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Old 06-24-2016, 12:35 PM   #15
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Don't give up your search for a Casita 17. There are so many used ones out there. We love our 16' (with bathroom and dinette area) but we are shorter. Just remember - you are camping, not RVing. So your life will be out of doors most of the time. And one writer is right, you lean a bit to do dishes and cook, I think you will be surprised if you give the Casita 17 another look. Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:07 PM   #16
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According to statistics I found after a brief search, greater than 95% of women are shorter than 5'10' and the average American male is 5'10". That makes something like 75% of the U.S. population can stand up straight in the Casita 16's 5'10". I'm 5'10"(in my stocking feet, when I stand up straight...first thing in the morning).

I generally exit the trailer first thing in the morning with static electricity hair. But then, that's what a hats for, besides covering up my bald spot.

The 16 footer design has been around since at least the 80's. Not a bad starting point to meet 75% of the market. Perhaps somebody decided it was a decent starting point of the height vs. cost tradeoff.


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Old 06-24-2016, 01:11 PM   #17
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It might be... well... it has been a long time coming, and it'll probably be a while yet 'til I get my trailer, but I'm still looking around the 'Net on a regular basis to see what all is out there. Anyway, it really struck me as beyond odd that all but one of the Casita models have an interior height of 5' 10". When I first saw that months ago (and being 6 feet tall) I couldn't believe it and sent an email to the company to ask why such a low ceiling. I never did get a response. All that to say, does anyone else find it odd that a company would lose out on prospective customers just because of a design like that? I'm actually one of the shorter men in my family so I pictured one of my 6' 5" uncle laughing their butt off when seeing that 5'10" figure.
This is the height of the 13' Casita. The bigger trailers are taller. This also why I bought a Scamp. I can stand up in my Scamp. I do most of the cooking and like to stand without running head into the ceiling while cooking.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:21 PM   #18
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Casita 16 versus Scamp 16.

[QUOTE=David in Maryland;594652]It might be... well... it has been a long time coming, and it'll probably be a while yet 'til I get my trailer, but I'm still looking around the 'Net on a regular basis to see what all is out there. Anyway, it really struck me as beyond odd that all but one of the Casita models have an interior height of 5' 10". When I first saw that months ago (and being 6 feet tall) I couldn't believe it and sent an email to the company to ask why such a low ceiling. I never did get a response. All that to say, does anyone else find it odd that a company would lose out on prospective customers just because of a design like that? I'm actually one of the shorter men in my family so I pictured one of my 6' 5" uncle laughing their butt off when seeing that 5'10" figure.[/QUOTE

I'm 6'1". We used our son's Casita 16 for a year without any real issues however when it came to buying our own fiberglass trailer we bought a Scamp 16 for the extra head room.

That first year we went to a Casita Rally in Texas, just a couple of Scamps, mostly Casitas. Virtually every Casita 16 owner who came in our trailer thought we owned a Scamp 17. The extra height, the wider aisle and the front window gave them all the impression of bigger volume. I've lived in both, discounting the height difference, I found them both to be nice trailers. I do like the Scamp better.

If I owned a Casita 16, I doubt I would trade to get a Scamp. The travel is everything.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:14 AM   #19
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There are a lot of people buying small trailers, like us , where the Casita 16 still gives us 3" of head room.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:13 PM   #20
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I love my 16SD! With a no AC on the roof, a high lift axle and the raised rear end, it's got the kind of clearance that lets me go on forestry service roads you'd never dare to take a 17'.
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:13 PM   #21
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Crazy trailer hack... I am installing a 26x38x4" (Icon #12113) skylight dome along the centerline of my Sunrader to accommodate my 6'4 husband. It should be framed in and sealed up by the end of the week. I'll let you know how it goes.

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