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Old 01-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #15
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I received a PM on the Casita 17 concerning the 17's weight that was more thoughtful than my earlier response. Here is the essence.

It's not just the overall weight of the Casita 17 but specifically the tongue weight. The 17' is just too nose-heavy, and would often require a weight-distributing hitch; the 16' would not.

In the Spirit Deluxe version the 17' Casita is about 300 pounds heavier than their 16. While the 17' Casita is 300 lbs heavier than a 16' Casita, it's tongue weight is 110 pounds more than a 16' Casita.

The Casita 17 is a small (narrow) and relatively lightweight trailer, with a high tongue weight. It can only be towed by a vehicle which could also handle a much larger, heaver trailer.
Norm, you are right about the tongue weight. We are absolutely CRAZY about our Casita. Weight of the trailer is not an issue with us, but the heavy tongue weight does bog the rear of our truck down. Eventually I think we are going to get a WDH.

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #16
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Tongue Weight


We're getting ready to hit the road so I weighed our Scamp's tongue today, 192 pounds. Last year our Casita 16's tongue weighed 230 pounds. This is at the lighter end for a Casita 16 based upon Fredericks table.

Casita 17's typically range from 360 up to 500 pounds with the lower end more common. It's hard for me to understand the difference between a Casita 16 and 17; why a Casita 17 adds so much tongue weight.

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