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Old 05-06-2019, 12:04 PM   #1
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Casita with front bath and side bunks, anyone order this layout?

I put down the deposit today! Just trying to sort out a few details. Got to talking about how we waited so long to order because we were going back and fourth as to if the bathroom or extra sleeping space was more worth it. Most all of our trips will be with fewer people but when most or all of the kids come along I know they’d appreciate beds, or at least fewer people in the tent/mattresses in the back of the suv.

I asked a question that had been bugging me: how do the ‘sleeps 6’ casitas actually sleep six? He said the dinette is replaced by bunk beds and not only that but they could do that with ours if we wanted it. Bathroom plus bunk beds. Sleeps 4 plus a bathroom (or me and two toddlers on the big bed so 5 plus a bathroom). We won’t be camping with that many very often but that sure would be nice when we do. The older kids would still be out in a tent but they prefer that unless the weather is truly awful in which case we pack up and go home or to a hotel.

The thing is the pictures make it look a tad cramped and it means folding up the bed every single day to have a place to sit when it’s just a few of us going which will be the vast majority of our trips. It does look nicely done in the pictures though, I’ll say that.

So does anyone have this layout or been in a casita that has it in person? Can you still move around enough to use the kitchen area? Does it feel like a living space or a barracks?
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:44 AM   #3
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Casita with front bath and side bunks, anyone order this layout?

There’s a Casita Spirit for sale right now in the classifieds that has an owner-built removable bunk in the side dinette space. Looks pretty clever and easy to take in and out.

https://www.fiberglassclassifieds.co...tdeluxe-sd-261

Advantages: bring it only when you need it, keep the large window, side dinette table makes extra food prep space when the bunk’s not in use, buy used and save $$ for travel. Win-win.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. That one sounds great but I’ve already put down my deposit with the factory. I ordered it with the dinette after deciding that having all that unusable space would drive me nuts when camping with just two.

Then, the day after signing the finalized paperwork, I saw a picture online where the bunks were a couch. I didn’t know if that’s how it came from the factory or if it was a custom thing someone had done (which I know we’re not handy enough to attempt) or if it was only available with front bunks in a standard (which was the model in the picture).

I called our salesperson right away to ask about it. Turns out the bunks/couch thing is factory standard regardless of if the bunks are front or side. As of Friday afternoon he’s looking into if it can be changed. Fingers crossed!
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:32 AM   #5
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We ordered new because I like the new colors. We live less than a days drive from the scamp factory but we’re in our mid 30’s and couldn’t bring ourselves to get a camper that looks straight out of our early childhoods (I apologize if that sounds harsh and I know many people prefer the warm wood style but it’s just not our style). Casita trailers seem well regarded and hold their value plus with the 2019 redesign they’re the least expensive fiberglass trailer with a modern look so that’s why we went with them and bought new.
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I put down the deposit today! Just trying to sort out a few details. Got to talking about how we waited so long to order because we were going back and fourth as to if the bathroom or extra sleeping space was more worth it. Most all of our trips will be with fewer people but when most or all of the kids come along I know they’d appreciate beds, or at least fewer people in the tent/mattresses in the back of the suv.

I asked a question that had been bugging me: how do the ‘sleeps 6’ casitas actually sleep six? He said the dinette is replaced by bunk beds and not only that but they could do that with ours if we wanted it. Bathroom plus bunk beds. Sleeps 4 plus a bathroom (or me and two toddlers on the big bed so 5 plus a bathroom). We won’t be camping with that many very often but that sure would be nice when we do. The older kids would still be out in a tent but they prefer that unless the weather is truly awful in which case we pack up and go home or to a hotel.

The thing is the pictures make it look a tad cramped and it means folding up the bed every single day to have a place to sit when it’s just a few of us going which will be the vast majority of our trips. It does look nicely done in the pictures though, I’ll say that.

So does anyone have this layout or been in a casita that has it in person? Can you still move around enough to use the kitchen area? Does it feel like a living space or a barracks?
What really going to drive you crazy is your wife complaining have to walk all the way to the camp restrooms at three in the morning, for us guys it's much easier to go outside. The tent for the kids is the way I've seen it done and camping in bad, or cold weather is probably not a good thing. Purchase what works for you and your wife, not for those few camping times that may, or may not happen. Purchasing a new $20,000 dollar Casita without a bathroom would have much less resale value then one with a bath, just something to think about. You can change your order with Casita at anytime before production starts, might just be worth the call to them.


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She’s buying the deluxe with the front bath and side sofa/bunk in place of the side dinette. Problem solved.

I’d miss the bigger window myself.

I agree the old decor was overdue for an update. That’s not hard to do yourself with paint and flooring on a used unit. However, nothing wrong with new, either!

Congratulations on the order. When’s delivery?
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What really going to drive you crazy is your wife complaining have to walk all the way to the camp restrooms at three in the morning, for us guys it's much easier to go outside. The tent for the kids is the way I've seen it done and camping in bad, or cold weather is probably not a good thing. Purchase what works for you and your wife, not for those few camping times that may, or may not happen. Purchasing a new $20,000 dollar Casita without a bathroom would have much less resale value then one with a bath, just something to think about. You can change your order with Casita at anytime before production starts, might just be worth the call to them.


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She’s buying the deluxe with the front bath and side sofa/bunk in place of the side dinette. Problem solved.

I’d miss the bigger window myself.

I agree the old decor was overdue for an update. That’s not hard to do yourself with paint and flooring on a used unit. However, nothing wrong with new, either!

Congratulations on the order. When’s delivery?
We have little kids and no time for a project although it would be nice to customize it to be just how we want it. At this stage in our lives buying new is worth the money to us for the warranty and knowing it will be ready to use besides possibly a few glitches that need tweeking before we head home with it.

We can pick it up June 13th. Crazy quick. They had someone who wanted a later pickup date and we were able to get the earlier slot. 38 days, including the day I signed the initial paperwork and the pickup day.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:53 PM   #10
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We saw the layout at the factory showroom in April. Neat setup if you have children or are grandparents who take the children with you.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:30 PM   #11
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Thwe 2 of us just got back from 18 days camping near St Pete FL, including 2 leisurely nigh camping each way to/from. Our rig is a 2018 Casita Independence w front bath and rear twin beds (83"x31" size)..plus it can be made into a single king size bed IF one wanted a third person in it.
We bought the Indy layout primarily bks it does have separate beds for two adults..there4 we do not wake the other if one happens to need to answar a call of nature at night..[no climbing over yer partner, etc] WE have made it into a 'king' ( to allow our grown daughter to come along) one time by dropping the two table tops into the center slot and adding the extra cushions we ordered w the trailer last spring. WE like the separate twin bedsa and their size
The beds have ample storage underneath as well and we find space for two WallMart clear plastic ~14" deep 'totes' to fit between the bead at the rear for more storage.
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