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Old 02-10-2015, 09:51 PM   #15
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I think the difference is if you are looking at new or used. For used in most areas there are many more Casita's and Scamps at much lower prices.
I can't believe the prices of some used Escapes but good on people if they can get it
Hard to argue that point. As I write this fiberglass-rv-4sale.com currently lists 23 Casitas, 21 Scamps, and zero count em zero Escapes for sale in the U.S.

Part of this of course that is Escapes have only been made for 12 years. So even the early ones are just getting broken in.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:28 PM   #16
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Often true that used Scamps are less expensive. However, there is one for sell now in Ojai, Ca that has been bid on ebay up to $12,300. That is for a 16' 2005 with a side dinette. Further, that is a Casita price. I wanted to buy this trailer last week for 11k and the seller said NO. Last weeks reserve was $12,900.00, as she told me that!

I am annoyed with people who want to sell at prices that are above the market. I will work more with the seller in NM and see what we can work out.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:57 PM   #17
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If it sells, it is not above market.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:58 AM   #18
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I am annoyed with people who want to sell at prices that are above the market. I will work more with the seller in NM and see what we can work out.[/QUOTE]

Glenn is right, market price changes with every sale, time of year and location. At the current bid of 12.3K, that's someones fair market value. You certainly can't knock a seller for trying to get the most the public is willing to pay. Once in a while someone gets a deal but not often.
Good luck in your search.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:31 AM   #19
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Which brand has higher numbers I don't know. But East of the Mississippi, I hardly ever see any. Owners numbers are one thing, those out and using is another.

Do you think that folks out West are using their Eggs more?
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:31 AM   #20
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Scamps outsell Casitas by big numbers. 400-500 Scamps sold annually, and a 4 - 5 month back log to even get one.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:12 PM   #21
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Scamps outsell Casitas by big numbers. 400-500 Scamps sold annually, and a 4 - 5 month back log to even get one.
How many Casitas are sold annually? I'm curious.

Last year I contacted both Scamp and Casita and the delivery was about the same. 3 months for both of them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:18 PM   #22
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Which brand has higher numbers I don't know. But East of the Mississippi, I hardly ever see any. Owners numbers are one thing, those out and using is another.

Do you think that folks out West are using their Eggs more?
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Look at this mornings news reports:

Boston, A bit of Snow?
Los Angeles: 80 degrees and that's at the beach. Up to 90 inland.

When an area basically has 12 months of RV weather they are sure to be a much bigger market for them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:28 PM   #23
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Which is more prevalent, Scamp or Casita

True, true. We are spending a few days in our Scamp at Lost Dutchman SP east of Phoenix this week: 80 degrees with a nice NW breeze. 😎
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Tally so far:
Casita: 2 (both 17s)
Scamp: 1 (us!).
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:02 PM   #24
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.... Everybody agrees that they are built better and that is worth more money.....

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Who is everybody.. We have owned both brands new and can't say I agree with that.. They are built different and each has there own style.
As far as total numbers over the years that would be tough to figure.. Casita probably has double the production of Scamp in any given year.

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:25 PM   #25
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I tend to think you are comparing apples, oranges, bananas, etc. when trying to compare the molded fiberglass trailers. All just different enough to make the decision a little harder than one might think if you are really comparing them. It comes down to budget, personal preferences, whether you go with your own thoughts or follow a crowd. Location really plays into it too and I think Casita has location over the others being located in TX. Scamp is a classic but MN is really off the beaten path for most people. Choices are good.
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #26
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...Location really plays into it too and I think Casita has location over the others being located in TX. Scamp is a classic but MN is really off the beaten path for most people. Choices are good.
Of course, if you live in the NW, then Escape becomes the obvious choice. Actually, it is the obvious choice for many who live even further away than that.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:18 PM   #27
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Of course, if you live in the NW, then Escape becomes the obvious choice. Actually, it is the obvious choice for many who live even further away than that.
Anyone have a number on how many Escapes are produced each year? With the bigger units and higher price tags, they are pretty much competing with Oliver at this point.

Scamp has a lot of appeal to those with limited towing capability yet another thing people consider.

For those looking for used, I wouldn't rule out any of the units that meet your budget and your ability to get there and look it over in a timely fashion.

Isn't this trailer debate so much like the "Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc." debate?
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:06 PM   #28
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If you think the Scamp 16 OR the Casita 17 with the right floor plan would fit your needs why pick only one to "look for"?

Look for both because it does not matter which brand is more common since you only need to find one and either one would work.
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