Scamp vs Casita Insulation - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-28-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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Scamp vs Casita Insulation

For those of you who have experience with both, what is the real world difference between the two. I've always read that the Scamps were better insulated, but how significant is the difference? Should it be considered a substantial decision consideration for someone from the north who may want to use the trailer in the colder months?
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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For those of you who have experience with both, what is the real world difference between the two. I've always read that the Scamps were better insulated, but how significant is the difference? Should it be considered a substantial decision consideration for someone from the north who may want to use the trailer in the colder months?
The Scamp is better insulated than the Casita, that is to say, where it is insulated. Most losses are through the floor,windows, etc.
Neither trailer is designed for super cold, but either will will work fine from about 25F and up.
Below that you will need to winterize and cover the widows but you could still stay warm down a little further if you have heat.
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Can't the widows cover themselves? Couldn't pass that one up...
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We have owned both a Scamp and a Casita and camped at below zero temp . The greatest heat loss is through the windows and infiltration. The difference in the wall / ceiling insulation between the two trailers is insignificant when it comes to heat loss.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:05 AM   #5
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Can't the widows cover themselves?
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