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Old 05-02-2017, 03:57 PM   #15
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I exaggerated to make a point, I meant $20,000

It was intended to be a humorous way to make the point about retained value. I figured most people would get that I wasn't serious about $20,000. When I said 'Darn things hold their value', that was a clue.
So was when I started my next sentence with 'Seriously'
Sometimes we need to think outside the box.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:44 PM   #16
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I think that $20,000 figure was a joke. In its current state, more like $500 to $1000. Best suited for someone really handy as it is going to be a lot of work. Are the original fiberglass cabinets included? That would be a plus for sure. It's a ground up rebuild, given it's a barter item you are off to a good start $$ wise!
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:00 PM   #17
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It was intended to be a humorous way to make the point about retained value. I figured most people would get that I wasn't serious about $20,000. When I said 'Darn things hold their value', that was a clue.
So was when I started my next sentence with 'Seriously'
Sometimes we need to think outside the box.


Yes, but did the OP realize you weren't being serious, being somewhat new to the forum. That was my concern.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:52 AM   #18
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She's Home!

So I got her home this weekend. Poor thing had been sitting discarded in a salvage yard for I-don't-know-how-long, windows open, exposed to all sorts of weather, baking in the sun. She looks much better after going through the car wash, well, on the outside, at least. The inside is rough, rough, rough. Now the real fun begins. Still working on getting the title.

WaltP - I think I found the number you referred to: 86CAB16402. Any help in identification is appreciated.
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Hope you get it back together soon and hit the road.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:27 PM   #20
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WaltP - I think I found the number you referred to: 86CAB16402. Any help in identification is appreciated.
Nope, that's not it. It'll be a pure number, no letters. On the top edge of the fork in the frame, A number like 5302 would say it's the 5302nd Casita ever made. They are often hard to see through the paint, rust, and crud.

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Old 05-22-2017, 12:52 PM   #21
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Hi, Laura! We're neighbors. (I'll send you a PM.) Your Casita looks to me like it's a 16' and I wonder, from the number you found, if it's a 1986 model.

FWIW, our first Casita was a 1989, and its graphics were like yours; plus, it had the back window mounted AC.

Kudos to you for rescuing this guy. There's lots of help available here for your restoration: using the "Google" site search at the bottom of the Search window will pull up more useful results than the regular search that's bundled with this system software. (Or use the link in my signature on this message.)

Plus, our "mods, alterations, updates" forum is a good one to peruse (or search)...while you wait for folks to answer any specific questions you may ask.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #22
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Are you saying that number is the way they used to label them in prehistoric times? If so thanks for that update.
Looking more carefully that does make sense with the leading 86 and CA standing for Casita. But then I don't know what to make of the 16402. It's certainly not the build number. Can anyone else chime in here?

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Walt I have no idea; it's just a total guess on my part.

I just know it's very similar to the 1989 we had (although ours was a "liberty" floorplan and Laura's is obviously a "spirit").

Here's a pic of a friend's 1989 "spirit" (I don't think they actually were using those names for the floorplans yet, but that's the equivalent). It's a 16, for sure, and I'm thinking the length looks very much like yours, Laura...although notice the different back/side window!
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Walt,

That is exactly where the number is stamped, right where you said. The only other numbers are near the hitch and appear to be related to the trailer frame itself.

I'm glad I could stump you!

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The raised rear floor identifies it as a 16". I once had a '94 16' Spirit and the build number did not include year or date, just the simple build number.

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Walt,

That is exactly where the number is stamped, right where you said. The only other numbers are near the hitch and appear to be related to the trailer frame itself.

I'm glad I could stump you!

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Old 05-22-2017, 01:13 PM   #27
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Mary, I'm pretty sure it's a 13 footer, and not nearly as pretty as that Liberty. Give me time (probably a whole LOT of time), though, and I'll get her cutened up.
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Hmmm... I guess I'd better get the tape measure out!

Can y'all tell why the floor is raised in the back?

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