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Old 11-26-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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Although we have only owned our 84 Model Casita for a year now, we have taken it all over the place.
After spending the thanksgiving weekend at State Park in Lake Charles Louisiana, with our family "who is also a member of the Casita family"

Making our way towards Corpus Christi, just coming out of Houston, going over an overpass, i felt two tugs on the back our F-250 crew cab, and looked in the rear view mirror to see our Casita whipping back and forth sideways behind our truck. As soon as i left off the gas the safety chains broke, and our Casita, crashed into the guard rail, and then darted across the median heading towards the traffic on the other side of the freeway, thank god the guard rail stopped it before it hit anybody.. Nobody was hurt, and truck didn't suffer any damage.
The tow truck driver showed up and i asked him to pull it off the freeway to the Kmart parking lot, where i already had a flatbed trailer waiting. As soon as the tow truck hooked on to our Casita, he got stuck in the mud and told me it would cost ANOTHER $175.00 bucks if i couldn't pull him out..
So i hooked his chain to my truck and yanked the tow truck and our Casita out of mud.. loaded the Casita on the flatbed, headed to a friends shop and rewelded the hitch back on, and finally made it home, and have been looking for a replacement Casita while we totally remodel this one..
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Dang Phil glad everyone is OK, but that sure was a bummer.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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so did the hitch actually break off or did that happen as a result of the sway?
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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so did the hitch actually break off or did that happen as a result of the sway?
no idea... the metal looks very thin.. and the roads in Louisiana were very bumpy...
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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Hey Phil, maybe you can find a Scamp! I will keep an eye out for ya.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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Hey Phil, maybe you can find a Scamp! I will keep an eye out for ya.
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i'll take anything i can afford.. but seriously do keep an eye out for me.. thanks
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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Were you using a WD hitch?

It looks like the coupler was riped up and off the trailer.
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I will Phill. A month or so ago there was a guy that picked up a 1985 16' Scamp in NW Houston from the original owners family for $2,500. He is supposed to be in Matagorda at the gathering in a few weeks, cant wait to see it.

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WOW Phil! I'm glad nobody was hurt. I hope you are able to find a replacement and restore the '84.

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Old 11-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #10
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(I) have been looking for a replacement Casita [b]while we totally remodel this one..
WOW!

That's a very determined thought. I'd be feeling lost about now...
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Were you using a WD hitch?
It looks like the coupler was riped up and off the trailer.
No, just a regular class 5.
I have never had any problems towing it before, nice straight and smooth... most of the time i cant even tell its back there...
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I'm sure glad nobody got hurt. Pretty scary experience.
Keep us posted. I'm sure many would like to see pictures as the repairs are progressing.

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YEOW! I double the posts saying "Thank goodness no one was hurt"! Phil, just out of curiosity how fast do you think you were driving and was the trailer towed level?
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:56 AM   #14
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Whew!! Glad to hear you were OK; good thing you were using a large TV when this happened! Looks to me like the wrap of metal on top of the frame was the only thing that was holding it for some time. The edge of the two square tubes looks rusty, the only fresh metal is the rip on top. Was the frame extended at some time in the past?
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