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Old 08-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #15
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Frank, Just some outside thoughts.

Used Parkliners are difficult to come across but there are plenty of used Casitas available, particularly if you have a tow vehicle that can handle a Casita 17.

We towed a Casita 16 for a year without any issues. I did get used to the 5'10" height but would not have liked it in the long term so we bought a Scamp 16.

We found an excellent 2005 Casita 17 for $7000 (improperly priced, should have been $10,000) but decided to by pass it because we couldn't tow it with our CRV. We simply could not justify the purchase of a new tow vehicle to tow a one foot longer trailer.

There always seem to be Casitas on the market and a used one can save you a lot of money. Generally the used ones are in very good shape, can meet your needs and save you a lot of money that is unless you just want a new trailer. The $10,000 difference from new to used may pay for all the gas for 50,000 towing miles, probably 5 years worth.

What ever you decide, new or used, Parkliner, Casita or Scamp, you'll have something from which you can enjoy the lifestyle.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #16
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Frank, Just some outside thoughts.

Used Parkliners are difficult to come across but there are plenty of used Casitas available, particularly if you have a tow vehicle that can handle a Casita 17.

We towed a Casita 16 for a year without any issues. I did get used to the 5'10" height but would not have liked it in the long term so we bought a Scamp 16.

We found an excellent 2005 Casita 17 for $7000 (improperly priced, should have been $10,000) but decided to by pass it because we couldn't tow it with our CRV. We simply could not justify the purchase of a new tow vehicle to tow a one foot longer trailer.

There always seem to be Casitas on the market and a used one can save you a lot of money. Generally the used ones are in very good shape, can meet your needs and save you a lot of money that is unless you just want a new trailer. The $10,000 difference from new to used may pay for all the gas for 50,000 towing miles, probably 5 years worth.

What ever you decide, new or used, Parkliner, Casita or Scamp, you'll have something from which you can enjoy the lifestyle.
Thanks folks (I never know who I'm talking to - Norm or Ginny, or do you two play doubles?).

That's a real good point, and an excellent idea, like checking out FG RV's For Sale web site. Thing is, we're selling the Outback (should I leave the class 3 hitch on or take it off?!?), and with what we get from that, paying off the '09 GMC and buying an older chevy v-8 truck. With the GMC paid off, we would have 10 grand plus to get into an FGRV with no debt. Then the only payments I would have would be just the new Escape we bought Gail, and I could retire on target (early 2016). Monthly payments I wouldn't be making could go in the bank. I like this idea...

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:53 AM   #17
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Frank,

I posted and watched for ads on a Liberty 17; took almost a year to connect with one, so patience pays off. Saved almost $7000 off a new one and the PO had already done several mods I would have done, saving probably another $500 and a lot of work!

I also needed the interior height. We've used several sleeping configurations, king, twins, and slept both sideways and lengthwise. The one we've settled on is queen size, sleeping lengthwise. Wifey is pretty picky as she doesn't like to wake up with a stiff back.

We dropped a 3" gel memory foam queen mattress (Costco) on top of the king cushion setup, and like it because that leaves 4-5 inches of space on each side of the topper where the side and back cushions can reside at night, leaving the "tunnel" on the floor open for storage or dogs to sleep in. The gel foam is easily trimmed to fit using an electric carving knife.

The gel foam topper is also super flexible, so it can be flipped back halfway during the day leaving a good seating area to use on the cabinet end without completely undoing the bed. Added a flip-up shelf to both end cabinets of the Liberty so we have a place on each side for eating.

The floor sockets were eliminated with laminate flooring and I used the table tops to make a portable table (stick the big pipe in between the two tops) that we can also use outside or break it down to store easily.

If we really want to undo the bed, the gel foam rolls up into a 12-13 inch diameter 60 inch long roll that we secure with sleeping bag straps and toss in the back of the truck. It's light enough for 1 person to lift but simpler with two. If we make a quicky overnight stop, we just grab naps using the cushions on the seats in a twin configuration.

The 17 Liberty just has a lot more options for you to choose from than the others (my opinion.)

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