What an interesting season for new camper designs! I've read about at least three of them here tonight. The photos of the iCamp interiors are very appealing -- colorful, modern and retro at the same time. Makes me think that the traditional manufacturers, Casita
, are holding on to their old ways a little too stubbornly. For one thing, how many of us really think a full-sized bed is big enough for two middle-aged adults? At least Scamp
has raised the roof on its 13s. Each of these new designs seems to be promoting increased headroom. As the owner of a 20-year-old Scamp
, I'm proud that it looks just like the new ones, more or less. If I were shopping for a new trailer, I might feel differently.
That said, I wouldn't consider the iCamp under any circumstances. I believe we've shipped too much of our manufacturing base over to China. I won't be surrporting that with any big-ticket purchases, like cars or trailers. It may be hard to find small, disposable consumer goods made in the Western Hemisphere, but we still have good, proven choices from US and Canadian makers who stand behind their work.