Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fiberglass travel trailer rebuild. Trashed 1989 Casita 16' RV fixed up for kids bunkhouse towable by Subaru Forester

Original photo from classified listing
Finally found a project fiberglass trailer after looking for fun for a few years occasionally. I got a 1989 Casita Brand 16' foot for $700.00 from a nice teacher to make into a kids bunkhouse for our backyard, with occasional travel...maybe. We've had a beat up and patched 1997 Coleman Pop Up I got for $800.00 for a few years and it's getting too beat up. This 16 foot Casita is like a Scamp, Trillium, Boler, and UHall, EggCamper, Happier Camper, type two piece fiberglass campers. Fiberglass lasts a long time! And is light. This model came with electric breaks, a bathroom and toilet up front, a full kitchen with a cooking vent, heaters, etc.


  • 1989 Casita 16', probably a Spirit Delux? Came with electric breaks, bathroom, shower, sink, stove, two vents to the left of the door, and a small window in front of the stove, which had a exhaust vent.
  • Wheels: 13" 5 lug, 4.5' apart. Might take 15"

Gear: Supplies and products Here on Amazon


Cleaned the outside with a solution of 80% white vinegar and 20% isopropal alcohol, then a 10% bleach spray, then scrubbing with Dawn soapy water.

Cleaned the inside with same vinegar solution, then vacuumed and used upholstery Fabrize on carpet and vacuumed again everything carefully with a Hepa filter Shop Vac. I used too much Fabrize I think, but it should air out.  


After first cleaning

Before cleaning

Original Photos from for sale listing


  1. Speaking of trailers, I lived in one, while traveling the world for a few years after the Summer of Love. My suburban parents "dropped out" for a while in the late sixties.

    I followed you here from your YouTube channel and that video you posted "Born Dropped Out: 12 Questions For Hippie Kids. A Documentary on the Children Of 1960s/1970s Hippies." I'm one of those kids, my own experiences inspired my story collection "Craving Normal."

    Did you create that film? If not, I'd like to know more about it. I'm forever fascinated on how hippie kids turned out and hearing their experiences.

    Seeing that trailer makes me homesick.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing that video.


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