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Another First-Time Casita Owner - 1987 16'

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#1 luckey115

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:55 AM

Hi all,


I just purchased a newly restored 16-foot1987 Casita and my wife and I already love it.  It's totally rejuvenating our passion for camping.  


There's just one small problem with it -- the entry door doesn't seal on the bottom and there's a gap between it and the frame of the trailer.  Not so good for towing in the rain.  I'm hoping to call Casita next week when they re-open, but in the mean time, anyone have any ideas?




#2 Tom Haberski

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:35 AM

Search this and the other Casita forum for info.  This is common on 16 footers, I have it and new door gasketing, a new striker plate for the latch and foam strips down there for sealing help.  Tighten the hinges, make sure they're OK and not sprung or damaged.  You can minimize the gap, but likely not eliminate it.

#3 justus2

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:32 AM

I will ditto the last reply.

We had the same problem with our 97 - replaced the striker bar but the latch also showed significant wear so we replaced that also. And, the gasket does tend to loose it's shape - so that also helped. No leaks now.