New old (2005) Casita
Patriot owner, here. Never seen a scamp
, but I love my Patriot!
I have the front bathroom, and from looking at the pics of the 16' scamp, my bathroom is alot bigger and easier to use.
Plus, from reading all of the casita forums, I don't hear about leaks
much. There has to be a problem like an owner-drilled hole to cause a leak.
I also don't like the drapes in the scamp. I think they close in the space. I like my mini blinds. They hug the wall and I can turn them for whatever sun/shade/privacy I want.
I prefer the casita fiberglass to the wood in the scamp. It's simpler and more relaxing than all that wood grain going this way and that. I don't mind the imitation wood doors, either, They clean up well.
I have no problem with my door and windows
. Basically, the complaints I hear on casitas aren't interior: They're mostly about the grey and black holding tanks. The plumbing doesn't allow all of the water to drain, so many put in a new release valve, and they also do what's called a valvectomy on the p trap under the shower. Most of the mods on the casitas are on plumbing underneath, like adding ventilation so the water moves in and out more easily and allows the tanks to really fill up.
I don't know if the scamps with full plumbing have these same issues, or not. It's possible they use the same tank manufacturers. I don't know.
I don't know the price differences. I assume the scamps are less.
Mine rolls down the road beautifully, with no swaying. She's alot of fun!