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Old 10-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #15
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I paid $9.200 for my 2008 Delux 13' this spring.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #16
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I think that trying to use those NADA prices would insult the seller and may harden the price. The only place they are used is by insurance companies that are trying to lowball a claim.

13' Scamps can ome in a wide variety of trims, ranging from basic, with two lights, a stove and an icebox, to fully loaded, with deluxe wood trim, a bathroom, shower, hot water, 3 way fridge, furnace and an a/c unit. That said, in addition to condition, it's hard to put price on an unseen unit. But... right now prices seem to be headed down.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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I know it has aa three way fridge (which will be on and cold when i get there). It has a stove, a sink, the bunks, the screendoor and the little window in the kitchen....and a battery package as well....and the table is new. He also said he was trying to sell it at a friends "lot"...table got broken while it was there and he ordered a new one. I do not know what price he had on it at the lot and i do not know why "a half dozen people have looked but no one has purchased it"....but i do know he is $600 lower than his current asking price, so it never hurts to take a look.....
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #18
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It's the same old story, everyone wants something for free.
It's a good price and if you have cash in your pocket, buy it.
Banks are not going to loan anything over NADA low retail.
That's equal to loan valve. Hundred dollar bills in hand will most likely save you a few extra dollars. Put on that poker face and get him to pay for your gas.
Good luck, if its yours you will know it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #19
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I don't want anything for free but don't want to overpay either. I don't know if it's better to pay more for a new or less for an old. As i am new to the fiberglass world, i am wary of what could be hidden problems. I have cash either way and do not need to worry about a loan....but i always wonder....what if i wait....will i find something less expensive or does the price tend to go up closer to spring....
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #20
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Spring has an effect on everything that is seasonal and despite what you'd believe if you read some of the hardcore posts here, camping and snowshoeing season are sort of on opposite sides of the calendar. In the buyer's remorse category is also "Wonder if I could have found something better for a few dollars more." The real question is whether a roof is a roof is a roof. 30 yrs. old is a roof due for replacement. A 3 yr. old roof shouldn't be. Same with trailers.

There are also "orphans" out there adopted by caretaker/facilitators. Believe me these folks aren't restoration enthusiasts or even restorer/flippers. They might throw out some cute napkin rings and potpouri but they won't have the fridge operating for you. You have your FGRV-approved checklist and you know what's on the other end of the spectrum from your Burro adventure. As do Mike and Sara, I have faith that you'll know whether you want it when you see it. There are a lot of pretty average Scamp 13 footers clustering around the 3500$ price point. They're not from 2008. You must determine if you'll pay an age "premium". Best of luck negotiating and may your satisfaction start with the pink slip and last a long long time.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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I'm sorry, I was speaking about those who have already looked at the camper.
Prices always go up in the spring.
You need to answer all your questions before you go to look at anything.
Your in a good location to buy a new Scamp.
If you can't work on it yourself and or install new floors, repair windows etc.
Things To consider when buying a used trailer.
There is always another trailer, don't do anything until you have answered all your questions.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #22
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I don't want anything for free but don't want to overpay either. I don't know if it's better to pay more for a new or less for an old. As i am new to the fiberglass world, i am wary of what could be hidden problems. I have cash either way and do not need to worry about a loan....but i always wonder....what if i wait....will i find something less expensive or does the price tend to go up closer to spring....
There doesn't seem like there could be too many hidden problems on a 13' if you can do a thorough pre-buy inspection. Floors, frame, shell and appliances working is about the gyst of it. The overall condition of it should hint right off the bat how thorough your inspection will need to be.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
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Cricket, do you plan on camping right away or are you waiting for next Spring? Will you need to winter the trailer over? If you're still wanting to go camping this year... remember, the one thing you can NEVER get back is time. I'm not encouraging to make this purchase since I haven't seen the trailer. But I do know plenty of people that have regrets because they kept waiting and waiting and waiting... for that perfect trailer at the perfect price to come along and they lost out on all the experiences and memories they could have made while waiting.

Best of luck in your decision
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #24
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As I remember there's a date with Mt. Rushmore this month, right. That's not much breathing room for a shakedown and getting to "know the ropes." I understand the pressure that you're putting on yourself to please your family. If you're thinking maybe this ain't so doable this yr., that's alright too. It's OK to go for it but it's also OK to consider a rational, if deferred, route to gratification and act accordingly. Got to follow your heart while using your brain, not always an easy task for any of us. Is there any chance you could lease a trailer for the Rushmore trip? I know Camping World rents some truck campers in my neck of the woods. Could there be some operations which do the same in your area?

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #25
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The Rushmore trip is only if we find a suitable trailer, hubby and get off work and said trailer is fully functional and ready to roll. That said, we may stick closer to home and head to WI to go to my sister's.....Rushmore wasn't carved in stone...
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