NJ Talk me out of my Scamp! $6,000 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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Talk me out of my Scamp! $6,000

It's killing me to think about it but I'm considering selling my 1990 16' Scamp. Most everything works. There are maybe a couple of interior lights out but all of the big stuff works. Has a toilet and shower. No A/C.

It's in NJ.
Anybody know what it's worth?


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Old 03-05-2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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LOL! I'll give you $50 right now.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:00 AM   #3
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Maybe a couple thousand considering the lights out [not really]. We are considering a slightly larger camper than our 13' Uhaul to leave in the south for the winter and NJ isn't too far from us in upstate NY. Let's see what others think the value may be, and if you decide to sell we may take a look.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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I secretly hope no one replies to my post.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:12 AM   #5
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My opinion without knowing the condition of anything but assuming it's typical... axle OK, tires worn, cushions need replacing, all appliances work, floor OK..... I would say a 1990 Scamp 16 is worth about $5-6,000.

We have an unabused 1991 and found with a relatively small financial investment and a fair amount of effort, a better than new, in terms of function and useability, is possible.

I think the ability to take a 20 year old Scamp and make it as good or better than new for a few thousand dollars is the strength of fiberglass rigs.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #6
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To get an idea of worth, look here:

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Adjust for season, condition and other factors.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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I am interested, How many does it sleep ? Did you decide on what you are asking for it ?
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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It's junk.

Your neighbors hired me to get it out of the yard (no cost to you!) and I'll be by to pick it up tomorrow- please have the paperwork ready...

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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Why are you thinking of selling your scamp? Do you have ideas of another trailer or has life taken a turn in another direction?

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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2001 Scamp

Last year we bought a 2001 16 ft Scamp.
It has the side bathroom and was in really nice shape except for the outside. It had been parked under a tree that left blackish stuff all over it.
It had not been winterized correctly so we had to put in a new water heater and some new pipe but the former owner sent us a check for the repairs. He did not know the water heater was damaged.
It did not have a/c.
After a good wash and wax and some rivet caps replaced - it now looks pretty good.
We paid $6,250 for it.
Had been checking sold Scamps so think the price was ok.
It was for sale only 9 miles from our home which made the decision easier.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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Your SCAMP is worth exactly.... what a buyer will pay for it. Right now prices are about to take off for the season so, if possible, wait another month or two and then start advertising it at about $7000. If the condition warrents, it should sell quickly.
But again, wait at least another month or two until prices head up.

If you need the sale ASAP, try starting at about $5000, again based on condition.


Tow it to California and increase the above numbers by 25%
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #12
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Sounds like you really don't want to sell it, but feel like you need the money for something else. Sorry you find yourself in an uncomfortable position, and I hope you can find a way to muddle through without selling your dear egg.

I agree, it would probably bring $5k to $6K.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by zooman View Post
It's killing me to think about it but I'm considering selling my 1990 16' Scamp. Most everything works. There are maybe a couple of interior lights out but all of the big stuff works. Has a toilet and shower. No A/C.

It's in NJ.
Anybody know what it's worth?
I live in pa and would be interested in seeing it if you decide to sell it. Lmk. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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You could easily sell it in Seattle for $8-9k in one day! Hot items here

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