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Old 03-28-2015, 10:30 AM   #15
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If you go to the bottom of this page you will see links for other surplus web sites. Some of them might be for private companies selling also. Others are for sites for other government sales.
Government Surplus Auctions at Government Liquidation

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Old 03-28-2015, 10:39 AM   #16
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You are welcome. I am surprised at the price they went for. Demand has it's price I guess. Stuff tends to go rather high at that site quite often. I got one of mine when the recreation agency did a sealed bid sale. Only paid $1236 for it! Put under $500 into it to get it usable. It was in better shape than those.
I hope that they will give you a title. They did for me. Wouldn't surprise me if someone was just too lazy to look for a serial number hard enough. Call the Scamp people and ask about it. There is likely more than one location for it. The appliances in them are pretty standard so you should be able to replace them easy enough. Don't forget to post some info of your project getting it fixed. The rest of us are nosy/curious that way. Good luck.

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Old 03-28-2015, 11:12 AM   #17
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Which one did you get?
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:00 PM   #18
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Sorry Gene, but I am correct. Yes, does sell government surplus and I said that. They also sell other items for other reasons. However, I realize I should have used the word "some" instead of "most."

Our Casita was owned by a couple in Bismark. A drunk jumped the curb, went across their lawn, perfectly hit the front of the wheel at 90 degrees while the trailer was parked in their yard, ruined the wheel, and bent the axle. They accepted insurance money for the camper. The insurance company sold the camper to (or used them to sell the camper) and then it was sold to the dealer we purchased it from. Not only did the dealer tell me where the auction took place but the camper had the original paperwork for the camper. The paperwork had the couples name and phone #, and they told me their side (insurance) of the story.

Right now has a 65 Ford Mustang on their main page. I doubt it was previously owned by the government. Why did the government purchase two Scamp campers in Alaska? My guess is they were civilian insurance jobs or something similar, just like our Casita. The reason for my previous post was "Buyer Beware!"

When we arrived to look at the camper it had an obviously ruined wheel, bent axle and all the doors on the impact side were open because of the broken knobs. I crawled underneath the entire camper and found the frame to be perfectly straight. There was no broken paint or ripples, so after much inspection we took the gamble and purchased the camper for a nice price. Once home (ruined the tire in the 35 mile drive) we bought a new complete identical replacement axle with brakes for $425 and had it installed for $50 locally. Casita axles easily and quickly bolt in whereas Scamps are welded. I found a new tire and rim on Craigslist for $45. We also had to replace the battery door for $50, that I installed, put in some new door knobs that snapped on impact and replaced a couple of rivets. We've been camping in it for the past two years and it's been great. It will be our camper until Terry retires in three years and then we'll get a fg camper with AC, a bathroom and heated/insulated tanks.


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Old 03-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #19
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All military bases have a facility called MWR (morale, welfare, recreation). Many MWR units rent travel trailers. I've seen 17' Casitas at Lackland AFB (San Antonio, Tx), 13' Scamps at Wright-Patterson AFB (Dayton, OH) and we used to rent 16' Casitas at NAS Ft Worth. I would guess that the Scamps in Alaska were used by MWR and turned in to DRMO for disposal when deemed unfit for use.

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