Originally Posted by jgilliam1955
Has anybody bought the Casita Trailer cover? I just installed one on my Casita and it was easy to put on. I just got a price quote from Calmark, it was over $900. I will keep the Casita cover & replace it with another one when the time comes.
I purchased my Casita Trailer Cover as part of my purchase of my 2019 SD 17. In September of 2019, I paid $199 for the cover.
This will be the third year of use of that cover. So far, it has worked well for me. I was amused at the instructions which call for the use of 2 people (that does work better), and for one of you to climb up on top of the trailer to install the cover.
For the first two years I put the cover on without any help and I definitely did not climb up on top of the trailer! I am too old, too heavy, and not going there for safety reasons.
I laid the cover out lengthwise along one side of the trailer. unzipped the rear panels, then I attached the sand bag provided to the front and back tie-down straps. I threw the bean bag over the trailer and used the straps to pull the cover up and over the trailer. Two bean bags would have worked even better. I used a long pole to clear the cover of obstacles on top of the trailer. Then used the bean bag to pull the straps under the trailer and completed the install by connecting them to the cover.
My one big criticism of the cover sold
by Casita is that the zip-up panel for the trailer door access is located completely aft of the door. I made Casita aware of this error, but I don't know if they listened. To access the door, I unzip the zipper closest to the door, release the strap holding the cover down by the door, and then pull the door area flap up and slightly over the awning
case to hold it out of the way while I am using the door. If you do not have the awning
, then holding the flap out of the way may be a problem.
The cover is not long enough to also cover the propane
tanks at the front. If that is considered necessary, then a small tarp could be used for the tongue of the trailer.
I am definitely with you that $900 is an excessive amount to pay for a cover. I believe the cover from Casita was made in China. Getting one in the current environment may be challenge.