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Old 03-06-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hello from Tallahassee

I'm Pete and I'm pretty sure I need a Casita. I want new or newish, 17ft with bath. I thought I wanted a Spirit Deluxe but after seeing (my first Casita) which was the Independence Deluxe I'm not sure. I've traveled extensively on a motorcycle but I'm ready to go in luxury. I've got a 2018 Honda Ridgeline to tow it with.
I will be attending the Green Eggs And Ham gathering in Alabama on March 17 so I can meet fellow forum members and hopefully get some good advice.
I'm excited about my new undertaking. I'm almost 69, single and mostly retired. See you on the road.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV Pete. You've got the right idea of checking out different eggs at a rally. They all look good on paper but hands on is the way to go .
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Hey Pete, welcome to the forum and good luck with your search for a casita. I am in the Big Bend as well currently working on a full restoration of a 1973 Love Bug.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:08 AM   #4
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welcome

welcome pete and good morning from mo.

good luck with your search

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:23 AM   #5
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Thank you Bob, I look forward to getting a casita getting on the road and meeting fellow Forum members. I'm just beginning to learn how to navigate around this forum.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:26 AM   #6
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Hi Pete, there's also a fiberglass rally at Silver River State Park near Ocala, (Florida Egg Rally and S' More) on March 23-26. I know there's another Casita guy in Tallahassee, I think his handle is BajaBob? He has a newer Ridgeline as well.

My son's at FSU and we'll be up there during the weekend of 4/13 if you'd like to check out our SD. We're probably staying at Coe Landing county park on Lake Talquin. DM me if interested.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:30 AM   #7
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your search

pete check the classifieds here in my opinion this is the top place for one if you are on a hunt check daily here I see them listed used.

these are on a high want list if you see one make an offer and have stuff ready or someone will steal it away from you.

to help you a little there are other brands out there such as scamp not much difference matter of fact casita and scamp are related!

ask questions here there are some really well versed people on fiberglass campers here!

best of luck to you

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:17 AM   #8
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Hi, Pete,

If you think you MIGHT want new, you can get in line now by ordering a Spirit Deluxe from the factory and send them a deposit. Then keep searching for whatever version and age you like. You can get your deposit back from the factory if you cancel before they begin on yours. This can save a lot of time waiting! I did this and canceled when the perfect used Casita came along. Good luck!

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Old 03-07-2018, 12:50 PM   #9
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Hi Pete
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your search. If you haven't already you should also check the classifieds on casitaforum.com

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Old 03-07-2018, 01:07 PM   #10
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to the Green Eggs & Ham gathering to get some hands on experience.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #11
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Hello Pete,

I have a friend who will be at GH&H towing a 17' Casita with a Honda Ridgeline. His Name is Kip and he would be glad to share info with you. He's very happy with his setup.

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #12
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That's good to know. I'll look for him. I really like my Ridgeline. First new car I have ever owned. I have owned new motorcycles, a man has to have some priorities.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #13
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Pete, If it's anything like the past couple years, I'm guessing there will be somewhere around 40-50 Casitas at the GE&H rally, so you should have plenty to look at. There will also be at least one Escape 17B ("B" = with bath), in Catoma Loop, Site #36, if you want to check out another manufacturer's product in that same general size category. We'll be just around the bend in Site #46 with our Escape 21' . Feel free to stop by if you have some time.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:29 PM   #14
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Thanks for the invite. While I don't want to get that big I'd love to see your rig. I'll look you up.
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