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Old 04-01-2018, 04:32 PM   #15
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I have a Casita that I have done a lot in, as well as a number of others. You might find it interesting and helpful to go to the Mods forum, and read through a few of the threads there. I know I got a lot of ideas, cautions, and hints there that made a big difference for me.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:07 AM   #16
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...Scamp is low on my list, heard too much on this site and here from two owners locally on the rust/cracking issue. One would think that a Minnesota manufacturer would have a better product due to our weather issues...
I've heard plenty of tales of rusted out Casita frames, too, including one blogger whose (older) Patriot frame broke on her inaugural trip in a similar manner as the older Scamps occasionally do. She arranged a field repair and continued on her way.

Be aware that Scamp did respond in the 90's by beefing up the frame to 3" box rails, not sure the exact year. I think that is likely to stave off frame failures for significantly longer than the original design, but eventually all painted steel frames will fail. Climate, storage, maintenance, and use are the main factors in longevity.

There are alternatives to painted steel, generally found in trailers costing several times the price.
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LS has an interior ceiling height of 6 ft 4 inches.
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