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Old 01-30-2017, 09:10 PM   #71
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Hey Mike and Carol. Good to chat again. So good to hear you love your Ollie. We did also and if Oliver ever makes a larger unit I may go back. Love that fiberglass.

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Old 01-31-2017, 05:58 PM   #72
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We really enjoyed our 17' Casita for several years. We spent as much as five weeks at a time traveling in it, but even for two, it's awfully "cozy!" A large part of our enjoyment of the Casita was because of about a zillion 'mods,' both appearance and utility. It was anything but a "stock" Casita. When we found the Airstream (and fell immediately in love), we had no trouble selling it... sold in 40 minutes for $3,000 more than we paid for it new in 2010.

As ex-Casita people, we find the size and layout of the 23D to fit us to a tee... but the little Casita was fun.

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Old 02-01-2017, 01:29 PM   #73
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Oliver? Where are your "rivet's?

Originally Posted by MikeandCarol View Post
We spent a few years on our Casita-Oliver-AS decision. Made a trip to Rice, TX to visit the Casita factory. Great folks, good price, too small. Looked at AS's in Ft Worth, Buda and Houston. Almost bought a 23FB twice. Love Airstreams, the look, the inside feel and room. Visited Hohenwald to tour the Oliver factory. We were very impressed with the quality and customer service. To actually watch and talk to the folks making these trailers and to hear their dedication to what they were doing was impressive. We met members of the Oliver family in both operations and sales and their product pride was contagious. We've had our Oliver for 8 months, 7K miles and 70 nights camping. 100% happy with our decision.

I have to agree with Trumpetguy, there is some bending over and there is a smaller living space in an Oliver over an Airstream. So, once we hit our 7th decade we might change, but for now we're happy campers.
Did I understand that you don't own an AS "yet"?? So how did you earn your "rivet"? Seriously, when are you getting an AS...does Oliver have a forum like the AS owners forum here? Just curious....
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:22 PM   #74
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Did I understand that you don't own an AS "yet"?? So how did you earn your "rivet"? Seriously, when are you getting an AS...does Oliver have a forum like the AS owners forum here? Just curious....
Although we came close a couple of times, we do not own an AS "yet". I think our rivet must be a gift! We're fiberglass now, but always stop our conversation when we see an Airstream. We might follow Trumpetguy's lead when we hit our 7th decade, but we'll enjoy this 6th decade first. We do like our Oliver.

Yes, indeed, there is an active Oliver forum. We even have an AS owner who frequently posts there (I won't mention Ray E.'s name!). I come here often because there is such great information.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:17 AM   #75
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I looked for several years before settling on the AS Basecamp. My main concern was having room for my two dogs, each weigh 100 pounds. I was finally able to see the inside of a Casita at a nearby State park and there just wasn't room for the dogs. When I was able to see the Basecamp, it just felt more 'solid' to me. Yes, it's more expensive ... insurance on it is expensive, but I think it will last forever and it had everything I needed in a compact unit.

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