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Old 08-01-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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I'm new to this website but have surfing around it for a few days. I just met a Casita owner while camping along the Oregon Coast and they gave me a brochure. I currently travel/camp with my two daughters and pull a 17ft Coleman Tent Trailer with two slides with a Nissan Qwest minivan (without difficuty) and am thinking about switching to a hard sided trailer. I would like some input about fiberglass vs other compounds and also some reasons why I should choose Casita over another brand. We would really miss the space we have with the pop up (25 ft open), but are getting tired of setting up and taking down all the time. Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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A couple threads you may find helpful when considering the different models:
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
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And, have a look at this recent discussion:

So Many Confusing Choices for Newbies

Plus, this one's worth a look:

Differences - Scamp and Casita (hint: it also talks about Escape)

And, this little discussion on the Northern Lite hybrid will probably make you want answers to even more questions!!

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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I'm a Scamp owner, but that's mostly because I found a used Scamp before I found a used Casita when I was looking for both. They have more in common than they have differences, esp the older models than came from the same roots, so making a choice based on availability, price, floor plan or even color is still going to give you an enjoyable camping machine.

BTW, the advantage of a travel trailer over a pop-up is the setup convenience, esp in bad weather, but where a pop-up excels is having lots of space and lots of 'connection' to the outdoors when you are set up for a while in a rustic CG, kinda like spending time on the porch over sitting inside.
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