After making 10 trips and covering 26,000 miles, we decided to sell our Scamp
13' and move up to a Casita
17'. The twin bed Liberty version appealed to us, so we will be ordering that model, leaving only the published and unpublished options to be decided upon.
Any comments on these choices would be appreciated, or anything I might want to consider that perhaps I haven't, would also be welcome.
Options we're adding for sure:
TV Antenna with Amp $129
Cable Ready Connection $32
Fantastic Roof Vent $195
Water Heater Upgrade (provides electronic ignition) $195
High Lift Axle
for easier dumping/future 15" tires
Vinyl Flooring $195 (they're sure proud of this!)
Options we're skipping:
Range/Sink Covers ($50) - I'll make my own.
TV Shelf ($49) - This was iffy. Since they're removable they might be useful, but not sure I would use one. Any TV we get would be hung from the cabinet bottom.
Accessory Package ($53) - Got all this stuff.
($185) - Didn't know they even cost that much anymore! Will add our own or use space for storage.
Electric Jack ($250) - Would be nice, but can add later if cranking gets me cranky! (Unpublished item)
Fan ($?) - Camping World/Wal-Mart item. (Unpublished item)
5" Foam in Cushions ($?) - Cushions will be replaced with more suitable bed foam. (Unpublished item)
Options still up in the air over - and the clock is ticking!
Sway Bar ($155) - I need to see if this includes the welding of the plates and small balls on the hitch. If yes, then it might be a good price. If not, then I'll bring my own to Rice when I pick it up and pay them to install it.
Outside Shower ($115) - I think it would be useful, spouse disagrees. Certainly not a "must have". Stay tuned for results!
25 Gallon Water Tank ($45) - I thought this was a definite "yes", but discussions with a Casita
owner who dry camps, leads me to think I'd rather have the extra storage space. The facts are 1) we travel with only a few gallons of water, 2) we are 1/3 RV Park, 1/3 Campgrounds, 1/3 Boondocks, so most of the time we will have hose water, 3) 15 would be enough for several days of showers, 3) I can always toke 5 gallons of water over from a community faucet if I need to refill.
And finally, Things I want Casita to do
Don't hang spice rake or bathroom rack. Will do my own.
Provide plain tire cover. Would be glad to advertise for them for a small fee!
Run a second cable TV line for Directv service.
So I think that's it unless I've missed something. Will appreciate any and all comments! Will also be spreading this message around so you may see it elsewhere.