My wife and I had been throwing around the idea of picking up a travel trailer for the last year. We wanted to stick to the light
fiberglass trailers so we didn't need to buy a bigger tow vehicle. We took a trip to the midwest this year and ended up going to the Scamp
factory. That visit, plus a visit to Glacier National Park this summer spotting some "cute" trailers, my wife was ready to pull the trigger. The plan was to put a deposit down on a new one by the end of the year.
There is a charity auction by me that runs every other week selling vehicles donated to a veterans association. My wife is in grad school and spends much of the weekend studying, so I'm always looking for an excuse to get out of the house. Well, a few weeks ago there just so happened to be a Casita
on the block. As the bids went up, it was stalling well below market value, so I started bidding. High bid was mine, a trip to the bank for a cashier's check later, and it was towed home.
Its a 1997 16' Casita
Liberty Deluxe. The plates on it expired in 2003, so its been off the road for a while, but it was at the very least under a carport because it appears to be in fairly solid condition. I'm sure it will need some work, but for what I have into it, I'm not too worried.
First thing was to get new tires
, as they were all the originals from 1997. Now I'm going through it testing systems and cleaning it. Everything appears to work, though I'm still waiting on parts to test the water heater.
I'm looking forward to no longer sleeping on the ground!