Yesterday I got a trailer hitch, brake controller, and, trans cooler installed on my tug, a 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan. Recently I've determined that my ideal Egg would be a used 16' side dinette Scamp
a 15' or a 17' Escape
. The Scamp
seems the most likely due to my budget, which is no more than $10,000. About a year ago I almost bought a 17' Casita
, but backed out due to the weight
of the rig. They are heavier than the Scamps and Escapes and when I go out I like to take a lot of stuff with me, so weight
is important. I'd also condsider other Egg brands if they meet my weight
concern and other preferences. I am back in the market for a trailer, and thrilled to be so!
Yesterday a good looking 1998 deluxe Scamp
(16') sold in St. George, UT for just $6,500. I was second in line to buy it, it sold in less than 24 hours after showing up on Craig's list. It seemed like a good deal but I just wasn't fast enough. I had offered to PayPal a deposit to hold the rig but another party had been to see it and just needed to return the following day with the cash: which they did.
Knowing that the good ones go fast I hope to find one prior to its being advertised. Also, I want to pay a fair (not a premium price). Additionally, it seems to me, that it would be best to buy my used dream trailer came from someone who has owned it for a while and knows all about it. Ideally the trailer will be located less than 800 miles from So. California (where I live) and be in excellent condition.
What is excellent condition? I'd guess my year range would be 1988 to about 2000. Does excellent mean that the rig was stored inside, under an awning
, or always stored covered? Or if it was well-maintained and not in the rust belt could it have been stored out in the elements and still be a good one? The one in St. George had some rust on the tongue and bumper and was being resold after recently purchased. For me it certainly means that it doesn't smell like tobacco or have food smells. It also means that everything works and maintenance is current. What does excellent mean to you?
I hope to get ahead of the adds by buying from someone prior to them advertising. Perhaps you know someone with a suitable trailer for me and can help us to get in touch, your help will be greatly appreciated.
A year ago I was a member under a different e-mail address, I am glad to be back because I know there are many awesome people in this group!