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Old 08-02-2017, 07:12 PM   #1
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Inherited A Casita

Hey everyone. My name is Bill.

My fiance and I inherited a 1996 13' Casita. We weren't really planing on doing a whole lot to it, but the floor ended up being completely rotted out and the project snowballed. Ever since, I have been lurking around here looking for information and ideas.

I am in the construction industry and before this was in the racing industry. I have been working on cars and projects my whole life. I started this project on my own before i found this site, so a lot of the things that I am doing and plan on doing, I haven't really seen done on here.

I wasn't really planning on starting a thread on the build, but I figured it may help some others, as I have COMPLETELY taken this thing apart and am in the process of putting it back together. Hopefully I can have it completed by November for a trip we have planned.

Stay tune for another thread...
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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Welcome...sounds like you have the skills for this interesting "project"........mj
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:50 PM   #3
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All right! I want to see how the roll cage gets integrated!
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All right! I want to see how the roll cage gets integrated!
Lol... you may not be too far off as I am going through ideas to find a way to support the solar panels on the roof. I have a few ideas that should work, just haven't crossed that bridge yet.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:08 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. You probably know this but in case you don't the interior "furniure" is structural. That is, removing the cabinets may cause the roof to cave in. I did a quick search for Casita floor and came up with a number of threads you might find helpful. No use reinventing the wheel. Good luck with your project. Raz

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...ta+floor&sa=Go
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:39 AM   #6
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Hope you took and are taking pictures. We love to see build photos.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:40 AM   #7
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For Casita specific rebuild posts, join Casita Forum (casitaforum.com). Many examples of restoration projects have been posted there.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:28 PM   #8
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Bring it to our rally

Maybe you will have enough ready by January for a rally in Live Oak Florida. That would make a great thing to show off to the group.
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Hope you took and are taking pictures. We love to see build photos.

john
I originally didn't take to many because I wan't planning on doing this. I will start taking more. In the meantime, here is a link to the thread. 13' Casita Trailer Off Restoration.


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Welcome to the forum. You probably know this but in case you don't the interior "furniure" is structural. That is, removing the cabinets may cause the roof to cave in. I did a quick search for Casita floor and came up with a number of threads you might find helpful. No use reinventing the wheel. Good luck with your project. Raz
Yes, I realized this when disassembling the camper. I am going to keep all the original furniture, and I will be adding some additional braces.

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For Casita specific rebuild posts, join Casita Forum (casitaforum.com). Many examples of restoration projects have been posted there.
Thanks for that info!
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Maybe you will have enough ready by January for a rally in Live Oak Florida. That would make a great thing to show off to the group.
That would be pretty neat. I have a feeling I will be traveling a lot more now. It should definitely be use-able, I don't know how if I will have it 100C% though.
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