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Old 07-23-2012, 02:19 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by DKB_SATX View Post
A neutral answer to the last question is pretty easy, I think.
But, who needs to be IS an AIRSTREAM Forum after all - right?

I think most of us here are partial to


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by InsideOut View Post
But, who needs to be IS an AIRSTREAM Forum after all - right?

I think most of us here are partial to

Yes of course, and 'tis folly to see praise of another brand on these pages, but I thought a neutral answer might have some merit.

It would be interesting to see numbers on what size Casita the people who moved from Casita to Airstream had, and what size Airstream they bought after the Casita.

Regarding partiality to Airstreams... I'm certainly guilty as charged, but as much for the community as for the trailer itself. Though I confess that I really, really like my old Argosy in its own right.


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Old 07-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by SteveH
Just curious as to why someone would want to buy a small used Airstream vs. a used Casita? What advantages and disadvantages are there? I see right off the bat that the Casita is smaller and less money, but it appears to have a lot less windows and room inside unless I am missing something.

Also, which model of the Airstream is most sought after. I notice that there are alot of these for sale here, why?
I guess my question would be, why compare to a Casita,unless you are having decision issues between the two? There are a number of small fiberglass shell type trailers being made today,and many have a lot of good features. I think probably to find the answers you are looking for,you might be asking this question on the Casita forum and comparing apples with apples. George
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You all realize this question was originally posted over 3 years ago, right? I'm sure the OP has made a decision and moved on by now...
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We had a 2010 17' Casita and enjoyed it for 10,000 miles. It's a great little trailer. It actually had a better fridge and water heater than our 2011 FC23FB. Although it was a 'single hull', the foam lined carpeting on the walls kept it snug and more 'touchable' than the Airstream. The sliding windows were much easier to operate than the primitive Airstream design. Fiberglass is easier to maintain and less susceptible to damage than aluminum. The truth is, had there been a larger model, we might never have bought the new Airstream.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:20 AM   #62
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The truth is, had there been a larger model, we might never have bought the new Airstream.
I think that's a key point. Before we bought our 23' Airstream to upgrade from our Argosy, we thought long and hard about alternatives. The low maintenance/fewer leak potential of fiberglass was tempting.

But the only "bigger" options are a 19' Escape or a Bigfoot. Both have next to no dealer network in the States, especially in the East. And the last used Oliver I saw listed had an asking price of $45,000...


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