Posted by Mike and Karen, of Edmonton/Calgary, Alberta
This has been the topic that surfaced on a Jeep board recently and turned into a huge 5 page discussion. That's why its fresh in my head
Richard, My suggestion would be to look into a used Boler.
My 72' 13' is barley over 800lbs dry. If you check out this site and Bolerama
(and even my website, link in my signature) You'll see with a little work they are easy to renovate and update to just like new status.
Here's a Rav4 owner with a Boler (not sure if Nathalie's a member here ) from Bolerama.
She did an amazing job on the interior too!
If your not too far from Sacremento, here's one on E-bay for around $1000, even if you were not inclined to fix it up yourself ,you could probably have it professionally restored for less than the cost of a new Casita
(e-bay link broken)
If I was closer , I'de buy that little Honey project in a heartbeat!
.........Mike & Karen...............
72'Boler 13' ~ 01'Jeep Wrangler
.........."JT" & "TJ"....
(links to "Joey Tomato" images no longer available)