Casita Hi Lift axle - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-07-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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Casita Hi Lift axle

Hi I am new to this board, and to trailering! I am interested in the Casita 17ft. Liberty Deluxe, and was wondering about the Hi Lift axle option...Does anyone have any experience with them in terms of highway control, and overall load capacity..? It seems the Caista
s GVWR will be pretty maxed out with all the options..
I plan on doing some dirt road camping in Maine, and was wondering if people thought it was worth going to the Hi Rise. Also does it seem to adversely affect highway handling..? Thanks for any input!
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Old 06-07-2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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Hi James
Welcome to our forum on Fiberglass RVs.One of our Casita owners will read this and get back to you.
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Old 06-07-2003, 01:54 PM   #3
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We have a '03 Casita Liberty and we pull it with a Ford F250 which is an overkill but it was with us before we got the Casita. With this truck we have no need for a WDH but we do have the sway bar which we probably don't need but we use it anyway. Pulls great on all kinds of roads and in the city. We have always had bigger RV so this one really is easy to forget about. Ours has the high lift. It doesn't add much to the lift but every little bit helps. We haven't done any off road camping however we live back in the woods on a rock/dirt county road so every time we go in and out it gets a pretty good test especially if the road had not been graded by the county in a long time. If I ordered today I would still get the Liberty with high lift and no carpet for us. We got the roof A/C, no awning and no furnace and did not get some of the small options that don't weigh much. We did a conversion to twin beds etc. which did add some weight to ours. Didn't change anything about how it pulls. You did not say what type vehicle you will be using so if you post that maybe someone with a vehicle more in line with yours will add their comments. We have a cap or camper shell top on our truck so we really do not carry much inside the Casita. Also there is a forum dealing mostly with Casitas at http://forums.casitaclub.com
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Old 06-07-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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thanxs..

I look foward to it and thanks..! I really like what I see in the Casita for the most part..It would be a long haul from here in Vermont to Texas to buy one, and would like to know as much about it as possible before hand! I looked at a Casita through their owner referral program, and was impressed with their product. There are a few questionable details, such as latches for the doors/cabinets..but mostly a good impression..
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:28 PM   #5
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There are some high lift axles here, but not sure if they are any factory. One guy with a jeep did one, but he may have a Boler.
Suz just had her Casita raised, but it's after the fact of purchase.
let's see who else?? I get the impression they pull well. have you tried a search (upper right hand corner) but if your only going dirt road, the normal one should be high enough. it's the off road going that you really need to be higher up. In my opinion.
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Old 06-07-2003, 06:15 PM   #6
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:wave Hi James,

I had a 2001 - 17' Casita Freedom Deluxe. I had no problem going off road. I bought the High Lift axle for clearance.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3d9b97adc3beeOffRoad-jeep.jpg/>

I sold this trailer and ordered a new one. I am taking delivery the first week of July, a 17’ Liberty Deluxe with another High Lift Axle. I have towed my first 17 footer from California to Arizona, see photo, to Canada. I’ve been in 50 mph cross winds in the deserts of Southern California.

No WDH, and no equalizer. I love the extra space. No dragging going in and out of driveways and easier to empty the black water.

I hope this helps,
webguy

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:06 PM   #7
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Hi Lift help thanks!

I appreciate all the posts..you guys are great to take time out to answer newbie questions! It has been a tremendous help, I definately think I'll go Hi Lift..I plan to tow with a Toyota Tundra V8..
Again thanks and especially to Mike and the great shot of some terrain that looks like hi lift territory!
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