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Old 07-31-2015, 12:17 PM   #43
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It is funny, in a pathetic sense, how quickly a simple cost-comparison becomes a brand topper discussion, and this on a site where our reason for being here is interest in ANY fiberglass RV. Each brand has it's own brand-specific site, but we are HERE.

The value of this cost comparison (thanks for posting it, by the way) is that it shows that any of the three brands can be considered in the selection process. It is not to show that one provides "better value" than the other.

Each brand brings its own unique value to the table, and each one shines in its own way. So, as this comparison shows, pick the one you like best, because they all cost about the same.
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:35 PM   #44
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It is also interesting (to me, anyway) to add that the Lil Snoozy, equipped like I am GUESSING you equipped the other brands, comes in at around $21,000+. So, as an 18.5' trailer, it falls right into the same price range.
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:39 PM   #45
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" It's not about which trailer you get, it's about the experience you have while using it. You can't make a bad choice"

I like this & it is wise to think on these lines.

I met a gentleman (who is on this forum, by the way ) about finding out & getting a RV, he explained to me every thing, he showed me his scamp & after answering all my questions when I asked him which one I should buy among the above three under discussion, he said it does not matter which one I buy as long as I buy one & get out there camping.

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Old 07-31-2015, 02:40 PM   #46
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Price Comparison: Scamp, Casita, Escape

I don't think it's "pathetic" Paul, just that folks aren't considering ALL their options - a common malady. I admit I am a fan of my brand, but the same could be said for many others. You raise a very valid point: there are several manufacturers in that price range, and you should consider them all to find what's best for you.


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Old 08-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #47
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Is it possible that some people choose Escape, maybe not so much by preference, but due to the fact that Casita or Scamp don't make a large enough trailer to fit their needs?
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:14 PM   #48
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Very likely. Options dwindle as length increases, at least in molded fiberglass. Over 20' it's Escape, Bigfoot, or Oliver. In that company Escape is the lightweight, moderate-price choice.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #49
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I own a 13' Scamp but have more reasons than "size" for Escape to be my next or WOULD be my first trailer if I had it to do over. FAR less "RIVETS" to deal with. I like the more "modern" look over the old "retro" look of the Scamp AND Casita. The only "negative" that I have on the Escape from what I've seen, I personally like the "rat fur" over the "elephant hide". But as will all RV's, I dont think there's a "perfect" one out there that will fulfill 100% desires of any purchaser.

And finally, the pricing is close to Scamp/Casita now with the exchange rates.

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #50
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We are selling (or at least, trying to ) our Casita because our family has outgrown it. For us, preference wasn't an option because neither Casita or Scamp made a 19' or even 21' trailer. And BigFoot and the Oliver are out of the question due to price. So by default, that leaves Escape. I'm not saying I'm weeping over the fact, believe me , but had Casita offered an option, we would have had a much tougher time choosing, rivets and all. We loved the Casita.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:04 PM   #51
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One correction: Scamp DOES offer a 19'er.

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We are selling (or at least, trying to ) our Casita because our family has outgrown it. For us, preference wasn't an option because neither Casita or Scamp made a 19' or even 21' trailer. And BigFoot and the Oliver are out of the question due to price. So by default, that leaves Escape. I'm not saying I'm weeping over the fact, believe me , but had Casita offered an option, we would have had a much tougher time choosing, rivets and all. We loved the Casita.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:07 PM   #52
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5th wheel, right? Not a bumper towed...?
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:11 PM   #53
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Tis true...but just for the record they are a 19'. I dont care for them either in any manner.

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5th wheel, right? Not a bumper towed...?
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:13 PM   #54
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So due to that great exchange rate, we decided to buy now, so yesterday placed or order for a 2016 17B. Or build date is August 3, 2016. And even though they only required a $500 down payment, our current thinking is that we are going to go ahead and pay them most of what we will owe now rather than later to make sure that we get that rate.
Wow, you are willing to forgo the .2% (point-two-percent) interest you might get on leaving that money in a CD? If there was ever a time to spend it, I suppose it is now at these pitiful rates.

I would jump in myself but I am holding out for a reorganized and adequately capitalized Parkliner "Version 2.0" to build a 19 footer!
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #55
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It's going to be extremely rough giving up that great interest, but I think we are going to do it anyway

I do wish that we could have at least considered Parkliner, because from an aesthetics perspective, it was definitely my favorite, and that drive to North Carolina would have been much easier than to BC. But when you can't get someone to even send you an information packet, it makes it hard to buy one.

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Wow, you are willing to forgo the .2% (point-two-percent) interest you might get on leaving that money in a CD? If there was ever a time to spend it, I suppose it is now at these pitiful rates.

I would jump in myself but I am holding out for a reorganized and adequately capitalized Parkliner "Version 2.0" to build a 19 footer!
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:01 PM   #56
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Is it possible that some people choose Escape, maybe not so much by preference, but due to the fact that Casita or Scamp don't make a large enough trailer to fit their needs?
It is possible,of course...
One of the primary reasons to buy a Scamp. Escape is too large and hard to tow to fit their needs.
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