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Old 12-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #29
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For a couple with no children but eventual plans for two, a 13' is a good size. The front bunks will suffice until the kids are 10 or 12 years old, roughly. By then you may feel ready for something different and have a pretty good idea what that something is, and your 13' egg likely will sell for as much as you paid for it if not more.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #30
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My trailer is soon to be 25 years old, I've owned it for 10 years as of three days ago. I've changed the axle and added an awning and believe I could sell it for what I have into it right now.

Willy, if you decide a 13' all molded trailer is for you, I can provide some links that show what families have done to the front gaucho to create safe and secure sleeping areas for small children.

Best of luck!
That would be great since I think that is what I'm leaning toward. I had contacted Scamp and asked if there were any Scamp owners in the area that I could visit to take a look at. They gave me 2 numbers that I plan on contacting after the holidays. Does anyone know of any other way to find Scamp owners who have 13' trailers that I can take a look at. I'd just like to get an overall appreciation of the size and build quality.

Also, is there a good resource somewhere to find used Scamp's?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #31
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Besides the FOR SALE ads on this site, I frequent the following:
Craigs list
findanyrv.com
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http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/

According to the Jeep web site, your Patriot has a towing limitof 2000 lbs. That pretty much rules out all by the 13' in the Scamp lineup.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #32
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Besides the FOR SALE ads on this site, I frequent the following:
Craigs list
findanyrv.com
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http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/

According to the Jeep web site, your Patriot has a towing limitof 2000 lbs. That pretty much rules out all by the 13' in the Scamp lineup.
Yes, the 13' will be my only option. I will check out those sites and see what is available. Any other info anyone can provide to someone in my situation would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #33
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There are/were other makers of 13s besides Scamp. I think you will see many Scamps for sale; I wouldn't rule out other makes if they become available within what you would consider a reasonable driving distance.

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As my profile indicates, having just added a Starcraft pop-up this weekend, we seem to have one of everything in out fleet'

I don't know of any 13-14' FGRV built that will be comfortable for 4 people, that are all over the age of about 8, on a rainy day, much less when sleeping, .

But why, just for sake of discussion, did you specify dry weight? They are never towed at that weight.

And well equipped for $7000, pretty much rules out anything that's not at least 10 years old.

All that said, I agree that a pop-up may well be your best bet. We had one for our family for a number of years and did experience the rain factor more than a few times, but the investment is low, most are fairly sturdy and kid proof, and they are a lot easier to tow.

Here's a good place to start learning about that part of our family:
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We have a 16 ft. Scamp SD with bath . We have taken our 2 grand daughters (8 yr + 10 yr) weekend camping with us on several occasions and find that when it's raining or when sleeping that my wife and I feel cramped for space. I could not fathom taking 2 kid for a long trip in a 13 ft Scamp.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #35
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We have a 16 ft. Scamp SD with bath . We have taken our 2 grand daughters (8 yr + 10 yr) weekend camping with us on several occasions and find that when it's raining or when sleeping that my wife and I feel cramped for space. I could not fathom taking 2 kid for a long trip in a 13 ft Scamp.
I have 5 kids. We use a Trillium 4500, which is not quite 2' longer then a 1300, but with exactly the same, but stretched, floor plan.
We sleep most of the kids in the trailer, and my wife and I sleep in our van, with the youngest kid.
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