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Old 04-15-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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fourwinds camper or casita

In search of fourwinds with large bed in the back and under 27ft also a 17 to 19 ft casita ...In Oklahoma area
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:18 PM   #2
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Are you looking for both or either? For the molded fiberglass trailers (Casita) check out the Classifieds here or at Fiberglass-rv-4sale.com
What will you be towing with?
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:26 PM   #3
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Thank you Lora im looking for one or the other. I am towing with a Nissan Pathfinder..i will check out the Fiberglass-rv-sale. And thank you

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Old 04-16-2015, 06:22 AM   #4
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What year and engine size is your Pathfinder? Thnxs
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Yes, we'll need your year and engine size as MC1 has asked. You first want to figure out how much you can tow before making a decision. Do you have the owner's manual? If so, there would be a section on towing that might help you. I am in KS and to me, it looks like in OK, you'll be some choices as I see things come up there much more often then here. Will you be looking for new or used?
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:57 AM   #6
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The Pathfinder will be much happier towing the Casita. The other one probably is too much trailer.
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The Pathfinder will be much happier towing the Casita. The other one probably is too much trailer.
Depends on age of Pathy and how it will be connected. Lets wait and see what she has.
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Also, define "large bed" and do you need any other beds (dinette or sofa to convert).
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Cherie, 17' is the largest trailer Casita makes. Spirit models have a 54x78 transverse bed in the back and a side dinette for two that makes into a single bed. Liberty models give up the side dinette in favor of a large flexible space in back that can be set up as a transverse double, two narrow twins, or a longitudinal king (as well as a dinette). If a really roomy bed is a high priority, that's the one you want.

It's kind of hard to compare a Casita to a 27' conventional trailer- two different animals, really. You need to get accurate towing specs for your vehicle before you go much further with this, as others have said. When considering trailer weights, be aware that manufacturers usually list dry weights (without options, fluids, or gear). Actual loaded towing weights are often 500-1000 pounds more.
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I have a 2005 LE Pathfinder with a V6. Nissan told me not to go over 5000 lbs..There will be me and my grandson who is 12. Will need sleeping area for two. Maybe a double and a twin bed.,or two twin beds

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I would like a dinette area or as Cathy P said a sofa to convert would be ok also

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Cherie, what about a bathroom? If a porta-potty will do, even a 13'er would easily accommodate the two of you. We sleep four in ours. If you desire a full bathroom, a 16' Scamp or similar would be a good choice. With only two people, I don't see much reason to go larger unless you really want to. Casita 17'ers are popular and plentiful, especially in your area, but they are substantially heavier, and not that much roomier.

You haven't mentioned a budget range. That will obviously influence your choices.
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Get the FourWinds. There's nothing quite like leaking seams and the smell of rotting wood.
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I have a 2005 LE Pathfinder with a V6. Nissan told me not to go over 5000 lbs..There will be me and my grandson who is 12. Will need sleeping area for two. Maybe a double and a twin bed.,or two twin beds

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Your 05 Pathfinder is a very reliable vehicle and I believe it could handle the 5,000lbs if connected optimally which means the right WDH and setup***. The problem with the Four Winds is the large, square front end. I don't think you have the power to overcome the wind resistance. Like Mike said consider a smaller trailer or one with aerodynamics.

*** Friends tow a 25', 5,000lb Airstream with their 05 Pathfinder. Works good for them but they have the aerodynamic advantage.
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