History of casita travel trailer


casita travel trailer

Casita travel trailers are the ideal choice for couples and small families looking for a lightweight, compact camper trailer. Although it’s easy to drive, park & set up this mini camper, it provides an affordable alternative to large RV’s or fifth-wheel trailers loaded with luxury amenities such as full bathrooms or kitchens that you may not need. Designed and built in the U.S., this modern travel trailer is a true camper that can be towed by most half-ton pickup trucks, minivans, and crossover SUVs.

Casita Travel Trailer History:

A truck is parked on the side of a building

The idea for building an ultra-lightweight camping unit came from Tom Tepe who envisioned owning a small 5th wheel that could be towed with a small SUV instead of a large pickup truck. Casita travel trailers became a reality in 1995 when Tepe partnered with designer Jason Netzley and together they created the first 20′ x 6′ x 7’5″ Casita prototype. In 1996, Tepe Manufacturing Company started building these units for sale to the public.

Where can Casita’s travel trailer be towed?

A canyon with trees and grass

Elddis Autoquest 200/240, Sprite Caravans, and Casitas are designed to tow small SUVs like the Toyota Rav4 (see list of other suitable vehicles below). With this in mind, it becomes obvious that these campers are ideally suited for couples or single persons who are not interested in the large size, high weight, or expensive fuel requirements of regular RV’s.

Why buy a Casita Travel Trailer?

The answer is quite simple: Because it’s an affordable and convenient way to enjoy camping without all the hassles that go along with big 5th wheel heavy duty RV trailers. It’s the perfect mini camper for exploring the country’s diverse natural beauty and absorbing many family memories in a safe, affordable, convenient package. The fact that it can be towed with half-ton pickup trucks, minivans, and crossover SUVs makes this ultra-lightweight travel trailer even more appealing to car-campers who don’t need all the extra space and amenities provided by larger units.

Who manufactures Casita Travel Trailers?

Casita travel trailers are built in the USA by Tepe Manufacturing Company, a reputable luxury motorhome manufacturer that also produces Elddis, Autoquest, and Sprite Caravans. Both companies have been designing and manufacturing their products for over 50 years. With the introduction of Casitas, Tepe is now manufacturing two different types of travel trailers on its production line:

1) Casita travel trailers which are designed to be towed by SUVs and mini-vans

2) Elddis Autoquest 200/240 & Sprite Caravans are designed to tow with small pickups.

Conclusion;

Casita travel trailers are the ideal choice for car campers who don’t need all the extra space and luxury amenities offered by larger RVs. Although it’s easy to drive, park & set up this mini camper, it provides an affordable alternative to large RV’s or fifth-wheel trailers loaded with luxury amenities such as full bathrooms or kitchens that you may not need.

Casita travel trailers are lightweight, compact, structurally-sound camper trailer that is easy to tow with most SUVs and minivans. In addition to being easier on gas than large RVs, it has a low tow rating of only 2200 lbs which means you can save even more money by avoiding towing surcharges with some SUVs and minivans.

It is the preferred choice of campers who want to travel in comfort but don’t want to be limited by poor gas mileage or burdensome weight when choosing their vehicle.

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