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 5/22/2008 1:58 AM
Hiya ladies! I have lots of ideas/questions about RVs and am looking forward to fun conversations. Currently I am splitting my time between CA and TX. Home is CA but daughter and family are in Austin. A year ago I considered buying an RV, but got a condo in Austin instead. Recently my horse went to live with my dearest friends and now I am selling my F250 and Trails West horse trailer. That leads me to an RV to travel between CA and TX. I am thinking about something smaller than most of you have....a Casita pulled by a 4Runner. Is that crazy?
Happy Trails, Diana "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eloit
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 5/22/2008 7:02 AM
Welcome diana!
A casita is a good choice with today's fuel prices! I have a Chalet which is similar sized when open and is a folding TT for travel.
good luck with your "shopping" for a camper.
Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 5/22/2008 9:13 AM
Welcome Diana, glad you joined us :D If a Casita works for you then it's not crazy !! You 'gotta like what you get, so get what you like !! Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. Trudy, Molly and Murphy

Trudy, Molly & Murphy "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"
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 5/22/2008 11:12 AM
Welcome Diana!
California, huh? Well, greetings from a fellow "Left Coaster"!
Casitas are great little trailers! Well laid-out & well-built from what I understand. Plus, since you're in TX you can actually go get it without a lot of hassle.
As Cedar said, she's got a Chalet. You might want to take a look a them, too, as you might find towing them to be a bit easier on your 4Runner -- less wind resistance. I haven't compared prices & weights lately, but they might be comprable in both areas. Plus, if you're using it for short trips you might find that the larger Chalet will suit your needs as well as a Casita.
We're a very ecclectic bunch by way of rigs. Everything from a Chalet to a big Class A. I'm on the smaller side, too, with a 19' Shamrock hybrid trailer. Again, depending on your needs you might look at those, too, especially the smaller ones.
I'm in the L.A. area. If you get your rig let me know -- we'll go camping!
Laura -- and Jed
This message was edited by AzusaTeach on 5-22-08 @ 10:12 AM

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 5/22/2008 11:29 AM
Welcome and not crazy at all. I love the little casitas.
The only thing I'd say about them - is do you just plan to use it to get back and forth, or do you intend to spend extended times in it?
The reason I ask - is I just was talking with some folks who love their Casita - but are planning to get just a tad bigger - to be able to stand upright inside. Me, I'd probably be able to LOL - am vertically challenged.
Do what will work well for you - we are all different. And don't let anyone tell you you should go bigger or smaller or tow or not tow, etc - those are all decisions you need to make for yourself based on how you plan to travel and use it.
We ladies here have just about everything from small C's and TT's to the largest 5th wheels and Class A's - and I think most of us will say we love what we have :)
Good luck on your decision and I look forward to hearing more as you figure it out. --------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying)

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 5/22/2008 11:51 AM
Diana, Welcome to the forum, Sorry about your horse but at least it is going to friends. Still be able to say hey. I tried the small trailers (16 foot Bigfoot) and it was to small, two people and two dogs. But I can see it working for one. My major complaint was the beds were shorter than I was tall. So make sure you lay down on the beds. Welcome Sue "Don't believe everything you think"
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 5/22/2008 12:22 PM
Welcome, Diana -
The Casitas are cute and there are a few other brands that are small and compact, but they may be unique to certain areas of the country. If you are looking for used, tho, you may find some other brands out there.
Keep us posted on your search!
I'm in CA, too - which area are you in? Get enough of us here and we, too, can have our own rally like some of the others have done!
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 5/22/2008 2:23 PM
Morning ladies, not sure how to reply here, hope this goes to the bottom of the list!
Thanks for the warm welcomes. I am in central CA foothills, gold country. Anybody near here?
Reading over old posts has me in awe! What a great group, traveling with all of you as support is hardly "alone"!
Recently I got to see my first Casita in person and was so excited I can't remember if I could stand up straight in it or not! It is nearby tho so I will get to take another closer look.
Have a fun day. Diana

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eloit
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 5/22/2008 3:27 PM
Welcome, Diana. I'm in gold country also, Grass Valley. Where are you? Lots of gold country in CA.
I'm not home now as I am on a long trip. Patty

Patty and Sammie, too.
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 5/22/2008 6:37 PM
Diana, welcome!! Hope you find your dream RV! I'm excited for you! Whatever one you purchase you will need to take lots of pictures as we will hound you until you share! Good luck! Lenora

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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