulbs for LEDs. The draw is far less on the battery..FAR less, and the LEDs are much brighter.

There's a lot of nitnoid things that are small but still worthy of doing. For instance, the bug screens for the refrigerator vents and the other vents around the Casita. They keep wasps out. I don't know what it is about the Casita that attracts them but wasps just LOVE ours. I can't remember how many times I've had to remove a nest that they've built underneath. Even in the little vents on the bottom portion of the window frames (outside)...at least once a season, I'll run a wire through them because a wasp has set up shop in one.


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

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"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."


#6 Euphoria

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:41 AM

To me, these trailers are like "Barbie Dolls" for grown ups. There's no limit to how much you can "accessorize" it.    :D


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"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Sir Isaac Newton

 

Greg & Brenda

2008 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe

Casita Club # 2754


#7 West Texan

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:09 AM

I got my 2020 LD at the end of October. I am still a newbie to the Casita World. Within a matter of days, I ordered three things for my lil ole aig. I ordered the icebox button protector, after turning it off, when bumping the off button, when going in and out. I ordered the fridge hinge support after reading a lot of posts about the factory hinges breaking. Just as a precaution, I ordered the -Jack Here- stickers to place on the frame. These may be little things to some owners, but I felt they were some big things that I needed. I have also ordered the receiver hitch as to where I can place a carrier basket to haul my mesquite wood for grilling and other small sized necessities. I am now trying to figure out which gel/foam mattress to buy.
I am sure there will be a few more things that I will pick up on down the road. First, I gotta get out and do some camping to find out what might be missing or not needed.
Be safe in your journeys and have fun always.
Jim

#8 Meadowlark

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:07 PM

We did all those, too, W. Texan. I just forgot.


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

2011 17" Spirit Deluxe, "Grus Egg"

 

"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."


#9 Carol Christensen

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:45 PM

Our Liberty does not have the high lift.  But if we did have, I would get the double steps.  Also, the high-rise faucet (if it will fit).  Yes to the battery tray and fridge button protector.


Carol Christensen
2005 17' LD Nova & 2001 Toyota 4Runner

pre-Nova was Ova-the-Rainbow 1999 17' LD (sold)



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#10 Euphoria

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 06:58 AM

Our Liberty does not have the high lift.  But if we did have, I would get the double steps.  Also, the high-rise faucet (if it will fit).  Yes to the battery tray and fridge button protector.

Since we aren't getting any younger either, and my wife is starting to develop some hip issues, the double entry step is a big benefit. Many people take for granted their ability to just amble up and down stairs, but if that first one is a little too high, it can not only be inconvenient, but even downright painful. Just saying that we like it.

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"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Sir Isaac Newton

 

Greg & Brenda

2008 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe

Casita Club # 2754


#11 jgilliam1955

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 10:12 AM

On the other side of the coin, many of us view "modding" as a therapy. Here's my list to date. I'm sure that you won't need, or even want all of these, but I just threw it out there to give you some ideas. You may find a few things you might like, but it's your decision. Just some ideas for you anyway. Of course, this is overkill for most folks, but it keeps me out of trouble.  :rofl2:

 

Casita Trailer, 2008, 17’ SD (Price New) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $16,517.00

 

ELECTRICAL AND APPLIANCE UPGRADES:

Battery Cut-off Switch ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $69.50

15 Amp/30Amp Shore Power Adapter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $12.00

50 Amp/30 Amp Shore Power Adapter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $23.00

AC Voltage Meter, Plug-in ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $20.00

12 VDC Permanently Mounted Voltmeter --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

Marinco 120 VAC 30 Amp Marine Twist-lock Shore Power Receptacle ------------------------------------------------------------- $65.00

4 ft. Trailer Coiled “Break-away” switch w/clip & ring ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $13.00

Refrigerator Control Panel Button Guard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $9.50

Refrigerator Hinge Saver Plates, (2 Ea.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $45.00

Micro-Air Easy Start for Air Conditioner ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $338.00

Progressive Dynamics PD 4645, 45 Amp 4-Stage Converter/Charger Upgrade w/Charge Wizard ------------------------ $208.00

Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Electrical Management System, Hard-wired, w/Remote Readout Panel --------- $300.00

King RV Antenna, VQ4900, (Dish Network) Digital HD Satellite Television Antenna w/controller--------------------------- $350.00

Samsung 19” Digital Color TV ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $235.00

Jensen JDVD 1500, AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth Stereo Radio ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $158.00

Dual Electronics Transparent Marine Radio Waterproof Housing -------------------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

AM/FM Rubber Ducky Marine Radio Antenna --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $15.00

Polk Audio Atrium 4 Weatherproof Stereo Speakers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $94.00

LED Interior Replacement Lamps for Fixtures ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $175.00

3-Way Porch Light Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $30.00

Digital Thermostat for Furnace/Air Conditioner and Control Relay Upgrade ------------------------------------------------------ $75.00

LED Rear (3rd Light) Brake/Directional Light Bar ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $42.00

4-Pin Flat Lead trailer Light Connector (For rear Trailer Receiver Hitch) ---------------------------------------------------------- $35.00

120 VAC Duplex Receptacle in Closet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $45.00

 

 

STRUCTURAL, CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR:

“Stow-Away” Brand Roto-Molded Hitch Mounted Storage Box ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $578.00

Upgraded 15” Good Year Endurance Load Range E Tires and Rims -------------------------------------------------------------- $620.00

Steel Water Heater Spring-Loaded Cover Latch Assy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $4.00

Molded Shelving Kit for Front Closet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $270.00

OMW Casita Shock Absorber Kit ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $378.00

EDWIN RV Entry Door Window ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $172.00

Custom Window Screen for EDWIN Door Window -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $37.00

Extruded Aluminum Keder Rail slide-in awning track, 7’6” Long --------------------------------------------------------------------- $40.00

Marti’s Awnings, “Clinton Graphite” Sunbrella fabric 7’6” X 7’6” Keder rail slide-in awning w/stuff bag ------------------- $225.00

Add-A-Drawer Under-table Sliding Drawers (2 Ea.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $40.00

Excel Premium Euro Pillow-Top Full Mattress ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $369.00

Peninsula Glass 6” X 10” Porthole Window, Series 1600 (Front of Trailer) ------------------------------------------------------ $174.00

Casita Bathroom Openable Window w/Privacy glass (Galley Window) ----------------------------------------------------------- $109.00

Upper & Lower Fridge Vent Bug Screens --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $53.00

Jack-E-Up Trailer Tongue Landing Wheel Removable Mount Bracket -------------------------------------------------------------- $62.00

Heavy Duty 3/16” X 3” Steel Square Channel Tubing (Bumper) and 2” Receiver Hitch Tube ------------------------------- $240.00

BAL Deluxe Scissor Jacks, 24” 7,500 Lb. Rated, (X4), Frame Mounted ---------------------------------------------------------- $177.00

Scissor Jack Custom Mounting Plates (LHC) (X4) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $75.00

Double Entry Step Kit, (LHC) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $195.00

6” X 11” RV Hatch Door (for Surge Protector Compartment) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- $85.00

Maxx-Air RV Roof Fan Vent Cover ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $28.00

Additional Convenience Light on Left Side, (Mounted Over Utilities Hook-up Area) -------------------------------------------- $10.00

 

 

PLUMBING UPGRADES:

Sea-Land #511 Traveler, Ceramic RV Toilet Assembly ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $250.00

Krowne Stainless Steel 12" x 18" Drop-In Hand Sink w/ 6" Gooseneck Spout Faucet - HS-1419 ------------------------------- $212.00

Outside Shower Mixing Valve w/Quick Disconnect Hose Fittings ------------------------------------------------------------------ $62.50

Gray Water Tank Vent Mod Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $7.00

Hep-Vo Shower Drain Mod Kit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $66.00

Hep-Vo Galley Sink Drain Mod Kit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $45.50

Rhino Sewer Hose and End Fittings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $65.00

AWESOME!!!



#12 cottons

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 04:12 PM

My advice would be try what you bought, then decide.  Enjoy your purchase irregardless.



#13 Jerrybob

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 10:27 AM

To me, these trailers are like "Barbie Dolls" for grown ups. There's no limit to how much you can "accessorize" it.    :D

Love it....we're thinking of adding an Easy Bake oven....nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie while sipping a whiskey by the campfire!  Enjoy folks.  


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#14 clover

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 11:53 AM

All  good advice given above. I would repeat one point AGAIN .....get the refrigerator  hinge protectors, they are cheap & easy to install. This is not Casita's fault. Dometic, the maker of the fridge is at fault.

 

You can install them yourself and purchase directly from Little House Customs for  $21.95 https://littlehousec.../store.html#gen

Little House Customs (LHC) is NOT the same as Little Home on the Road (LHR) is affiliated with Orbital Machine Works/Perfect Casita, they do buy some "upgrade" parts from LHC. 

 

I would install a cutoff valve in the pex line feeding the toilet. One of the number on things that fails on RVs with the Thetford toilets is the crummy valve. It will eventually spring a leak. So instead of having to turn all the water off to the camper, you can just shut off the supply to the toilet and continue to camp. Flushing the toilet using a jug of water placed in the bathroom.


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)


#15 West Texan

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 11:53 AM

To me, these trailers are like "Barbie Dolls" for grown ups. There's no limit to how much you can "accessorize" it.    :D

Love it....we're thinking of adding an Easy Bake oven....nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie while sipping a whiskey by the campfire!  Enjoy folks.  
Ole GI Joe (Jim) here (Barbie is out of my league!), has to keep his somewhat simple and fully functional. Cant see the need in putting glitter or lacey things in/on it or pulling a Tim, the Tool Man stunt and over doing it. 🤣
My Casita is related to music .... named after a Beatles song -Day Tripper-, It is treated like KISS -Keep It Simple Stupid-, homely like Ronnie Milsaps song -Lost in the Fifties-, and my travels with Willie Nelsons -On the Road Again-.
Music tells the stories of my life .....

Edited by West Texan, 30 April 2020 - 11:57 AM.

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