14 x 17 dome cover for skylight - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 13 ft
Posts: 4
Where would I find something like that and does anybody know the manufacture

Is there a place that I can order a service manual for the older models (pre 1980)

I have a 13 foot Casita that I am about to refurbish and need to find out all I can about how it was made any rebuilders out there???

yes I checked the manuals in the document center and that was a good start

thanks

I need some help please!!!
__________________

__________________
wayne stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Darrel Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Darrel
Trailer: 73 13 ft Hunter Compact II
Nevada
Posts: 125
Quote:
Where would I find something like that and does anybody know the manufacture

Is there a place that I can order a service manual for the older models (pre 1980)

I have a 13 foot Casita that I am about to refurbish and need to find out all I can about how it was made any rebuilders out there???

yes I checked the manuals in the document center and that was a good start

thanks

I need some help please!!!

Hi Wayne. Welcome to the forum.
Have you contacted the casita factory there in Texas. I am sure they have information on older units and any information you might need. Unlike most of us who have trailers that are no longer manufactured, your trailer manufacturer is still in business.
Good Luck

Darrel
__________________

__________________
Darrel Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 13 ft
Posts: 4
Quote:
Hi Wayne. Welcome to the forum.
Have you contacted the casita factory there in Texas. I am sure they have information on older units and any information you might need. Unlike most of us who have trailers that are no longer manufactured, your trailer manufacturer is still in business.
Good Luck

Darrel
they don't have anything on the older models talked to them this morning

I put this same request on there Forum and they suggested I put it here for better results
__________________
wayne stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Darrel Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Darrel
Trailer: 73 13 ft Hunter Compact II
Nevada
Posts: 125
Quote:
they don't have anything on the older models talked to them this morning

I put this same request on there Forum and they suggested I put it here for better results
Wayne I'm sorry they didn't have the information you needed. I am doing a new frame and up restoration on a 1973 Compact II. It is not exactly like the Casita but i'm sure between all of the restorers on this forum we should be able to help a little.

The 14 x 17 hatch sounds more like an escape hatch size than a vent hatch which are usually a 14 x 14 standard. If it is an escape hatch you may not want a dome on it as that would limit the safety aspects of the hatch. Do you have any trailer suppliers around you or access to the internet?

What year is your Casita? I would guess that the basic construction will be similar to the current models. The accessories and appliances may have changed but should be similar to other older trailers as these items come from the same industry resources.

What spacifically do you need help with?
__________________
Darrel Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Scamp uses a escape hatch, maybe someone installed it on yours.
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 13 ft
Posts: 4
Quote:
Scamp uses a escape hatch, maybe someone installed it on yours.
No this was definaetly a skylight

I plan on building a cover and putting a regular vent /fan. over the top

I was looking for old service manuals to have reference to how it should be.

I will be starting the tear down today and the main objective will be gutting the trailer and getting all the old carpet out and off the walls and saving stuff for patterns and general clean up of the inside.


then start going thru all the stuff and fixing or replacing

once all the appliances are working both water and electric I will start the rebuild

it will take all summer and maybe more
__________________
wayne stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Darrel Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Darrel
Trailer: 73 13 ft Hunter Compact II
Nevada
Posts: 125
Quote:
No this was definaetly a skylight

I plan on building a cover and putting a regular vent /fan. over the top

I was looking for old service manuals to have reference to how it should be.

I will be starting the tear down today and the main objective will be gutting the trailer and getting all the old carpet out and off the walls and saving stuff for patterns and general clean up of the inside.
then start going thru all the stuff and fixing or replacing

once all the appliances are working both water and electric I will start the rebuild

it will take all summer and maybe more
Well the skylight thing has me scratching my head. Can you post a picture? otherwise we are just guessing. It might even be an automobile skylight someone installed.

Anyway please post your progress. You have a good list of things to do. My project was supposed to take a year and four years later I took it out one time. I hope to get it on the road again this fall or next spring barring any unforseen obsticles. Too many priorities pop up you know.

Good luck
Darrel
__________________
Darrel Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 03:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
BobB's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 Bigfoot 17 ft ('Beastie')
Posts: 564
Registry
Wayne Stout,

According to their brochure, Casita started as a seperate company in 1983. There is apparently a family connection between Casita and Scamp, which has a longer history. You may want to re-check your "pre-1980 Casita 13" because Casitas don't go back that far. The large skylight sounds like a modification by a previous owner. The larger size vents and skylights are sometimes called exit vents because you could escape thru one, I think. Brand names are Elixer, Ventline and Jensen.
__________________
BobB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 08:40 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 13 ft
Posts: 4
Quote:
Wayne Stout,

According to their brochure, Casita started as a seperate company in 1983. There is apparently a family connection between Casita and Scamp, which has a longer history. You may want to re-check your "pre-1980 Casita 13" because Casitas don't go back that far. The large skylight sounds like a modification by a previous owner. The larger size vents and skylights are sometimes called exit vents because you could escape thru one, I think. Brand names are Elixer, Ventline and Jensen.
well that is interesting information I could not find a data plate where they told me to look on the left side and will check the axel tonight and see if I can get anything off it as far as the year manufactured.
the hole measures 14 X 21 and I was told that it has a sky light

I will check the exit vents on line today
__________________
wayne stout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 10:29 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454
Registry
Wayne,

We have an '84 Casita, and ours has an exit vent that measures 14 X 21". Since none of our windows are exit windows, we need to keep the vent uncovered in case an emergency exit is needed.

We'd love to see interior photos of your Casita - we haven't seen many other older ones!

Best wishes,
Jeanne


Click image for larger version

Name:	Casitaexitvent004a.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	35.7 KB
ID:	3644
Attached Thumbnails
Casitaexitvent001a.jpg  
__________________

__________________
Jeanne and Steve 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
1980 13' Scamp with shower, skylight Dana T Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 5 06-09-2010 12:19 AM
Bigfoot and the Nogin Dome ronsmith100 General Chat 16 09-12-2009 12:50 AM
removing air conditioner, installing skylight scamp Chuck n Julie Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10 03-27-2009 11:34 AM
'81 scamp skylight top jim munson Classified Archives 5 02-25-2008 05:50 PM
Skylight or No Skylight? Ed Calkins Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 18 08-10-2007 02:06 AM

» 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 08:30 AM.


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