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Old 06-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #29
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Friend's mother used it to stay in when she worked out of town. Sat next to her barn for about 3 years, my friend mentioned that she wanted to sell it. Took about 3 months before I actually went and looked, just picked it up a couple weeks ago. I have seen them on CL and the local shopper, but never was looking to buy.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Pam Garlow View Post
Ebay. I hovered over the auction the whole time and then swooped in at the end (yes, I'm one of those).
Tch, tch, tch. I did foil "one of those" when buying my Burro. I kept bidding in low increments until the last bid which was substantially higher, so when that person swooped in at the final second, expecting a lower bid increment, he/she lost.


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Old 06-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #31
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There are also services like auctionsniper.com they had 3 free snipes for signing up, took me about 2 years to actually use them up, but it was only cents for each additional snipe. Worked once or twice, and not a couple times. Seems to work best for items that are sitting with no bids at all right till the end.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #32
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Some day a genuine nice person and an awful sniper will both shoot the moon at the gun and someone will get burnt.

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:39 AM   #33
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Local Nickle ads.
Two of us showed up at the same time. The other person had more money in their pocket then I did and wanted to up the price. The owner said nope, let's toss a coin. I WON and paid their asking price. I had never seen a fiberglass camper before. The now previous owners had traded up to a 16 ft Casita. Really nice young couple.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #34
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Was in the process of building a teardrop trailer when someone on the tnttt forum mentioned that her husband found an old Boler in a back yard, talked the owner into selling and wanted to restore it. I wondered how much those old trailers were worth, googled and found this site. Looked for Bolers, found a Scamp listing in Naytawash, MN, and on an impulse called the number. Turned out the trailer was at his son's house in Brainerd, MN, 80 miles from me.

Told the seller I would like to run it by the old ball-and-chain first. Went home, showed the webpage with pics to my husband who immediately responded with, "Well (insert blasphemy here), what's that thing you're building in the garage??!" I responded that I would purchase and use the Scamp while I completed the teardrop, then sell the Scamp when the teardrop was done. Checked with my banker the next day that I could indeed cash in some of my IRA's without penalty to pay for the Scamp. She thought it was a great investment that wouldn't lose value.

Called the seller back the next day, and he said that two other people had called after me, but since I was first caller, I got first look. Drove down after I closed up shop, saw the Scamp, which (with only minimal research on my part) looked to be in fine shape as it was stored inside most of its life, and said "I'll take it!" They were kind enough to accept my business check. I drove it the 80 miles to home where the old ball-and-chain was talking to No. 2 Son on the phone. He said, "Your mother went and bought a trailer!"

I've decided to keep it even when I finish the teardrop.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #35
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In 2011 I built a teardrop trailer sized gypsy vardo, and towed it about 3900 miles in 2012...had a blast camping in it. My mom asked when I was gonna go larger. I did give it some thought to building a standup sized vardo but when my boat got totalled from Huracaine Sandy I blew the insurance settlement on my ParkLiner. I decided fiberglass was the way to go since I was familiar with it from my boating years, and I wanted to be able to come home on sunday clean, not stinky lol. I love being able to standup inside and make my pot of coffee before heading outside. I just need to add a lightweight curtain to the screen door to cut out the free show in the morning lol

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.... J.R.R. Tolkien
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #36
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Took a ferry from Vancouver Island to the mainland in the interior to pick up my Bigfoot and took a day to get there and another to get back...now after spending the winter restoring it, will probably sell it in the fall.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:50 AM   #37
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I checked craigslist 3 times a day. Was hoping for an under 300 mile drive and finally found mine an hour south of Orlando. Fibreglass and Airstreams are the most scammed campers out there, and while they may have been legit, I refused to send any money till I saw it for myself and talked with the individual on the phone, and not emailing only.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #38
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Found my VT sitting along the side of the road with a for sale sign on it. I was inspecting a water line project about 120 miles away. Had no idea UHaul made them. Owner thought it was a 13' model and priced it accordingly,I didn't know any better.
Took pictures ,wife agreed,called and offered him what he asked and just beat out another buyer. Serendipity.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #39
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RV Campsites usually have sale ads. Also, these are good sites to check:
Ebay, RVtrader, rvt.com, camping world, generalRV
There is a good guide on buying campers on Best Small Campers Blog
Good Luck!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #40
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Ours were both born at the Scamp factory.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #41
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Checking Craigslist daily. Took me about 3 years to find one in my pitiful price range. But finally did...and it was about 23 miles down the road.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #42
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Not done yet, but all four were found on kijiji. I still check all of Canada at least twice a day.

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