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Old 03-13-2015, 07:02 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the responses. I have had several back and forth communications with Raymond at Weiscraft. Thanks to Cathy P for referencing previous similar threads, I have had some very informative feedback from actual Little Joe owners. And thanks to others on this forum, I have committed to trailer brakes on whatever I get, no matter how lightly loaded. Getting hitch and brake controller installed Monday. Still shopping for trailers. Used Scamp a possibility, but if the new Little Joe wasn't so expensive, I feel it would be the perfect match for us right now. Especially like 15" wheels. Any comments on Scamp 13 " wheels?


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Old 03-13-2015, 07:42 PM   #16
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Well, on my fantasy Little Joe, I went up to $14,000 PDQ by electing AC, 3-speed fan, 3-way fridge, roof rack. Still, it would be the most ideal unit for us, because
1. interior height
2. wouldn't need a new tow
3. I think they are awesome!
Comparable in price to a folding trailer like ALiner or Chalet.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:51 AM   #17
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...Still shopping for trailers. Used Scamp a possibility, but if the new Little Joe wasn't so expensive, I feel it would be the perfect match for us right now. Especially like 15" wheels. Any comments on Scamp 13 " wheels?
The prices are definitely in Scamp territory. Weight isn't much less, either, assuming you stick with a similarly-equipped trailer, but the Scamp has a lot more room inside. Frontal area affects towing, though, so you'll definitely feel more trailer behind you with a Scamp. As to the wheels, it depends on where you plan to go with it. Scamp's 13" wheels are fine on the highway and on graded back roads, and cheaper to buy (especially since, on a trailer, you'll likely replace them due to age long before the tread wears out).

Have you considered a pop-top fiberglass unit like Hunter or Campster? More room than Little Joe, less weight and frontal area than Scamp, and very reasonably-priced on the used market. My first choice would be a Hunter Compact Jr. because it's a bit narrower and the bed is oriented north-south like the Little Joe. This is an old ad, but a nice example:
1972 Hunter Compact: | Hesperia, CA | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:26 AM   #18
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There was a Hunter Compact for sale in the Killeen, TX area last year. It had been nicely redone, but was painted black outside with logos for some type of skunk scented hunter's product. I'm still kicking myself for not just going for it, but couldn't wrap my head around a black trailer in a hot, hot climate like Texas. Once fiberglass has been painted, can it be re-painted?
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #19
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There was a Hunter Compact for sale in the Killeen, TX area last year. It had been nicely redone, but was painted black outside with logos for some type of skunk scented hunter's product. I'm still kicking myself for not just going for it, but couldn't wrap my head around a black trailer in a hot, hot climate like Texas. Once fiberglass has been painted, can it be re-painted?
Yes, it can be repainted. The couple that purchased that black compact in Texas are having a ball with it! I follow them on one of the Facebook groups.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:28 AM   #20
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Thanks Jon, very helpful.


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Old 03-15-2015, 06:43 PM   #21
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Yes, it can be repainted. The couple that purchased that black compact in Texas are having a ball with it! I follow them on one of the Facebook groups.
Well, there goes my fantasy that it will pop up on CraigsList again and I can snap it up. Glad they are enjoying it. It looked to have had a thorough restoration.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:44 PM   #22
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We are still looking at Little Joe, but thanks to much good advice from this forum, we decided to try something else while waiting for a used one to appear.
Getting hitch mounted tomorrow on Outback, and then driving 1200 miles to pick up 1970 Trails West Campster.
Much work ahead, so any information greatly appreciated. Don't even know dimensions or specifications yet, but really like the idea of hard roof pop up.


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