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Old 11-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Casita fulltimer - Hello!

Hey fiberglass folks!

I ran into the owner of a 5th-wheel Scamp in Okefenokee Swamp who mentioned this forum to me... it wasn't the first time I'd heard of it either. I tried a few times to get into the Casita Club forums but was never accepted. (Apparently because I only have a free email address, which discredits me as a valid human being in their eyes.)

Anyways... yes. I have a little Casita. : I've been full-timing about a year. I am a modern gypsy. Just me and my pet parakeet, my little home on wheels, and my Toyota Rav4 (V6 with tow package) that has pulled like a champ from NY to FL and back again.

Oh did I mention I'm a park ranger? I've worked in all sorts of places across the country but my favorite place of course is Florida, this is my 3rd winter back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prior to this full-timer life I lived in shared seasonal housing (dorm-style) and had to move my worldly possessions across the country in a little hatchback car every 4 or 6 months. So as odd as it may seem the Casita has actually increased my "home stability" and privacy, considerably.

I always give a little cheer when I see another fiberglass trailer around... and often go introduce myself to the obviously-AWESOME owners. Looking forward to meeting more of you!
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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Welcome! Glad to have you with us.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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Hola! from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Welcome to the Forum.

With your background, I am anxious to read your views on parks as well as other sites & sights.

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Melissa.. we're glad you're here

Please post picture of your travels... or just of yourself. We'd love to "meet" you.

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #6
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Hi, Melissa. We're glad you found us!
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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Welcome, Melissa! Glad you found us.
As a Florida native, I'd say you have good taste in work environment preferences! In winter, that is!

Do post pictures... we love them!
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:43 AM   #8
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Hey fiberglass folks!

I ran into the owner of a 5th-wheel Scamp in Okefenokee Swamp who mentioned this forum to me... it wasn't the first time I'd heard of it either. I tried a few times to get into the Casita Club forums but was never accepted. (Apparently because I only have a free email address, which discredits me as a valid human being in their eyes.)
Welcome! I can't speak to Casita Club Forum but I am a member of Casita Travel Trailer Forum and they accepted me with a free gmail address.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #9
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Welcome! I can't speak to Casita Club Forum but I am a member of Casita Travel Trailer Forum and they accepted me with a free gmail address.
Where do you winter over...any good campgrounds you can recommend...what cities? What are the monthly Fees? I'm hoping to go to Florida NEXT winter...make a wonderful cross country trip and visit everyone I know, along the way!!
Hope to run into you somewhere along the trail!
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #10
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Hi Melissa,
Welcome! I tried to join the Casita forum when I was shopping for a trailer. I hit the same wall . Really turned me off . I found the door open here though and wandered in . You are welcome here among the rest of us invalid humans

Florida is fun for sure. I've been through there a few times. First was 1987, then 1994 and 1996.......... or was it 93 and 95?? Sounds like you have a sweet gig with the Forest Service. Any job that requires you to be in Florida for the winter is SWEET . My seasonal work has me moving against the herd. I move in when everyone else moves out. I like the quiet.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #11
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welcome, melissa! your life style sounds very interesting....i know we'd all love to read about your recommendations re: different parks/campgrounds.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:43 PM   #12
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When I was a kid we lived in Bradenton, Starke, Kissimmee, and Miami all within a 2 year period. This was when nobody had air conditioning...1945 to 1947. My dad worked for the army until he was let go along with about a zillion other wartime employees. Anyway, hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #13
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That's kinda funny, Melissa, having a hard time joining the casita club. I thought it was 'kind of stiff' also. I don't have a camper yet, and said so, yet they accepted me....The introductory letter I had to write, for approval, I opened with, "Hi, ya'll, I had an easier time joining the navy, but that was over 41 yrs. ago....."
Bottom line, you don't need them, if you're with FGRV. Look thru the forums to find answers to ANY questions you have, the topic has more than likely been discussed previously. Or, start a new thread, frinstance,'Why do these manufacturers put carpeting in a camper trailer? Great outdoors, back to nature, just me'n my vacuum cleaner!'
Best of all, folks on this gallery are SO helpful and supportive! They truly 'Get It!' Enjoy! harry[looking at a ParkLiner soon]
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:16 PM   #14
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Don't feel bad, Melissa. With an msn address, I tried for two years to join the "Casita Club" without success. It's totally ok.
This site is a great mix of trailers and owners, with a lot of good information to share.
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