Hi, Denny. Welcome to FiberglassRV.com. My husband and I spend time during summer months, off the grid in the Colorado Rockies. We don't run the (propane) furnace
at night, just a few minutes in the morning warms up the trailer nicely, so we can get out of bed, make coffee, etc. and get the day started. We use a 3.2Amp solar panel
for our electrical
needs (the furnace
motor in the a.m., plus the water pump for showers. We use lights
when we need them, but turn them off when we don't.) We also carry a battery
lantern, for ambient light
, especially helpful on rainy day(s).
With the fridge
, we can go until we need to dump the gray water; and of course, with the propane
there's no need to forego hot water. (We have the "on demand" system: when I want hot water, my husband lights
the water heater. Nowadays, Casita
uses one with electronic ignition, so this would be easier - i.e., I would do it myself.)
FWIW, I'm one of the (apparently) few people I know who likes to cook on the stove in the trailer, where it's not windy and the burners stay lit!
Anyway, ours is a Liberty (deluxe, which means it has the bath) model Casita
. We do not use the twin bed arrangement, but I have a couple of friends who have done the modification Frederick mentioned, to make the twin beds wide enough to actually be comfortable. I just noticed a pic of one of them last night, in the Interiors
And, here's another pic of a Liberty with twin beds arrangement
, from the same topic. It's not as easy to see the modification (or if
it was even modified to widen the beds?)
Good luck with your decision. It's a fun process... and remember, it's all a compromise (or set of compromises)!