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Old 10-03-2010, 07:32 PM   #15
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Kevin, here's a craigslist ad for a 13' Scamp in Eugene: SCAMP 13' LIL TRAILER and a 16 foot Scamp in Corvallis: 1992 SCAMP DELUXE 16' TRAVEL TRAILER
Thanks, Donna - i had actually seen those postings. The 16' is a little too nice for me.

I guess I'm actually looking for a 'fixer-upper'. Something I can put my own touches into and not be afraid if the dogs mess it up. I've done a bit of maintenance and remodelinging before, so i would be satisfied with a shell that I could arrange to my suiting. It would be a little weekender so I could even do without a stove (like my little butane one just fine).

And I have to be practical. The trailer would spend most of it's time in Blodgett, yet have to fit into my garage in Portland to do the mods and handywork.

I LOVE the look of the Scamps and U-Hauls, but my eyes keep going back to the Play-Pacs and Campster type. That's one reason I look forward to the NOG so i can (hopefully) see them up close and personal. Guess I should bring a measuring tape, eh?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:02 PM   #16
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Guess I should bring a measuring tape, eh?
And a camera.
I'm not sure if they make trailer "spec sheets" for the NOG. Which usually lists the persons name, and basic trailer details. One trick I got off of another FGRV'er is if they do ... you take a picture of the spec sheet, then the trailer and people. Then a picture of anything you found interesting.

That way you can put names to faces for next time. You will then know who to ask about how they did the feature or mod you liked.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #17
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There is a listing of whom is in what site and the trailer they have. I plan to print that out to guide me along 'the path of enlightenment' or is it the path of 'en-lite-enment'?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:21 PM   #18
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Kevin, welcome! I am pretty new here, myself. I had a pop up camper years ago, which I bought VERY used. I camped it into the ground, so to speak, and enjoyed every minute of it.

I have owned two RVs since then, but they have lost their appeal. The price of gas, upkeep, and cost of insurance and other fees have worn me down. I "discovered" FGRVs a few years ago, and have been keeping an eye out for them. There aren't many of them out here on the east coast... I have seen exactly ONE FGRV on the road... and that was a Trillium which was being towed by a Hyundai around the DC beltway.

I convinced my wife that we should save up for a new Scamp, but we happened to find one for sale, and less than an hour from home. We went to see it the next day, and bought it the same week. That was only about a month ago. It was in mediocre condition, but we have done a lot of work to it. We stayed in it for two nights in my in-laws' driveway a week ago, but we will be camping for real next weekend.

This forum is a great place to learn about FGRVs. You will find many people here who will help you find, maintain, and get the most out of your FGRV. Keep a close eye on the 'for sale' section... I found mine just minutes after it was posted here.

You are in a better position, since you are in Oregon. There are lots of FGRVs out there!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:33 AM   #19
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And a camera.
I'm not sure if they make trailer "spec sheets" for the NOG. Which usually lists the persons name, and basic trailer details. One trick I got off of another FGRV'er is if they do ... you take a picture of the spec sheet, then the trailer and people. Then a picture of anything you found interesting.

That way you can put names to faces for next time. You will then know who to ask about how they did the feature or mod you liked.
No Roy we don't do anything like that... it would make it waaaaay to organized! We don't even have organized times for trailer tours. But, I've yet to hear of someone not showing their trailer if someone asks. It seems like everyone has their door open for "show off."
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:15 PM   #20
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<sigh> . . . couldn't be close, could it? A little cleaning, a little work . . . could have been a start.
1981 13' Scamp camper | Garner, NC | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

Yeah, I know - I was talking about the PlayPacs and Campsters - - but a start is a start. Would have made a nice 'guest house'. Anyone know the approx weight of this?
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Anyone know the approx weight of this?
I'm thinking between 1,000-1,200 lbs.
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