We have our first FG rig!!! - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-22-2015, 10:21 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: kootenai girl
Trailer: 2004 Casita Liberty 17
British Columbia
Posts: 1,350
Congratulations Dean, Happy Camping. Looks like a great Casita with lots of nice mods.
Sounds like you really lucked out with the sellers too, people who own Casita's are usually very nice LOL.
__________________

__________________
kootenaigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
68dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave & Karen
Trailer: 2014 Casita SD 17FT
Maryland
Posts: 104
Congrats!
__________________

__________________
2014 Casita SD 17ft. 2004 lifted Tacoma TRD 2002 stock 4runner 2000 lifted 4runner 1968 resto-mod Chevelle
68dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 03:14 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Washington
Posts: 1,513
Registry
Congratulations, a lovely-looking rig, all the best!
__________________
Kai in Seattle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 03:31 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft.
Missouri
Posts: 129
Eyour new Casita

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanCHS1980 View Post
Hi All,

After catching the RV bug 14 months ago, focusing on small travel trailers the last four months or so and discovering this website on 8/1/15, my DW and I purchased our first FG rig today. We are the VERY PROUD owners of a 2005 Casita 17' Freedom Deluxe. If you would have asked me over the last several months, I would have told you that we would get an RV in 10 years at retirement, then 5 years after our youngest graduates from college, then 2 years once we downsize. Nope. Too many people, including many of you shared how it is important to get started asap. "Get out there and get camping!!!" Even two months ago, I would have said we were two years away. I am pleased to be wrong and, as of today, be the happy owners of a Casita.

We found it on this website at the end of October and bought it from John Busch who purchased it new in 2005 from the Casita folks.

John had made the following upgrades:
1. High-lift axle.
2. LED lights inside and out.
3. EZ window rain guards.
4. Calmark trailer cover.
5. Orbital Machine Works - Casita Rear Hitch Receiver
6. Orbital Machine Works - Casita Shock Kit
7. Orbital Machine Works - 3" bolt on lift kit in addition to the factory hi-lift.
8. Little House Customs - 24" double step kit.
9. Built in Progressive 30 amp surge protector.
10. Upgraded Progressive 45 amp 3-stage power converter.
11. Custom closet.
12. Numerous cosmetic and electrical modifications inside the rig.

John was so gracious and he did the following:
1. He threw in the tug hitch, anti-sway bar, and weight distribution system.
2. My DW and I don't own a vehicle to tow the Casita yet, so John delivered it to us (235 mile trip, one way) today and parked it in our driveway!!!
3. He delivered it already winterized!
4. He took the time to give us an orientation to our new to us Casita.
5. He and his wife even left us a wonderful congratulations gift in the Casita.
6. Has made himself available for future questions.
7. Has encouraged us to attend a rally in April, so we can meet again to help further orient us to the Casita.

LOL! If all companies offered the customer service that John has shown Laura and I, all of us would be happy campers.

Looking forward to seeing John again and meeting his wife in April at the rally.

OK, I have a confession. . .a cold front moved through today and it was chilly outside. My brother-in-law and his wife came over to see our new Casita. Laura and I were out in the Casita drinking coffee and thinking about our future adventures. The next thing I know, all four of us were in the Casita. The four of us have known each other for 35 years since we were teenagers and here we are sitting in our Casita sitting in our driveway gabbing like we were teenagers again!!! Lots of fun.

I would also like to thank all of the wonderful folks on this forum that have helped us with our questions and musings over the last three months. By the way, the questions and thoughts will not stop. Time to get serious about buying that used tug now!!!

OK, I am going to make my first attempt at sending a picture or two!!!

Thank you,

Laura and Dean
Congratulations on your new to you Casita. We just finished our first year in our new to us Scamp 16. We love it and have made many changes to it to make it ours. We go to Kentucky Lake campground a lot! Hope to meet you there.
__________________
Flyboyscamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 06:35 PM   #19
Member
 
Name: Nancy & Dan
Trailer: Casita
Michigan
Posts: 37
I love how everyone here gets so excited for new people. Great group!
__________________
Nancy from MI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 10:02 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Chalet
Posts: 510
Send a message via Yahoo to Lynn Musgrave
I do beleave this Great Group has just added another wonderful/great family to our great big fiberglass family!
Congrats on a wonderful find and Happy Camping!
__________________
Lynn Musgrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2015, 10:18 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Name: lee
Trailer: trailswest campsterl, 1996 Scamp 16 foot
Idaho
Posts: 409
Congrats ! what a great trailer find and a wonderful experience with the seller. Now is the time to get going and enjoying your trailer and the great folks on this forum, no need to wait for any of the events you outlined. Lee
__________________
Lee Senn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 05:50 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
reeves99's Avatar
 
Name: Philip
Trailer: Escape 13 /Hyundai Santa Fe
British Columbia
Posts: 472
Registry
Congratulations. Great find. Love your new owner enthusiasm. And I promise you that you'll be just as enthusiastic 5 (or 10 or 15) years from now
__________________
It's not the size.....
reeves99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 07:44 AM   #23
Member
 
Carol and Mike's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Oliver Elite II
Boerne, Texas
Posts: 89
Congratulations! Great pictures - thanks for sharing. Have fun!!
__________________
Carol and Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 07:56 AM   #24
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,724
Registry
Very nice!!!!
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 07:59 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
GregandTeresa's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2016 Escape 19
Tennessee
Posts: 193
Congratulations Dean and Laura! I hope when you mention a rally in April you are talking about Townsend. We will not have our trailer yet, but plan on being there anyway and get a chance to meet you and take a tour. And love all the pictures.
__________________
GregandTeresa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 10:12 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Name: Kathy
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Washington
Posts: 594
Registry
Way to go guys! You'll be so glad you didn't wait ten years! Looks like a great trailer.
__________________
Evergreengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 11:05 AM   #27
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 16 ft Scamp
Posts: 4
If you teenagers are going to get together in there again, put the rear stabilizers down. Congratulations and have fun.
__________________
Joe A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2015, 08:46 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
DeanCHS1980's Avatar
 
Name: Dean
Trailer: Casita
Kentucky
Posts: 573
Registry
Hi All,

LOL! Laura and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's wonderful comments regarding us joining the FG family. We have had the Casita for six days and have given many tours so far. My oldest daughter is home from college, several of Laura's family are here, and my mom has threatened to move in it. So far we have not even bothered to put the cover on it yet. I am guessing we will put the cover on it on Sunday after everyone goes home. It is also serving as a potential back up bedroom for the holiday weekend.

Thanks to all once again for the well wishes.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Laura and Dean

P.S. - I know some of you will find it hard to believe , but I have also spent my last few evenings researching tugs!!! Given Laura will be driving the tug some as her daily bop around vehicle, we (she) have ruled out pickup trucks. Leaning midsize SUV. Toyota 4 Runners and Kia Borregos are at the top of our list. We did test drive a beautiful 2006 Lexus GX 470 yesterday, but the mileage was high at 167,000. No big rush, so I will stay in research mode!
__________________

__________________
DeanCHS1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Burro, first post, first question :) Can i lie on the roof to do vent work? Colleen Rae Hi, I am.... 13 03-30-2015 09:38 PM
Our first time out in our 2001 16' Casita - Whistler, BC, Canada lars Camping, Campout Reports 4 09-03-2011 02:55 AM
Anyone have this on their rig? Kevin K General Chat 25 05-24-2009 07:59 AM
Gettin Our New Rig ted saxton General Chat 5 09-06-2007 08:52 AM
Complete Rig: 2003 16' Scamp Travel Trailer and 2000 Dodge Caravan lhayes Classified Archives 0 02-13-2006 05:17 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.