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Old 11-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #2115
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Suspect due to where that set up has been spotted on more than one occasion, the reason for the set up is the owner likes to dry camp in areas that would bring new meaning to the term back country camping for even the most experienced camper here.

I have seen this rig a few times in the Squamish area of BC (about 40 miles north of Vancouver). That area is known as the outdoor recreational capital of Canada. Big with mountain climbers, mountain bikers and back country skiers etc.. Some great back country multi day hiking/ski trip camping spots in that area & most have a *starting/access* point about 15 to 20 miles up long ago closed logging roads - now over grown and washed out up the length of them. The majority walk up the roads but some do try to drive at least part way up to the hike/ski tour start points if they can but no one would tow a trailer up to them. Actually few take their cars/trucks even part way up even without a trailer/camper. The roads to some of the most popular spots eat up 4 wheel drives - dont ask me how I know that
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #2116
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Very cool Dave. Yeah, he was I guess as far south as he was going to go (or perhaps he was already heading north from points further south) because he mentioned he was heading back up north to Vancouver/home the next day.

Definitely permanent. I mean it could be removed but not like a cab over camper that you can take off after a trip. It is wired and plumbed and fixed to that chassis. There are a lot of reasons why folks do this (he also mentioned with great pride that it was a full 4 wheel drive) ...

Many want to do true off road 4x4 travel with these though I wonder what a toll it takes on all the internal systems. The other thing I was thinking is that in this day of "Extreme" everything - makeovers, homes, boats, autos, food ... Folks given enough time and money and/or skill can take just about anything to that end.

It's basically a Tonka toy for a grown-up. While I am not sure how practical it is, I couldn't help but think "wow" at the sight of it. Again, not likely the most practical toy (I guess toys dont have to be practical) but I would not turn one down if someone offered me the keys to one.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #2117
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It's basically a Tonka toy for a grown-up. While I am not sure how practical it is, I couldn't help but think "wow" at the sight of it. Again, not likely the most practical toy (I guess toys dont have to be practical) but I would not turn one down if someone offered me the keys to one.
Yup it is and based on where he hangs out it is as hard as to believe for some, a very practical toy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:33 PM   #2118
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He must hang out in a lot of desert-type boonies- that rig's much too big/tall for the kind of overgrown forest service roads I like to sneak my rig down!

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #2119
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He must hang out in a lot of desert-type boonies- that rig's much too big/tall for the kind of overgrown forest service roads I like to sneak my rig down!

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LOL Francesca the complete opposite to desert type boonies! Big elevation gangs over short distances. Big trees until you get up past what we call the tree line and then high probability of snow even in summer months. Good idea to carry a hack saw or chain saw in the even of low branches you need to clear.

Yes the roads are very narrow (few spots to turn around so once your on one you are usually committed for going further than you had wanted) and overgrown and they do tend to scratch up the rigs big time! Just as my girlfriend about what she thinks of her dear husband and my partners decision to take her brand new Pathfinder only a couple of miles up one last month!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #2120
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hmmm...

I'll reserve judgement as to whether that big rig made it past the trailhead parking lot 'til I see closeups of the "Sierra Pinstripes" that every real boonythumper sports on the sides of the rig!


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Old 11-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #2121
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I'll reserve judgement as to whether that big rig made it past the trailhead parking lot
LOL the roads I described are what you need to travel just to get to the trailhead - not a chance anything with more than 2 wheels is going past the trailhead.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #2122
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Spotted a Casita pulled by a silver Toyota (Highlander?) headed East on I-12 approaching Slidell LA Saturday morning. We were headed West but without our Scamp this trip.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #2123
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Today, Nov 19th around 1:30PM, saw a 13 Scamp or Boler type being towed by a black Jeep (ragtop I think??), westbound on I-30 near mile marker 84, SW Arkansas. Not sure if it was a Scamp or Boler as there was no name or decals on it. Pretty sure it was an older model as the side windows were 2-pane crank-out type with square corners (my '85 Scamp has radius corner side windows). The trailer also appeared to have what may have been refrigerator 'vents' on street side that looked to have been painted black
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:10 AM   #2124
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Two egg sightings yesterday (Sunday). Saw a Casita pulled by a maroon minivan headed West on I-10 near Seguin, TX late morning. A few hours later saw a 19' Escape headed West on I-10 pulled by a red pickup close to Beaumont TX.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #2125
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Two Casita 17's in Huntington Beach SP with us today. Owners of one of them are full timers. One of the owners of the other went to school in the next town from me, graduated one year ahead of me, 1963, and several years later was a teacher in my former high school for a couple years!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #2126
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Casita in the campground we are at in GA. It's a military rental. The person with it says he used it when it was new, now it's older and he says it shows it's use as a rental.
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I just walked down to the bathroom and saw that another Casita has come in. Will try to get with the owner tomorrow. We still hold the title of smallest trailer in the campground, mostly big rigs here, motor homes and 5th wheel trailers.
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Casita in the campground we are at in GA. It's a military rental. The person with it says he used it when it was new, now it's older and he says it shows it's use as a rental.
Which campground are you at in GA?
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