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Old 01-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #15
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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The brakes are nice.
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What are you towing with? If its a small car/suv I like the one with the brakes. I wish I had them on my UHaul. I had a very hard time during a emergency panic stop once. If the other lane had a car in it I would have been in a pickle.
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OK, then I would lean toward the 2005. Seven years is a long time. Adding a brake controller is not too tough.
A tough decision.
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I would go for the newer one, the 2005. Electric brakes are a valuable safety feature.
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Brakes would be a big one for me.

No contest...brakes win, in my opinion. And I don't care what the tug is!

I also agree wholeheartedly with David re. the receiver hitch on the '98's rear bumper...not an enhancement unless properly done, and I'd bet even then it would seriously unbalance such a little trailer if it had much of a load on it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #17
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2005 not even a close decision. There is nothing listed on the 1998 that is expensive. The 2" hitch is mounted on the rear which means they could have towed another rig or just used for adding bike rack or storage.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:19 PM   #18
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First, nothing counts until you se the pics, until then all bets are off!!!!!

Possible problems with the 98 include: Refrigerator, water pump & other appliances are all closer to dying. That receiver on the back I see as bad news. It means that they carried extra weight where it doesn't belong and that will contribute to the chances that the suspension on the older rig is also more apt to be sagging.

As mentioned, unless the pics show something major, look at the newer one first, if you like if, ferget the older one.

BTW: What do the age stamps on the tires on each look like?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #19
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Brakes and a 7 year newer trailer and only $25 apart in price - Pretty easy call for me.

Battery and propane tanks on the older trailer are not to me a value added item as the odds are if they havent been replaced in the past few years they will need replacing now or very soon. Would be surprised if the newer Scamp didnt have a porch light - but if it doesnt they are only $10 maybe less and easy to install. You can buy the cutlery drawer from Scamp - seem to recall they are only about $50. Look around you should be able to pick up an awning at a reasonable price.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #20
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I saw that "$25.00 apart" post- but did I miss the actual asking price(s) that's based on? I can't seem to find that- excuse the post if I missed it!

I confess to being a bit confused, anyway, partly since it seems strange that they're so close in price (are we SURE it's not "$2500.00" apart?), but also since Cricket goes on to say that "neither one of them is really for sale yet"...?

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #21
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I didn't post the price as it wasn't all that important to me as they were pretty much the same.

The 05 has the silverware drawer and the porch light if I recall...so really what I am looking at is the 98 has a/c, an extra propane tank and an awning. The 05 has the linoleum floor and of course is newer. On the 98, it looks like they used the rear receiver for bikes..... I think we will start with the 05 and see what it looks like....they have sent a TON of pictures and it looks pretty good. The 98 I am still waiting on pics.....
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #22
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It is $25 difference. I say they aren't for sale yet because one the guy is making a list of interested people (and I am first)...the other, the people contacted me to see if I'd be interested before offering it up to the general public...I told them I was!
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Cricket If it were me I would go with the 05 / brakes .
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #24
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Newer + brakes = no brainer, IMO. A 2nd LP tank is worth very little; I vacationed from OK to MT and back (3 weeks), then a 2 week trip to MN and MI, all on one 20 lb. LP tank... and it ain't empty yet! AC can probably be added through side or front, if you're handy. Awning can be added, too (either you love an awning or don't care about it, I'm in the latter camp). But brakes are oh so nice to have, and what's not to like about 7 years less wear and tear?
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Cool Who installed the A/C?

I think the factory only installs air conditioners on the roof. If it is window installed, that probably means amateur installation. Take the 2005.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #26
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He said the air was factory installed....it is in the side cabinet. I was initially concerned that if it wasn't installed correctly, there may be the possibility of rot under it if for some reason it wasn't draining properly!
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I think the factory only installs air conditioners on the roof. If it is window installed, that probably means amateur installation. Take the 2005.
Scamp was for a time doing the side ac (bottom of the closet) not sure what year they stopped.
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If you've personally viewed both... which one is "calling" you?
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