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Old 03-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Trying to make a decision...Help!

First post here. Hi from N.C. I have camped for 20 years. Owned popups, a class C, travel trailers and fifth wheels. Trying to scale back. Just my wif and myself. I am looking at two units. A 1984 Uhaul camper 13' and a 1991 scamp 16' I own a 2012 Chevrolet Colorodo Crew Cab 4x4 with 5 cyl. Trying to decide on towing. Ect. The price on the uhaul is $4100.00 and the scamp is $ 6500.00. Anyone have any opinions. All advice would be appreciated. Ive never owned a egg type camper, so looking for a advice. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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I also tow with a Colorado 5 cyl. Your truck will tow either of those eggs with ease. Personally I would go with the larger unit, especially with two of you. However, not to ruffle anyones feathers but $6500 seems a bit stiff for a 1991 Scamp. It better be better than top notch for that price.

I paid $800 for my Trillium and $2500 for my Scamp 19'.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Yea I agree but on the east coast they are hard to find. This scamp looks to be in great shape. I've never owned either so I just don't know. Thanks
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Would I need a brake box for the scamp?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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If the trailer has breaks I would use them...at least as a backup just in case. Figure what your needs are. My ParkLiner was my first real camper and I wanted a shower and a portapottie inside for my convenience. Is the scamp a side dinette model or side bath?

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Old 03-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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It has the shower and toliet when you walk in next to the couch that makes bunk beds.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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I have never hooked up my brakes but I'm sure 99.9% of the people on here would highly recommend that you do. I do plan on hooking mine up before my next trip.

As a point of reference with your Colorado. When I towed my Trillium (05 Colorado 2wd 4dr) my hwy mpg dropped from 23 to about 18 or 19 avg. With my Scamp 19" on my last trip I got 16 going down to Quartzite with the 10% ethanol.
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I have a 13' UHaul and paid $2500 for it last year, though it was an especially good deal. It is an excellent, high quality built trailer. Click on the blue word Registry under my avatar to see it.

That said, I'd go with a 16 footer given the choice between the two. Eventually I will probably move up to get a bathroom, so you might as well start out there.
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Hate that ethanol!!!!!!
Went to Snoozy factory.
Was getting 32 mpg, and it dropped to 30 before we were back.
We were in a 2012 Scion xB.

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Two people can get squeezed in a 13footer. I'd go for the bigger one also.
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Yea I've seen what ethanol does to small engines. It will lock them up. A gooie mess.
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Hate that ethanol!!!!!!
Went to Snoozy factory.
Was getting 32 mpg, and it dropped to 30 before we were back.
We were in a 2012 Scion xB.

Not to scare you or anything Carl, but the cab that blew up in flames on the Las Vegas strip after getting hit 2 weeks ago was a Scion XB.
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I'll pretend it was a 1st generation xB........lol
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I have a 13' UHaul and paid $2500 for it last year, though it was an especially good deal. It is an excellent, high quality built trailer. Click on the blue word Registry under my avatar to see it.

That said, I'd go with a 16 footer given the choice between the two. Eventually I will probably move up to get a bathroom, so you might as well start out there.
That's the way I think...............
Could have saved a little leaving out the bathroom/shower, etc.
But then would probably want to install eventually. Might as well
start out with one. That's why I had a outside shower unit ordered
as well. Whether I use it or not, it's already there.
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