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#1 JerryC

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:56 PM

Your Casita just became more valuable, today.
Saw this on a Casita Facebook page. I assume it's true.

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#2 Rob and Linda

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:36 PM

Your Casita just became more valuable, today.
Saw this on a Casita Facebook page. I assume it's true.


Well, with Facebook you never know.

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#3 Hot Toddy

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:55 AM

That is a big jump in price. I suspect Building materials have increased in price, as it seems like everything is difficult to get nowadays, but I dont think theyve gone up 10%. That would have a huge domino effect throughout our economy, housing, manufacturing, energy, transportation, etc. we would definitely feel that bite in our biscuits.

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#4 JerryC

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:38 AM

I purchased a sheet of 1/2 inch lauan plywood in April. It was $34.00 and change
Priced another sheet last week. $48.00 and change. It's coming, everywhere.

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#5 West Texan

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:24 AM

They are putting a few extras on the last 2020 models also, some are standard and some are options. I called about getting some of the standard items to add to my Casita, being they werent installing them when it was built. I was told that they couldnt sell me anything yet.

#6 Dutchman

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:11 PM

Speaking of price increase:

 

In 1960, as a new immigrant, I bought my first car, a 1951 maroon Chevy two door coupe with Powerglide, for $500. Bank didn't know me so I made a loan with a finance company. At healthy interest. A few months ago I saw an identical beautifully painted maroon 1951 Chevy two door coupe on a lot in Sierra Vista. For a cool $25,000. Shoulda kept the Chevy. Shoulda shoulda. :(

 

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Edouard Trautwein, #1372  

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Casita living - Luxury on two wheels.

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#7 West Texan

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:39 PM

Dutchman,
In 1968, I bought my first car; 1956 two door Del-Ray. Metallic Bluebonnet Blue with a black roll and tucked interior. It was powered by a 265 bored and stroked to a 292. That was coupled to a cast iron powerglide and a 4:11 positrac rear end. The neat thing? I still own that Chevy. 👍🏻
I have had many unique vehicles that I wished I could have kept, but one must move on. Now, I have four Camaros, four Chevy trucks, and four motorcycles. Who knows what is next .... I am eyeballing a 1956 Chevy two door handyman wagon. 😉
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#8 Meadowlark

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:40 AM

West Texan, do you need an intervention? ;-)

 

Bet that Del-Ray roars...

I worked with a guy (when I was stationed in MD.) who bought a used 440 Fury from the MD State Police. He stripped it of all official decals, etc, but kept the spotlight. Then he'd FLY down the highways, and that was in the days when MD had a lot of troopers on the road watching for speeders...they had a big semi named Mother Goose that they'd shoot radar from the back, use old grama and grampa cars as camoflauge,  even put a trooper with a radar gun in the back of a hay truck, etc. I rode with Bob (the owner of the Fury) once. He had a personal best of making it from Hagerstown to DC in less 45 minutes. I was in the passenger seat..he opened that big ol' engine up and just roared past a MD State Trooper,the guy WAVED...then suddenly realized that it was no longer a cop car. But by then, we were GONE. Holy cow, that thing could GO.


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#9 West Texan

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:07 AM

This is Jenny, Joanie, and Julie.
The one on the left, Jenny, is one of two 427/630 hp Camaro Convertibles built. The one in the middle, Joanie, is the very last Camaro SS, 30th anniversary, LT-4 #100 out of 100 made. The one on the right, Julie, is 1 of 4 550 hp Coupe. There were only 50 of these Performance Edition Camaros (the red Camaros) made by GMMG.
I like my unique toys. LOL

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#10 Jerrybob

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

My first car was a 58 Del Rey....I bought it for $150 drove it a year before selling it for $300....I thought I'd made a killing.  Great car....used to turn on the radio and wait a minute or so for the tubes to warm up.   Last car I restored was a 53 Chevy 210.....all original.....powerslide tranny.....sold it about 10 years ago to a guy down in Oregon.   He visited last year.....she still is a beauty.  


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#11 Dutchman

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:34 PM

OOPS!  Sorry I hijacked the thread.

Dutchman


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#12 Meadowlark

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:18 PM

That's what we do, Dutchman. I'm as guilty of it as you are.


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#13 West Texan

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:38 PM

(Raising hand ...) Me, too! 🙈

#14 friz

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:35 AM

I'd just like to get my standard shift 74 Vega GT station wagon yellow with black racing stripes back.


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#15 Jerrybob

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 07:50 PM

Speaking of hijacking a thread.....word to the wise.....don't name your dog "Shark" if you plan to spend time at the beach.  


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