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Old 09-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #29
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I really wanted a Burro and took almost a year of semi-serious looking to get the right one. JMHO, YMMV!

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I guess I got lucky. I sold my teardrop on a Sunday and bought my Burro on the following Tuesday. And it was only 40 miles away.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #30
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The price seems high on the 2001, but there are several factors that keep it from deterring me,
A: he said he'd be willing to adjust the price some, but didn't talk numbers.
B: locale, everything is expensive in California
C: when I talked to scamp, and priced one out with real world costs like shipping and taxes, the price was more like $11000 or $12000 as I recall. With AC and front bath it was closer to $15000 new. Driving to pick one up, or even waiting for one to be delivered is not possible, I need to leave all packed and ready soon.

And that brings me to the last reason I'll pay a premium, I need one in California and I need it now.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:19 AM   #31
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The price seems high on the 2001, but there are several factors that keep it from deterring me,
A: he said he'd be willing to adjust the price some, but didn't talk numbers.
B: locale, everything is expensive in California
C: when I talked to scamp, and priced one out with real world costs like shipping and taxes, the price was more like $11000 or $12000 as I recall. With AC and front bath it was closer to $15000 new. Driving to pick one up, or even waiting for one to be delivered is not possible, I need to leave all packed and ready soon.

And that brings me to the last reason I'll pay a premium, I need one in California and I need it now.
Drive to the East Coast and pick up my Egg Camper, under $10K and it's 100% ready to go. For a nominal gas fee I could meet you on the road not sure where you are heading?
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:50 AM   #32
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The price seems high on the 2001, but there are several factors that keep it from deterring me,
A: he said he'd be willing to adjust the price some, but didn't talk numbers.
B: locale, everything is expensive in California
C: when I talked to scamp, and priced one out with real world costs like shipping and taxes, the price was more like $11000 or $12000 as I recall. With AC and front bath it was closer to $15000 new. Driving to pick one up, or even waiting for one to be delivered is not possible, I need to leave all packed and ready soon.

And that brings me to the last reason I'll pay a premium, I need one in California and I need it now.
As Billy Joel sang, "You pay for your satisfaction..." and it seems like the criteria you list make it just about necessary to pay more and settle for something other than the perfect fit for the camper you want/need. I wish you luck, but would strongly caution that if you are buying fast and paying a premium, make sure what you are getting is sound and completely functional. If you don't have experience with this rather specialized area of expertise it would be worth your time and money to pay to have the potential buy thoroughly examined by someone qualified to evaluate its condition... if the seller is legit, he should welcome this. JMHO, YM(especially in California)MV.

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #33
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CPAHarley, It would have to be like $3000 under $10000, because 7 Gs is a stretch for me at the moment. And we have to meet on this side of the country, way on this side.

Froggie. This 2001 isn't perfect, but it does look great. There's some little things, but overall it's clear to even this inexperienced shopper this is a solid trailer. The underside, while looking original, looks like it's never seen rain. Without having a shower, the configuration is still really good for me. And it's darn rare to find a shower in these anyway. It's custom in front, doesn't have the fiberglass "seats", rather custom wood ones with a place for the (included, seemingly unused) porta potty. I've been thinking about how I'd do that myself before this find. It's a lightly used, well maintained 10 year old scamp. It'll serve my needs well wit a minimum of work other than adding a few things I'd add to just about any 13 I find (like brakes). I'm feeling really lucky I came across it actually.

Here's an old expired ebay add for it, please advise what ya'll think it's worth!
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:36 PM   #34
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I set up google alerts for all of the craigslists in my area, it doesn't always work but sometimes you get notification lightning fast. I was the first guy to respond to the Scamp listed some 20 miles away, and the first to see it, and he sold to me for $1800 (was asking 2000). Set that up, it may help you, if you haven't done so already.

Also, the only advice I have is to make sure the title is clean. Lots of horror stories (I could have been one, I think I got lucky).
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #35
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I have an app on my phone that searches Craigslist in multiple area and updates automatically. Good stuff. I wouldn't have found this 2001 without it.

So, I've verbally bought the 2001, if the bank stuff works out I'll be doing the paperwork and driving off with it tomorrow. YAY!

The green restoration I saw was really interesting, but not ready to go and it's on the vintage side for sure. So I had to pass on it. I hope to get pics of that when it's complete. Really fun to look at a restore in progress and talk with the restorer.

You all rock! Thanks for all the help!
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Dylan,
Excellent. It's the same floor plan as the trailer we've ordered. We really like the front dinette layout. Means you can keep the back bed made up and use the front as a work/eating table. Ours has the porta potti tucked in under one of the front dinette seats. Is that where yours is? Just under 2 weeks until we get ours
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #37
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The front seats are nicely crafted from wood. Not sure what it came configured with from the factory. Perhaps empty up front. The upholstery is different, so I don't think it had front seats. There is a "lid" that opens on the seat near the door with a supposedly never used porta potty. Haven't really investigated it.

Thing is I want a shower, so I want to remove the table, at least this version of the table with the floor mounted poll holding it up. That's were the drain goes! But if I can swap between table and shower in that 2'x3' space I'll be very happy.

I'm sleeping in it tonight, State beach campground south of LA. But I'm at a nearby restaurant and pulled in just before dinner, so haven't spent any real time in it yet.

No power at the site and I haven't hooked up the 12v from the car yet. So It'll be flashlights tonight. But I am really stoked about trying it out! Too bad too close neighbors have giant, really loud generators. One is REALLY REALLY loud. Can't believe some people think "camping" next to what sounds like a motorcycle constantly revving is in any way enjoyable. I pray they don't leave that on all night.

So Reeves, you have a new one on order? Exciting!
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