I have pretty much spent my entire morning reading this thread and links out from it.
I'm also in N. Texas, was considering going to see the Casita
showroom, and I'm about 5'7 too.
I was born in Fort Worth. I don't hate Texas, but it has changed so much in my lifetime from what it was. For one thing just the property tax and insurance on my modest house (about 1400 sq. ft.) cost $6,000 a year with the homestead exemption. That's a lot of "money for nothing" out of my budget.
I'm not sure if I am cut out for being a full-timer. The again I'm at a point in my life where I need to figure out "what's next?"
I don't have a tow vehicle or rig yet and was leaning toward fiberglass if anything.
So far the other appealing camper I was looking at was the Little Guy Max which I haven't found a lot of user experiences about yet. From my reading here it seem that I have to give Escape
some serious consideration.
Hope you don't mind me glomming on to your thread, but if anyone happens along here with feedback on the Little Guy campers I would appreciate it.