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Old 04-01-2015, 12:26 AM   #15
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The basic trailer prices are pretty good, but the options look way overpriced. The trailers do look well made, and the 19ft is made for medium trucks with V6s, like mine. Do you know if they negotiate with prices? (though I'm a horrible negotiator!)
No one I know has mentioned getting a deal, you pay what they ask. Keep in mind the prices are in Canadian dollars so you might consider it a deal at the present time.
If it were me, I'd only look at the Oliver and the Bigfoot with your 0 degree wintering requirements. And yes you pay big for it, both in price and weight. Do look into the weights and your trucks capacity.
You can look and wait for a used Bigfoot to save some on the price, Oliver's are probably too new for a used market.
Don't know of any that have room for a generator.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:09 AM   #16
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Wow! I'll sell it for that! Lol.
The 8995 was the price before I added step, decals, vent covers, vents, stove vent, welded back tray, generator, tv w/ CD PLAYER, LED lighting, heat strip to a/c, hott shot rod to water heater, microwave, all new rivet snap caps, window tint, 4 electrical outlets, propane cover, hitch pad plate, so it's 10k w/o the generator
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:11 AM   #17
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Wow! I'll sell it for that! Lol.
The 8995 was the price before I added step, decals, vent covers, vents, stove vent, welded back tray, generator, tv w/ CD PLAYER, LED lighting, heat strip to a/c, hott shot rod to water heater, microwave, all new rivet snap caps, window tint, 4 electrical outlets, propane cover, hitch pad plate, so it's 10k w/o the generator . Yup that's the post and it won't let me edit it!
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:14 AM   #18
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Wow! I'll sell it for that! Lol.
The 8995 was the price before I added step, decals, vent covers, vents, stove vent, welded back tray, generator, tv w/ CD PLAYER, LED lighting, heat strip to a/c, hott shot rod to water heater, microwave, all new rivet snap caps, window tint, 4 electrical outlets, propane cover, hitch pad plate, so it's 10k w/o the generator
I got my truck yesterday, so I am not quite ready to get the RV, but I am currently planning to get a Casita. If yours is still available in a month or two, I will take a serious look at it. I just have to get some finances squared away first.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:52 AM   #19
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When we got our Scamp 13 L1 54" bed model in October of 2013, all of
the northern campgrounds were closed for the winter. We went as far
south as Des Moines before we found a campground we could stay in.

The first night in our Scamp was 28 degrees outside. We used a tiny
"Little Big Heat" electric space heater for heating. My wife asked me
to get up in the middle of the night and turn the space heater down
to a lower setting .... she was so hot that she couldn't sleep.

The Scamps seem to be pretty well insulated. When there was a recent
risk of sub-freezing temperatures in the KC Metro, I turned the electric
space heater to one of the lowest possible settings and left it on for an
extended period of time. It cycled on and off fairly infrequently and
maintained the trailer at 50+ degrees (so few worries about stuff
freezing up.)

If I were staying in really cold temperatures for an extended period
of time, I would probably cut some pieces of that silver Reflectix
insulation (available at Home Depot & Lowes) and put it over some
or all of the windows and maybe in the ceiling vent area for our
3-spd Fantastic Fan. If you were stationary for long periods, I suppose
you could also fabricate some sort of insulated skirting for the bottom
of the trailer to protect the gray water and black water tanks?

I've not done what you are describing, so I would probably trust the
advice of others who actually have done it.

I think that I remember a YouTube video that a young lady once did
about living in a Scamp 16 while she was work-camping at Yellowstone
or some high country campground, but you would have to search
for that.

Good luck!

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Old 04-01-2015, 11:04 AM   #20
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Now not that I am planning on living in my ParkLiner any time soon, but I did live for almost 10 years on a 27 foot fiberglass sailboat in NJ. It is doable with any fiberglass trailer...just your furnace will run a lot to keep you warm. Anytime with single pane windows you will have issues with some condensation... but its all tradeoffs.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:27 AM   #21
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I lived in a regular travel trailer for 2 or was it 3? winters. It was a 1970 something Kit Companion. I would think that the same things would need to be done to a fiberglass trailer.


I had heat tape and insulation around the water hose. I knew to keep the water dripping. I did not know that the holding tank valve should be kept closed so I had it open. I was in a trailer park with full hookups.


I had plywood skirting.


I blocked half the windows with fiberglass batting.


I had a locker rented for frozen food elsewhere because the refrigerator would not work once the weather got into the 20s. I used a cooler, kept outside for a fridge.


The propane furnace refused to work. I had a space heater in the front of the trailer and one in the back of the trailer in the bathroom. Even with heat, it was freezing at the feet and quite warm at head level.


I would wake up sometimes to find frost on the inside of the walls. Cooking anything that needed simmering was out of the question due to condensation. I had no exhaust fan.


I had mold damage to a sleeping bag that I had kept hanging in a closet.


Luckily, the winters were balmy for the Methow Valley during those years. I think it only got down to +3. I finally found a house to rent, and it was a good thing because the next few winters were normal with below zero temps.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #22
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Okay, I'm in no hurry to sell it, and if I can't get what I'm asking I'll keep it. I don't care a thing about the year of it, it looks brand new and does what I want to do when I want to. You can holler back, I go all over usually travel every month and never know what part of the world I'll be
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #23
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The Scamp with the wood cabinetry and trim is the Deluxe model. The Standard model (the one I'm getting) does not have this gingerbread. It is also about $3,000 cheaper than the Deluxe, I was told by the manufacturer. Where in NJ do you live? My Scamp is to be delivered the first week of May. I live in Paramus,Bergen County. You're welcome to come look at . Just send me a PM.
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Bill I am in Edison. Taking my ParkLiner out tomorrow for its first run this year.... May the warm weather start!
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:34 PM   #25
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Bill I am in Edison. Taking my ParkLiner out tomorrow for its first run this year.... May the warm weather start!
It snowed in Parsippany yesterday, pretty weird.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:37 AM   #26
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Pictures of our non-Deluxe Scamp13 can be found in later segments of the following post:
Scamp Full Size Bed = Smaller Table Size

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Old 04-10-2015, 12:08 PM   #27
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I try and keep to warmer temps, but I have spent one night here and there boondocking in +18 degree weather. My 16' scamp did fine. The water did freeze but damaged nothing, I did have ice hanging out of my faucet though. I have never stayed in cold temps for long.

My advice, whatever you choose, if you have electric hook ups, save money on propane by using an electric heater. I just can't see spending all that money on propane when you can buy and electric heater for $25.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:58 PM   #28
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Okay, I'm in no hurry. I'm still improving things as I go. I got the Hott Rod installed, I'm going to install the wiring kit to have the switch on the inside. I'm thinking about adding another water tank to double the amount of water I can carry, but that would only be needed if I'm not where there's a water connection anyways. The Hott Rod will keep a continuous flow of hot water no mater how long I let the water run now. (No more off, soap up, rinse, off, on,wash hair, etc) you can holler when you are ready, I'm fixin to take it to the beach next week for a couple weeks. Stay in touch!
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