Originally Posted by ecmbob
I owned a Chalet and had a lot of fun camping with over 12 years. Traded it in for a Parkliner
. I love what I have, but I think a fiberglass camper is more complex to maintain than an A-frame camper. Of course, the wife decided it was time to upgrade to a shower and toilet.
Originally Posted by Jon in AZ
It was the full hot and cold plumbing upgrade, not the switch to molded fiberglass, that added the complexity. Our no-bath Scamp
is very simple to maintain and operate.
Our 2007 Casita
had a 5 gal fresh water tank that we never used, no electric water pump (you pumped the handle), no grey water tank (sink water ran on the ground or into a bucket), no black water tank (no toilet), and no heater, but it did have a nice, big, 4.0 cf fridge
. That non-frills Casita
was easy-peazy to maintain.
5.0 has hot and cold water, grey water tank, a toilet, black water tank, heater with a problematic sail switch, solar
panels/wiring/controllers/SAE port, expensive dual batteries, Maxx fan, electric entry door keypad, a great manual awning
, twin axles (not a single), etc. Sometimes I forget how maintenance-free our Casita