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Old 08-10-2020, 05:23 AM   #101
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Can you imagine Casita came out with an expedition model that incorporated your design? There is a market for it. Heck, I could see a small shop doing conversions, probably just the outside stuff: frame, axle, lift, cage style wrap around frame, etc.
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:44 PM   #102
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I was so impressed by the work you've done that I decided to try and copy some of your methods and buy a casita for myself. My girlfriend and I just purchased and brought home a 2004 17ft Casita. You sold me on fiberglass. Thank you for the inspiration!
Congrats on the purchase. Get ready for a lot of man hours! I cannot believe how much time I have in this thing. Did I go overboard? Of course, but that's what makes it so cool. Hope your project goes smooth.
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:47 PM   #103
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Can you imagine Casita came out with an expedition model that incorporated your design? There is a market for it. Heck, I could see a small shop doing conversions, probably just the outside stuff: frame, axle, lift, cage style wrap around frame, etc.
Doing it for the first time was pretty rough. Now that all the pieces are made and could potentially be templated, it may make it somewhat easier. Not going to lie, just the cost of the components is pretty high. I could only imagine the mark up being substantial. Here within the next couple months I plan to be traveling with it to GA and TN. Looking forward to enjoying it.
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Old 08-15-2020, 01:07 PM   #104
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I thought j posted this before, but I guess not...

I had planned on skinning the solar panel housing with aluminum to help keep water out and just make it look better. I got some aluminum from my local sheet metal shop and had them do some of the critical bends that I could not do at my house. Anyway, this is what it will look like when it's all together. I took this photo before sending everything off to powder coat. I just got everything back from powder coat and it looks great. I still need to assemble it all though.
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:06 PM   #105
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How much of the underside of the trailer did you paint? Any photos of underneath?
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:59 PM   #106
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How much of the underside of the trailer did you paint? Any photos of underneath?
I painted the underside when I had the shell off the trailer. Didnt really worry about what it looled like, just painted it with that rubberized truck bed stuff to make sure some of the patched holes stayed water tight.

Got to test out the running lights I installed awhile ago too.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:34 PM   #107
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Where did you get the 1/2 polyethylene foam you used? Also what weight did you use? I found this source, but it's offered in both 2lbs and 4lbs weight and I'm not sure which to choose. Thank you!


https://www.foambymail.com/PR/polyet...foam-roll.html
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