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Old 03-20-2019, 01:22 PM   #29
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Meh...

We visited the Casita factory in September and, at first, I was ooohing and aaahing over the gray demo - but hubs didn't like it. The more I looked at it that day, the less I liked it. Casitas are very small trailers. The darker floor makes it appear even smaller and darker. The gray cabinet doors are pretty; however, the carpeted walls - which we LOVE - are still the ivory color which does not coordinate with the grays. If Casita was going to go gray, they should have used a very light-colored gray carpet on the walls. We took delivery of our new Casita in November. I'm so glad we ordered while they still used the warmer colors and lighter flooring. I gotta admit - the hubster was right on this one! LOL!
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:01 PM   #30
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[QUOTE=slowpat;735910]I like it. I didn't like those brown swirly colored seats so I made some covers for them in my trailer. [QUOTE]
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What did you make the covers from and how do you like the results?


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Old 03-21-2019, 03:03 AM   #31
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We love the new Gray. It's one of the reason's we bought one. To us the older colors were dated. But as other's have said it's easy to paint & fix up.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:15 PM   #32
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That's a breath of fresh air compared to the Taiwanese Budgetwood that I've stared at for the last 15 years! I may be inspired to paint some cabinets soon!

The Freedom Deluxe swivel chairs may work fine in a 17' Casita, but they were too big for the 16', and I replaced them within a year with gray plastic folding boat seats with padded vinyl cushions.

The Casita "blue" upholstery in my 2005 was incredibly bland, and the brown swirl pattern in the 2014 is way too busy for the small space. I really like this new neutral theme.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:05 AM   #33
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The gray cabinet doors are pretty; however, the carpeted walls - which we LOVE - are still the ivory color which does not coordinate with the grays.
I think the ivory looks fine with the gray cabinets. Plus, the ivory ties into the dark brown flooring, to give it some coordination up top. Just my 2 cents worth, but believe me, I'm no decorator!
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:04 AM   #34
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Hey all

we just bought our first Casita, (an '05), and we were wondering if anyone has taken on the challenge of tearing out all the carpeting from the walls and ceiling??

We really don't care much for it, and would love to redecorate her to fit our own tastes. (like ya do)

I'm sure it helps keep condensation at bay, but we'd like to hear first-hand accounts from folks who've done this. We do live on the rainy Oregon coastline so condensation can be an issue...but so does soggy carpeting & mildew.

We're probably gonna do the floors in Pergo anyways, but would love to take all this out.

...or is it that bad of an idea??

Glad to be here!


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Old 03-29-2019, 09:36 AM   #35
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[QUOTE=Bobby Yates Emory;736571][QUOTE=slowpat;735910]I like it. I didn't like those brown swirly colored seats so I made some covers for them in my trailer.
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What did you make the covers from and how do you like the results?


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I am not very good at sewing and I don't have a very good machine. I made them out of very cheap cotton dark blue fabric with the intent of someday making better ones. I made a pattern for future use. The covers work like pillow cases and I pin them to keep them from slipping.

And to keep the cushions from falling off during towing, I placed some of that stuff made to line drawers under them. They stay in place now.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:18 AM   #36
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Hey all

we just bought our first Casita, (an '05), and we were wondering if anyone has taken on the challenge of tearing out all the carpeting from the walls and ceiling??

...or is it that bad of an idea??
Weíd rather you didnít! Itís a huge project that requires gutting the interior. Too many people end up over their heads (pun intended) and give up.

Instead, I would steam clean thoroughly, use chemical desiccants or a dehumidifier in storage, and camp for a season or two before you even consider replacing the carpet on the walls and ceiling.

Flooring, cushions, curtains, painting cabinet doors... there are lots of much easier ways to redecorate that donít require disassembling the whole trailer.

Best wishes!
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:47 PM   #37
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Hey all

we just bought our first Casita, (an '05), and we were wondering if anyone has taken on the challenge of tearing out all the carpeting from the walls and ceiling??

We really don't care much for it, and would love to redecorate her to fit our own tastes. (like ya do)

I'm sure it helps keep condensation at bay, but we'd like to hear first-hand accounts from folks who've done this. We do live on the rainy Oregon coastline so condensation can be an issue...but so does soggy carpeting & mildew.

We're probably gonna do the floors in Pergo anyways, but would love to take all this out.

...or is it that bad of an idea??

Glad to be here!


Patrick & Marie


I know of a couple of Casitas that did this. Over on the Casita Forum I believe Beetlefreak lined his trailer with stained wood panels.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:48 PM   #38
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We’d rather you didn’t! It’s a huge project that requires gutting the interior. Too many people end up over their heads (pun intended) and give up.

Instead, I would steam clean thoroughly, use chemical desiccants or a dehumidifier in storage, and camp for a season or two before you even consider replacing the carpet on the walls and ceiling.

Flooring, cushions, curtains, painting cabinet doors... there are lots of much easier ways to redecorate that don’t require disassembling the whole trailer.

Best wishes!
Thanx for replying Jon

we're not newbies when it comes to remodeling things, and this would be pretty easy compared to somma the projects we've taken on in the past. (we more than doubled the size of our home, totally customized it in the process, and we did all the work ourselves too!)

but yeah, we'll probably use it for a season or two and decide which direction we'll go in first anyways, so no hurry.

We're simply brainstorming ideas at this point to see what's doable and what's not.

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I know of a couple of Casitas that did this. Over on the Casita Forum I believe Beetlefreak lined his trailer with stained wood panels.
Yeah!! I'd love to see pics of this!!

Thanx Brian!!
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I believe I have seen pictures of the unit Brian describes. It is beautiful. I donít think the carpet was removed, though. The paneling was installed over it, taking advantage of the wrap-around upper cabinets in the 17íer. The cabinets cover the difficult-to-fit curves and provide attachment points, and keeping the carpet retains its thermal and acoustic properties. The paneling only covers the fairly flat areas of walls and ceiling.

Seems like a better option than gut-and-replace unless the carpet is gross beyond help.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:20 PM   #40
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Can't believe that someone would actually install paneling OVER carpeting...but you just never know any more!

Wasn't really planning on gutting the unit out...just pulling out the carpets on the walls and overhead, install insulation boards down first, and put my paneling on top of that...but we'll see.


You just never know!
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:19 PM   #41
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Can't believe that someone would actually install paneling OVER carpeting...but you just never know any more!
Wasn't really planning on gutting the unit out...just pulling out the carpets on the walls and overhead, install insulation boards down first, and put my paneling on top of that...but we'll see.
You just never know!
Would probably be a good idea to read/look through the threads from folks that have done that. Even with your stick built experience, a FG egg is a different chicken .
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:38 PM   #42
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I think it would be nice to have the choice of some real wood rather than the fake oak or the grey. That stuff is too heavy and the new gray look like they have edge banding which will probably come loose over time. Simple wood panel doors are light and easy to make. Did mine in pine and 5 years latter they are still looking good. The divider and drawer front were changed out as well
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