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Old 09-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hello I'm a newbee

Looking for a 13 foot deluxe scamp
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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Welcome Laura. We have owned 2 13' Scamps, and for just 2 people or less, the Deluxe was a better fit for us. Try looking at the Classifieds tab at the top of this page. Best of luck.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #3
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Scamp Wanted???

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Looking for a 13 foot deluxe scamp
Hi Laura and welcome to the group....

Give us a little bit more info and you will get more help:

1. Are you limiting yourself to that one size and model? Do you require one with a bathroom?

2. What condition do you require? Scamps from turnkey to project level are out there and are priced accordingly (but not always)

3. How much, if any, remodeling/repair can you do?

4. Where about in CA do you live and how far can you travel to look/buy?

5. What will you be towing with?
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6. What is your approximate budget?

I will list a couple of links below, but be aware that Scamps and other FGRV's don't last long when advertised in CA. Some are gone within an hour after the ad appears, especially in SoCal and the Bay Area.

Check here 2-3 times a day if you can:
Molded Fiberglass Trailer Ads - US | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

And here for your area and as far as you can travel on short notice
craigslist: california - classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events

AND, if you are looking for a well deserving home for your Helite, drop me a note, I am looking for one.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:06 AM   #4
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I live in the Los Angeles area. I am newly retired from 31 yrs at UPS. I have a Volvo station wagon (2004). I don't have a big budget and I can travel to adjoining states to retrieve a trailer. I like the scamp and would like one with a bathroom. In 2010 I was hit by a car with riding my motorcycle so I am living with severely damaged legs and I believe that I could travel and be self sufficient with a small fiberglass trailer. I would be open to any advice and enjoy clubs, rallies, and group environments.



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Old 09-15-2014, 01:52 AM   #5
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Welcome Laura to FGRV. Sorry to hear about bike injuries. Have you looked up what the towing limits are for your Volvo ? There is a thread here for real world weights of moulded trailers you may want to look at to see what these eggs really weigh when packed for camping.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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No matter which 2004 Volvo wagon you have, they all seem to have a towing limit over 3000 lbs, but check your own owners manual for an exact figure for your vehicle.
And, in all cases they require electric brakes on the trailer for those over 1500 lbs, but so does CA where you live anyway.

That said, it pretty much covers all of the 13'ers, including the somewhat heavier 13' Scamp w/front bath, but some 16 & 17' might be a bit on the heavy side, depending on which chassis you have.

Look in the General Discussion forum for a listing of Real World Trailer weights for actual weights of loaded, ready-to-go trailers in different sizes.

Just as a tip, In SoCal good trailers at moderate prices are few and far between, meaning you may have a trip in your future to get your dream trailer. If you see a real bargain, say in Craigslist, odds are it's a scam, Much like the 13' Casita currently listed in San Diego for about $3000.

Again, if you consider other brands and models it will open up the possibilities considerably.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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I sent you a PM on a possible trailer.... Check your Personal Messages.
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