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Old 04-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #15
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Are Casitas insulated? I was under the impression they weren't, just the carpet on the walls.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:54 AM   #16
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Are Casitas insulated? I was under the impression they weren't, just the carpet on the walls.
This page on the Casita Travel Trailer site says "Deluxe Insulation." whatever that means...

Casita Travel Trailer Features You'll find that info under "Interior" the fourth item from the bottom.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:26 PM   #17
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My Casita was a 2010. It didn't seem like it had anything special in the way of insulation, but I will say it kept me warm in the very cold temps, but the heater ran a bunch to do that. The main problem was condensation, even with the carpet on the walls I'd get some dampness around the cushions and such, but nothing major (and I'm in the dry desert). One morning I woke to ice totally covering the windows and ice on the vinyl floor under the throw rugs, they were frozen to the floor. I think it got to about minus 20 that night, though. I was pretty happy with it. But like I said before, I dry camped and had no water in the tanks or hoses.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #18
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I can't think of a trailer (other than owner modified) that doesn't have some sort of insulation.. even if only dead airspace in a double-hull. But I have been in plenty of Bigfoot trailers that DON'T have double-pane windows.
Watch out for the Internet!!

I did make an assumption that Bigfoots had insulated cabins. I do know, for sure, that just because the Bigfoot Cabin is insulated (including double insulated windows), it does not follow that the pipes underneath the trailer are insulated (encased in fiberglass). To say that the Bigfoot has the winter package, the cabin, windows and the pipes need to be insulated.

I will say, that every Bigfoot owner I have communicated with has double paned windows in the cabin. Maybe we need to isolate the model year. I have researched the '88 - '95 Bigfoot 17 model years.

I certainly don't want to pass on bad info.

But ... I did want to caution .... "Buyer beware" ... You need to know what you are looking at.

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #19
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None of the pipes on the latest Bigfoot trailers are insulated. They are however protected from freezing by the cabin heater with ductwork that extends to those areas where piping exist including the enclosed holding tanks. There is a good amount of foam insulation sandwiched between the fiberglass exterior and luan paneling inside, which is very effective in containing the heat in the cabin. Dual-pane windows were an option and I've seen at least one 2008 trailer that had heated and enclosed holding tanks but did not have the dual-pane windows. I don't think a 4-season trailer necessarily requires them. They certainly help but the cabin heater can overcome the difference in heat loss. Lastly, I have to say that insulation of pipes or tanks alone wouldn't do any good in some circumstances unless there was some heat applied.
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We had a a few casita's before we bought our Bigfoot. We loved the Casita's but the bigfoot just suits our needs better for a family of four.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:35 AM   #21
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I will say, that every Bigfoot owner I have communicated with has double paned windows in the cabin. Maybe we need to isolate the model year. I have researched the '88 - '95 Bigfoot 17 model years.
Older Bigfoot trailers, before the fire in '94, did not have dual pane windows. Sometime after that they became an option. There was somewhat of a winter package offered by putting a false floor in where the holding tanks went inside.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:17 AM   #22
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(Standard on all 17 foot models on all sides) 1 " High Density EPS Insulation (R6)


*Factory Winter Kit For the 1500 series 17 foot:


-Solar Reflective Thermal Pane Windows
-Heated & Insulated Holding Tanks
-Fantastic Fan (Exhaust) - this is a new addition obviously when the fan came to market. PS note to Brandy!

Unless the customer orders their trailer with duo pane windows (or the winter kit) the standard 17 foot Big Foot will have single pane glass. The 1" body insulation to R6 on all sides is standard.
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