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Old 06-19-2006, 04:21 PM   #29
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Everywhere we go in our 13' Scamp we attract attention! I can hardly remember a time when someone hasn't come up and asked to see inside, or asked a ton of questions about it! I have never had anyone peering in the windows (that I know of!) but people are always curious and I have never turned anyone away! I enjoy peoples reaction to the little eggs and I really enjoy showing it off! I always tell people that I have just as much stuff in the Scamp as they have in their big ole motorhome!

Now that we have 2 13 footers sitting side by side in our yard, I can not tell you how many people have stopped to look at them and ask questions! First question is always "Are those for sale?" Second question "Where can we get one?" !!

Honeslty, even if I won the megabucks, I would not give up my little Scamp for anything else!
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:28 PM   #30
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Relax, enjoy yourself, don't give anyone else one thought. You are there to enjoy yourself and why give one precious moment to what anyone else may think?

I go to get away from people, to set up my easel and lose myself in painting. It's ironic, I bought a little camper so I could escape with my paints by myself and get some solitude...these little darlings attract more attention that any other at the campground!

Have fun!
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:55 PM   #31
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I am also a member of "Sisters on the Fly" the vintage trailer, fly-fishing, cowgirl caravan. I just returned from a campout at Silver Falls OR; I was in the lead on I-5 North headed to WA and ID, -- 8 vintage "canned ham" 1950 and 1960 style trailers were behind me, all painted up outside with themes and Sister Numbers painted on the outside. The folks passing us were waving and nodding, and when they came to my 1996 Scamp, they just looked! I was the one out of place because I was an egg! Of course, mine is naked even though I am Sister #442 in Idaho!

We had the press visit us and do an article in the Statesman Journal in Salem -- no one came to interview me! However, each of the sisters came for a tour -- they were facinated with my 16' Scamp! I think "eggs" might be their #2 trailer purchase! I, of course, am looking for a vintage "canned ham" as my #2 trailer purchase so I can fit in!

I really think it's all in the attitude!
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:29 PM   #32
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I HAVE A 1985 16 FT. UHAUL VT AND I LOVE IT!!! ALWAYS THOUGHT I WANTED A BIG ONE BUT THIS IS PERFECT. A LOT OF HARD WORK FIXING THINGS UP BUT IT CAME OUT REALLY NICE. AS FAR AS BEING OUT OF PLACE, WELL MINE IS PAID FOR AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO PUT MY LIFE IN HOCK TO GET IT HA HA HA ... ONCE WE GOT THE LEAKS STOPPED ITS BEEN GREAT.. JUST ENJOY AND THUMB YOUR NOSE AT THOSE WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN YOU, SOMEONE IN MUCH HIGHER PLACES KNOWS THAT THEY'RE NOT... MAGGIE
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #33
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We were camped at Lake Lopez in California... There was a very friendly couple in a huge motor home.. they toured ours in a couple of minutes and then we toured their beautiful huge rig. We sat and talked to them in their easy chairs ... nice visit ...

The next day I was walking around our Casita Liberty with a wet paper towel - wiping out the band that circles the trailer and traps dirt...

He saw me and walked over ..."Don't tell me you are washing your trailer with a paper towel?" I said "Yes, don't you?"

He laughed and said" It takes me two days to wash this unit when I get home... I couldn't help but laugh... (with him)...

Sure is nice to have a small trailer with all the conveniences, and very little work.
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:48 AM   #34
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raunie, too bad you are so far away. there is a collection of canned hams permanently parked in the field down the road. they are used on the weekend by the flea marketeers who set up in the morning saturday, sleep, set up sunday and then go home -abandoning the ham until the next friday night or saturday morning.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:59 PM   #35
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I have had my Casita for Three years. I originally thought from postings I read here that I should be prepared to experience campground discrimination. Several people made comments about being treated as a second class citizen at campgrounds that prefer the big rigs.
My first outing was a state park with everything from tents to diesel pushers. I got to pick my spot, and found that accomodating.During my weekend there, many people would walk by from the backside, not knowing I was under the awning on the other side, and all of them could be heard making comments(all positive) regarding my little egg. Things like: thats so cool, I wonder what's in it. Bet it's easy to pull. No problem finding a place to keep that at home. I wonder what they cost.
After day two of hearing the walk-by comments I would peek out from the other side and answer their questions. I would offer them the nickel tour, which usually ended with where can I purchase one.

I did have one experience in Canada where the campground owner stuck me in the middle of nowhere(which was okay) except the sewer connection was about 17 inches off the ground. I went back to the office and explained that there was no way my low ground clearance trailer was going to be able to drain uphill. I asked to be moved to the available sight next to mine with a sewer hookup that would work. They said no and I left and spent a week at another sight that was willing to work with me.

Regarding negative comments from users of large rigs, I have a comback(although I have yet to use it) that I bought my pristine, and I mean pristine twenty year old Casita for $3,500.00, and have had serious offers for it in the $5,800.00 range. I let them know that this peticular model sold new in 1985 for less then what I could get for it now. The next remark from me would be to remind them that once they drive off the lot with their $150,000.00 rig, it has already depreciated 30 percent. Don't have to be an economics wizard to figure out that one.
At any rate, I'm rambling. Hold your head high and enjoy your rig and the times in it.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:30 PM   #36
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No negatives so far, but I've given more tours and answered more questions than I can count. I think the last couple to get the tour will buy one.
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:42 PM   #37
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Well here's my two cents. I've had the Boler for less than a week and have it parked until I can start working on it. I was up there today and the chap across the street came right on over and asked where he could get one, how much did I pay, etc. etc. The thing is a rolling shell for pete's sake! Goes to show!
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:34 PM   #38
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The first time we took our '82 13-foot Scamp out, someone wanted to buy it from us! We have had visits from people with A-Liners, pop-ups and small Airstreams. They seem impressed by how much we actually have in our little Eggbert.

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Hi, Sandra! I'm a Sandra too with a 13' '85 Scamp we just got from a couple in Alabama! imagine that! Our little "Eggbert" yes, we call him Eggbert as well!
We've just camped on the way back to Texas from Alabama and were always met with friendly curious people, no matter what they were in. We had everything stowed and tidied --or at least the bed straitened--for the 'tours'. We had two tent folks come out rubbing their eyes, saying "What's that?" I told them "It's a Scamp." They replied, straitening their crooked spines with difficulty, "but what's that?" I gave them the tour and now they want one! ha!
My daughter and hubby are spending their first anny in Eggbert at Garner SP, Tx and she said she could have sold 3 right there, she had so many people wanting to see it! We are thinking about buying another Scamp that needs tlc to have on hand to sell should anyone be serious! hee hee.
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:52 PM   #39
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Fiberglass trailers are the best. I admire every design and manufactured fiberglass trailer I've seen. Scamps, U-Hauls, Bolers, Compacts, Bigfoot, etc. and etc. They're just a great idea done right.
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:22 PM   #40
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Just an update! Picked up my 1952 10' Rainbow trailer with all original interior, no mods, no water damage on the wood inside. The outside is another matter! It will take elbow grease, paint and stain remover, and many hours to take the "pink" paint off the outside and return it to it's aluminum finish!

I drove from Albuquerque through Santa Fe, Mesa Verde, Moab's arches, Wal-mart's, and Cabella's in Utah. When I was at Camping World in Orem, had two couples come up to me to make their "inquiry" -- what do you plan to do with it!

I think everyone "needs" two trailers -- vintage eggs and vintage canned hams! Anyway, I have my project for the rest of the summer -- our next caravan is in Kansas in October. Hope to have her finished by then.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:32 PM   #41
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Raunie, congrats on finding your canned ham! Someday I would love to have one in addition to the Boler. We have a 1972 Cardinal Lowliner that we are letting our godson bunk in, don't know when we will be able to get it away from him to finish it. He's grown very fond of it.

I'm a renegade SOTF. Sister #74 if Maurrie hasn't retired my number.
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Just an update! Picked up my 1952 10' Rainbow trailer with all original interior, no mods, no water damage on the wood inside. The outside is another matter! It will take elbow grease, paint and stain remover, and many hours to take the "pink" paint off the outside and return it to it's aluminum finish!

I drove from Albuquerque through Santa Fe, Mesa Verde, Moab's arches, Wal-mart's, and Cabella's in Utah. When I was at Camping World in Orem, had two couples come up to me to make their "inquiry" -- what do you plan to do with it!

I think everyone "needs" two trailers -- vintage eggs and vintage canned hams! Anyway, I have my project for the rest of the summer -- our next caravan is in Kansas in October. Hope to have her finished by then.
Hey, Raunie, Congratulations! Glad to hear you found one! It sounds like a fun project. But, why not leave the pink, the wilder the better on SOTF campers, no?
Will you paint a character on it? Pictures please!
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