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Old 11-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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Casita actual length?

How long is the Casita 17 body ? The specs I've seen just say 17 overall.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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14 feet give or take. All molded towables are measured from tongue to back bumper. Those rules apply to all manufacturers, all builds.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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Some of the sites give the length of the body of the trailer and the entire length. Thanks for the info. Bob
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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Some of the sites give the length of the body of the trailer and the entire length. Thanks for the info. Bob
That may be on the manufacturers website, but when you're talking about a Scamp 13 (10 foot box) Casita 17 (14 foot box), etc., etc., etc. just subtract 3 feet. I don't know of any all molded towable that's measured any other way.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #5
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Donna is Spot on correct, travel trailers from the manufacturer all measure tip to tip...... the only trailers that measure differently by manufacturer are Landscape and Cargo/Utility Trailers, who measure the box size only. go to Home Depot, measure and you will see that to be true
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I'm guessing what Bob's saying is sometimes a "19" is actually 19.6 ft.

Of course, that 19.6 ft is still "tip to tip."
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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Based on my many years all manufactures of all Travel Traiers quote the overall length of the entire travel trailer from the tip of the tounge to the back end of the unit. The actual useable space inside the unit is about 3 feet shorter...this deduction in what I call "people space" does vary by a few inches from manufacturer to manufacturer...bring your tape measure.

Another factor to consider is the actual width of the unit...this can be from about 7 feet wide to about 8 feet wide. Actual useable space and the use of that space often determines how happy you will be when you camp in the unit. Layouts are important. When you shop for a Travel Trailer try to visualize you and your family adjusting to life in the unit. If the layout and size does not work you will not be a happy camper. That is the reason there are so many lightly used units for sale.
Unhappy campers often sell a unit in the first year after failing to adapt to cramped and poorly designed layouts.

Happy Camping.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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Okay , I get it , LOL . I only asked because a few of the sites I visited gave overall length ,from tip to tail but they also gave the box size . Just want to be sure what I am looking at . I would definitely need to adjust my(or at least my wife's ) packing habits if I go with a Casita or an Escape for that matter. Thanks for the info campers are always so helpful. Bob
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:09 AM   #9
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The three foot rule of thumb does not apply to Scamp 19 because it is a 5th wheel layout.
Overall length: 19' 0"
Interior length: 17' 10"
- from their brochure.
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