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Old 07-01-2016, 05:34 PM   #15
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Where are you getting your figures on weight for the Casita? They seem to be extraordinarily high...................
I got the Casita weight from Jonathan.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:46 PM   #16
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You're right, Tom. There's a great deal of variability in the data. Oddly, some of the lightest units had really high tongue weights. Just 4 units out of 36 had both a total weight under 3500 pounds and a tongue weight under 350 pounds.

One the whole, I'd say the averages represent the data pretty well. IMO, I would not tow a Casita 17D with a vehicle rated less than 4500/450. Tongue weight is more often the limiting factor, not total weight.

I hope you'll add yours to the database when you weigh it. Be sure to email Jon Vermilye so the spreadsheet can be updated. More data benefits everyone!

I mention all this because it looks like the tow rating of a Lexus RX350 maxes out at 3500/350*. I would recommend sticking with a 16'er for this vehicle. The average total/tongue weight of a Scamp 16 in the database is 2615/270 pounds. A Casita 16D (limited data) averages 3040/260. None exceeded 3500/350.
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Hummm, again, Jonathan at the factory assured me that I could tow the 17 with my Lexus. Now I'm getting worried as it's almost brand new 2015 with less than 10,000 miles and I love it.

Sherry
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:51 PM   #17
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Here's another xls spreadsheet showing various owners trailers and the trailer weights.

Interesting cross-section of data from owners vs. factory or sale reps.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:12 PM   #18
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Here's another xls spreadsheet showing various owners trailers and the trailer weights.

Interesting cross-section of data from owners vs. factory or sale reps.
Thanks!!
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:19 PM   #19
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Hummm, again, Jonathan at the factory assured me that I could tow the 17 with my Lexus. Now I'm getting worried as it's almost brand new 2015 with less than 10,000 miles and I love it.

Sherry
I won't say it can't be done, but it is marginal at best. If you are set on a Casita 17 and want to keep your Lexus (don't blame you there!!), you will need to pack lightly, travel with empty holding tanks, verify your final loaded weight at a certified scale (truck stops, sand & gravel yards), and you will probably want to set it up with a weight distributing hitch because of the high tongue weight. Is the Casita factory going to help you with that last part?
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