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Old 06-05-2017, 12:44 PM   #71
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Taras Responding to the question "is it worth it" . I think the question could be rephrased as follows .... Are we likely to find a trailer in better condition, with a lower price tag and as conveniently located as this one. You may indeed find a better price but it could be 900 miles away ( I have driven as far as 2000 miles one way to get a trailer that I really, really wanted ). I suggest you weigh all the variables and then proceed as to your judgement. Lee
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:03 PM   #72
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Um... Isn't the Taj Mahal a tomb? Why on earth would it require indoor plumbing?
...the Taj Mahal may be a tomb BUT, the tajmahal is simply LARGE....as to why you would want indoor plumbing in a tomb, think about it...if you are dead and having to use the facilities, do you really want to go out where there are possums, coons and vultures??? You might not come back with all the "parts"you started with
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:04 PM   #73
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Taras Responding to the question "is it worth it" . I think the question could be rephrased as follows .... Are we likely to find a trailer in better condition, with a lower price tag and as conveniently located as this one. You may indeed find a better price but it could be 900 miles away ( I have driven as far as 2000 miles one way to get a trailer that I really, really wanted ). I suggest you weigh all the variables and then proceed as to your judgement. Lee
Lee, good point. I am not willing to drive far to get a trailer that might be crap anyway. At least i can inspect this one and go through it with a fine tooth comb.
Only really worried about the door.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:21 PM   #74
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He has not listed it yet. We want to get one sooner than later. We dont want to spend all summer shopping and not camping.
Sometimes it's better to step back and take a deep breath and really sit down and look at all your options. We bought a type of teardrop 3 years ago new. It wasn't bad but we could see several things that were going to become issues as it aged. The manufacturer was producing these as fast as they could and taking short cuts in production. We sold it last year and ordered a Snoozy. But before ordering it, we did our homework knowing that when we decided what brand/model we were going to buy, there would a period of time when we couldn't camp with convenience! We said that we could always tent camp while we're waiting for our new camper!!!!!
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:28 PM   #75
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We have a similar thought. But our thought is get something that we can camp in right away that is not surprised expensive. And either work on ordering a Casita or Scamp. We just want something better than a tent and not a freaking rotten molded pile of a stick camper.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:39 PM   #76
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We paid $2000 for our Uhaul about 5 years ago, it needed a lot of work. The 5500 price is about in line with what they are going for now for one that is ready to use. You really should join the Uhaul Facebook group and look through the files section. One topic in there is the common problems that most Uhauls may have. We have since bought a Casita 17 so the Uhaul gets less use, but we won't sell it. Taking it out this coming weekend. You'll probably have to cut some access holes to replace the door wood. You won't lose any money at resale if it remains in good condition.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:51 PM   #77
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Yeah we are thinking eventually 17' Casita is what we will get. They are about as much as Scamps but seem to have way more ground clearance and are built quicker.

There is a hole cut in the very bottom of the good already. So should not be too hard.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:59 PM   #78
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And i did sign up for the facebook page. but i dont think they approved me yet.
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:12 PM   #79
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Might also want to consider the $$$ of a LP refer to your total costs.
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:23 PM   #80
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Does Casita do the referral as well?
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:01 PM   #81
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Does Casita do the referral as well?
You mean they will connect you with an owner to see their trailer ? Yes as far as I know. We got ours from friends that we met at a rally.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:58 PM   #82
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Well I ended up buying the Uhaul! Mostly fixed the door. It looks like it was ones "fixed" already. But they did a **** job. The bushing in the hinge is pretty warn out. Does anybody know where to get new bushings?
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:51 AM   #83
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Another owners adventure

Here is a tale not unlike your own, about the care and feeding of your U-Haul camper. This person documented a lot of his journey and even included resource information.

1984 - 1986 U-Haul Camper Home Page

I am not sure about that bushing, but check this current (6-5-17) E-Bay listing.
N2518 BUSHING, BRONZE U-Haul Trailer | eBay
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:11 AM   #84
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[QUOTE=likeair2me;643444]Here is a tale not unlike your own, about the care and feeding of your U-Haul camper. This person documented a lot of his journey and even included resource information.

That old site by Ray Horner is no longer active, And I believe he is no longer with us. Some of that info is outdated, and parts that were available several years ago no longer are. As for the bushings, they are not for the door hinges. Uhaul regularly sells off old stock parts in their eBay store, much of it with no description of what it is for or what it fits, as I think some of it nobody knows what it is. Over the past few years I did find them selling a couple parts for the campers, the door bumper and door striker. They used a door hinge made by Polar, and a similar hinge is still available, but not from Uhaul. In the repair manual is info on replacing the hinges, a couple of the screw holes location is different. I have a spare set of hinges where the pin was replaced with a bolt.
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