Having read through all these posts, I need to put in my two cents. I narrowed my egg camper
search pretty quickly to Scamp and Casita. I requested brochures and price lists by phone to both companies. Casita responded within a week. Scamp took a second phone call and almost three weeks. All my comparisons come from the brochures and what I could glean from the web sites. My comparison is the Scamp 16 foot deluxe and the Casita 17 foot Spirit deluxe. Casita either does a better job with the details or simply has more standard equipment to offer. As an example, the Scamp brochure lists only fresh water and gray water tanks. I had to go to the web site to determine there is a black water tank, located under the commode.
Both companies list a lot of standard equipment and options. First, the items Casita lists that Scamp does not. I only reference the brochures, for the most part, and the web sites. Scamp may include some of these items, and some I really don't what they are. Exp. Water heater bypass, and blow out plug.
Casita Standard and Optional items not offered in the Scamp brochure. The post wouldn't allow the spaces I used. The first price or ? is from Casita and the second price or ? is for the Scamp. Looks confusing in the post.
Exhaust fan in the bathroom
Water heater bypass
Outside shower, wash station $96 option
Smoke and gas detectors
Safety brake away switch (brakes)
Dead bolt door lock
Frig fan $96 option
Fresh water hose
Blow out plug
Water pressure regulator
Electric tongue jack $255 option
Outside storage compartment
Sliding screened windows
Mini blinds vs curtains
Led running and tail lights
Option for interior led lighting
Scamp offers a 2 inch receiver
for a bike rack $105 option
Than I compared the cost of options and what comes standard equipment. I don't know if there is a difference in quality. A/C is considered A/C and a furnace
is a furnace
. I would imagine the appliances come from mostly the same place. Same spacing problem here. The first item or ? is Casita and the second is Scamp. The S is standard.
Exterior door light
(2) 20 pound propane
tanks S $120
Propane gauge ? $50
110vac ext. outlet S $40
12vdc interior outlet S $30
110vac interior outlet S $30
Vinyl flooring $296 $75
Fantastic roof vent/fan S $175
Tongue wheel ? $25
Step S $50
6 gal water heater gas/electric S Gas only Stand. + elect. $270
Power range hood/light S $105
Roof A/C with heat stripe S $799 heat stripe $80
16,000 BTU $474 $395
TV ant. and amp $159 $185
TV shelf $59 ?
Cable ready $38 $45
10 foot $735 $900
Range cover (hinged) $32 $45 (not hinged)
16 gal fresh water standard in Casita. 12 gal fresh water Scamp.
25 gal fresh water option $63 Casita. Extra fresh water Scamp $100.
32 gal grey water. 26 gal grey water.
15 gal black water. 9 gal black water.
15 inch tires
. 13 inch tire C range
15 inch D range tires
with high lift
is a $189 option.
Fiberglass furniture with fake wood Scamp deluxe has beautiful real wood
cabinet covers. cabinetry.
Interior height is 6ft 1 1/2 inch. Interior height 6ft 3 inches.
External height is 7ft 10 inch. Exterior height is 8ft. 11 inch.
dry is approx. 2480 pounds Weight
1750 to 2000
Hitch height ? Hitch height 21 inch.
Flat access door. Curved access door.
4.0 with gas, 12vdc and 110vac Fridge
is 4.6 gas and electric only.
The Casita has a much higher tongue weight
at around 365 pounds vs the Scamp at 185 to 220 pounds.
The Casita has one connection to empty the gray and black water tanks. The Scamp has two connections to empty the tanks.
I don't have the measurements, but the windows
in the Casita entry door, rear and above sink, appear larger.
The Casita is a full fiberglass shell.
The drain hose fits in the rear bumper on the Casita, and I like the option of having interior Led lighting
option. For the cost, I would replace the bulbs with Led bulbs myself.
Casita price $20,292 minus 2014 discount $3616 = $16,676. The options I would choose (no awning, electric tongue jack) (high lift axle
, d range tires
, vinyl flooring and the rest of the options) total $1502. Total price $18,178.
Scamp price for the deluxe with the nice wood cabinetry is $18,695. Cost of having similar equipment (not including the 2in receiver) totals $2629 in options. Even than the options are not apples to apples. Makes the total for the well optioned Scamp $21,324. It's more than possible that Scamp has or would match the Casita discount. I haven't talked to salesman from either company.
Like I said, all this information was taken from brochures and the company web sites. I'm only interested in a new unit. While Minnesota is a lot closer than Texas, I think the drive is worth the investment to purchase the Casita. I can also add, that Casita gave me two references for the 17 foot deluxe in my home town of Great Falls. I was given an excellent rundown on a 2013 by a very enthused owner. I looked at a 2007 Scamp for sale
in Missoula, Mt, about 180 miles away. No local owner references were offered by Scamp. If anyone cares to dispute this comparison, I'd be happy to be educated.