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Old 01-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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I am looking for a Scamp trailer, or one similar to it (Casita, etc.). A project is ok. We are near Seattle, but will travel. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Hi Nicole and welcome to the world of Molded Fiberglass RV's.
You might get more useful responses if you can provide a bit more information. Some suggestions are:


1. You said a "Project is OK" How much of a project can you accept? Does it have to be usable as-is or is one that has been torn apart and is in pieces in your acceptable range.


2. Many FGRV's range up to 42+ years old. Is there any preference as to "How Old" is acceptable.


3. Length is everything. Scamps come in 13, 16 & 19 feet long. Other FGRV's are from 12' to 25 feet long Have you looked at any yet to get a feel for how much room you need. Best question is how many do you need to sleep and how old are they


4. What amenities are mandatory. A basic 13' unit WILL NOT have a bathroom, a shower, a pressurized water system, a hot water heater, furnace, air-conditioning etc. And many bigger ones will be missing some of of these features as well.


5. What you be towing with? There are a lot of vehicles out there that are either not rated for any towing or have surprisingly low tow limits.


6. What is your approximate budget, both for purchase and any immediate after purchase service & repairs.


7. How far can you travel. There are FGRV's scattered throughout the west from SoCal to BC and out to Montana. The bad news is that good one often have an advertising life measured in a very few days. Many are sold within hours.


Give us some more help and more will be forthcoming.


BTW: Check every craigslist within your travel radius, <<<fiberglass-rv-4sale.com>>> as well as our own for sale ads at least twice a day.


Good Luck Hunting
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:39 PM   #3
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Hi Bob,
Great questions and thank you for the warm welcome!
OK, I would like either a 13’ or 16’ Scamp (or similar) that is in safe, towable condition. I don’t mind completely rehabbing the interior, or even very minor exterior flaws. I can tow up to 3,500 lbs. with my vehicle. I’d prefer to stay on the west coast: ID, WA, OR, CA. But, would consider other close by-ish states for the right deal.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. How about Questions 2, 4 & 6. They are as critical as the rest.
I am guessing you are towing with equal to or bigger than a mid size truck?
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #5
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Welcome Nicole, if you haven't found it yet take a look at the website Fiberglass-RV-4Sale.com site.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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Thank you, Carol!
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:37 PM   #7
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You might also try searchtempest.com to search both Craigslist and EBay within a specified
search area radius from your city.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #8
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How did I not know about that website before now??!! Thanks for sharing, Ray!
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:56 PM   #9
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I'm trying really hard not to get discouraged, but I'm not having much luck. If you have, or know of, a Scamp, Uhaul, Casita, etc. that's for sale, please let me know

Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:23 PM   #10
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Unfortunately you are searching at the near bottom of the selling season. In another 45-60 days the market will start to change, more will be listed and, of course, the prices will go UP. Many have looked for up to a year, you are just getting started in a low point of the year.


Are you following For Sale listings at fiberglass-rv-4sale.com both the US. And Canadian pulldowns as well ?
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:03 PM   #11
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We ended up postponing our search, but now we're ready to jump back in
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Welcome back. With a year gone by, I bet you have a better definition of what you are looking for. Bob's answers and guidance were good and thorough then, and still are, but the resource is gone. Sadly, he passed away beginning of January. There is a thread with the announcement, do a search. Hopefully other people can fill in and help.
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I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Thank you for letting me know.
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Nicole, I just sent you a private message.
And an email!
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