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wiskeyVI

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Posted: 12/03/19 05:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's Oliver Trailers out of Canada I believe.

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Though Canada produces several fiberglass clamshell lines, Oliver is not one of them. Very nice though.


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Posted: 12/04/19 04:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Casita also has a Fifth wheel Version the looks pretty cool. I see a lot of used ones for sale online.


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I had been searching for a Casita for the past year and was lucky to find a 2018 Casita Spirit Deluxe within 500 miles that I bought for the most part online. The owner was kind enough to provide me with a lot of info regarding the Casita plus pictures and video. I knew he had not used it but very little and he had put many after build accessories on it at the Little House establishment.
Most of the time they are spoken for before you can get to them.
This is my #14 rv/camping rig so I know my way around them.
I tow this one with my Honda Ridgeline with a towing package and an Anderson stabilizer hitch. The Honda handles it well and get 17.5 MPG without too much of a load in the trailer.
Looking forward to camping/traveling in a smaller way.

Guess I will have to change my rig picture!





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2012Coleman wrote:

Casita also has a Fifth wheel Version the looks pretty cool. I see a lot of used ones for sale online.


Nope, that is a scamp.


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TurnThePage wrote:

Though Canada produces several fiberglass clamshell lines, Oliver is not one of them. Very nice though.


Oliver is made in TN, very good quality but expensive, and heavy.

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I went from a 17' stick built FourWinds to the 17' Casita and it is much better made, but also much smaller. I love it for traveling by myself, easy to handle and has everything I need for a week of dry camping. Except for water capacity is small. I love the all fiberglass showers and actually very usable. Similar to a boat bathroom/head.

I just picked up a 36' Phaeton but will keep the Casita for my solo trips.

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Good to see demand for quality. Too bad Elkhart is controlled by only a few. They need much more competition, both domestically and foreign.

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