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Old 05-22-2017, 12:29 PM   #29
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I see the date on the fresh water tank says 1-16-86. Is it another clue? I think so.

The length to height aspect ratio gives it away as a 16 footer, or so.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:32 PM   #30
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...Can y'all tell why the floor is raised in the back?...
The grey water tank is under there in a Scamp, and they are cousins.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:01 PM   #31
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Fairly confident now that I have a 1986 16ft'er. Many thanks to all of you for your knowledge, generosity, and patience. I am so glad I found this site!

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Old 05-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #32
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To Mary F

I responded to your PM, but got a strange rejection. I sent it again, but still not sure if it went through. Let me know if you see it. Thanks, neighbor!

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Old 05-22-2017, 01:15 PM   #33
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Yeah, 16 glorious feet of camper coolness! You scored well with this one. Most times you hear folks say, "It's rough but it's got good bones." Well these things don't have bones, they are more like seashells. Soft and malleable on the inside, but fully armored on the outside. Yours has a wonderful shell.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:23 PM   #34
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At first Casita made only 13' and 16' trailers, adding the 17' in '96 or late '95.
The 13 and 16s both have the bed raised like that, not sure why, The 17 does not. Note that the 16 actually has a 13' cabin, so that can cause some confusion.
The easy way to tell you have a 16' (and you do) is across from the galley, on the driver side, there's a smaller dinette/single bed setup.

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Old 05-22-2017, 09:07 PM   #35
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Hi, Laura. I did not receive your PM reply. If it had a link in it, our spam software intercepted it. Sorry!! It will get better - it's just the way we treat new people.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:54 AM   #36
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Mystery Solved

It never occurred to me that the length of the tongue would count toward the length of the trailer. It makes sense now. Duh!
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:00 AM   #37
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Bent Frame?

The salvage yard guy told me the trailer had a bent frame. Is there a way to check for sure without removing the whole body from the frame? Is it possible to determine this from looking or measuring from underneath?

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Old 05-24-2017, 08:19 AM   #38
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If I wanted to check the frame, I'd look for a service center with doors that have clearance (probably not too hard) as well as a hydraulic lift that has high enough ceilings to raise the trailer. Anyplace that works on tall roofed vans like Sprinters should be able to accommodate. A place like Camping World that doesn't sell eggs may not be your best choice. If they want payment, offer them $1.00 a minute on the lift. Take a second set of eyeballs. Others may have better ideas.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:34 PM   #39
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A place that works on horse trailers should be able to inspect the frame. Maybe not too hard to find in TX?
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:19 PM   #40
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$20,000 for a gutted 13-foot Casita would be way out of line. On could purchase a fully functional trailer for much less. Perhaps this is a typo and you meant $2,000.
Glad it was a joke!
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:21 AM   #41
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The salvage yard guy told me the trailer had a bent frame. Is there a way to check for sure without removing the whole body from the frame? Is it possible to determine this from looking or measuring from underneath?

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I noticed a tear/crack in the wheel well fiberglass in the third picture of your post #18 and was somewhat baffled by that. Now it makes sense, it must have taken some serious bump or broke loose while towing, or something like that. It all can be fixed! You need someone to go over it with a fine toothed comb, though.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:26 AM   #42
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Bent Frame?

I know someone with an autobody shop, with a lift, so I can probably get it off the ground to take a look from underneath. What do I look for?
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