CO SOLD Adorable 13’ Restored 1985 Vintage Scamp Fiberglass Travel Trailer - $15,000 OBO - Fiberglass RV


 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2016, 01:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
SOLD Adorable 13’ Restored 1985 Vintage Scamp Fiberglass Travel Trailer - $15,000 OBO

For your consideration is a truly one of a kind example of the increasingly rare 13-foot 1985 Scamp travel trailer. We call her Marshmallow, and have invested over $19,000 in her restoration to date.

The original trailer was completely gutted in 2014, and over the course of four months, all windows were removed, interior and exterior were sanded down to bare fiberglass, imperfections were repaired with new fiberglass, and new gelcoat was applied to the exterior and interior. The exterior was polished to a spectacular shine, and the interior now has smooth white gelcoat walls instead of the original elephant skin and rat fur. Supports for integrated LED lighting and custom curtains were glassed into the walls. All major systems (electrical, water, propane) were overhauled in the restoration. We have receipts and photo documentation of the major steps throughout the process.

BODY
  • Gelcoat and exterior/interior restoration performed by Calibre Boat Repair in Denver: $13,000
  • New plexiglass rear window and seals: $55
  • New Fiamma 45S 8-foot (green striped fabric) awning with custom wood interior support structure: $1075
  • New door built from original 1985 mold from Scamp with matching gelcoat and new window: $535
  • New door hardware including hinges, lock, drip cap, and seals: $100
  • Original front and side windows installed with new seals.
  • New front window gravel shield with matching gelcoat: $85
  • New ultrabright school bus LED tail lights: $75
  • Polished belly band
  • Resealed roof vent with new hardware (new hardware not pictured)
  • New J&R locking water fill station with city water hookup and tank fill inlet: $50
  • Water tank moved from rear passenger side to middle front for better weight distribution
  • New exterior cord port cover: $8
  • New refrigerator vents: $60
  • Tires: Nankang trailer specific tires with plenty of tread remaining

FRAME
  • Reinforced heavy-duty trailer tongue
  • New Lund locking powder coated steel tongue box: $192
  • New Worthington 11-lb propane tank (full): $60
  • New rubber propane lines installed under frame: $150
  • New custom welded spare tire rack with new spare trailer tire
  • Integrated telescoping stabilizing jacks
  • New license plate mounting bracket on rear bumper

INTERIOR
  • New NuTeak synthetic wood deck flooring in cherry color (waterproof, lightweight, ultra durable, non-fading, scratch resistant)
  • New custom handmade bubinga veneer table with original hardware (made by phenomenal local woodworker)
  • New matching gelcoat on original fiberglass benches
  • New foam cushions with new custom charcoal herringbone pattern wool upholstery
  • New custom closet with storage bins and 2 retractable coat/hat hooks
  • New custom front bench/bed cabinet
  • New custom sewn, white linen curtains with matching snapping tie-backs (on unique cable curtain rods)
  • 12-gallon water tank (transferred to underneath front bench)
  • New water pump and water lines (controlled by switch under countertop)
  • New Dometic 3-way propane refrigerator with painted overlay door (Refrigerator installed with fully insulated and sealed surrounding). Never used: $540
  • New Inteli-Power PD9130 30 amps, 500 watts power inverter: $234
  • New Prostart Marine Deep Cycle Battery (never used): $107
  • New custom MDF cabinet: $500
  • New custom laser-cut beech wood butcher block countertop: $300
  • New stainless steel, undermounted bar sink (drains to ground- no grey water tank): $186
  • New LED reading lights (nice warm yellow light): $165
  • New Moen nickel kitchen faucet: $100
  • Original 2-burner stove-top

ACCESSORIES
  • Five custom Pendleton wool pillows (upholstered using genuine Pendleton trade blanket)
  • Fiamma awning extension tool, guylines, and stakes
  • Original side window screens (not installed)
  • Heavy duty jack stands (x2)
  • Parking chocks (x2)
  • Electric space heater (for use when hooked up to shore power)
  • Silverware tray
  • Container Store wire baskets in closet
  • New camper-specific fire extinguisher, CO detector, and fire alarm
  • Spare interior paint
  • (Binoculars and mugs not included)

This trailer is 30 years old and although it is in fantastic condition, there are some small imperfections worth noting that would need to be addressed to make this near-perfect.
  • There is some minor fiberglass slumping that needs to be addressed in order to improve the sealing at the bottom of the door (a common problem with Scamp trailers of this era).
  • Small cracks in hubcaps (see photos)
  • Some cosmetic surface rust on frame
  • Small abrasion in the ceiling vent screen
  • Original side windows have some separation of the weather stripping surrounding glass, which is purely cosmetic (see photos). Previous owners applied silicone sealant around window edges. They do not leak. These windows do not have a locking mechanism; therefore we have used dowels to keep the windows “locked” on the inside when not in use.

This little trailer tows like a dream with at least a compact SUV or station wagon and although the 13’ Scamp does not come with brakes, it is so light that it doesn’t seem to need them. Since the renovation, we have driven it on trips from Colorado to Jackson, WY and the California Sierras without any problems. She is steady at all speeds including on the interstate. The interior is easy to clean (smooth gel coat walls and NuTeak flooring wipe clean). You can see some photos from our adventures on our Instagram account @MarshmallowScamp.

These trailers are increasingly rare to find and this one is definitely a head turner. Although she’s in excellent condition, these fiberglass trailers are a labor of love and require steady maintenance to keep them in ship shape. Marshmallow is no exception.

$15,000 or best offer. Only serious offers please. Buyer to arrange shipping or pickup from Denver, CO. Colorado title will be transferred at the time of sale. Thanks for looking!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ADDITIONAL IMAGES ON DROPBOX
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_8553 copy.jpg   IMG_8599 copy.jpg  

IMG_8572 copy.JPG   IMG_8539 copy.jpg  

__________________

__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Name: Derek
Trailer: In the market
Wyoming
Posts: 16
Which model Scamp?

Hello,
Your scamp is beautiful. Does it have a bathroom, or is it the model with the bunk beds that sleeps 4?

Thanks,
Derek
__________________

__________________
DerekFrenette is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 12:44 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
Re: Which model Scamp?

Thank you, Derek! This is the model with bunk beds and no bathroom. In the renovation we removed the supports for the top bunk to make the bottom bed/bench more spacious, so now the trailer sleeps 3 quite comfortably.
Attached Thumbnails
floor_plan_13ftlayout_1.jpg   IMG_8610 copy.jpg  

IMG_8614 copy.JPG   IMG_8617 copy.jpg  

__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
William M. Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Bill
Trailer: 1981 Burro 13'
North Carolina
Posts: 26
Courtney, Great job on your restoration! I'm wondering if you can tell me where I would find an awning for your Scamp. I have a 13', 1981 Burro, virtually the same camper as yours, and would like to put an awning on it. Thanks in advance for your help. Bill
__________________
Coyote Bill
William M. Smith is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
Member
 
Name: MEX BOB
Trailer: Perris pacer
California
Posts: 52
Did this unit have overhead storage ?
__________________
mexbob5150 is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 05:21 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
William M. Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Bill
Trailer: 1981 Burro 13'
North Carolina
Posts: 26
Not of the door side. Just the closet just left of the door, between closet and rear bed.
__________________
Coyote Bill
William M. Smith is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 07:04 PM   #7
Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: Boler 17 ft
Ontario
Posts: 76
It is fantastic. Why are you selling it?

Linda
__________________
Linda Stewart is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
William M. Smith's Avatar
 
Name: Bill
Trailer: 1981 Burro 13'
North Carolina
Posts: 26
Hi Linda,

I'm not selling it. I want to find an awning that will fit a 13'. I will be hosting at Cataloochie, GSMNP this coming August for the month as I did last year and would like to have an awning for it. I am also making modifications for a year long trip around the US and Canada beginning in March 2017. Any help with awning information or any other 13' modification that anyone wants to suggest, I'd be very willing to hear it. Thanks.
__________________
Coyote Bill
William M. Smith is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 09:26 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by William M. Smith View Post
Courtney, Great job on your restoration! I'm wondering if you can tell me where I would find an awning for your Scamp. I have a 13', 1981 Burro, virtually the same camper as yours, and would like to put an awning on it. Thanks in advance for your help. Bill
Hi Bill,

You can find our same awning on the Scamp website here: Appliances : Fiamma 8ft Awning
__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 09:40 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mexbob5150 View Post
Did this unit have overhead storage ?
This trailer had been previously remodeled when we bought it and the overhead storage over the sink (assuming it existed originally) had already been removed. All of the storage in this newly remodeled version is under the benches, in the new kitchen cabinet under the sink and in the new custom closet.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_8574 copy.jpg   IMG_8578 copy.jpg  

IMG_8617 copy.jpg   IMG_8620 copy.JPG  

IMG_8622 copy.jpg   IMG_8625 copy.jpg  

IMG_8626 copy.jpg  
__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 09:49 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda Stewart View Post
It is fantastic. Why are you selling it?

Linda
Thank you Linda! We'll be sad to see Marshmallow go, but we're planning some big adventures that will require a camper with more heavy duty off-grid, off-road and extended overland travel capabilities. We wish we could afford to keep her too!
__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 02-22-2016, 10:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Kathy
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Washington
Posts: 594
Registry
Wonderful renovation. Somebody's going to get a really beautiful trailer. I can see why you'll be sorry to see her go. Good luck on the sale.
__________________
Evergreengirl is offline  
Old 02-28-2016, 04:00 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Name: Courtney
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Colorado
Posts: 7
WATCH A VIDEO TOUR (eBay auction ending soon)

Hi all,

Here's a video tour that we just uploaded to Dropbox: <https://www.dropbox.com/s/lgd2mmzhdn...0sale.mp4?dl=0>

Thanks for looking! The eBay auction ends tonight: <Adorable 13’ Restored 1985 Vintage Scamp Fiberglass Travel Trailer | eBay>.
__________________
Marshmallow is offline  
Old 03-20-2016, 09:02 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Name: Lewis
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 1
Is it still for sale or did it get sold on ebay?
__________________

__________________
Fifi.Vaughan is offline  
 

Tags
scamp, vin


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BC | SOLD Restored '75 Boler 1300 - $8000 obo. Whaler Classified Archives 8 02-06-2015 03:19 PM
CA | 1997 SCAMP Travel Trailer 16' $4,000 OBO kelgus78 Classified Archives 12 11-03-2014 01:13 PM
Restored vintage Comet Trailer video John Linck General Chat 1 01-30-2014 01:16 PM
MI | SOLD: Vintage 1964 16' Roya-lite Fiberglass Travel Trailer-$3,500-MI Mathew Gjukis Classified Archives 16 10-06-2013 05:47 AM
refrigerator question from New owners of adorable Scamp Newbie General Chat 4 11-05-2012 09:14 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.