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Old 05-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #15
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Hmmmmm. What did I learn? Well, I learned 5k isn't gonna get what I want, but you had already told me that. Laughing!
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #16
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I'm in the same boat Anthony. I'm looking for a reasonably priced Casita Patriot. I want it with a "loo" to quote Bob. It's only my wife and I and we don't like to walk across the park in the middle of the night. I've run across a few but they cost more than a newer 16'. I even had one person tell me they paid $1500 to have it delivered and was adding it to the price! I have seen a lot of 13' Scamps but they're usually too far from South Texas. Good luck and I hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:57 AM   #17
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took my wife a year checking 4 websites 3 times a day to find one under 5k - ended up being a 16' and not a 13' like we wanted but man the extra room is going to be nice.

i havent started adding receipts yet but id guesstimate by the time we are rolling down the road im going to put in another 2k. You 'can' learn to do anything it just takes research, research, research.... and it just depends how you value your time when it comes to doing the work. of the month its been in my garage, there have only been 3 nights i havent done something to her...and we could have taken it camping the day we picked it up!

stick with it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #18
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I've kept pretty good track of my expenditures on the rehab of my 1988 Scamp 16 and I have an easy 2K in it beyond the purchase price. A large percentage of that is in the new axle, tires, rims, & yes even lug nuts. If you figure any indirect costs like my labor, equipment & supplies I already had (welder & MIG wire, torch & gas, grinder & disks/flaps, wire & connectors, nail gun & nails for the trim, etc., etc., etc.) it could run another one to two thousand easily. And that is on top of starting with a very solid trailer with no rot. One little bitty bulb for a side marker light was $2.50! They came two to a package for $4.99 plus tax so I have a spare to loose. It all adds up, but hopefully next week at the beach my daughter and I will have a wonderful time on our maiden voyage in the Scamp and it will all be worth it!
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:57 AM   #19
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Spoiler Alert:

I am officially declaring May 31st as being the end of the "Reasonably Priced" (Ha!)FGRV buying season.

As many have already seen, prices have been climbing since early March and, from June 1st on, the procrastinators will start paying ridiculous prices for any FRGV that the sellers claim is "Ready for Camping".

BTW: This claim will be made even if the axle is collapsed, the tires are 10 years old, the refrigerator hasn't worked in 5 years, and it is still titled to a guy in Timbuktu that owned it 7 years and three owners ago.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #20
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whew.... good thing we got in on the ground floor when there was still remnants of morning frosts and pop-up snow showers!
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #21
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BTW: This claim will be made even if the axle is collapsed, the tires are 10 years old, the refrigerator hasn't worked in 5 years, and it is still titled to a guy in Timbuktu that owned it 7 years and three owners ago.
Hmmm, pretty well described my Scamp, except it did have a clean in-state title!
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:51 AM   #22
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I don't mind doing a lit of the work. I never count my labor with hobbies. I just don't want to blow 5k on one that needs a complete restore. The one I went to see was covered in moldly carpet, had a chunk of fiberglass missing, tires were shot, door didn't fit well. I'm not looking for new, but I don't want a pos either.

When someone says "it's not new, but it's a good trailer in great condition.", that's what I expect to see, not something that MUBAR.

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Messed up beyond all recognition.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #23
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Very well put Bob! I second the motion.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:07 PM   #24
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Here's a 2011 13' Scamp in Austin, Texas. This one is ready to camp.

http://www.princesscraft.com/invento...3-Shower-.aspx
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:15 PM   #25
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Thanks, but my budget is 5K
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #26
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How I Found My Trailer

Word of mouth.

I was on the brink of buying a brand new Scamp when my husband came home from work and said he'd mentioned the purchase at the lunch table and someone said "Ya know, I think so-and-so has something like that he's looking to sell".

Called the fellow the next day, he said he had a Trillium 4500 for which he was asking $1400.00. I decided that if my Kia could tow it, I'd buy it. It could, and I did. This was back in 2005, but even then prices were overheated at specialty sites like this one. There are still "willing buyer/willing seller" deals out there...last year I tipped a seeker here off by P.M. about a Scamp I saw for sale over in Eastern Washington at a VERY reasonable price. Just as with my own deal, both parties walked away completely satisfied with the bargain.

Just tell everyone you know what you're looking for and you might be surprised what turns up.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:42 PM   #27
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Here's another one. This one is low priced but is a fixer upper.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/4477653115.html
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:54 PM   #28
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Check out searchtempest if you haven't already
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