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Old 01-21-2021, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hi, I am a Minnesota Casita owner

After 5+ years of longing for a fiberglass trailer, we took the leap from tenting and bought a '92 Casita 16' SD last summer. We took it out in September and it fulfilled its duties admirably in some severe weather. What would have been a miserable night in a tent turned out to be incredibly comfortable and even "cozy" for us, our two fairly grown sons, and two small dogs. Camping has always been a love of our family's and we are thrilled to take the adventure further!

Once things warm-up, I'm looking to replace the floor, reinforce the frame to support the floor better, and tackle several other maintenance and modification projects. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:37 AM   #2
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Welcome, Luke!

I know I’ve seen a long thread from several years ago involving the frame and floor of a 16’ Casita. The “site search/google” option at the bottom of the search menu is the best tool to locate old threads.

It was a pretty big project. Best wishes!
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:48 AM   #3
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Jon, that made me think of this thread by EricAllyn.
A rebuild of a 1988 16' Casita:

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...6-a-81327.html
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:48 AM   #4
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Welcome from another Minnesotan.

Too bad you don't have a warm or semi-warm garage space to work on the camper in the depths of winter...camping season is short up here!
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Jon, that made me think of this thread by EricAllyn.
A rebuild of a 1988 16' Casita:

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...6-a-81327.html
That’s the one! Thanks.
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That’s the one! Thanks.
You're welcome!
Hope it comes in handy for LukeDBum.
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:10 PM   #7
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Unless you are okay with losing the use of your investment by winterizing for 3-4 months per year, you would benefit by working toward 4 season capability. The place to start is with improved insulation. The two most leaky components are the floor and windows. Stephen
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:54 PM   #8
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Welcome, Luke!

I know I’ve seen a long thread from several years ago involving the frame and floor of a 16’ Casita. The “site search/google” option at the bottom of the search menu is the best tool to locate old threads.

It was a pretty big project. Best wishes!
I'm afraid it could be one of those projects that blows-up exponentially. I like the idea of taking a thing and improving it while making it your own. The idea and the execution of it are two different things entirely!

I appreciate your reply and the shared information - thank you!
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:56 PM   #9
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Welcome from another Minnesotan.

Too bad you don't have a warm or semi-warm garage space to work on the camper in the depths of winter...camping season is short up here!
Camping season is much too short! We hope a camper will help extend it a little bit. At least we don't have to hesitate or change plans due to lousy weather like we have in a tent. We've weathered a few bad ones in a tent for sure and it's not fun... having a camper almost makes it fun!
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Jon, that made me think of this thread by EricAllyn.
A rebuild of a 1988 16' Casita:

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...6-a-81327.html
Thank you for the link! Even before buying our camper I'd done some searching online regarding floors and other areas that commonly need attention. I am committed... I think
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