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Old 09-24-2019, 01:35 PM   #1
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Sad, sad Scamp demise

Well, after 10 years of enjoying the wandering life offered by a 13 foot Scamp trailer, and after many, many helpful posts from this forum, I think our Scamping days have ended. 5 or 6000 kms from home and three weeks into a planned two-month wander, someone plowed his half-ton into the back of our home away from home in the state of Maine. Insurance adjusters havenít made any contact yet, but I think it safe to assume they will consider it a write-off. In anticipation of needing to show the insurance company of the at-fault driver what a ten-year-old Scamp is ďworthĒ (never mind what this accident has done to a trip-of-the-decade), Iíd be very thankful for any lists or sites of links to a comparable trailer for sale. It is a 2009 13 foot Scamp Deluxe, hardwood cabinetry, two-burner propane stove, propane heater, 3-way fridge, sink and tap, water reservoir, grey-water tank, bike rack receiver hitch, two propane tanks, LED interior lights, new deep cycle battery, layout option has small cafe table and seats convertible to a couch in front, pantry, jalousie windows, and all in excellent condition. Anything concrete I can use to negotiate with the insurance representative will be welcome.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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Sue the bastard! Bummer for you.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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Wow sorry to see that. Did the Half-Ton truck jockey say any thing, like he did not see your tail lights?



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Old 09-24-2019, 03:10 PM   #4
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Hi: Richard Davis... That's a really sad pictorial!!! Can't say "It'll buff out" either. A good boat builder could put "Humpty" together again... but at what cost?
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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Sad, sad Scamp demise

The fiberglass classified site www.fiberglass-RV-4sale.com has the most data, since it collects CL and eBay ads as well as direct listings. It harvests pictures, helpful to gauge condition and equipment. I would go back 2-3 years in the archives at least, since yours is a fairly rare model.

So sad. Agree that itís repairable, but it will be expensive, and insurance will be quick to write it off.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:54 PM   #6
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Gary Roys resurrected a rear ended Uhaul. Just sayin'

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Old 09-24-2019, 04:33 PM   #7
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Itís too late for this Scamp but for people ordering new, consider the extra set of high brake lights. They cost way too much, but if it can prevent this it may me worth it. Some people even add a flasher to lights like motorcycles use to get the attention of texting idiots.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:55 PM   #8
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It’s too late for this Scamp but for people ordering new, consider the extra set of high brake lights. They cost way too much, but if it can prevent this it may be worth it. Some people even add a flasher to lights like motorcycles use to get the attention of texting idiots.
Agreed. It might not have helped in this case, what with all the idiots texting while driving or some other distraction. People even do live streaming broadcasts while driving! But rear end collisions are very common and anything to reduce the odds of getting rear ended is a good idea. I paid Scamp $95 for my second set of tail lights in 2015 and consider that fairly reasonable considering how much trouble it would have been for me to run wires under the rat fur, etc. But last I knew they don't even offer it as an option on a 13 for some reason I can not fathom. In that case it would have to be a DIY job, but well worth the effort.

As for getting the value.. Jon had the same advice I have.. www.fiberglass-RV-4sale.com
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:41 PM   #9
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I have some data I can send you collected from the fiberglass rv 4 sale site. Please PM me a good email address.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:23 PM   #10
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Sad to hear about the rear-ending of your vacation. Same thing happened to me in Nova Scotia going on to Cape Breton Island, rear ended on the causeway. I limped the 1400 kms back home near Ottawa. The insurance people were good. They researched current prices of my particular trailer, a 1981 Trillium 5500. They offered me the going rate from 3 current advertisements. They wrote the trailer off. I bought it back for a very low cost and the rest of the insurance money was spent on an excellent repair by a very good fibreglass guy near Ottawa. We're back in business, heading to the west coast soon. I didn't want that trailer to be lost, not on my watch. The incident was traumatic on several levels but it was all repairable. Good luck with your trailer.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:54 AM   #11
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They researched current prices of my particular trailer, a 1981 Trillium 5500. They offered me the going rate from 3 current advertisements.
Wow! Three T5500ís for sale at the same time?! Thatís got to be some kind of record. So glad you got a good settlement and were able to save such a rare model. Insurers are probably more cooperative in the case of a rear end accident because recovering from the other party is straightforward.

Buyback and a professional repair, a DIY repair, or selling to someone who is willing to take on a project is certainly one option to keep a trailer from being parted out and lost forever. Unless you can do the work yourself, there is some risk of getting stuck with a wrecked trailer no one is willing to work on.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:19 AM   #12
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Sorry about your loss. hope everything works out.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:40 AM   #13
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Sad to see the damage. It does look repairable, but at what cost? I do see that Scamp offers the bottom of a 13' Scamp in their parts store for $1200. I wonder how much Scamp would charge to fix this if you could get it there?
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:07 AM   #14
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Sad to see the damage. It does look repairable, but at what cost? I do see that Scamp offers the bottom of a 13' Scamp in their parts store for $1200. I wonder how much Scamp would charge to fix this if you could get it there?
Probably a good option for the bottom half depending on shipping charges. Then some repairs near the window to finish the shell.

With that damage, it would be good to know if the frame is compromised too.
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:16 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear that Richard,
And, that is exactly why I decided to add a combination third tail, stop, flashers and directional light above my window. For less than $20 bucks and a hour of work and I was done. Used the rat fur seams to hide the wiring, everything worked out the way I wanted.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:43 AM   #16
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:39 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear that Richard,
And, that is exactly why I decided to add a combination third tail, stop, flashers and directional light above my window. For less than $20 bucks and a hour of work and I was done. Used the rat fur seams to hide the wiring, everything worked out the way I wanted.
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Great idea: Do you have a write-up (or is there one on the forum?)?
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:15 PM   #18
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Follow up on third tail light install.

Check out this post of mine. Let me know if you need any additional information.

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"http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/update-on-my-3rd-tail-light-install-90271.html"


Hope this link works.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:21 PM   #19
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OK don't think that worked



Its under Forum for "mods,alterations & updates


"Update on my 3rd tail light install"


Sorry

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Old 09-28-2019, 02:30 PM   #20
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OK don't think that worked
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Yes you link is not good.. try this one:

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