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Old 10-04-2020, 04:12 PM   #1
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My wife and I have been camping for quite awhile. We moved from tent camping to a new to us Aliner Classic 6-7 yrs. ago which weve enjoyed. Im interested in moving up to a Casita Independence Dlx for the twin bed floor plan, and would appreciate any insights / suggestions from the fiberglass crowd. Ive got a quote for a new one, but spending close to $30K, and waiting a year is not appealing for a couple in their early mid seventies. Is it worth the wait, and what add-ons should be put on or left off ? Thanks
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Here’s one. Price is high, but it sounds like there might be a little wiggle room.
https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...-los-alamos-nm
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Old 10-04-2020, 08:06 PM   #3
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Just realize the beds are "twins" in name only. They are much narrower than a standard twin bed. And the center aisle is very, very, narrow. We had a Liberty (like the Independence, but the twins were even narrower). But it could also be set up as a king bed. Anyway, we hated it. We learned we would rather have a smaller bed, but a separate dedicated dinette, than a bigger bed.

As far as what to add on, a furnace is optional, not included. Well, in TX a furnace is not so important but where I live, its a must.

And to be fair, many people love their Casita. If I bought one now, it would either be the Spirit or the Freedom.

One challenge with most molded FG trailers is they are narrower than traditional "stick built" trailers. A traditional trailer might be 8 feet wide, whereas many of the molded trailers are about 6-4 or so wide. So fitting two twin beds across from each other just doesn't work, as a standard twin is 39 inches. OR 78 inches for two. Thats wider than the trailer. So they put in narrower beds and call them twins.
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Thanks for the reply. The quote is $28.4K, which does seem high since I was seeing fully loaded ‘19 model when new for $23 K. Improvements and a strong RV market. ?
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Old 10-04-2020, 10:57 PM   #5
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Good point on the narrow twins Bill. We just don’t want to crawl over/ disturb one another when getting up at night. Other thoughts ?
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Our Class B has a rather unusual bed arrangement that works surprisingly well. The head end is a full-width sofa that folds flat. The foot end has separate narrow extensions on each side. You can fill in the gap to make a large king-size bed, or leave it open as we do. The notch makes it easy to enter and exit the bed without disturbing your partner, but the full width at the head end makes it feel like a shared bed, with plenty of width for your head, shoulders, and arms. Only your legs are on the narrow part.
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I mention it because that’s very similar to what you can have in the Liberty layout if you lower the rear dinette but leave the center table out: basically a king-sized bed with a center access notch at the foot end.

It does make bedding tricky. Separate bags with liners work for us.
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