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Old 11-13-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Assumptions assumptions...

Over the years I've notice a tendency to assume, yes assume, that I have a xxx therefore you must have a xxx. It's particularly noticeable in Scamp trailers sizes. Remember there are 3 sizes and just because you own a 16' doesn't mean all Scamp owners own a 16'. Some own a 13' and others own the 19'. They're all somewhat different.

Two recommendations. 1. In your profile make sure the size you have is lilsted.
2. When responding to a question look at the make and size of trailer question are being asked about. If it's not listed ask before responding with advice.


This is an observation and my recommendations to make things for answers to be more relevant.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:20 PM   #2
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have you ever tried herding cats?
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:36 AM   #3
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have you ever tried herding cats?
About what sized cat are you asking? I would assume that size matters.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:43 AM   #4
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When reading on this forum I always look at the poster profile on the left side and see what trailer they have, if it's a small trailer like a Scamp I pretty much have to take that into consideration when reading there reply. We currently have a 17 Casita and I think it's a little small at times, but manageable for the time being. If you don't have your trailer listed in that box to the left, you need to go to your UserCP and add it, so we can understand where you are coming from with your answers.

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Old 11-14-2018, 06:52 AM   #5
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Until shown otherwise, I'm inclined to assume folks post here with the best of intentions. If someone is new and needs to provide more info, easy enough to ask. If a poster offers help that misses the mark, others are more than eager to sort it out, but thanks for trying!
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:16 AM   #6
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Exactly! Great post, Shelby.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #7
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I think it is worth noting an observation I made earlier this week. The only 1973 Love Bug I had ever seen was my own until Monday of this week. Having taken it apart and put it back together, I know the thing pretty intimately. Driving home I was surprised to see another one and, of course, I immediately stopped and talked up the owner.

After looking over the 1973 Love Bug that was not my own, I noticed variations in the fenders and thickness of the fiberglass lay. His lower half was of a little thicker glass and the fenders were distinct in their style--definitely a departure/modification from the mold used for mine.

It became apparent that as these were hand-made, with each build there were slight modifications. I don't know if that is the case mid-year for other vintage fiberglass trailers but this was apparently the case across Love Bugs manufactured in 1973.

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Old 11-24-2018, 11:38 AM   #8
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Assume = Ass-U-Me
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:39 PM   #9
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Having owned five Scamps, two 13', two 16', and one 19', covering from 1976 to 2003, I can attest that other than being a few feet longer or shorter, the standard models are all pretty, well, standard; and that the deluxe models are all pretty much, well, deluxe. I've had the most very basic and pretty much the most deluxe among them. And they're all more similar than different as built at the factory, regardless of year, length, or trim level. If you have a particular option, it's going to be the same across the lineup.

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Old 11-24-2018, 01:31 PM   #10
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I agree with Roger. It depends entirely on what is being asked. In MANY instances, the answer will be the same, no matter what size or age of trailer is in question. Where a question is size/model/year specific, then yes, only answer if you are "qualified".
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:05 PM   #11
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I agree with Roger. It depends entirely on what is being asked. In MANY instances, the answer will be the same, no matter what size or age of trailer is in question. Where a question is size/model/year specific, then yes, only answer if you are "qualified".
We really do need to establish a committee in this forum that gives out qualification examinations to anyyone who wants to respond to postings. Then assigns them a number that must be included when they respond. That way newbies will know if they can place trust in the person who is offering advice
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