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Moonlight Manor

Started by ccdfreak, 02/02/2013 08:48AM
Posted 02/02/2013 08:48AM | Edited 02/02/2013 08:49AM Opening Post
I just got the new "Moonlight Manor" for starparties and camping. How many other Casita owners are out there? I see them at Okie-Tex and ESP.

John
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Posted 02/02/2013 01:05PM | Edited 02/02/2013 05:11PM #1
Looks nice. What is the base price on one of those? I retire in about a year and have been looking at different 20-24 footers to hit the open road with.
John

Posted 02/03/2013 12:28PM #2
Nice rig John. I almost wouldn't mind replacing my pop-up with a Casita. You can pack a lot stuff in it that I can't put in my Pop-up while it's on the road.

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Posted 02/04/2013 05:28PM #3
John Love said:

I just got the new "Moonlight Manor" for starparties and camping. How many other Casita owners are out there? I see them at Okie-Tex and ESP.

John
CCD-Freak
Hi John,
Not a Casita owner, but close...a Scamp! We always take it camping and star gazing. -Robert

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Posted 02/04/2013 05:29PM #4
Here's another shot....at night. -Robert

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Posted 02/05/2013 10:21AM | Edited 02/05/2013 10:22AM #5
I used trailers for quite a while. Had a few self contained ones and drove about 50,000 miles one year pulling a trailer across the US and Mexico.

But after many years I decided to try a Motorhome. First one was OK, but it was not in the best condition, so I only kept it about 4 years. Got rid of it and got another trailer and coverted it to an Observing trailer. That I used for two years, then the wife and I decided to go for another motorhome. That I now use every month and it does make it easy. The great thing about the motorhome vs. trailer is that you have everything inside to make it comfortable and you have a lot of storage underneath for all your equipment.
The only downside is that you have no alternate transportation when you arrive, unless you tow something.

But trailer or morothome, either one makes a longer stay so much nicer.
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Posted 02/21/2013 08:37PM #6
Not a Moonlight Manor but a transport manner...Sometimes getting there is all the fun. Such a great response from everyone with their favorite vehicle for astronomy, I had to add mine from a few years back...

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Posted 03/16/2013 09:01PM | Edited 03/19/2013 02:14PM #7
I finally had weather for a 5 night outing to dark skies at Ft Griffin SHS, Texas. The "Moonlight Manor" was very comfortable and made "all-nighters" survivable. Looking forward to TSP, RMSS, Okie-Tex and ESP.

John
CCD-Freak

A very happy camper. (o:

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Posted 06/11/2013 07:12PM #8
I just got back from the Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS) and the Moonlight Manor was very comfortable. I think this has been the best piece of "astro-gear" I have bought in a long time.

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