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Old 03-11-2016, 11:35 AM   #57
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I'm sending the seller an email. What can I loose, maybe everything to gain. Your door/frame info is great.
About the sculpted carpet on the walls... It was what Casita used back then. Changing it is a big project. You can clean it up- it actually looks in pretty good condition- but you'll have to decide if you can live with it or not. The windows can be removed and reinstalled, not a deal-breaker. The door could be more of an issue. Also, beware of any softness in the floor. Casitas have a full fiberglass bathtub floor with wood encased inside. If that wood has been compromised, replacing it is another even bigger project.

Advice… set up a junk e-mail account just for this trailer search.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #58
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About the sculpted carpet on the walls... It was what Casita used back then.
I love that I learn something new here all of the time! I had NO IDEA that was what Casita used on the walls. That is an unfortunate choice Love the amount of knowledge that you have regarding these eggs!
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:40 PM   #59
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I love that I learn something new here all of the time! I had NO IDEA that was what Casita used on the walls. That is an unfortunate choice Love the amount of knowledge that you have regarding these eggs!
There were two colors I have seen, one blue-ish and the orange-y color in the advertised unit.

That's the problem with Casita's decision to use residential-style carpeting to line their shells. Carpet styles change. No doubt the sculpted carpet was very stylish in the 80's.

I wonder if anyone ever thought these little eggs would still be so popular thirty years later...
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:55 PM   #60
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I wonder if anyone ever thought these little eggs would still be so popular thirty years later...
Jon, considering that even Airstream just about went under by the late '80s, I don't think anyone had any inkling back then of what the RV market would look like today. Just try to find an '80s Airstream trailer today. Their production numbers were practically in the negative digits. I think they built more motorhomes in the '80s than trailers.

The RV markets have been heavily influenced by the retail price of fuel, and the availability and price of money. When the recession hit in '08, it hit the motorhome industry really hard. Except for the giants and the boutique manufacturers, very few of the marques that were really large are even around today. Most dealerships that dealt in class A coaches closed up by 2010. Class B and C motorhome sales have exploded at the expense of the Class A market.

The market for travel trailers has been all over the map, but its interesting to see lots of new molded fiberglass startups as the demand for smaller and lighter trailers has increased.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:58 PM   #61
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...my dad worked for Travco/Dodge Motor Home, in Brown City, Michigan…. big, beautiful fiberglass RVs of the 1970s...
Here's one in the FiberglassRV registry:
1972 Dodge Travco 270 by Andi
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:47 PM   #62
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No doubt the sculpted carpet was very stylish in the 80's.
Heck yeah! I decked out a Ford Econoline with similar green carpet, that thin paneling with lines in it, and an Indian print headliner. Peace & Love, Man.

emij... "An unfortunate choice"... well put.
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Here's one in the FiberglassRV registry:
1972 Dodge Travco 270 by Andi
I remember a shorter version too. Apparently its a 210 or 220. I know this to be true from visiting (is there anything not on the Web?) the Travco forum, named (you guessed it) TravcoForum.com.
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I work in Placerville, believe it or not, a town of maybe 300 residents and 15 people working there!
I'd be happy to put some eyes on that Casita for ya.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:25 AM   #65
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I work in Placerville, believe it or not, a town of maybe 300 residents and 15 people working there!
I'd be happy to put some eyes on that Casita for ya.
That is extremely kind of you, Scott. The owner, Chris, replied to my email last evening. It's still for sale. But its not the trailer for me for a few reasons. Thank you for your offer.
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Restored 1978 13' Scamp Camper | Black Hills of SD | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

Not sure if it fits your price range, but it is so cute! In South Dakota.
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Bruce,

Since you are tall, you might want to consider expanding your search to include the TrailsWest Campster and Hunter compact trailers. The lay out is different from the Scamp, Boler etc. in that the doo is in the back with the dinette/bed in the front. I think that the original design intent was that you sleep lengthwise instead of cross wise which allows a longer bed without increasing the width. These trailers also have a pop top which adds additional head room in the kitchen area.
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Restored 1978 13' Scamp Camper | Black Hills of SD | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

Not sure if it fits your price range, but it is so cute! In South Dakota.
Thank you emij. It, like basically ALL that appear, is out of my reach.

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Bruce,

Since you are tall, you might want to consider expanding your search to include the TrailsWest Campster and Hunter compact trailers. The lay out is different from the Scamp, Boler etc. in that the doo is in the back with the dinette/bed in the front. I think that the original design intent was that you sleep lengthwise instead of cross wise which allows a longer bed without increasing the width. These trailers also have a pop top which adds additional head room in the kitchen area.
I welcome the information Elizabeth EWA. I will keep the Campster and Hunter in mind as I search.

I'm accepting that the entry fee to this hobby is, for the most part, north of my means and/or commitment. I'm now exploring other ways to join the ranks...

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There is a group page on FB called "I own a Boler" I just saw a project for 1500$, looks like a 17' in Alberta. I'm not suggesting this is for you, just an example of another source for fbglrv s

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There is a group page on FB called "I own a Boler" I just saw a project for 1500$, looks like a 17' in Alberta. I'm not suggesting this is for you, just an example of another source for fbglrv s
I'll check it out. Great things you've been sending my way. Cheers!
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