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Old 07-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Queen size bed in a Casita?

Seems to me I saw a post not long ago about a way to do a queen size bed in a Casita? I was hoping someone might know how to find the post, or know how to do the queen bed thing in a 16' Casita.

I sure don't have the magic touch when it comes to using the search functions of these forums.

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Old 07-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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I believe the Liberty model can be configured into at least a queen, perhaps a king. Raz
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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I know of a Casita Patriot that now has a king. But Glen had to gut the trailer to do it. The problem is the cabinets. In order to gain width for the bed, you have to cut the cabinets which means a bunch of fiberglassing or building with wood. With the Liberty, you can have several different configurations... even twin beds.
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Right after I posted this message, lo & behold, what comes in my mail but a package from Casita advertising a sale on all their models, and noting the fact that the Liberty can expand to a king size bed! The little woman is out for a girl's weekend, but we're gonna have to have a little chat when she gets home tonight. The sale price for the Liberty Deluxe is considerably less that what we had tentatively optioned for a ParkLiner, and bigger to boot with more standard stuff.

We pick up her new 2.0 liter ecoboost Escape with the tow package tomorrow (3500# capacity), and in Ruby Red!

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Casitas can be heavy. Look here to get an idea of what will work.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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We would be looking at the 16' Liberty Deluxe Raz, but the little woman likes ParkLiners. She's not here this weekend, but I would think the king size bed in the 16" Liberty would tickle her fancy. Nothing the new Escape couldn't handle from everything I've seen for weights.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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I like the Casita and would have bought one except for the windows. We wanted windows that can be opened when it rains. Casita uses sliders. No flexibility there. Raz
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We have those jalousie windows in our 30 year old Sunline. Jeez, maybe I should just keep it. Just finished all the detail on rebuilding a drawer that had been below the old frig when some kind of major leak occurred. It destroyed one particle board side, the end of the other, and the back was not good either. Thankfully the face is fine, and I had all the right thicknesses of wood scraps around to rebuild it better than it was new. It's just that I'm getting tired of fixing up old trailers. This is the 2nd one I've had to rebuild.

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The sale price for the Liberty Deluxe is considerably less that what we had tentatively optioned for a ParkLiner, and bigger to boot with more standard stuff.
The devil is in the details; not all size measurements correspond equally.

Parkliner
  • Overall length = 15'
  • Interior Length = 12'
  • Overall Height = 8' 3"
  • Interior height = 6' 5"
  • Queen size Bed
  • 2100 lbs "dry" total weight / 220 lbs tongue weight (advertized)
  • Top-hinged windows
  • 14" Tires
  • Icebox standard / 1.9 & 2.4 cu. ft Refrigerator Options
  • 2-burner cook top Optional
Casita 16' Liberty Deluxe
  • Overall length = 16'
  • Interior Length = 13'
  • Overall Height = 7' 8"
  • Interior height = 5' 10"
  • King size Bed
  • 2185 lbs "dry" total weight / 255 lbs tongue weight (advertized)
  • Slider windows
  • 15" Tires
  • 1.9 cu. ft Refrigerator standard
  • 2-burner cook top standard

While the Casita is 12" longer, it has 7" less interior headroom.
It also has sliding windows instead of "top hinged" windows.
These may be possible drawbacks...
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Thanks Frederick, you're spot on!

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Old 07-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Frank, I think you need to wait until the Copake rally so you can check out a Parkliner and a couple Casitas.
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That's easy to do Bob. Trust me, no cash burning holes in my pockets right now anyways. Soon though!

I just worry about prices on new trailers really. We added up over 20 grand on an optioned ParkLiner (no 12V receptacles!). That was based on the most recent price list on their web site (dated 6/30/13). I wonder how prices will change after that date. Guess I'll see. Don't "need" a trailer this year anyways. We could order after Copake, or even in early 2014. Longer we wait, more cash we'll have too. I really don't want to borrow money, but if I have to, I want as small a loan as I can get! I want whatever we get paid off by February 2016.

Take care Bob, hope you & Mary are doing good!

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Right after I posted this message, lo & behold, what comes in my mail but a package from Casita advertising a sale on all their models, and noting the fact that the Liberty can expand to a king size bed! The little woman is out for a girl's weekend, but we're gonna have to have a little chat when she gets home tonight. The sale price for the Liberty Deluxe is considerably less that what we had tentatively optioned for a ParkLiner, and bigger to boot with more standard stuff.

We pick up her new 2.0 liter ecoboost Escape with the tow package tomorrow (3500# capacity), and in Ruby Red!

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Can you share the sale pricing they sent you? I am on the list and didnít get anything. I am looking between the Scamp, Casita and PL I also have the 3500 limit.
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Can you share the sale pricing they sent you? I am on the list and didnít get anything. I am looking between the Scamp, Casita and PL I also have the 3500 limit.
Sorry, threw it out, figured we were going ParkLiner. But after 2 emails I have sent them about tire rub issues, and no response, I emailed Casita for whatever they are currently mailing out. I'm interested in the 17' model because it has 6' 1-1/2" interior height, but can't buy just right yet, but hopefully soon.

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