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Old 01-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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13 ft Scamp value

Hi, we have a friend with a 13 ft scamp, no bath, that they are interested in selling to us. It is a 1990 in pretty decent condition. My problem is that I don't have a clue what range to value it. I'd really appreciate if any of you could give us an opinion as to its potential value so we pay them what it is worth. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Price depends on a lot of things.
If axle is good or bad.
Tread left on tires or age of tires.
All options in working order.
Cracks in fiberglass.
New propane tank valve.
Brakes on axle.
All lights working.

My price would be anything under $3500.00 or less, only if the trailer had NO MAJOR fix's.
Just my opinion.

Look here http://craiglook.com/all.html?q=Scamp+trailer
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Hi Don,

I bought a 1990 13' Scamp three years ago. It is a model without bath and has no trailer brakes. The trailer was in very good condition, though the axle is getting to the age when it will need replacement. I paid close to $5000 for the trailer, but was happy to find any Scamp within 750 miles of my house, especially one in nice shape. While I may have paid a premium for the unit, I have seen many similar aged Scamps go for about the same price over the years, as well as others going for less.

I felt at the time the price was fair and still look back and am pleased with what i got.

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My problem is that I don't have a clue what range to value it.
This is why we keep a "Sold Archive" as a research tool in the "For Sale" Forum.
Link to my results for searching for the word "Scamp" within the "Sold Archive"
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:43 PM   #5
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Are the Prices in the "Sold Archive" what the seller actually got for them or just their asking price?

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This is why we keep a "Sold Archive" as a research tool in the "For Sale" Forum.
Link to my results for searching for the word "Scamp" within the "Sold Archive"
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:02 PM   #6
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I completely concur with Kevin.

Here are a few other things to look for and consider:

The axle is 20 years old. An upgrade with brakes could cost up to $750 installed.

Is the refrigerator in good working order?

Check the door fit for a good seal. Repairing these can be a big job.

Look for any evidence of silicone around the windows or roof vent (anywhere, actually!) This would indicate a prior (or current) leak.

Is there ANY indication that water may have seeped to the floor...?

What's the general condition of the shell? Lots of oxidation? Are the rivet caps intact? Any loose rivets? When I got my 1988 Scamp last summer, the gelcoat was beyond repair and many rivets were loose. (I replaced all rivets with SS nuts and bolts, and had the shell professionally painted.)


If all is good with this camper, and depending on overall quality (and your desire), $30005000 is in the range of reason. But if it needs any of the above, you have room to negotiate. And if they're selling for less, even better for you!
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If You are buying - look up and print the information on www.nada.com That will give you a lowball $$ figure that you can show to the victim (Seller).

If you are selling, and the NADA is shown to you, say, NADA has no idea of the prices when it comes to fiberglass campers.

All the other people had correct information.
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Are the Prices in the "Sold Archive" what the seller actually got for them or just their asking price?

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Asking Price. Usually we only get notified that the sale was completed, but not at what price.
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I can think of three different prices. Price the seller is willing to receive to sell a trailer. Price a buyer is willing to pay. And what the going rate is for a molded trailer in a particular area of the country(ies).

What it actually amounts to, is WHAT the trailer is worth to the buyer to own it. And that is a very subjective answer.
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Hi, we have a friend with a 13 ft scamp, no bath, that they are interested in selling to us. It is a 1990 in pretty decent condition. My problem is that I don't have a clue what range to value it. I'd really appreciate if any of you could give us an opinion as to its potential value so we pay them what it is worth. Thanks.
I am looking for one in tucson
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Another place to get idea of prices of past sales is here:

Scamp Trailers SOLD | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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I have owned 2 13' and 1 16'
I would value a 1990 at $3500 a fair price, but if you really like the trailer you will be satisfied paying more. Of course thi depends on it all working.
I've found that tires are only good for 2 yrs(in north cold) so they are not much to sale. Good luck.
ps I now have small MH would like to go back to 13' Scamp



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