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Old 03-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hello, New (used) Scamp owner from Washington State

Hello, my wife and I just picked up a 1977 13' Scamp last weekend at a garage sale for $200. Before that, I had never even heard of a Scamp. I discovered this forum the night we bought it, and have spent every night since, searching and gathering info on here. I am exited and inspired to start a rebuild/makeover right away. Its like some bug bit me! I have ideas running through my head all day! Well, I plan to continue using this site for reference, inspiring ideas, and contribute to it. I would like to post pictures, but I am not sure how to do so, or if I can with my iPad.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Wow, $200? That is crazy cheap, even if it needs a lot of work.

Welcome and congratulations.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard,
You have cought a very bad diease. It will spread to your wallet and will change your life style. If left unchecked you may contract another form called 3 footitis leaving you a thirst for an even larger abode. Be very careful, everywhere you go you will be under close scrutinity. You will be demanded to submit to close inspections at a drop of a hat. I got my new/used Scamp last October. Everytime you bump your head on the door way money will fall out of your pocket. It just does it I dont know why. Cant get in or out of this thing without spending money. I'm glad I am short.
Good luck with your adventure.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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I wouldn't advertise that price around other SCAMP owners, you could be arrested for WPC138.54, Grand Theft Scamp.

As Steve mentioned, you are already in line for some huge fines and as well as forced confinement at RV Parks, Camp grounds and Boon Docking locales.

BTW: It did come with a title I trust????

Where abouts are you in WA? I used to live in Chelan.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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whooo! $200 now that a find! Welcome to the forum! We love pictures and am sure everyone want to see what you got!

yes you can download photos using an IPad. If you havent already done so you can download the Fiberglassrv.com App at the Apple store - its free.

To add a photo just click on the "+" sign up in the top right beside the "send" button and the option to add photos will appear.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Jeremy, we're glad you're here!

Wow $200. Mine cost me LOTS more because it's soooo much newer.... by nine years . You'll find that $200 to be about the best money you've ever spent because the memories you'll make are priceless.

There's a couple of egg gatherings happening in Washington State. Hope to meet you
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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Hello again and thanks for the warm welcome! Thanks Carol for the Ipad app info, I am now going to try to add my pics.
I live in Olympia, I do travel to Chelan every summer, as my aunt has a place on the river just below there. Yes, I did get a title with the Scamp! My wife and I thought, "how could we go wrong at $200?". I plan to spend much, much more than that on the restoration, but it's so small, it can't be that bad, can it? And Donna, nice to meet you, I think I have seen your name and comments on every single thread I have read. I think it would be fun to go to a gathering sometime. I noticed there is one coming up near Morton, but I highly doubt the little scamp will be road worthy by then. My wife and I are very interested in joining up sometime though. Thanks again for the welcome everyone!

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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Well its got a few rough spots but nothing that can't be fixed. And its my favorite color, RED! We'll all love to follow your restoration project. welcome
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Cool.. pics! Jeremy, the trailer doesn't need to be perfect... just perfect for you. Camping season is fast coming on (). I'd suggest getting 'er cleaned up and safe to go down the road... then get out and use it. You'd be surprised that by using it, some changes/mods you're thinking about may not be needed and others will. Lots of folks have used their trailers as hardsided tents for a while until they get a feel for what's needed. You don't want to miss out on one trip you can take in our relatively short camping season.

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Want to double your money?
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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Want to quadruple your money? I'm pretty sure you could 10 times your money without batting an eye.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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$200 Bucks! You guys did great. As long as your safe and having fun, the rest is gravy.
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The cost of restoration will be offset by the savings in hotel rooms. We have gone places we never would have gone since getting our first fiberglass camper. Plus, now you will be able to make it yours.

So does this price affect the value for the rest of us like it does in real estate when someone sells a house near you cheaply ?


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Jeremy,

A literal steal. I'm sure in the future you'll consider it one of your best investments, from both a financial and a fun perspective. Wishing you well.

My Seattle son has a 1977 and has a blast with it.
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