Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some responses to the most commonly asked questions about our travel trailer rentals and for staying at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area. Please read all of the questions, as this will help to prepare you for your trip. For additional information about our trailer rentals, policies, and more, please contact us at (805) 649-9170.

Travel Trailer Questions

All of our RV rentals are fully equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, sleeping areas, and dinettes. The kitchens include a refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, sink, toaster, and coffee maker. The bathrooms include a shower/tub, toilet, sink, RV toilet paper, and toilet chemicals. Sleeping arrangements vary depending on the type of trailer being reserved.

We recommend bringing the following supplies:

  • Linens: Sheets, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and hand towels
  • Kitchen supplies: Plates, cups, bowls, flatware, pots, pans, cutting knives, cutting board, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, can and bottle opener, trash bags, drinking water, and food
  • Cleaning supplies: Soap, paper towels, and mild cleanser, such as, 409
  • Camping supplies: Strike lighter (to light the stove), Ajax powder (to deter ants outside the trailer), flashlights, spare batteries, battery-operated lantern, sunscreen, camping chairs, cooler(s) (to keep food cold until the refrigerator cools down), and an indoor/outdoor mat

Some of our models have TVs and some do not. If the rental RV does not have a TV, we welcome our customers to bring their own. We recommend bringing a 30-foot cable to connect to the campground post.

It normally takes several hours, but it can take up to five hours on a hot day. To help expedite the process, keep food in a cooler until the refrigerator is cold.

No, we do not. Customers may rent a generator somewhere else, but it must have a minimum of 3,500-5,000 watts. Anything less can ruin the trailer’s electrical system. Use of a generator must first be approved by our staff.

No, some people prefer to use batteries. Batteries will power the lights, water pump, water heater, thermostat, and refrigerator. However, the air conditioning, microwave oven and 110 V outlets will not work when operating the trailer on batteries. This means that you will not be able to plug anything in to the outlets, such as a cell phone, computer or blow dryer. Additionally, these batteries last approximately 24-72 hours before needing to be replaced. If staying at the Lake Casitas Recreational Area, our customers can ask us to replace batteries for a $20.00 fee. We recommend reserving a campsite with electric and water hook-ups or bringing a generator for first time campers.

Yes, our trailer rentals are equipped with heating and air conditioning. However, keep in mind that the air conditioning will not work unless a generator is used or the unit is plugged into an electrical hookup. Also, remember that if the batteries die in the middle of the night, heat will not work until the batteries are recharged or replaced. This is a serious concern in cold weather—which is why we recommend getting a generator or hooking up to electricity.

Yes, if running the air conditioning and the microwave at the same time, the electrical circuit can overload and will automatically shut off. To avoid automatic shut off, turn off the air conditioning when using the microwave. Also, do not set the air conditioning below 70 degrees, otherwise the unit may freeze, and no cooling will be available.

The trailer doesn’t need to be connected to a sewer hookup, but we recommend booking a sewer hookup campsite if the customer would like to have unlimited use of water or is concerned about being on a limited water campsite. Travel trailers have two holding tanks: one for gray water (kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower waste) and one for black water (toilet waste). Each holding tank holds approximately 35 gallons of waste-water before it is full. If a trailer is connected to sewer hook-ups then the customer will have unlimited use of water because the waste-water is continually draining to the sewer.

If the campsite does not have sewer hookups, we recommend using the campground showers to take a shower and conserve water. If using the trailer shower and the water starts to back up into the shower, turn off the water immediately. Since we can not move trailers with full bathtubs, anyone who leaves standing water in the bathtub will be charged a cleaning fee.

Clean it out. Paper may be stuck in the drain, so be careful to completely wipe out the drain while holding the seal open. Also, only put RV toilet paper down the toilet. Paper towels, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, or napkins will plug the holding tank.

We do not, but the Lake Casitas Recreation Area does. Call (805) 649-9170 for more information.

Yes. Call us at (805) 649-9170, and we can discuss the trailers that we have for sale.

We store our trailers at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area in Ventura, CA, just south of Santa Barbara. We operate from this area and have an administrative office in Ventura.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area Questions

All of our RV rentals are fully equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, sleeping areas, and dinettes. The kitchens include a refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, sink, toaster, and coffee maker. The bathrooms include a shower/tub, toilet, sink, RV toilet paper, and toilet chemicals. Sleeping arrangements vary depending on the type of trailer being reserved.

We recommend bringing the following supplies:

  • Linens: Sheets, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and hand towels
  • Kitchen supplies: Plates, cups, bowls, flatware, pots, pans, cutting knives, cutting board, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, can and bottle opener, trash bags, drinking water, and food
  • Cleaning supplies: Soap, paper towels, and mild cleanser, such as, 409
  • Camping supplies: Strike lighter (to light the stove), Ajax powder (to deter ants outside the trailer), flashlights, spare batteries, battery-operated lantern, sunscreen, camping chairs, cooler(s) (to keep food cold until the refrigerator cools down), and an indoor/outdoor mat

Some of our models have TVs and some do not. If the rental RV does not have a TV, we welcome our customers to bring their own. We recommend bringing a 30-foot cable to connect to the campground post.

It normally takes several hours, but it can take up to five hours on a hot day. To help expedite the process, keep food in a cooler until the refrigerator is cold.

No, we do not. Customers may rent a generator somewhere else, but it must have a minimum of 3,500-5,000 watts. Anything less can ruin the trailer’s electrical system. Use of a generator must first be approved by our staff.

No, some people prefer to use batteries. Batteries will power the lights, water pump, water heater, thermostat, and refrigerator. However, the air conditioning, microwave oven and 110 V outlets will not work when operating the trailer on batteries. This means that you will not be able to plug anything in to the outlets, such as a cell phone, computer or blow dryer. Additionally, these batteries last approximately 24-72 hours before needing to be replaced. If staying at the Lake Casitas Recreational Area, our customers can ask us to replace batteries for a $20.00 fee. We recommend reserving a campsite with electric and water hook-ups or bringing a generator for first time campers.

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