Hooray! We got what we wanted! We are now the proud owners of a 16' Scamp
(2002)and are really happy with it. We had to drive it home through high winds (more than 40 mph wind gusts) and steep terrains (from Show Low to north of Prescott, AZ, via the Verde Vlly.; 225 miles about) so got to test it under adverse conditions. It worked out great. Towing it with a new (turned over 1000 miles on the way home) hybrid Highlander with steep grades and against the wind (when it wasn't hitting us from the side) we got over 21 mpg. Our experience with a Prius is that mileage gets better after the first year of driving so "Hi" may do better than that in the future and under better conditions. So it looks like we did the right thing "trading" our heavy Casita
for a lighter trailer.