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Old 04-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #29
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I used to have a 2009 17' Casita Sprit Deluxe. The Casita forums shows lots of mods. The first mod I did was to get rid of the closet valve that shuts off the gray water tank from the shower.

Just up the road from Rice on the shores of Lake Fork near Emory, TX is Larry Gamble who has a small company, Little House Customs, that provides service and parts for Casitas. Great person to meet. He has a shop on his property and can install all the stuff he sells. If the work requires more than one day you can sleep in your Casita in his shop or outside on a couple of pads he's constructed.

https://littlehousecustoms.com/

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Congrats Wendy

As for a Tow Vehicle I recommend one with at least a 5000 # tow capacity . This opens up a lot more then just a pick up to you. But don't go too small. We used a '98 Tahoe 2 door 2 wheel drive with 7500 # tow rating to pull our 3 Casitas and it worked out great for us .
I've got to agree that a Tahoe would be a sweet tow vehicle. There are a lot of good used ones out there and an SUV like a Tahoe has several advantages - ONE is that you don't have to buy a lot of extra stuff like a bed liner, bed slide, tonneau cover/cap. Access for a vertically challenged individual is easier than for a truck - Side doors and rear doors (I'd get a 4 door & I prefer the barn doors to the tailgate, but that's just me). With the barn doors you don't have problems with the tailgate hitting the tongue jack. The ride is more car like, running boards are probably standard - but few come with towing mirrors or a brake controller. Those aren't necessarily horribly expensive.

Also a Tahoe - while not an economy car is more flexible than a truck (if you unload enough stuff) it can carry 5-6 adults - so any rally camping you'll be a popular driver. It does get better mileage than a Suburban.
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KELVIN, I've already been in touch with Little House Customs and with RV Widgetworks! But now that you remind me, I'm going to check the list of businesses to see if there are more people with good ideas.

JIM from Alachua County (Go Gators!), yes, I'll be picking up my new Casita in Rice, Texas.

Thanks, all!
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Last September I realized the rest of my life was calling, and it would not be stationary. The decision to buy an RV was easy when seeing the wild parts of the country became far more important than clinging to my stuff, which had become an anchor...
I just want to say that this is so beautifully put! I feel this way every day, but I have to work a bit longer before I can plan my escape. Good luck in your travels!
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