SOLD: AZ: Tucson: UHaul 16' VT - Fiberglass RV


 
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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I don't know why it is listed as a Scamp

Scamp trailer!
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Very nice, It does not look like mine on the inside, and mine is a 1985
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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They say its sold.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Not quite like ours either. Black water tanks were not put in them originally.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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for a 16ft Uhaul at $3000, what a bargain
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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85 U-haul in Tucson

I just bought it for $2500.

Any inputs on the care and feeding of these would be appreciated -- I'm used to Avions.

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Boy, you got a great deal! Congratulations!


The biggest thing to realize is that the rims and axel are likely proprietary to Uhaul unless a previous owner changed them.

Ask the kinds of questions you want answered.

Appreciate your very rare camper.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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Thanks, Cindy -- I thought so too. The owner was a very cool artist woman metalworker bicyclist.

Are there any problems with the wheels and axels, other than say, availability?

There is a small amount of body damage as well, no impacts that sheared any of the fiberglass, just an area high on the front left quarter that appears to have been smushed up against something blunt so it got flexed hard and crazed the epoxy in an ellipsoidal pattern. I dont think there is any structural concern, but should this be addressed, and if so, how? Thanks!
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Nope. We still use Uhaul rims and axel. You can get the rims if you find a friendly Uhaul dealer like we did. As for the other questions, I will leave it up to the others here. I suggest you start a new thread with images of the damage. It is double-hulled, although I am not sure that that makes a difference.

Incidentally, VTs were made in AZ.

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Yes, it shows on the VIN plate that it was made in Tempe. Thanks!
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Congratulations. You got a real deal. These 16 footers and much more rare than the 13 footers - by about 10 to 1.

Yours should have surge brakes. You may want to make sure that they are complete and working.
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Congratulations. You got a real deal. These 16 footers and much more rare than the 13 footers - by about 10 to 1.

Yours should have surge brakes. You may want to make sure that they are complete and working.
Thomas -- I drove it about 125 daytime highway miles yesterday with no problems after my initial inspection, though I was concerned about the brakes as well. I have a class III hitch on my Toyota 4Runner with a variable brake controller, but was unsure as to the functioning on that. Are surge brakes compatible with this? It has been used to tow a 17' Casita before. There seemed to be a certain amount of slamming around in the hitch on deceleration. Odd configuration on this hitch, there is a shock absorption mechanism of some kind in line after the ball socket.

I'm loath to take it to an RV service facility, but having the brakes and axels inspected is probably a good idea. The running lights appear to be out as well when headlamps are on, there is a second set of brake lights that have been wired up to the bumper. The brake and backing lights are working.

Thanks, Jonathan
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You might have trouble taking it to an RV place, since it has proprietary parts.

My desire is to get a new axel, new rims, and new brakes that are not proprietary to Uhaul for our VT. One of our hubs went out when I was driving it (It had been repaired before.). The RV place was not able to help us, except they sent us to a machining place that would repair it the next day. That place suggested a Uhaul dealer who had been in business for 30 years who just happened to have not one, but two hubs that fit. I would like to have parts that any RV place can fix.

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Point taken! As I'm in Phoenix at the moment and it was manufactured here, maybe I can get with any remaining U-Haul company infrastructure. I don't have the owners manual for this, are they available online as a .PDF? Thanks!

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