Just to clarify -
My under $11,000 price did not include the sales tax paid for getting the
and, since we picked up the trailer in Backus, we didn't
have any delivery charges.
We finally ordered a new Scamp
because we were having some difficulty
in finding a used trailer anywhere close to our area that didn't have a lot
of the weight-adding accessories. Because used FGRVs seem to be a little
bit scarce and resale values are high, I reasoned that the down-side of
buying new was the delta between new purchase price and what I could
sell the trailer for (in the event that it turned out that I had made a
sub-optimal purchase decision.)
If you really need used, then I'd suggest that you look at the trailers for
sale in this forum, look at Molded Fiberglass Trailers | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
and perhaps use SearchTempest: Search all of Craigslist nationwide & more
to search Craig's list and E-Bay sites within a certain radius of your home.
Normally, I would suggest attending a nearby fiberglass rally
like our 2011 Honda CRV tow weight limitation, your Subaru Legacy will
limit the trailers that you can consider. I would also second Jon's earlier
recommendation of trailer brakes
and would suggest leaving the AC off of
the top to reduce the "frontal area" drag penalty. We found that the
Scamp 13 was one of the few FGRVs that could be configured to fit
within our restriction(s).
Even if your Legacy is approved for towing (I guess there may be some
question about that?) , you should also probably realize that you would
be towing at pretty close to the top of your Legacy's capacity and should
plan on holding speeds down, adding an automatic transmission oil cooler
(if you have an automatic transmission), avoiding hilly country and high
wind conditions, etc. See the following thread for more ideas:
Hi! I'm Mary
We have found that the Scamp 13 is well insulated enough that all we
really need is a small electric space heater. (The first night that we spent
in the trailer, the outside temperature was 28 degrees and my wife asked
me to get up in the middle of the night and turn the space heater down!)
If camping without electricity, I would consider one of the small catalytic
heaters (Coleman SportCat, a small Mr Heater, etc.)
As always, you may have different needs and restrictions than any of
us on the forum realize and ....... YMMV.
Good luck with your search and decisions!