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Old 12-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #29
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True, the deluxe has no rivets, they substitute screws instead thru the hull and covered with caps, each hole is a potential leak down the road, is it not?
Not really a significant issue. I have owned lots of fiberglass trailers including several Scamps over 30years old.All in need of complete rehab.
No leaking rivets yet.(and the early ones had no snap caps) If you simply drilled an 1/8th inch hole in the shell of any trailer and left it open it would not be a significant leak.
Now, in the unlikely event of a failed rivet, it would be much easier to repair than rotten "glassed in mounting boards" which become infiltrated with water (usually due to lack of window maintenance).
I refuse to concede that "through the shell rivet construction" is an any less valid or reliable construction method than "glassed in wood mounts".
In fact either will last a lifetime with average neglect.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #30
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Hi: floyd..." In fact either will last a lifetime with average neglect". Who's lifetime? Yours or the trailers.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #31
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Frankly, though I think that units like Trillium and its descendants (Outback, Escape) that glass-on interior fixtures achieve greater rigidity, the real problem with rivet-attachment is a cosmetic one.

My personal bias is towards a smooth, unblemished surface, and rivet patterns outlining the inside cupboards looks somehow slapdash to me.

It's different on a rig like an Airstream trailer...the symmetry of the panel-pattern goes along with the perfectly spaced rivets, making it more pleasing to the eye.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #32
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In the Egg Camper all counters, dinette seats, cabinets are molded in as are closets.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #33
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The Egg Camper, Parkliner, Lil Snoozy, Escape are all free of rivets, screw caps and the first 3 are with out roof a/c nor awning attachments for a real clean look, exterior wise.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #34
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Hi: floyd..." In fact either will last a lifetime with average neglect". Who's lifetime? Yours or the trailers.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
I've owned plenty of them who's original owners were surely well into their dirt nap, but then everything lasts it's own lifetime!
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Frankly, though I think that units like Trillium and its descendants (Outback, Escape) that glass-on interior fixtures achieve greater rigidity, the real problem with rivet-attachment is a cosmetic one.

My personal bias is towards a smooth, unblemished surface, and rivet patterns outlining the inside cupboards looks somehow slapdash to me.

It's different on a rig like an Airstream trailer...the symmetry of the panel-pattern goes along with the perfectly spaced rivets, making it more pleasing to the eye.

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Francesca,
Remove your glasses and step back ten feet.... Voila! no rivet caps. All that is left is that nice rounded pleasing shape! Why do you think old men leave their glasses on the nightstand?
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Why do you think old men leave their glasses on the nightstand?
To keep their teeth company!

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #37
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The Egg Camper, Parkliner, Lil Snoozy, Escape are all free of rivets, screw caps and the first 3 are with out roof a/c nor awning attachments for a real clean look, exterior wise.
Yep! With all the character of a half finished cough drop!
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Hi Frederick & to all the others. Thanks for all the responses. I do realize the Scamp 16' cost more than a stick trailer being many feet longer & like all here go the fiberglass because the Pros out number the cons of the stick built(heavier,the box look & the stick type construction). I have considered a new airsteam 20' to 22 ' but I would have to trade up my fairly new 2012 Ford F150 XLT to a 2013 superduty 250 & Iam not willing to tie up 85k or more for a trailer /truck which will be used for 2 to 3 week trips. We will purchase the Scamp. Take care, drive safe .... John & Gwen
I was all set to pull the trigger & buy the new 16' Scamp Custom DLX yesterday but ....... somehow my wife found the Casita web site, saw the 17' Spirt DLX. Being the very smart lady she is, it did not take long before she realized she could have 1 foot more living space with basically the same layout & add to the fact she could also get it loaded with everything! My wife did not leave any of the option boxes unchecked. When I questioned the fact she would not be getting all that custom wood work inside like the Scamp, her response was the Casita DLX looked much brighter inside & she just liked the overall look better. Having said all this, the new Casita will be delivered loaded with every option my wife could check off, delivered backed up into my driveway in 5 days. Iam sure it will cause lots of heads to turn with many questions to follow here on the east coast in the Adirondack Mts. of upstate NY....... John & Gwen Cole
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Congrats to you guys. Lots of fun times ahead.

5 days though! Wow! Do they have a bunch in stock. I am used the the Escape trailers that are months out for delivery.
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Yeah!
That's unbelievably fast service, and all the way to New York, too- good for Casita..

Have fun with it!

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It has to be at least a 3 day drive from Texas, I wonder if they ship via train now?
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Yeah!
That's unbelievably fast service, and all the way to New York, too- good for Casita..

Have fun with it!

Francesca
They also have great discounted pricing right now. Plus a added $500 off if you pickup or have delivered by the end of the month. I was thinkng(2 seconds) about picking it up but to drive about 3,600 miles round trip to pick it up with hotels ,food, gas( driving a F150 V8) & who knows what the weather would be .... deciding to pay a very reasonable $1360 for delivery to my door was a no brainer ..... driving for a week or so( 500 miles a day) my comfort level to save a few hundred dollars, that was not going to happen.
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