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casita trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by lasllc, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Feb 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    lasllc

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    looking seriously at Casita 17' Liberty. Just wondering if there are any tacoma v6 drivers out there towing one and would share experience.

    thanks , Roger
     
  2. Feb 1, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    I had a Casita 17ft and towed it with a Honda Passport and I had no problems! You will hardly know its behind you with the TACO.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    Should be good....there are a lot of photos of minivans and small suv's towing them.

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  4. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    The Tacoma...2011...V-6...Auto...rear spring tsb, factory tow package, and Firestone airbags.

    The trailer...2012 Casita 17SD.

    The Tacoma does a fine job. I tow in the mountains almost constantly and there's no lack of power. I have the factory sway bar but no wdh. Handles great in cross winds.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:41 AM
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    Measurement from top of receiver to ground for Taco V6 AT5 4x4, and measurement from underside of Casita coupler to ground.

    Can y'all help us out with this one?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 3:08 AM
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    these look like the ones available for rent on base down here. there are a few guys in the Oklahoma thread who have rented it and had no problems towing. One was a first gen owner and the other a 2nd gen.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Nothing major or fancy. Just stuff to make it work better for me.
    If I remember right the distance from the top of the 2" ball to the ground should be 21 inches.

    Casita has a website that answers a lot of questions. If you phone them they'll answer any questions you have. Nice people.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2016 at 9:39 PM
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    Anyone with a 2016 towing a Casita?
     
  9. Jan 16, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    I am in the market for a Casita or Scamp.

    I would prefer the 19' Scamp 5th wheel but would consider a 13' or 16'/17'. Did everyone purchase new? I am having trouble finding a good selection of used.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    I tow a 17ft Casita with my 1st gen v6 taco with no issues.

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  11. Jan 16, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    I bought mine new back in 2014. Hard to find used but if you do act fast! The used ones hold their value so well that for a couple grand more you can buy new.

    Casita pick up 049.jpg
     
  12. Jan 16, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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    A pic with the new alloys. My wife and I love this little camper. Just wish we had more off time to enjoy it!

    Rally & French Creek 218.jpg
     
  13. Jan 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    I have a lead on a 19' Scamp 5th wheel Model year 2002. I am very excited to check it out.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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    Keep us posted.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    Dave, Is yours a Spirit or Freedom?
     
  16. Jan 19, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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    Spirit Deluxe.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Might also wanna check out Fiberglassrv.com. It's a forum based on all brands of small fiberglass campers. They have a classified section.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    I rent Scamp 16'S or Casitas from the Air Force Recreation departments once in a while. I tow them empty with my 99 2.7 4x4 5sp. I hates it. I don't tow far, maybe 40 miles. I usually rent them from a base near where we plan to vacation. I would not pull it loaded. It'lI run 70 mph with the traffic but, it' working. I recently bought a 2003 v6 Double Cab. We're looking at Casita 17s (interiors are a bit classier) or the Scamp 5th wheel. Readying to do a long term 'round the country trip.
     
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  19. Jan 31, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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    I just read that there was a fire at the Casita factory in Rice, Texas this morning.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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