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Old 07-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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First time out in our Casita. Observations and comments.

We came back home Sunday from a four day test camp at Ohio's Punderson State Park.
2 adults, a three year old, and a twelve year old dog. Every thing worked out. :-)
We learned the following things........
30 amp camper plugging into 20amp gfi campsite can require a groundless adapter.
2 adults, a child, a dog, and a bunch of wet clothing in the camper at night, with windows closed and AC on.....causes a damp, stuffy camper. Opening windows worked.....and gosh that thing is airtight!
Never buy a camper without the roll up sun shade. It is awsome. We love it.
We were amazed at how quiet it is inside once it is closed up.
Anti sway bar is a must. What a wonderful device.
Stuff moves around inside during the tow. I'll haved to mod the TV mount so the TV cannot slide down.
People stop you to ask about the camper. We saw a Pusher diesel with car in tow almost side swipe a truck becuase the driver and passeger were trying to take our picture as we took on fuel. Funny.
It is super easy to back, park, tow, refuel the tow vehicle. A real joy.
The large fridge is awsome.
We like getting back to basics. Just what you need, a very little else. It was refreshing. :-)
So far so good.....we are going to the Casita Ohio rally in September, then 2 weeks to Florida. Disney...where else.
:-) Cheers Bud n Sue

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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What kind of anti sway bar do you have?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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Bet you and the family had smiles the whole trip......they are great trailers!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:36 AM   #5
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The swaybar is ..... Sway Control from

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:23 AM   #6
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Your first outing in your Casita sounds very similar to our first Casita trip 3 weeks ago (minus the children and the dogs) We were also impressed with how easy it towed (we use a sway control weight distribution hitch), how quiet it is, and your right the awning is fantastic.

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Just what I like to hear - another group of Happy Campers!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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'Sounds like you are hooked, just like the rest of us!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #9
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Yeppers...we are goners. Hook, line and sinker. :-) The funny thing is.....we are thinking of upgrading the tow vehicle and not the trailer! Upgrading the trailer was never even an option. Ear to ear grin :-)
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #10
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Great story...that reminds me, I've got to post my "first experience" thread too.

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