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Old 08-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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wanted a MiniCooper and hubby came home with Casita

Greeting from Oregon, and new owner of a 17' Freedom Deluxe. My husband found a used 2010 and bought it on the spot. He was supposed to looking for a MiniCooper, I guess he thought I said Mini Trailer. Being a camping virgin, I'm a little nervous. I've been reading the forums here, and it's been reassuring because everyone is so friendly and helpful.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hey Diane, welcome to FiberglassRV!! ooooh we have members that live not far from you in Clatskanie, Hillsboro, etc.

In the end, you're gonna love the Casita and I bet it lasts a lot longer than a mini.

Think about joining a bunch of us camping at Champoeg SP in October Here's a link to all the info on the CasitaForum: Northern Oregon Gathering - Fall Event - Casita Travel Trailer Forum

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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Falling in Love

We previously never had camped and planned to do it for three years to 'take a break'. This is year 11. The life of a camper is so relaxing; actually relaxing almost doesn't describe it.

To us, it is extremely enchanting providing a new view everyday and not just of the marvelous vistas we discover.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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Diane, having been a camper/rv'er basically since I was 4 years old as well as my husband and I owned and operated a Big Rig park, I have ran across many a newbie. My recommendation is to try all types of camping out first for a few days here and there. To determine what you like best.


A lot of your camping style will determine where and for how long you will camp. I am more of a use the Casita for traveling versus the boon-docker camper that likes to camp out in the middle of nowhere without services. A couple of day's and I am over it. But would rather use the Casita to travel and see things. Best of luck, Welcome to our world and Congrat's on the Casita!
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #5
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I'm with Donna D. The Camper will outlast the Mini and be worth more later on down the road. You should thank your husband for making such a wise investment.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
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Have any pictures to share?
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #7
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I met a guy who tows a Scamp 13 with a minicooper bothblack,Say have you seen the new FIAT 500?
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:09 PM   #8
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Sounds like your husband picked a top of the line camper to start you out in! No worries---you'll have a ball!
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It's a good thing you did not ask him to get some ice cream, he may have come home with an Airstream!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:50 AM   #10
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thank you all for the reassuring welcome
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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Good choice! You'll find that the Casita is more reliable and easier to work on than a Mini. ;-)
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The most amazing aspect of these fiberglass units is that they can outlive you.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #14
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... but did you ever get the Mini-Cooper?

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