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Old 10-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #43
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It's pretty bare bones I think...whatever the scamp "options" package is...

Bunks in front, cabinet over the top of them. 3 way fridge (I think I would prefer an icebox), screen door. I think that's it for options. No fantastic fan (which I would like to have), no furnace (that I don't really want anyway). One plug in, sink, stove, water tank and city water inlet, battery, one lp tank....that about sums it up.
Did you post pictures other than the roof pic somewhere? I must have missed them, if so. I'd like to see them if you can point me toward the link.

Also, per my relentless focus on "clear Title":

There are a lot of folks flipping these trailers- buying and then quickly selling without bothering to transfer title to their own names in the middle. Saves transfer fees and sales tax, right?

This can sometimes lead to a buyer indeed getting the paper "Title", but signed by a person other than the party the trailer is acquired from, and even with a date-of-sale some time in the past.

The problem (at least here in Washington) can be that if the State suspects that there's been an intervening sale, it can/will collect taxes on BOTH transactions from the first person that presents the paperwork for the transfer. Also, some States have penalties for failing to transfer a Title within a certain length of time after purchase, so if you're given a Title with a six-month old signoff date you can be on the hook there, too.

For those and other reasons, do make sure that you're dealing with whoever's on the Title, or at the very least that whatever paperwork you receive matches in terms of names and dates of sale.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #44
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The owner is the original owner on this one and the title should be clear....

I did just pass on a u-haul that promised to have a title issue here in MN.

I might look into the parkliners as well as they seem to have the clean fiberglass lines inside....
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:13 PM   #45
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I did not post pictures...I think they are still on craigslist though....
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #46
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I'm with Richard on this one. It doesn't feel right to you but you want a trailer really badly! Everything you say conveys this is probably not the trailer for you.
I think you will have to be patient (I know it's really hard, I've been there!) and the right one will come along. You have everyone on here watching out for one also for you!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #47
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Cricket I've been watching this thread and feeling your pain. I was in the same boat you are. Really wanted a fiberglass trailer. I kept searching and was really getting frustrated. The units I looked at were either in very poor condition, too far away, sold quicker than I could respond, or they were 30 years old and still two thirds the price of a new one, or more.

When I figured out how well these FG trailers hold their resale value I decided to spring for a new one. The was a tough choice because I'm cheap and my Chief Financial Officer keeps me on a short leash. Going with a new Scamp 13 allowed me to get exactly what I wanted (AC, Fantastic Fan, etc.) without having to add it to an older unit or get into heavy restoration.

Everyone's financial situation and priorities are different but if you can swing it, I'd really consider a new Scamp (especially since you're in Minnesota - I'm driving all the way from TN this weekend). With the economy the way it is, interest rates are low and Scamp prices are very reasonable, so it's a good time to buy if you have confidence in the future. Plus, you'd be supporting the economy.

Just food for thought. Regards, Steve
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #48
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Hey Steve,
Might see you there in Backus. I've got an appointment there Friday morning to get a new axle installed on my '84 Scamp. Good luck with your trip and your new Scamp!
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #49
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I agree with SailorSteve. If you can afford a new one, buy a new one. I would recommend a larger one with more space for your children.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #50
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I realize that this one's far away from you, but just so you know what continues to be out there: did you see this Trillium 1300 ad that went up here yesterday? http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...obo-55085.html

It's less than $5,000.00.... a fair price in today's market...though since I bought my Trillium years ago for a dollar a pound, it's hard for me to believe they've gotten so hot!



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Old 10-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #51
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Francesca...thanks, I did see it....thanks! I contacted him, but then realized he was in B.C.....might be a little far! We do have relatives in Bellingham, WA, so I thought about seeing if they'd go and look for me, but have been playing phone tag with them....
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #52
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The map sows you are relatively close to Ontario/Manitoba - worth having an eye to Kijiji in those regions...here's a link for today's "Trillium" search...

New & Used Rv's / Trailers & Campers for sale Ontario; trillium Trailers, Motorhomes, Campers & Accessories for Sale on Kijiji Classifieds.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #53
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Relatives in Bellingham, eh?

That's only a hop-skip-jump from where I live on the Olympic Peninsula! I'll keep my eyes peeled for you and let you know if I see anything interesting around here... sometimes there are even field-finds out there. Last year I saw a Scamp in an overgrown field over by Colville- looked pretty neglected and I wondered if some sharp cookie wouldn't stop by and suggest to the owner that it ought to be removed!

By the way- if you buy from across the border, there's a bit of paperwork involved as far as bringing it into the U.S. Do be sure and check that out if it comes to importing a trailer!

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I was just going to ask how difficult they were to import and what kind of costs were associated with that.... Canada isn't super close to where i am (probably 6 hours or so) but it's a good idea to keep on looking so that perfect for me trailer finds me!
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If i do decide to bring on in out of canada, where on earth do i start to get a handle on that process?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #56
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I was just going to ask how difficult they were to import and what kind of costs were associated with that.... Canada isn't super close to where i am (probably 6 hours or so) but it's a good idea to keep on looking so that perfect for me trailer finds me!
You'll probably find one down here, but don't be afraid to consider Canadian ads, too.

It's not that difficult to import a trailer- just some paperwork that has to be done BEFORE one brings a trailer in. Here's a link to the requirements, just as an FYI while you're looking: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...-into-the-u.s.

Happy Hunting!

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