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Old 01-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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From none to two?

OK...much like you all predicted....I waited and waited for the perfect egg....and now two have popped up. Granted I haven't looked at either of them, but they are each 5 hours from me (in completely opposite directions of course).....I have been assured both are in excellent condition. Anyone want to offer an opinion?

Here is what I have found (and what I know about each of them)

1998 13' Scamp
Side A/C, Silverware drawer, 3 way fridge, window above stove, furnace, Range hood with fan and light, Awning, gravel guard, dual propane tanks, screen door, Fresh water tank with electric pump, porch light, fantastic fan, 2"receiver on rear, battery with charger, tv antenna w/ booster, factory bullet lights, always stored indoors - still waiting for detailed pictures)

2005 13' Scamp
3 way fridge, fantastic fan, 7 pin connector, added front and rear storage cabinets, light above stove, screen door, window over stove, furnace, electric brakes, 1 7/8" hitch, reading lights, stove, gravel shield, linoleum floor. Not stored indoors, but has always been under a lean to (built for the Scamp), stored on jacks and waxed several times a year.

Which do I lean toward? The price is within $25, so I am not really factoring that in. I can not buy them both.....dh would have a fit!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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If they're that close in price, I would say go for the newer one (Unless there's something on the 98 that you really like and would be hard to add to the 05?) Either way, you'd better hurry before someone else gets them first!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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Neither of them are actually up for sale yet...so i have some time.... i am leaning toward the 05 but was drawn in by the side a/c on the 1998.....do not want one on the top, but it might be nice to have once in awhile.....
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Here is what I have found (and what I know about each of them)

1998 13' Scamp
Side A/C, Silverware drawer, Range hood with fan and light, Awning, dual propane tanks, Fresh water tank with electric pump, porch light, 2"receiver on rear, battery with charger, tv antenna w/ booster, factory bullet lights, always stored indoors - still waiting for detailed pictures)

2005 13' Scamp
7 pin connector, added front and rear storage cabinets, light above stove, electric brakes, 1 7/8" hitch, reading lights, stove, linoleum floor. Not stored indoors, but has always been under a lean to (built for the Scamp), stored on jacks and waxed several times a year.

Which do I lean toward? The price is within $25, so I am not really factoring that in. I can not buy them both.....dh would have a fit!
I have eliminated things that appear in both descriptions.
The 1998 looks like it has more features, I would look at the 2" receiver to make sure it was installed correctly, ie. welded to two cross members. Otherwise I would consider it a non feature.
The 2005 is 7 years younger. It has user added cabinets. Typically, unless they were done by Norm, they probably are not done very well. The brakes are nice.
If they both looked good, and the 1998 had brakes, then I would say the 1998.
Pictures would be nice.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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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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Old 01-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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Towing with a trailblazer, but it doesn't currently have a brake module....
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #7
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The cabinets are installed by scamp...they are factory originals.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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The cabinets are installed by scamp...they are factory originals.
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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Old 01-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #10
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Another vote for 2005. At least go and see that one first and see if it is in as good condition as they say it is.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #11
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I would go see the newest one first. if you love it buy it. if you like it but don't love it then go see the older one then for sure you will know which one to buy. For me it how good the floor is both inside and outside. the only way to tell is get down there and look. It should take 10 minutes to evaluate if you want a trailer but at least 1/2 an hour to check both top and bottom of the floor.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #12
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This is a rephrase of your previous query. If you feel that older is "better" equipped, "better" suited to your desires, then in this case older is "better." I think you've spent enuf time with the zaneys and their no hopers in the thickets and briar patches to recognize a trailer that meets your requirements AND has been maintained properly.

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. . . and don't sleep too long on this decision as you're well into the years that shouldn't be beaters and most assuredly will sell quickly as the weather improves in the spring.
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It isn't really a rephrase as the one from the 90's wasn't even on the horizon at the time of my last question. The last question was mostly price and quality driven. This time I was mostly looking for opinions on the features of each. They are nearly the same price. Do the additional features make up for the difference in age?
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.......... Do the additional features make up for the difference in age?
Brakes would be a big one for me.
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