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Old 03-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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nice,,,this should be stickied!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Wow, what a great site, even though I've have had a 5th wheels since April 04, and the Scamp for almost 2 years, I'm going to read or listen to everything I can. Each time someone tells me something new it makes me a better person. For instance I just learned today from the gentleman that realized my Scamp he was going to buy didn't have an A/C (and he lives in south Florida) that putting Ice cubes in the Black water holding tank after dumping and heading home it would slosh around cleaning it up and all you needed to do was to drain the remaining black water into a pan and dump it into the home commode. Walah what a great idea. Thanks Roger for this one. and Thank you Jim for that great site, have already bookmarked it...
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:40 AM   #5
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I need more of this type of information. I don't have a camper yet and I have never camped. in other words..... I'm clueless. I will be retiring in about two years and would like to do a lot of traveling to catch up with friends. Who wouldn't love to have my cute little rig parked in their driveway for a few days? Just sayin'. The idea of being able to do is occupying most of my daydreaming time. So I am counting on y'alls experience so I go into it as an informed buyer and future camper.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:44 AM   #6
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:07 PM   #7
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Casita vs scamp

I understand everything has it's pros and cons, what would the deciding factors that should be considered between the two brands?
Quality etc
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:17 PM   #8
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We've used a Casita 16 and a Scamp 16. We started off with the Casita and found it a fine trailer. The reason we bought the Scamp was the Casita 16 was 3 inches shorter floor to ceiling.

Additionally we preferred the Scamp's side bath over the Casita's front bath. Visually the Casita's front bath makes the trailer seem shorter than it's length. Also the lack of a front window adds to the smallness of the Casita.

Other than that we found them fine trailers.

Neither trailer is perfect for our travels. I find they, like most trailers, are designed for weekend travelers. I understand we are in the minority on the road as much as we are, but both lack storage for regular travel.

I will say the Casita has a bigger bathroom, but it adds nothing for us since we would only rarely take a shower in the trailer.

We like the Scamp's front couch, good for guests, reading and lounging.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #9
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Thanks, it seems the scamp is lighter weight, both are quality products?
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #10
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We bought a Casita 17 last November and spent the winter in it. Looked at a Scamp 16 a couple years ago but didn't buy it. Haven't heard of any frame issues with the Casitas as Scamp has had. Casita seems to be a heavier trailer and more tongue weight than Scamp.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:22 PM   #11
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My tow vehicle is a mildly converted Mercedes sprinter (no plumbing) so tow weight is not a big issue. I mainly wanted to have bathroom facilities when I travel to places that don't have showers etc. the low profile will make windage a non issue, thanks for your comments
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:44 PM   #12
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I understand everything has it's pros and cons, what would the deciding factors that should be considered between the two brands?
Quality etc
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Based on your profile, I assumed you already had a Casita. If you are preparing to buy one or the other and looking for guidance, you might want to start a new thread, since this one is about something else entirely. Before you do, here is one of many previous discussions on the subject:
Casita vs Scamp

Perhaps a moderator could split this into a separate thread starting at post #7?
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #13
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