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Old 04-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #15
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Hi EJ,

I have checked out the Little Joe at a Denver RV show.
I was not impressed. Very crude rig.
Thought it looked like a molded fiberglass mini horse trailer with beds.
Looked like you could hose it out if you tracked in mud though.
A great deer hunting rig especially if you have drank too much and got sick.
I think you could do better.
Owning a Casita makes me bias. :-)

Actually it sounds funny but that's basiclly what I've been looking for. I have tons of camping gear. I wish there was one out there that had a counter/cabinet/sink with say a 5 gal hand pump unit. Wiring for a/c and d/c converter would be nice and a place to store a porta-potti and a dinette or goncho that makes into a bed. I have a Zodi unit for hot water. I guess I'm talking about building something.

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Old 04-29-2006, 08:14 PM   #16
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Not me. I'm of the less is more crowd. I might have bought one of those instead of the 13' Scamp. That said, the 13' is every bit as much as I need. But I wouldn't mind a TV that could handle the 13' and get a whole lot better mileage.

I'm with you Byron. For a hunting and fishing rig, all I'm looking for is basic shelter.I have all the camping gear, I'm just tired of sleeping in a tent.

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:11 PM   #17
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If less suits your purpose it really is more, but, um, I don't like to pay more for less. I was never in the new trailer market tho'. I couldn't see if these had any insulation or lining. If they have similar insulation to the rest, I think they've got something going for them. The roof rack is intriguing. If it's really usable they must have a well supported roof. As to the price...have you been to an rv show lately? It's still less than some pop ups.
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The price in the Woodall RV mag says approx $7400 for the basic tralier. I agree, $9400 is pricey.
Ten years ago, (1996) I investigated the then new Lite House, which was the predecessor to this unit. The manufacturer claimed he came up with this design as an alternative for tenters with small cars. The "basic" unit, queen bed, interior lights, 2 burner stove, sink with manual pump faucet, and ice box sold for $6500.

He was running a "special" on a stripped down version at the time. No stove, no sink, no ice box. Just the benches that converted into the queen size bed and the cabinets where the appliances would have gone. Also left out the window across the front, so you got only 2 windows, not 3. $4000.

Both units came with a vinyl floor and reflectix covered with "rat fur" on the walls & ceiling.

He also had an impressive list of "options":
spare tire
table (with folding legs) that could be used outside.
3-way refrigerator
water pump
bag awning
air conditioner
child's hammock
battery & converter
solar panel (glassed into the roof)

I added up the a-la-carte pricing on all the options, and fully equipped it was $10,300.

One thing Little Joe added that Lite House never had was the upper cabinets. And, of course, the roof rack.
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Ten years ago, (1996) I investigated the then new Lite House, which was the predecessor to this unit. The manufacturer claimed he came up with this design as an alternative for tenters with small cars. The "basic" unit, queen bed, interior lights, 2 burner stove, sink with manual pump faucet, and ice box sold for $6500.

He was running a "special" on a stripped down version at the time. No stove, no sink, no ice box. Just the benches that converted into the queen size bed and the cabinets where the appliances would have gone. Also left out the window across the front, so you got only 2 windows, not 3. $4000.

Both units came with a vinyl floor and reflectix covered with "rat fur" on the walls & ceiling.

He also had an impressive list of "options":
spare tire
table (with folding legs) that could be used outside.
3-way refrigerator
water pump
bag awning
air conditioner
child's hammock
battery & converter
solar panel (glassed into the roof)

I added up the a-la-carte pricing on all the options, and fully equipped it was $10,300.

One thing Little Joe added that Lite House never had was the upper cabinets. And, of course, the roof rack.

From your discription of the Lite House, Little Joe sounds like a pretty good bargain. Thank's for the information. Unfortunatley without a dealer network the Little Joe is going to go by the way of the Lite House.

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I've tried a couple of times this week to contact the company with no response. I don't believe I'll be doing any business with them.

Yours is a common complaint. When you actually do get a sales person, I've heard the guy is really irritated you don't want to buy something bigger.
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... without a dealer network...
Apparently, this guy [b]IS a dealer, and is using the Little Joe as a loss leader to steer buyers to bigger units.
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Apparently, this guy [b]IS a dealer, and is using the Little Joe as a loss leader to steer buyers to bigger units.
I think this guy is [b]THE dealer.
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