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Old 09-30-2014, 11:09 PM   #15
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Kevin,

Made me laugh out loud with "getting it past the War Department". thanks for the laugh! Bill
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:08 AM   #16
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That's exactly why I am considering used.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:18 AM   #17
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I personally bought "New" and would never even think about buying "used" for my personal use. To fix up and sell....maybe. I dont like the smell of used RV's and LOVE the smell of a new one. It's all about preference. I also dont like the thought of buying "trouble". (And there's a considerable amount can be found AFTER you delve into a used RV!!) If there's never been water leaks and/or mildew, then you may come out ahead. But I've found that seemingly most RV'ers (FG OR S&T) just let their campers sit without any thought of ventilation, cleaning, covering (protecting from UV rays) etc.

I've done a CONSIDERABLE amount of "mods" to mine. Some Scamp SHOULD do and some I just wanted to do on my own for my personal touch. My mods were fun. I think taking a "gutted" Scamp and building back the interior ("Deluxe" style) would be fun...but very time consuming.

Someone mentioned something VERY important.... how much time you want to invest in it vs how bad to you want to go camping. That will help determine the condition of the trailer you want to get if buying used.

The bottom line is, what ever makes YOU happy, do it. Then you wont regret your decision OR your money and time spent!

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Old 10-01-2014, 11:38 AM   #18
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New vs Used

Your right and that's why I want new, for all the reasons you mentioned . However The little time I have I want to be out on the road, not doing repairs ! On the other hand I think it would be foolish to spend around $15000.00 for something that's going to sit around. I might consider a used one for the first year or two, to see how we like it and how much we use it. I also have a feeling if I buy a 13 used and love it and find the time. I could sell it and bump up to a new 16. Both my wife and I will have a lot more time on our hand in 2016, God willing.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:46 AM   #19
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... On the other hand I think it would be foolish to spend around $15000.00 for something that's going to sit around. .
Wow...I gave $12,500 for mine new 13' in 2010. BUT, it's FULLY loaded...well except for a furnace. It's got a bath/shower/sink; 6 gal water heater; screen door, awning, A/C with heat strip (wouldnt get Heatstrip again); vinyl rug; 2 extra rear cabinets; e-brakes; 3-way fridge; Fantastic fan; and I added an extra dome light and 12v outlet and made sure they gave me "Jalousy" (louver type) side windows.

SO, not sure what "style" you're looking for. BUT, if you're looking for a "stripped" down model, it should be CONSIDERABLY less than 15K!

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Old 10-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #20
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I spoke to Scamp and was told a base starts at $11500.00 . Add to that the bath/shower, awning, screen door, fridg, a/c, heat and tax your almost $15000.00 ! Not to mention, I 'm sure there are other goodies.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #21
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Wow Neck. Thanks for the update. Sounds like they may have gone up considerably since 2010...but that's been 4-1/2 years so that makes sense.

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I spoke to Scamp and was told a base starts at $11500.00 . Add to that the bath/shower, awning, screen door, fridg, a/c, heat and tax your almost $15000.00 ! Not to mention, I 'm sure there are other goodies.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #22
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If I could get out the door at $11500.00 I would buy new. Looks like This winter I might be trying to locate a turn key used one so I'm ready for the spring. The used ones really have a good resale. I guess due to the cost of the new ones.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #23
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That seems high for a 13, was that maybe for a 16 or have they just gone up a lot? Hopefully someone who bought one recently will chime in.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:20 PM   #24
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My wife and I have been long time tent campers. We bought a Boler last year to get out of a tent and off the ground and also to allow us to take some extended road trips when we could get away from work. The Boler had a good shell and frame but not much else worth mentioning. I gutted it completely and replaced just about everything. It's now usable and comfortable for us. The investment didn't break the bank and we can sell it anytime and likely recoup a large part of our investment. We intend to use it for about the next five years. At that time we should both be eligible for permanent parole from our employer. Our plan is to sell it then and move up to a larger FG trailer for really extended road trips.

I would suggest a solid used FG trailer for a first time purchase. If it's not for you it will be a snap to sell it.


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Old 10-01-2014, 08:08 PM   #25
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Hi Raff!
My husband and I are on a similar journey and are almost finished a full interior exterior Reno. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-01-2014, 08:16 PM   #26
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What do you mean by FG ?
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:21 PM   #28
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Thanks Neck
I think FG means Fibreglass
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