All in all, I like my camper... That being said..
The first time I saw an Cata Expedition was in a sea of rvs at lot off the interstate. It caught my attention enough that I turned around, went to the dealer, and bought the trailer.
At first I thought the price was high, but after reviewing all the factory installed options, turned out it was just a couple thousand more than a competitor model that came with no options or versatle capabilities.
The layout is great, and makes great use of a smaller space. The bathroom is more than you would expect in a small model. But, where the shower's large size awes you, the toilet takes back due to limited leg room.
Cool feature you wouldnt expect is an outdoor shower.
It also comes with a fancy wifi antenna on top. Im not real sure about this guy yet, as it didnt seem to boose my reception anymore than my routers factory antenna set. And, I had to slightly disassemble the cabinetry to access the coax to even try it.
The appliances all work great, even when using 2 or 3 at a time with the ac. The counter space is limited though, and can barely accommodate a coffee maker.
It is also pretty cool that you have bedding options. Either drop the queen size murphy bed, or if your feeling lazy, lay down the sofa instead.
Electric jack with little porch light is a nice touch.
Electric/gas fridge and hot water also a nice touch. Comes with 2 gas cylinders and a cheap car battery.
Big selling point for me is the preinstalled solar system. The panel it comes with is more or less just capable of keeping the battery maintained, but the charge controller, inverter, and trailer being wired totally make up for the panel. Its easy to buy and connect more panels.
Last cool thing is the stereo/dvd system. Everything you need for music or movies is right there in one small unit.
Lots of storage, though no long pass through for things like fishing poles.
Metal siding is nice. It will take the bush alot better I think.
Now, the bad.
I bought this new off the lot. Come to find out, the dealers do not go through or check any of their inventory until its sold. Then they either take forever to prep it or do a shoddy rush job.
Ok, my first major complaint. The color of the outdoor LED. Blue... Have you ever turned on a blue led in the northeast TX woods? Anything with wings in eyeshot will stop at nothing to get to that light.. This feature is getting replaced.
In less than a month of use, the power awning power wire disconnected due to factory installing wires with no slack. The sofa under drawer support frame and rails separated because the Staples pulled out of the wood joints. And, the ac/dc inverter died before it was ever used.
All of those things were either fixed/replaced/waiting for parts covered by warranty.
Once I get through fixing/modifying, this will be one bad A little rig. So far Ive done a lot of fixture work and sealing. Added towel and paper role hangers, spice racks, key and hat hangars. Last piece of accompanyment are the rifle hangars over the driverside livingroom window/escape hatch.
I recommend for 1-2 people. 3 if one is a small kid.