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    Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 9:44am
When I was looking for a small trailer, I looked at the fiberglass trailers like the Casita and found that they all had very low to the ground suspensions.  It appeared that even adding a lift, as I did to our Pod, would not allow adequate clearance to get in and out of the driveway, much less traverse a bumpy, pot hole filled Forest Service road.  Another issue was adequate headroom, though that is offset by lower outside height.  "At the end of the day" [an over used cliché] you have to try to match the trailer to your needs and should get what works best for you.  Best of luck in your selection.

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Appreciate the feedback.  We did a walkthrough of both the R-Pod and Casita and there is no doubt that the R-Pod models w/ slide outs have more space and all have more head room.  However, my wife and I are short people (5'10" and 5'4"), so the inside height isn't much of an issue for us.  You actually are the first person that has expressed a concern about the ground clearance of the Casita when equipped with the lift.  That's something I'll need to evaluate.  Thanks!  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crw8sr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 12:16pm
Royal1585, I'm offended!!!!  I'm 5' 7" and would love to be 5' 10".  (My 2 brothers and father are 6 footers, I got cheated.)Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Royal1585 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 12:22pm
Well...let me re-phrase...I'm short enough to not have to worry about the height of the Casita.  How's that?  
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Vertically challenged is the proper PC terminology I believe....
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Or maybe gravity enhanced? Star
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Consider yourself lucky that you actually FIT on a 'short queen'
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I'm eyeballing the floor plan for the 195 that is supposed to be available this coming spring. As much as I like our 179, the idea of a walk-around queen is very attractive.  I'm also 5'10" (used to be 5" 10.5" but have shrunk a little bit with age). I fit on the short queen, but not by much. 
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