I'm the author of the Casita
Travel Trailers A-Z Guide and visited the Casita
factory last week as part of my ongoing research where I meet with management and salespeople.
Paying $33K doesn't guarantee perfect. It only means you were able to avoid waiting.
Had you done your shakedown in the area that night, you could have returned to the factory the next business day (as I STRONGLY recommend all new owners do when taking delivery) and had all of those issues fixed on the spot.
As for expecting perfection, stick-built dealers are up at arms over the poor quality workmanship of the trailers they're getting from Elkhart and other manufacturers. It's abysmal right now. Be grateful you had the good sense to purchase a trailer that will hold its value after it leaves the lot, even with the paint
What you're also not considering is the shortage of parts and labor, along with exceedingly high demand. Casita
was taking up to 250 orders a month last summer. They're doing what they can with what little space they have to produce 14 trailers a week. And the waitlist for a 17' Sprit is still a year out. The Indy is 14 mos.
My real question is: What's been gained by airing these grievances and generating negativity about a great product to a group of people who are powerless to help you when the onus of the final inspection was yours?
PS: The exterior gelcoat on my 2013 is dull in a couple of places. I purchased it used but it probably came from the factory that way since I know a few others who have it too. Do we care? Mininally, since it still camps just fine and I could sell it today for more than I paid.