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Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,877
Posted By Casita Greg
Sorry, I'm just trying to wrap my head around why...

Sorry, I'm just trying to wrap my head around why anyone in their right mind would need a 50 foot long propane hose to go camping? :eek::eek:
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Casita Greg
Not sure what your galley counter configuration...

Not sure what your galley counter configuration looks like since I don't have a Scamp, but in my Casita 17' SD, I couldn't stand that little "bird bath" of a useless sink that it came with, so I...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-27-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By Casita Greg
The Casita factory ONLY sells direct to...

The Casita factory ONLY sells direct to consumers. They do not have a "network" of dealerships, or any authorized dealerships for that matter, which sell their trailers. Any RV/trailer dealer with a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-25-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Casita Greg
Yes, they are ridiculously expensive now. I...

Yes, they are ridiculously expensive now. I bought mine several years ago and paid maybe $170.00 for it, which I thought was reasonable for a tinted tempered glass aluminum framed and openable window...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-24-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Casita Greg
At 67, I find that lifting a 65 Lb. E-bike up any...

At 67, I find that lifting a 65 Lb. E-bike up any higher than into the bed of the pickup is about as much as I want to do. Those high mounts made for putting bikes way up in the air are just not...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-24-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By Casita Greg
A simple piece of wooden dowel, as mentioned...

A simple piece of wooden dowel, as mentioned above, is great for sliding glass doors or windows, and you can also pick up a handful of these screw clamps that you can install on the edge of the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-24-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By Casita Greg
Most thefts are based on opportunity more than...

Most thefts are based on opportunity more than anything else. Whatever you can do to deter or slow down their ability to get "in-and-out" quickly will often dissuade them from even trying, (i.e....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-23-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Casita Greg
I've seen a few of those, but I installed an...

I've seen a few of those, but I installed an EDWIN window in my door several years ago. Real tempered glass, aluminum frame, opening panel on the lower half. Built like a real window, not those...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-18-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Casita Greg
I don't Know about Parliner bumpers, or how...

I don't Know about Parliner bumpers, or how strong they are. Of course any "sewer hose" type bumpers are automatically unacceptable for any bike rack, let alone an e-bike or two, but I do know that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-15-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Casita Greg
I'd check with any of several local shops that...

I'd check with any of several local shops that sell and repair construction and horse trailers for that kind of repair work. They could probably fabricate a whole new frame and put a brand new axle...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Casita Greg
For me, the biggest, and most important,...

For me, the biggest, and most important, difference is the headroom you have. The old, (no longer in production, but there's still a lot of them out there, 13 footers,) and the 16 footers only have...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Casita Greg
Well, the tires shouldn't be bad, since they...

Well, the tires shouldn't be bad, since they won't even be made for another 76 years. :rolleyes:
Just couldn't resist...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-14-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Casita Greg
I had the original factory installed Fiamma 10...

I had the original factory installed Fiamma 10 ft. awning when I bought my trailer. I didn't care for it one bit, so off it came and I resold it. I didn't like the way it wasn't sealed tightly to the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,634
Posted By Casita Greg
Just some personal first hand experiences. When...

Just some personal first hand experiences. When towing my trailer with my dismally underpowered Nissan Frontier 3.3L truck, I always tow with both the WDH and the sway bar. When my wife bought her...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Casita Greg
Lowe's and Home Depot have them. Direct...

Lowe's and Home Depot have them. Direct replacements. Look in their cabinet hardware section, and take one of your old ones with you to make sure you get the right ones. Many of them look similar,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-23-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By Casita Greg
Not sure what kind of hinges they use on those...

Not sure what kind of hinges they use on those Parkliners, but that technique would not work on my Casita, and probably not on most trailers. Those exposed hinge pins are a relic from the past and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-22-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By Casita Greg
The emergency window won't open if it is still...

The emergency window won't open if it is still latched from the inside.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,945
Posted By Casita Greg
Concessionaires aren't actually a new thing at...

Concessionaires aren't actually a new thing at our National Parks. It began way back, most famously, with an entrepreneur named Fred Harvey back in the 1880's. Yea! Bring back the "Harvey Girls!"
...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 10-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,385
Posted By Casita Greg
Might not be of any help, but here's my galley...

Might not be of any help, but here's my galley "redo" I did in my 2008 Casita SD. Got rid of the ugly Suburban 2-burner stove and the useless "birdbath" of a sink that it came with, and installed...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-13-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Casita Greg
A 6,000# rated axle will be too stiff,...

A 6,000# rated axle will be too stiff, (suspension-wise,) for use on these little trailers. They don't weigh enough to work the suspension and everything in your trailer will get bounced to death....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-08-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Casita Greg
Just recently replaced my 11 year old Dometic...

Just recently replaced my 11 year old Dometic microwave. While I had it out I took a few pictures of the inside of the MW cabinet.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-07-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Casita Greg
Whether it is containing the propane line or the...

Whether it is containing the propane line or the electrical, (or both,) it should be totally sealed where it enters the trailer. I agree that probably doing away with that wooden box and plastic pipe...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Casita Greg
Those Dexter Torque-Flex 3,500# axles are...

Those Dexter Torque-Flex 3,500# axles are available at thousands of dealers all over the country. Pretty much most shops that sell and service trailers would be able to put a new axle under your...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-29-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Casita Greg
Or maybe my Ad Blockers, which I'm certainly not...

Or maybe my Ad Blockers, which I'm certainly not getting rid of or turning off. If I wanted to see that unsolicited kind of stuff I wouldn't have Ad Blockers.

I understand that advertising pays...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-29-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Casita Greg
Annoying Pop-Up on the bottom of each page.

What is this silly translucent white pop-up running along the bottom of the page? It has only started very recently. It pops up after logging in, and it pops up on every new page I visit on this...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By Casita Greg
A couple of small scissor jacks would work well,...

A couple of small scissor jacks would work well, especially where the clearances are less than ideal, as in the case you mentioned above. You don't have to permanently mount them to the trailer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By Casita Greg
I never liked that silly thing that came with the...

I never liked that silly thing that came with the trailer, and so I replaced it with a short nylon web strap with Velcro on it. Takes two seconds to put on instead of five minutes of messing around...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Casita Greg
dupe.

dupe.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Casita Greg
Apparently there is no set rule for adjusting the...

Apparently there is no set rule for adjusting the sway bar, and if you talk to 50 people, you'll get 50 different answers.
Here's what etrailer says, and it ain't much to go on, other than you'll...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By Casita Greg
For my take, and I know it doesn't answer your...

For my take, and I know it doesn't answer your bunk bed question, but I'm just thinking "outside the box." Why not just get the kids a small tent that they could set up next to the trailer and sleep...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 08-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By Casita Greg
That's just merely operator error. Certainly not...

That's just merely operator error. Certainly not a fault of the pressure cooker. Every single one of them made will say to turn the heat down once the weight starts jiggling. Just keep it high enough...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By Casita Greg
If you like it, that's great. It would never work...

If you like it, that's great. It would never work for me. I need more room, not less, but then the new sink cabinet they started installing a few years ago would also be a "deal breaker" today as far...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-24-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By Casita Greg
Yep, you have the proverbial gel coat "ghost...

Yep, you have the proverbial gel coat "ghost decal" thing going on there. Funny, the very first night when I picked up my trailer back in 2008, after getting a spot for the night, is to grab a beer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By Casita Greg
Thanks for the picture Donna. Just what I was...

Thanks for the picture Donna. Just what I was talking about. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-23-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By Casita Greg
Good luck with creating your dirt, leaf and tree...

Good luck with creating your dirt, leaf and tree debris rooftop frog pond. You'll find that it not only traps all manner of nasty stuff, a lot of which will actually stain your trailer, but you'll...
Forum: General Chat 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,893
Posted By Casita Greg
Amen Brother! Ditto here... :wine :big_boss:

Amen Brother! Ditto here... :wine :big_boss:
Forum: General Chat 07-19-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,893
Posted By Casita Greg
Not to knock the great state of Texas, but being...

Not to knock the great state of Texas, but being from the more pristine atmosphere areas of the PNW, the one most memorable thing, (smell-wise,) that I will always remember when driving home after...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Casita Greg
You can probably go to any "big box" or hardware...

You can probably go to any "big box" or hardware store and buy yourself a 3' section of 3/8" all-thread rod. I too have never heard of one made as you described. Interesting. I'd just go get a good...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-16-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 75,196
Posted By Casita Greg
Are you looking for something along the lines of...

Are you looking for something along the lines of a slide-in Keder rail awning? I removed the Fiamma roll-out awning that came with my trailer and sold it. I never cared for it, so it's gone and I...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Casita Greg
+1 on Riv-Nuts. :thumb

+1 on Riv-Nuts. :thumb
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Casita Greg
The bathroom roof vent fans that Casita installs...

The bathroom roof vent fans that Casita installs are known to be a bit finicky and problematic. Mainly the switch quits working fairly soon afterwards. It is also kind of ironic that Casita has been...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Casita Greg
Seeing as how you're from Massachusetts, I would...

Seeing as how you're from Massachusetts, I would seriously doubt that you are at all inclined or interested in taking it all the way back back to Texas to install two molded fiberglass boxes, (bench...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-24-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By Casita Greg
I would advise not to use stainless steel rivets...

I would advise not to use stainless steel rivets because, unlike machine screws and nuts, you have no control over the "pop" point of the rivet. Machine screws can be tightened to a set point by you...
Forum: General Chat 06-22-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,214
Posted By Casita Greg
Makes a good argument for towing with a pickup...

Makes a good argument for towing with a pickup truck with a canopy. My Rad City e-bike, (which weighs around 65 Lbs, isn't well suited to being hefted up onto a roof mount or anywhere I would have to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-19-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Casita Greg
Marine-Tex, in white. ...

Marine-Tex, in white.
https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Tex-Standard-RM305K-B-White/dp/B07P6GHB9M
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Casita Greg
Got rid of them Atwood stabilizers outright....

Got rid of them Atwood stabilizers outright. Cheap junk. I now have four 7,500 Lb. capacity scissor jacks, and they work so much better. Bought the weld-on mounting pads for the jacks, 2 sets of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By Casita Greg
That "tech" doesn't know squat. There are two...

That "tech" doesn't know squat. There are two reasons why trailer manufacturers use pop-rivets instead of good stainless steel machine screws and nuts. Price and Convenience. They are used because...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,105
Posted By Casita Greg
A bad idea here... NFPA 1192, Standard for...

A bad idea here...
NFPA 1192, Standard for Recreational Vehicles, prohibits mounting propane tanks on the rear of a trailer or other RV.

1.3 Location of LP-Gas Containers. LP-Gas containers shall...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By Casita Greg
I wouldn't trust any type of glue or adhesive to...

I wouldn't trust any type of glue or adhesive to hold something like that. As for drilling holes, any appropriately sized standard twist drill bit will make a hole in fiberglass. If you do, you want...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Casita Greg
I hope they were stainless steel washers, so they...

I hope they were stainless steel washers, so they won't rust up later on.
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