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Old 01-17-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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The adventure begins!

It's happening!

I'm making the trek to Rice, TX to pickup my Casita this weekend. I'll be sure to post more images of my journey along the way.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Congratulations! We'll be looking for those pictures.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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Pictures and details, please. Have a safe journey, Raz
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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Good Luck and a Safe Journey!

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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The start of many adventures. Enjoy!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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come back through Quartizite, and join the fun
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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Congratulations. Fair winds and following seas.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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WOW- that's a really good price for a brand spanking new 2012 Casita, hope to see some pic's of your shiny new trailer!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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i remember the day we picked up our outback.....ahhh, what wonderful memories!

good luck, safe trip and PHOTOS, please!!

and i agree with randy, the price IS right.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #11
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Looking forward to the photos, and stories too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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an egg is hatching! Safe travels and as others have said, we'll wait patiently for pictures!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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Hey ya'll! I'm writing from Corsicana, TX which is just a few miles South of Rice, TX - the home of Casita.

I was at the factory today getting my trailer dialed in. I would have taken her home but the banks were closed today (MLK Jr. day). I'll post some better images here in the next few days!

The folks at Casita were adamant about me not getting a WDH for my setup. Right or wrong, I was expecting to hear that from them. Other folks online had the same experience at their factory (although they will install one). I was also surprised to hear at the factory they were not aware that putting more than 12v to LED bulbs significantly shortens their lifespan.

Back to that lovely topic of WDH: I've done a good bit of research in the forums, both here and on Casita Club. I've read about the new Anderson Hitches, Draw-tite, Equalizer, etc etc. My thinking is that if Casita says I don't really need one, but I see my truck sink down a bit I can assume it's a good idea to get some of that tongue weight back onto the trailer axle, what if I just went with a bolt on Draw-Tite 3201 single round bar WDH option?

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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Can't you just shift some stuff inside the trailer? I travel with BBQ, generator, propane tank inside the trailer. I generally keep the stuff over the axle, but I can move it forward or back to shift weight.

But, I'm most curious. Did they give you reasons why they are anti-WDH? Was that just for your set-up, in general or some weakness in the build? Did they think you just don't need it or that you would do some sort of damage?

My WDH is heavy and if I didn't need it, I sure wouldn't miss it when hooking up.

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