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Old 11-21-2002, 11:41 AM   #15
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16' Casita Spirit Deluxe...

looks very comfortable for one person. Post some more
pictures, I think I'm sold.
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:04 PM   #16
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I think I'm sold.
Tom W, he didn't say it was for sale.

I do like that faucet, they should come with that faucet.
So how long have you been working on these mods. Phil M?
surly it took you more then a few days.
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:32 PM   #17
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Sold!

Jana- I think Tom just means he's about to finally make up his mind about getting his own Casita.

(I know you're kiddin' Jana, but you forgot your little smiley-bobber. :crazy-ii )

Yeah, Phil! :cblob

:wave Although, Tom, does this mean you'll get a Spirit instead of a Liberty?:nope
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:57 PM   #18
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Let's hear it...

:banana :sporty :banana :sporty :banana :sporty :banana

Hip hip hurrah....let's hear for a 16' Spirit Deluxe

Okay, so I'm a little biased because I love my '89 16 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe so much. We all know that if I had a Boler or Surfside or Scamp or Bigfoot or Trillium or Burro or U-Haul or any other little fiberglass wonder, I'd feel the same way. There's something they put in that fiberglass, I tell ya!;)
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Old 11-21-2002, 01:12 PM   #19
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!6' Casita Spirit Deluxe

I've been debating whether to order a 16' or 17',
with everyone telling me I'd be much happeir with
the larger Casita...but I'm only 5'5", so I want
something manageable for me.

I called the Casita factory this week and was told that
8 out 10 Casitas ordered were 17', I'm still leaning to
the 16' Spirit Deluxe and I'm hoping to see one in
person soon.

I learned this week that the Spirit Deluxe has more
stowage space than the Liberty Deluxe, I think Phil M.
told me that.
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Old 11-21-2002, 01:53 PM   #20
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Mods

Those are some great mods that have me thinking..........;)
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:10 PM   #21
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16 vs 17

Tom, FWIW, I was actually planning on purchasing a new unit before I bought my used one. Since I don't live that far from Rice, I made several trips over there both before and after I purchased my '89. There are things that I like about both of them. However, if you will be traveling alone, then I can see no reason why a 16' would not work just as well. I went back and forth stepping in and out of a 16' Spirit Deluxe and a 17' Spirit Deluxe (they had both in the showroom) and I couldn't tell much difference in space. I liked the door on the 17' and the fact that it has a screen door. But the main space difference I could see was the bed was more the size of a standard full rather than a smaller version (6 inches wider, but not longer) and there was more heigth inside. The heigth is not an issue for me but might be for some.

I personally like the side dinette. I keep the back one made up into a bed all the time and the side as a dinette. It's all one or two people need. Some prefer the Liberty because they have a larger bed. That is also a consideration.

If you call Casita, they probably can refer you to people in your area who would show you the units you are considering. I hope you can look at a Spirit and a Liberty side by side. That would go a long way in helping you make your decision.
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:20 PM   #22
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brained

"you forgot your little smiley-bobber.:crazy-ii "
Yep, that was a forgot to. :yep I have the Oklahoma arg today, so I'm bairly getting the words out. I think it was all that thinking the other day. cloged the brain. :splat
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:29 PM   #23
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89 Casita SD...

Suz:

Your 1989 16' Casita SD speaks volumes for the overall
durability of these fiberglass rigs. If you bought a stick
built TT, you wouldn't be so proud of your rig today.
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:31 PM   #24
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answers to questions- pic for Chas

Hi Gang!
Charles- I simply used a 1" PVC ell and a 2 foot length of pipe to do the ell curtain. bake the pipe for a few minutes in the oven at 250, bend to a CasitaCurve....and serve!!!!

Nevin- The TV is hooked to the factory-installed TV antenna. Alot of eggers have upgraded to the 'delta' directional antenna for improved performance. The AM/FM/CD uses a chaepie car whip which is tucked inside the crack at the rear of the cabinet out of sight. Our fiberglass shells are RF transparent.

Tom- On fulltiming, consider the fridge space- the 1.9 cf unit in the 16's is really small. You will get over twice the volume out of a 4 cf fridge in the 17's not to mention a functional freezer. The other drawback on a 16 is the flimsy lockset on the door...one of my very few complaints with the 16.

Jana- I bought my Casita used on Pearl Harbor day, Dec 7th last year. It (like all great works of art) has been a 'work in progress' since. But I can't leave anything alone...you oughtta see my ducati- it has been modded so much that I couldn't sell or trade if I wanted to(which I DONT)!!!!!<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ddd5eb729f67shower rod ell.jpg/>
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:41 PM   #25
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Another reason to buy a 16' rig...

Apparently, state parks have maximum limits on TT size. Check
this site out http://www.mbay.net/~nbeaches/Camping%20page.html

Phil M. Thanks for your feedback, right after resolving the
AC issue, my main concern is having maximum flexability
in terms of tow truck and parking, as well as ease of towing
and what I feel most comfortable with.
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:54 PM   #26
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Dec.7

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*I couldn't sell or trade if I wanted to(which I DON'T)
See, I told you he didn't want to sell. :crazy-ii :crazy-ii
What's a 'ducati' do I need one?
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Old 11-21-2002, 05:01 PM   #27
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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

* * * * * * <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE
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*I couldn't sell or trade if I wanted to(which I DON'T)
See, I told you he didn't want to sell. :crazy-ii :crazy-ii
What's a 'ducati' do I need one? [/quote]

A ducat is an admission ticket, ducati is more than one. ;)
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Old 11-21-2002, 10:32 PM   #28
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Modz

Phil M.

Thanks for the reminder about the fridge. That is a good point. I've heard some complain that it took up too much room, but I do not know that first hand. Even though it would be nice to have the larger one, I do like having that extra cabinet underneath. Lots of 'stuff' can go in there.

Also appreciate the shower curtain rod. I had seen pictures before, and pretty much figured out how it was done except for the part you didn't show. :o So...how is it attached to the other wall?
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