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Old 03-12-2003, 08:31 AM   #15
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Parts ain't always parts

Posted by Suz, Moderator, North Texas

Parts ain't always parts
>>...But as Steve L. says, the Casita factory is your best bet. They don't care if you're the 10th owner of your tt or if it's many years old. And they usually will sell you a part for less than you'd pay for it anywhere else.

That is a fact and I will vouch for that. They are very friendly and helpful. If you order something, they will get it out pronto. That being said, there is one caveat: The parts might not fit. We always, always start with Casita, but have learned that everything is not quite the same on the older ones as the newer ones. Wheel bearings, for example.

I think the parts you're talking about are probably available at any RV store near you or on line at the resources give here.


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Old 03-12-2003, 10:04 AM   #16
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Posted by Nancy D, Member, Ontario Canada

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I'd take it to someone who does car cleaning and tell them the problem. They take dirty stinky vehicles that someone smoked forever in and they come out looking and smelling brand new.

Replacing the wall carpet would be a huge job.
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Old 03-12-2003, 02:20 PM   #17
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Posted by Thomas and Janifer, Moderator, Northeast Oklahoma

I watched them do a van once, and they used a garden hose and washed out the bottom. scary. I'm hoping that I saw wrong.
It wouldn't hurt to ask, in fact that's a really good idea. It just might have seen a very bad cleaning group.

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Old 03-12-2003, 05:32 PM   #18
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Smoke odor

Posted by Mary Middleton, Member, Palestine, Texas



I have some advice. My husband was one of those one cigarette after another smokers. He was told in December that he had a good chance of having both legs amputated due to nicotine.

He stopped cold turkey.

His truck smelled so bad that I refused to ride in it. He has had it since 1996. Can you imagine how many cigerettes have been smoked in that truck?

I bought Fabreze and have used it in the house for years to get that smell out. I went out while he was in the hospital and sprayed it everywhere. The floor, the roof, the seats, under the seats, dash, everywhere. You can not smell any cigarette smoke at all. It is unbelievable.

I had to spray it twice because I didn't spray it in every inch, but when I redid it , it worked great.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-12-2003, 10:52 PM   #19
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I understand...

Posted by Nancy Wolf, Southwest Oregon

I understand...
I surely understand your girlfriend wanting the carpeting to come out. There is NOTHING worse that living around something with a stale smoke smell. I'm really sensitive to smells and so when my husband bought a used pickup that had stale smoke smells inside, I refused to ride in it until he got it fixed. He had it professionally cleaned -- carpets, upholstry, everything. It didn't work. He used at least two bottles of Fabreeze on it. Made it smell perfumey and wore off. Finally, he found that a local car dealer had a machine called an Ozone machine and it changes carbon molecules into hydrogen
molecules. They had to keep his truck for 24 hours and make sure everything was dry before they used it. I've heard that you can also look for a product called Ozium. It is a spray and it is designed especially for smoke odors. The Ozone machine worked! The cab of the truck is now smell free.

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Old 03-12-2003, 11:37 PM   #20
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Finally, he found that a local car dealer had a machine called an Ozone machine and it changes carbon molecules into hydrogen
molecules.
Nancy
Way Cool, I wished that I had an ozone machine that turned lead into gold! I suppose turning smoke into money is a pretty neat trick too.


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Old 03-13-2003, 09:54 PM   #21
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Carpet Replacement

Posted by Stephen Sprenger, Member, Red Bud Illinois.

Carpet Replacement
I really like all the responses. I'm going to Home Depot and Lowes this weekend to take a look at glue and carpeting. I've got to read up on how to lay carpet on curved surfaces. I'm going to call Casita and talk to them too. While I've got the carpeting off I'm going to check on running some additional wiring to the ceiling for some LED lighting. I've got to buy a fantastic vent too. My little vent fan has most of the blades broke off.
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Old 03-14-2003, 11:23 AM   #22
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replacement plastic parts

Posted by Rick D., Member, MA

replacement plastic parts
Steve,
While you are at Home Depot swing by the elecrtical dept and take
a look at all of the watertight outside outlet covers. I found one at
Lowes that is about 5" square and has a 1 piece flip down cover.
The cover folds down over a large round opening that can take the
electrical outlet and use another for the water tank fill. I'm
Not sure what the material is but it appears to be some kind of
die cast metal. Either white metal or aluminum. It is a perfect
fit for my 1978 Boler 13'. Measure your existing one before you go, and decide
when you get there.
Good luck,
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:23 PM   #23
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Carpet

Posted by Lanny Webb, Member, athens, ga.

Carpet
Steve,
I've been off line for weeks and weeks just discovered your post. As Suz said, I posted a carpet redo some time back. I completely gutted my 86 16' and redid the carpet throughout. I redid plumbing and ele. as well. If you decide to go that direction, let me know. I learned a lot in the process.
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Yoohoo!

Posted by Suz, Moderator, North Texas

Youhoo!
Hey, Lanny...good to see you again!

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Old 11-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #25
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Lanny,
My 87 16' Casita has carpeting coming off the walls and ceilings and is looking pretty ragged. I have tried different carpet/industrial adhesives to no avail. There seems to be condensation through a typical daily/weekly cycle that prevents adhesion.
From your comment, it looks like you could share some lessons learned. I would appreciate any gems you may want to through my way as I am likely headed down the recarpeting path.

Sincerely,

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I removed and replaced the carpet in my 13 ft Casita. But only after I read Lanny's posts several times. And then I had to do the job twice before it came out right. The compound curves offer a challenge, but are not impossible. I used a marine-grade carpet and adhesive purchased at Lowes. Carpet was about 140.00 and adhesive was 12.00. Not a job for the casual do-it-yourself person, but certainly worth doing if what you have is not appropriate.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:46 PM   #27
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Posted by Stephen Sprenger, Member, Red Bud, Illinois

[b]Carpeting the Casita Interior
I've just taken the plunge and purchased a 13 Foot 1987 Casita. The interior carpeting smells of smoke and my girlfriend wants to remove it and recarpet with a new color. I'm interested in getting some advice from anyone who has tackled such a job. What type of adhesive do you use. How do you lay the carpeting (lengthwise or from side to side)? Sure could use some advise.
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[b]Are you nutz? I'd put $ on you biting off too much. Casita's are carpeted first then the interior appointments go it. How would you get under the fixtures? I'd suggest that you look at de-smelling the carpet first. [b]Fabreze is a gift from the heavens when it comes to taking odors off fabric and carpet. There are other products out there but I can't remember the brand names that use enzymes to neutralize smells. I sympathize (big time!) with your wants to get the smell of smoke out but think this through first!

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Old 12-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #28
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Why not try the one that I use Febreeze, I know it tkes out odors out of carpet because I used it in my uhal for the seats and carpet. Just a thought. Maggie
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