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Old 09-06-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Name: Gord & Linda
Trailer: HitchHiker 5W & Casita 17LD
TX,USA: Oct-Apr & AB, CDA: April - Oct
Posts: 10
Loaded and Like New, 2011 Casita 17 Liberty Deluxe

Loaded and Like New 2011 Casita 17 Liberty Deluxe $US18,500 OBO

Located near Lethbridge, Alberta until Nov 1, Phone 403-405-5035
then Mission Texas after Nov 1. Phone 951-323-1146

Will consider delivery for expenses.

Numerous additional photos available on request 2011Casita17LD4Sale@Gmail.com

Little Used!!
o 2 Trips Texas to Missouri and Return by first owners, LPG tanks never filled, Stove or Shower never used
o 1 Trip Mission TX to LHC, Quitman, TX & Return, &
o 1 Trip Texas to Alberta (and Return 11/2013 if unsold) by present owners

We are former fulltime RVers and still "snowbirds", now with a new manufactured home in Coaldale, Alberta, as our summer residence and our 36 ft. HitchHiker 5W parked year round in Mission, Texas, for our winter home. We purchased this Casita for our annual north-south-north migrations and occasional short term touring. However after so many years in large TTs and 5Ws we found that, with one owner who is 6’3” & nearly 300lbs plus “Camper” the cat with her kennel and enclosed litter box, even with the extensive upgrades we made to make the Casita more comfortable, it is just a little too confining. We have now purchased a 25 ft. Ever-Lite to replace it so our loss is the next owners gain.

As with most 17LD buyers we chose this model for the option of having a twin beds layout. We studied a number of twin bed modifications in 17LDs and found most using wider mattresses for seating had no back support and/or the leg room between the seats was too narrow. These problems are also inherent in the new Independence model which is, for all intents and purposes, simply a modified Liberty.

With these problems in mind we came up with our own design that would still provide the original seating dimensions for 2 while retaining the original leg room and still have wider and more comfortable mattresses for sleeping. We did this by extending the front edge of the seats by 7 inches and hinging the short extension sections that are the same length as the short seat cushions (closest to the galley) and hinging their supports to fold flush with the face of the fiberglass seat.

This allows the short section of the 2 piece custom mattresses to be flipped over onto the long section and the short seat extension sections to be dropped down when inserting the original short seat and backrest cushions. While this does limit seating to 2 persons, the Casita is, after all a 2 person camper. An added bonus is that, in this configuration, these seats become virtual tub chairs using the double thickness of the mattress for an armrest, computer platform or multiple other uses while sitting.

See [url=http://www.casitatraveltrailers.com/features.html[/url]

High Lift Suspension Package, which includes;
o ST225/75R15 Goodyear Marathon Load Range D Tires/Wheels
o High Lift Axle
Interior Convenience Package, which includes;
o Range Cover
o Sink Cover
Fan for Refrigerator
Video Entertainment Package, which includes;
o Flat Screen HDTV with DVD Player
o Under Cabinet Mount TV Bracket
o TV Antenna w/Amplifier
o Cable Ready
25 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
Outside Shower/ Wash Station

UPGRADES & ADD-ONS (February/March 2013)
Total Cost of Upgrades and Add-Ons in 2013 by present owners is over $5000!
Individual Costs shown include parts, shipping, installation labor and Texas sales tax as applicable, rounded to closest dollar.
Cargo Carrier Shown in Photos is for illustration of rear receiver capacity only and is NOT INCLUDED with the camper

o LHC = Little House Customs http://www.littlehousecustoms.com/
o OMW = Orbital Machine Works dba “The Perfect Casita” http://www.perfectcasita.com/info.html
o (TBI) = To Be Installed. Items are included but not installed.

Weight Distribution Hitch - Andersen 3339 - 'No-Sway' $550
o 4" drop/rise,
o 2" ball,
o 3"–4" brackets
o Angle iron stops welded to A-frame to prevent slippage possible with OE set bolts only
Electric Tongue Jack - Barker VIP 3500 24” Lift $325
Coupler Lock $10
Trailer Leveller - Custom BAL Lite Travel Trailer Model – Modified by OMW for Casita 15” Tires $145

Double Entrance Step - LHC $260
2” Rear Hitch Receiver - OMW Custom $375

Custom Twin Beds - Settees Extended to 30” Width $270
o Extensions and Supports Fixed with 3M VHB Tape (No Screws or Rivets = No Holes!)
o Fixed Extensions and Supports for 54” Long Cushions/Mattress Sections
o Hinged Extensions and Folding Supports for 28” Long Cushions/Mattress Sections (Extension dropped when using original seat and backrest cushions which are narrower than the mattresses)
Custom Twin Mattresses $860
o by Tamara Armstrong of Clifton Upholstery, Waco, TX. (Casita OE Cushion Supplier)
o Gel Infused Memory Foam Covered in Matching Casita Upholstery Fabric
o 8” Thick x 30” Wide in 2 Sections, 54”L & 28”L to Match Original Cushion Lengths
o Sections Joined with Velcro on Fabric Flap “Hinge” to Allow “Flip-Over” and Use of Original 28”L Seat and Backrest Cushions for Day/Evening Seating & Dining
Bedding Sets (2) - RV SuperBag, Standard Single $555
o Chocolate Brown Covers
o Winter & Summer Weight Reversible Sides
o 200 Thread Count Cotton/Poly Sheets Attached with Velcro Strips
Folding Table - Lifetime Model 28240 30" X 20" $40
Plastic Stacking Drawers - Sterilite $60
o Fitted Between Settees/Beds at Rear
o 2 of 24"W x 17.13"L x 7"H
o 1 of 12"W x 17.13"L x 10.38"H
o 1 of 12"W x 17.13"L x 7"H
Plastic Stacking Bins Fixed Under Galley Counter $25
Cat Flap with Magnetic Catch in Bathroom Door $30

Furnace – 16K BTU Suburban NT-16SEQ 16,000 BTU (Retrofitted by Casita Mar 2013) $800
AUTO A/C, LHC $185
o Honeywell Digital Thermostat, Switch & Relay
o Controls A/C, Heat Strip & and Furnace
Vent Cover - MaxxAir II $95
"Window Vents – Window Maxx - Curbside & Rear $110
Screen Door Cross Bar – Camco $25
Aluminum Mesh Pet Guard -Lower Screen Door Interior $75

Microwave Oven – GE JES0738 $75
o 700W
o 0.7 cu.ft.
Fridge Button Guard $10
OTR Vent Exterior Cover - 2013 Casita Spec. $36

Hi Rise Galley Faucet ,Phoenix Hi-Arc (per 2013 Models) $35
“Valvectomy”, LHC– HEPO Check Valve for Shower Drain Replaces Manual Shut-off $110
“Toilet Supply Mod”, LHC – Shut-off on Toilet Water Line $12
Holding Tank Rinser with Shutoff Valve - Camco 40094 RV Swivel Stik $21
Connect-It-Tight Star Wheel - for Fresh Water Supply Connection Fitting $6

Casita Travel Trailers A-Z Owners Guide CD by Arizona Eileen $33
Tire Covers, Camco 2 pack (27"-29" Diameter, Beige) $18
Lighted Water Pump Switch Kit, LHC (TBI) $24
Lighted Water Heater Switch, LHC (TBI) $18
Reflective Belly Band Tape, LHC White (TBI) $11
Closet Shelf Patterns Set, LHC $20
Toilet Roll Cover, Waterproof, SSI (TBI) $30
Towel Bars (2) – White ABS w/ 3M VHB Tape, (Casita OE) (TBI) $30
o 19”
o 24”
4” Louvered Vents, (6) Seadog, White ABS, (for cabinets - TBI) $20
All Original Cushions, Tables & Filler Boards
Rivets, Button Caps & Acorn Nuts - Extensive Assortment
Manuals Binder

o Casita Owner’s Manual
o Casita Trailer Guide – (Casita Forums)
o Casita User Manual – “by Terry”
o Manuals for Original Equipment
o Manuals for Owner Added Equipment
Attached Thumbnails
01c. Taken from Curbside Front.jpg   02. Andersen Hitch.jpg  

05. Rear Receiver.jpg   07. Window Vents  Curbside.jpg  

08. Double Step.jpg   12. Seat-Bed, Road Side, Hinged Extension Section Down.jpg  

13. Seats-Beds, with Short Seat Cushions & Stacking Drawers Between.jpg   14. Seat-Bed, Curb Side, with Original Short Cushions & Mattress Flipped.jpg  

15. Seat-Bed with SuperBag Bedding - Curb Side.jpg   22. Thermostat & Micowave.jpg  


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Old 09-08-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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