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Old 04-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Visalia, California
Trailer: 1996 Casita
Posts: 3
Looking to upgrade

When my mom in her 70's mentioned she always wished she had learned to tow a trailer I thought it would be a step up from traveling cross country in my Honda van.
I bought a 1963 fireball 13 foot, No bath, no water, nice bed and lots of storage. for the first year I could not back it up to save my life. The second year got was a bit better.
Then my mom offered to sell me her 1996 16' Casita that she rescued out of Alaska. So I sadly parted ways with the Fireball that leaked for a trailer with no bath but it does have a stove and fridge, and doesn't leak and I can proudly say I can back up most of the time.
Now I would like to actually live in the trailer so a bath would be nice. I am thinking of a 19' and see one in my area posted today. Since I have been scoping out this site for months it might be time to upgrade. My mom is now 86 and trains hunting dogs in Alaska.

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Old 04-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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Location: ,, Oklahoma
Trailer: 17
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FYI if a used one does not work out, If a new purchase, the warranty and manual says it's not made for fulltime living. You sure live in a Pretty area and welcome to the forum. I think the forum creater moved to your town. Can't remember for sure.

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Old 04-19-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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Location: Visalia, California
Trailer: 1996 Casita
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Thanks for the info on full-time living. I was thinking of needing a place for four months while I will be between houses. I am wondering why that is the recommendation? I watch a YouTube video and his trailer was a 19' Escape.
The best part of Visalia is it is close to the mountains and beaches. Air quality is a bit lacking and if you have allergies it can be difficult.
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