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Old 12-12-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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I have recently purchased a 17 ft. 2010 Casita Spirit Deluxe. Never had RV or travel trailer before. Always tent camped with Hubby and he did everything. He does not know about my purchase. First I need to learn to do everything by myself. He has said he has no interest in all the maintenance one would require but now he is beginning to tire of all the set up and tear down tent camping requires. To be continued......shhhh, remember it's a secret.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:49 PM   #2
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Welcome Cherie to the group. Wow, don't think I've heard of someone buying a TT on the sly like you have with out the other half being interested in a TT also. You say he is getting tired of the tent thing, that's a plus for you. Maintenance on an egg is minimal overall, easy to learn and to me is way less effort than packing a tent . MMMM, plan on using it the first time out during a rain storm, he will be a believer after just opening the door instead of having to pitch a tent .
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:24 AM   #3
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Hello Cherie and welcome to the forum. The Casita 17' is one of the most popular eggs out there. The company is still in business and there are two forums devoted to the brand. Lots of support. Good choice. The most challenging thing for a newbie is learning to back up. There are lots of threads on it but practice makes perfect. A local school on a Sunday morning is a good place to practice. You are just starting a great adventure. Enjoy, Raz
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:37 AM   #4
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Welcome, Cherie! So where are you hiding it? . That will be hard to fit under the tree --- unless you are out camping somewhere near a very big one.

The main thing is to take it to an RV place every spring to have the wheel bearings repacked for probably a little over $100. Need to put some wax or UV protectant every once in a while. Hope you have a brake controller. We will be interested in hearing about the response!
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:52 AM   #5
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Welcome Cherie to the group. Wow, don't think I've heard of someone buying a TT on the sly like you have with out the other half being interested in a TT also. You say he is getting tired of the tent thing, that's a plus for you. Maintenance on an egg is minimal overall, easy to learn and to me is way less effort than packing a tent . MMMM, plan on using it the first time out during a rain storm, he will be a believer after just opening the door instead of having to pitch a tent .
This has all the makings of a good story. Congratulations, and I hope all works out well. We were similarly getting tired of setting up and packing the tent. The straw that broke the camel's back was camping in Page, AZ, on a sandy site and having the stakes pull out and the tent rolling down in the desert gale force wind. With that, it was pretty certain we were on the way to getting a camper. Oh, and after that it rained for three days continuous, and all motels in Cortez, CO were filled up with tent campers trying to stay dry. A time to remember!
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:11 AM   #6
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This covers just about everything.... It's a must have.
A-Z Casita Owner's Guide
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #7
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Welcome Cherie to the group. Wow, don't think I've heard of someone buying a TT on the sly like you have with out the other half being interested in a TT also. You say he is getting tired of the tent thing, that's a plus for you. Maintenance on an egg is minimal overall, easy to learn and to me is way less effort than packing a tent . MMMM, plan on using it the first time out during a rain storm, he will be a believer after just opening the door instead of having to pitch a tent .
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My Scamp story is similar, and looong. But the short version has the husband buying a new 13' Scamp to be delivered to his home without telling his wife. . This made his wife so mad she would never set foot in it, and made sure the husband never forgot it. 14 years later the husband died, the wife advertised it on Craigslist and I bought it out of their enclosed patio. Beautiful condition but sad story ! David in Fresno and Sonora. (See you at Quartzsite ! )
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Darn!!! Sad story but sweet deal.
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