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Old 02-25-2007, 07:25 PM   #15
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We are getting ready to order a new [b]16' Scamp Side Dinette.
I think the best feature, for Californians, is PTI registration.
Just make sure it is Titled as a [b]Camp Trailer and not a <strike>Trailer Coach</strike>!
The savings in registration fees will be significant on a new unit.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:33 AM   #16
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I've stated this before...I wish my trailer had every overhead cabinet made! Sigh. Mine has none.

I've never used the Suburban furnace...I don't boondock when I'd need a heater. If I need the heater I'm plugged in and use a cube heater.

I don't need A/C...Oregon parks have trees to park under and there's usually a cool ocean breeze at the beach. But I wish I had a powered vent fan tho.

Mine didn't come with a porch light...I'm going to install one.

Don't know if the new trailers come standard with the rear window as a glass slider...mine is non-opening plexiglass...going to change that too.

I put on an A&E Case Awning...Scamp doesn't sell nor install this awning...but Casita does! So I now have one on my trailer

I'd order with every option I could afford. It will sell faster at a higher price...if and when that time comes. Also stop the nickle and dime mod factor (or is that dollar and five-dollar mod factor )
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:10 AM   #17
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #18
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I wish my trailer had ME in it more often !!!!!
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:39 PM   #19
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I've stated this before...I wish my trailer had every overhead cabinet made! Sigh. Mine has none.

I'd order with every option I could afford. It will sell faster at a higher price...if and when that time comes. Also stop the nickle and dime mod factor (or is that dollar and five-dollar mod factor )
YUP- --shortage of storage space was the biggest gripe the wench and I had.... But, now we have it.... At the same time as the other repairs last year, (dorway, frame, axle, etc) We built cupboards very similar as the Deluxe models have. All the way around in tha back over bed/dinette and a front shelf over the gaucho/bunk. No more suitcases.. (and griping as to whose bag was in the way) Next are drawers under the permanent bed... Larry
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:18 PM   #20
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My whole family is really delighted with our Boler, and there are only a couple things that we wish we had. Our greatest desire is for a complete solar system. We like to boondock, and a solar set-up would be just great for us.
We do use our trailer in cold temps, at least I do, and the Suburban furnace is a God send. It's the old style, with no fan, which is perfect, since it draws no battery power. That said, the other system I would love to have is a hot water radiant heat system, with coils beneath the 'glass floor. That would be the bees-knees and I hope to pull it off some day. Cheers, Alec
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:46 PM   #21
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That said, the other system I would love to have is a hot water radiant heat system, with coils beneath the 'glass floor. That would be the bees-knees and I hope to pull it off some day. Cheers, Alec
Maybe until then: Heated Floor Mats
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #22
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I think i already posted on this thread but also would have liked a bigger refrigerator... being a standard 5th wheel it only comes with the small one
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:13 PM   #23
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My new Casita didn't come with a cabana boy to serve me drinks and cater to my every whim! Oh yea, thats hubby's job! I won't hold my breath on that one!

Wishes... wishes... let me see.

All kidding aside, learn from our mistake. I don't care if your trailer is new or used ... when you get it home put a coat of WAX on it immediately. We didn't, it's been 2 months now and yep, we keep having to wash the rainwater and grime off and are waiting for nice weather on a weekend to get that wax on!

I wish it came with a little nicer screen door. It appears sort of flimsy to me. I've seen mods on this site where folks have made some really kickin' screen doors! I want one!

Lastly, I wish it came with built in shelves in the closet. The closet is angled funny and not flat on the floor bottom. Holy cow - its been an ordeal to try to find some type of shelving that will fit and work for us! (Sadly, we aren't handy people - pooh!)

Thats it. We do love our fiberglass trailer and except for the cabana boy part, its all just minor stuff!
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:01 AM   #24
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Shakira would be nice
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #25
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Shakira would be nice
I'll ask, but I doubt she'll want to leave my trailer
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:45 PM   #26
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An electric outlet outside under the awning is a must, In the 4 years we used our Scamp deluxe we only used the AC twice. We never used the furnace even in Alaska, we used an electric cube. When boondocking we discovered that by the time the coffee was done perking on the stove the trailer was cozy. The side dinette is very uncomfortable though it came in handy as we like to leave the bed made up. Dotty
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:10 PM   #27
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Thanks to everyone for all of their great ideas. In a sudden turn of events, when we went to see a local Scamp 16' Side Dinette recommended by the factory this past weekend, the owner told us he had decided to sell. It was in near new condition and he wanted a fair price, so we bought it on the spot. So we are now owners of a 2003 16' Scamp Custom Side Dinette. He had to get his stuff out so I pick it up on this coming Wednesday afternoon. It has most of the options we were interested in, but I will out figure out how to add the few it didn't. The biggest missing item is no A/C. My wife is sensitive to heat. We have a smallish portable A/C at home, so I will try to adapt the vent hose to work in a window and take it along only the times where we may encounter hot weather. It may work out great not to have the extra weight most of the time. We will try it with just the Fantastic Fan at first and see how it works out.

A special thanks to Frederick Simson for his PTI suggestion. I believe this trailer is already registered that way, but I have an appointment with the DMV after I pick up the trailer and will make sure I have it.

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Old 03-09-2007, 10:54 PM   #28
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John, thats fantastic! what a lucky co-inky dink!
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