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Old 08-11-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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thinking bout trading a 13 for a 16 scamp???

Leaving tomorrow for Backus to have a new water heater installed, (making a 5 day trip out of it, I only live 8 hrs. away) have been thinking of trading up to a 16' with a wider bed. The 44" is ok in my 13' but the extra room in the 16' seems like a very attractive feature. I have a 2012 13' Scamp am even thinking about a Casita...hummmmm just don't know what to do yet...Looking forward to some N. Wi camping, weather sounds great.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Get the 54in Bed

We were just up in Backus yesterday and the 13 standard and deluxe come with 54 in beds now.

Talk to Wayne up there and tell them Bill Evans sent you. We just ordered a 13 deluxe front dinette with the 54 in bed. Delivery is set up for Dec 30th



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Old 08-13-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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am even thinking about a Casita
We looked at both and now own a Casita.

If your TV is capable, the 17' trailers are very nice.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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Considering a Casita 17 requires considering your tow vehicle. We didn't buy one because it required a new tow vehicle.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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...thinking of trading up to a 16' with a wider bed...
There was some discussion of this in a recent thread. It was my understanding that a 16' Scamp with the wider bed is only available in deluxe models. The 13' offers it in both standard and deluxe models. There seems to be interest (on this forum, at least) in having the wider bed in a 16' standard, but whether that would translate into actual sales from the factory is uncertain. Given the well-documented (how to put this tactfully) um, spread of the American waistline, I suspect it's only a matter of time.

The Casita 17s are nice, but significantly heavier. I also prefer the Scamp standards for the same reason - they're lighter. I'm waiting for a Scamp 16' standard layout 4 with a 54" bed.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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We had a Scamp 13 with washroom, now a Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe but thinking of a Scamp again

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #7
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We had a Scamp 13 with washroom, now a Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe but thinking of a Scamp again

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Curious... what is prompting you to consider a change?
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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Hi yyyguy,

I too have 2012 scamp 13 std and some day when the money Gods fly my way I can see that I'll be looking for a 16 deluxe. A bit more space would be greats and I live that birch cabinetry!

However, I bought used and looked for over a year till a great deal came my way that I didn't have to drive to Timbuktu to arrange. Don't know if anyone out there would trade from a 16 to a 13 but hey, you never know.

Till then love to be Scamping and happy to have what I have. I don't mind the 44" bed, slept on it several times with my daughter and the 50 pound dog and we were comfy. But then again I sleep in the sofa bunk like a baby too. It's when I come home to problems that insomnia kicks in! . Ha ha!


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Old 08-13-2014, 12:36 PM   #9
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We sold our 16 ft Scamp SD and purchased a new 17 ft Casita Spirit DLX mainly because of the larger bed . With me being over 6 ft tall and 250 Lbs we found the Scamp 44" bed a little cramped . The 16 ft Scamp DLX with the 54" bed is a really nice looking trailer . Also the drive to Rice texas is a lot farther than your 8 hour trip to Bachus Minnesota .We really like our Casita and have traveled about 10 K miles since our purchase last June . That being said my wife still questions whether we should have followed Jim's and Donna' s path and bought the larger Escape .The people at Escape seem to be much more willing to customize their trailer to fit your individual needs than either Scamp or Casita . We own a full size pickup truck with a V8 so weight was not an issue
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:24 PM   #10
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Many campers get the disease called 2 foot itis. It requires you to trade in a really nice little trailer on a ready-to-renovate larger model. Just be prepared later, for the time when two-foot-itis strikes once again.
We have been in contact with this on several occasions over the past twenty years, but with great difficulty have been able to rid ourselves of this disease and keep our little Boler safely in our keep.


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Old 08-13-2014, 08:36 PM   #11
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Many campers get the disease called 2 foot itis. It requires you to trade in a really nice little trailer on a ready-to-renovate larger model. Just be prepared later, for the time when two-foot-itis strikes once again......
yep it does happen. I'm a testament to that. However, not 2 foot itis, but 4 foot itis. But, LIFE HAPPENS. As long as you stick with an all molded towable... life will be good
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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Well Donna guess you could say we had seven foot itis, having owned a 13 ft. sticky in the 90's, our new to us trailer is a nearly 20 foot Escape 5.0 Classic.

We are hoping this will be our forever trailer, even though the new 5.0 TA looks very appealing.

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Adrian, it happens. Twelve years ago I would have never thought that I would be where I am now.

As long as time.. and space, give you what you need NOW, love the one you're with. Make memories. OMG make memories, it's not about how many "feet" it's where you are right NOW and who you're with and what you're doing that's important.
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Very nicely put James. I also work hard at turning off the call for more or better or bigger. To be happy in the now with what you have is a wonderful thing that all of us humans could work on aspiring to be.

Of course this is not to cast judgement in anybody for wanting a bigger or better or different anything. I think it's sort of human nature but I guess I try to shut it up in me as then I worry that I'm being ungrateful.

And I am truly grateful for a I have and have worked for.


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