Hi Everyone. Well, after 15 years the RV-Dreams Community Forum is coming to an end. Since it began in August 2005, we've had 58 Million page views, 124,000 posts, and we've spent about $15,000 to keep this valuable resource for RVers free and open. But since we are now off the road and have settled down for the next chapter of our lives, we are taking the Forum down effective June 30, 2021. It has been a tough decision, but it is now time.


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Back in the saddle - soon! And solo.


i just ordered a Casita Spirit 17 Deluxe (of course ūüėĄ) so I can join back in the lifestyle ¬†pary-time and I can tow it with my car. I'm excited now as it was very hard to say goodbye to our Trilogy and Truck. I'm pick the Casita up at the end of August in Paris, TX In time for some fall camping!

Sherry

Now I'm getting nervous, guys on a Casita forum are telling me I am risking towing it with my Lexus RX350 with a tow package. 

 



-- Edited by WestWardHo on Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:40:25 AM

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I know what you mean, but with this great group... you'll never be solo (if you know what I mean). Hope to see you on the road in the future. And you're always welcome at the S&B... well at least for a couple of years.wink  Happy trails.smile

 



-- Edited by BiggarView on Friday 1st of July 2016 12:15:35 PM

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WestWardHo wrote:

i just ordered a Casita Spirit 17 Deluxe (of course ūüėĄ) so I can join back in the lifestyle ¬†par-time And I can tow it with my car. I'm excited now as it was very hard to say goodbye to our Trilogy and Truck. I'm pick it up at the end of August in Paris, TX In time for some fall camping!

Sherry

 

 


That's PERFECT!  GREAT!  We'll meet up before you know it!

Wonderful news. 

B & L



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YES!!! So excited to hear this! Look forward to seeing you back out there, we'll be back in AZ for the winter at some of the parks we've met before such as Usery Mtn, Catalina State Park, etc. Looking forward to having you back on the road with us.

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Thanks Brian & Cindi, Bill & Linda, and Dale and Ruth,

Can't wait to get out there part-time and see ya'all!


Sherry

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Hi, Sherry! I have often thought of you and wondered if you would return to the road. Congratulations and safe travels. Hope to see you somewhere down the road! Here's wishing you all the very best! 



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That's great Sherry. Can't wait to meet up again.

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That's good news Sherry, hope everything works out for you, maybe out paths will cross on the road someday.

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Glad to hear you will be back out on the road. I know we will meet up again.

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You all are why I love this group so much and missed it!

As Brian says I'll never be truly solo.

Sherry

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Such great news...and good for you!!! So excited for you and can't wait until our paths cross!!!

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This is GREAT news, Good for you. Here's to many happy and safe miles ahead on our new journey. ENJOY the ride.


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Happy to hear you a doing this!!! So, why are the people on the Casita site questioning your setup?

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Dave and Diane,

According to some as my Lexus IS rated to tow 3500 lbs, I would need to pack Casita and car lightly. I won't be living in it, I don't think, so I should be ok.

Sherry

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WestWardHo wrote:

Dave and Diane,

According to some as my Lexus IS rated to tow 3500 lbs, I would need to pack Casita and car lightly. I won't be living in it, I don't think, so I should be ok.

Sherry


 

Sherry,

Go to a Lexus dealer and get the real numbers on your Lexus.  They can look at the information on the vehicle and get you the GCVW (Gross Combined Vehicular Weight) rating for it.  Then, get the Lexus weighed with what you think will be in it, including full fuel and you (and any passengers or pets) and subtract that number from the GCVW of the Lexus.  That will give you a better idea of how heavy of a trailer you can tow with it.  Also, remember that anything that goes into the trailer will add to the weight that you are pulling.

Going by a manufacturer's "tow rating" is always an iffy way of choosing a trailer.

And, like the others have said, good on you that you are going to get back into RV'ing.  Glad to have you back.

Terry



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I'd urge you to consider getting an auxilliary trans cooler added to your Lexus IS. If you load out close to 3500 lbs your Lexus tranny will appreciate the extra cooling capacity. My Equinox is rated for 3500lbs and after a trip with a pop-up in tow and a SUV full of gear to WI from IL... my trans was protesting... big time. 

FWIW.



-- Edited by BiggarView on Tuesday 5th of July 2016 08:52:12 AM

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Thanks for all the welcome backs and the suggestions. I take them seriously. Any and all recommendations are appreciated. I really miss my Jesse especially when it comes to things like this but I think he'll be proud of me that I'm not giving up or in.

Sherry

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That is great news.

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Yay!  We'll see down the road, I'm sure

 



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That sounds great Sherry! Since you are picking it up in Texas you should come down and visit. I know we can find you a spot to park it... at least until December... Then it gets a little dicey until March.


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Hi Sherry, 

I was curious if you follow Interstellar Orchard. She is a solo female, full timing in a Casita. 

Thought you might be interested if you had not heard of her. 



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Oh Sherry I am so happy for you. Good for you my friend and we can't wait to see you out there!!

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