Hi! We're John and Val from Mississippi - soon to be Casita owners! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-27-2016, 03:39 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Valerie
Trailer: 2016 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Mississippi
Posts: 12
Hi! We're John and Val from Mississippi - soon to be Casita owners!

We're planning on ordering a Casita 17 ft Spirit in the next few weeks -- we'll have to wait until October to get it I believe, and then the fun will begin. We're both retired from the University of Southern Mississippi and have pretty much zero RV experience. SO, while we're a little intimidated by the idea of towing something (Nissan Xterra), not frying the hot water heater, dumping the waste, etc -- we're saying game on! I'm sure we'll have a million questions and I really appreciate the helpful folks on the forum who may save our necks with good suggestions.
__________________

__________________
Valerie Rachal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
DonnaMarie's Avatar
 
Name: Donna
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy
Florida
Posts: 103
Smile Welcome John and Val!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valerie Rachal View Post
We're planning on ordering a Casita 17 ft Spirit in the next few weeks -- we'll have to wait until October to get it I believe, and then the fun will begin. We're both retired from the University of Southern Mississippi and have pretty much zero RV experience. SO, while we're a little intimidated by the idea of towing something (Nissan Xterra), not frying the hot water heater, dumping the waste, etc -- we're saying game on! I'm sure we'll have a million questions and I really appreciate the helpful folks on the forum who may save our necks with good suggestions.
Hurray! Let the fun begin! You're like many of us here who're complete NEWBIES at this! I was so excited to find this wonderful forum!! The folks here are GREAT, full of fantastic information and so very helpful!! Perhaps we'll run into you somewhere along the trail one day!!
__________________

__________________
DonnaMarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Valerie
Trailer: 2016 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Mississippi
Posts: 12
My plan is to learn all that I can between now and October so we're competent travelers! I'll be happy when we've mastered the towing and trailer hitch -- that part is pretty scary but I figure if everyone else can do it, we can too! I'm originally from Sarasota, Florida so I hope we'll head down there to camp sometime, perhaps this winter (unless you need reservations a year in advance for such a populated and popular winter place).
__________________
Valerie Rachal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2016, 06:57 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Casita
Connecticut
Posts: 108
Welcome!

Hey John and Val,
Welcome, you are going to love your Casita and the world of opportunities it opens to you. There are a couple of other forums which are also valuable resources. I would also recommend purchasing Eileen's Casita A-Z Compact Disc. I purchased the Disc and studied it prior to picking up our Casita and promptly psyched myself out. Reading about all the systems afforded me a basic understanding, but it wasn't until I started using them that things quickly came together. We all started as "Newbie's" you'll be fine. Let the adventure begin. Peace.
__________________
wwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2016, 07:24 AM   #5
Member
 
J.F.Y.'s Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: Casita
Pennsylvania
Posts: 42
Thumbs up

John, Val....

For a week or two....or for Snowbirding for months, you might want to check out Ja-Mar in Port Richey, FL ....
(www.ja-marrvresorts.com) . Depending on the type of experience you're after, this can be a fine place to stay. Good rates, great owners and maintenance, and good winter activities and features.

You can check them out on www.rvparkreviews.com, which is one of the best (if not THE best) online campground review sites going.

Frank
__________________
J.F.Y. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2016, 07:57 AM   #6
Member
 
librarianocnj's Avatar
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 93
Hi
Welcome to the egg world. I'll second getting the A-Z Casita Guide. Besides this board there is Casita club , Casita form and the Casita owners group on Facebook. It's fun to look at all four each day. I was nervous about my first order of the two but if you take it slow and read up on it , it goes very easy.
__________________
Gordon and Anne
2010 Suzuki Equator "Suzi Q"
2015 Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Pod Puppies: Josie and Frankie, Casita Kittens: Madison & Razzel & Mrs. Chow
librarianocnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2016, 08:39 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Valerie
Trailer: 2016 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Mississippi
Posts: 12
Thanks so much for that site to check out parks! Do you know, even though i'm from FL I don't know where Port Richie is -- I'll have to google map it! I've heard that there's a great park on Turtle Beach in Sarasota but I have a feeling you have to reserve over a year ahead. I wouldn't be surprised if it was super pricey too -- given the area. It would be great though to go to Sarasota and visit family there and have OUR OWN PLACE! I always feel like we're imposing a bit on the sister-in-law I can't wait to start plotting out our travels (I'm the planner/organizer in the couple)
__________________
Valerie Rachal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2016, 08:44 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Valerie
Trailer: 2016 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Mississippi
Posts: 12
OK, another step taken. I ordered the A-Z guide you recommended last night and I figure I'll study it before we go visit Casita in two weeks. We made reservations to fly out to TX from MS to see all of the models just to be 100% sure on my choice of the 17' Spirit Deluxe before we order. Have I mentioned that I'm having the BEST time and am as excited as a kid on Christmas Eve? (but I've got months to wait for the Casita to be ready so I'd better calm down soon or I'm going to wear myself out!) Oh and thanks for the Facebook page suggestion -- I'll check that out next!

Valerie
__________________

__________________
Valerie Rachal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
casita


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soon to be new Casita owners SDSHAW Hi, I am.... 9 12-19-2015 09:22 PM
Soon to be trailer owners garry g Hi, I am.... 8 03-04-2014 03:20 PM
Hi, we are soon to be proud owners of a scamp 16' Murphy C. Hi, I am.... 5 06-12-2013 08:09 AM
Mississippi HWY 6 Help Susan Tiller General Chat 5 03-12-2006 08:00 AM
Need help--Mississippi Hwy 6 Susan Tiller Camping, Campout Reports 0 03-07-2006 05:41 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.