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Old 05-05-2011, 05:55 AM   #15
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No, I was just making assumptions that I ought not make, that they were cold and damp. I retract my statement in favor of those who have had a popup.

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:23 AM   #16
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! And Cindy, I definitely plan on a heater/furnace, no matter what I get, because Colorado high country gets cold at night! But "damp", well, that's not a problem we have often.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #17
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I see where you were coming from. Our popup had a Suburban furnace that would chase you out b/c it got so warm, LOL. We usually had to open the small window on the door to keep from roasting even on the lowest setting. We usually had our bunk end fans on too in the dead of winter with the furance running.

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:49 AM   #18
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There are a couple more that were posted this AM, although VA is a long ways away. Might be, if you bought it, you could find someone who might exchange a chance to camp in it and fly back east.

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #19
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Yeah, I have my eyes open, but with a 3 month old baby, I need one that is reasonably close (not to mention the costs increase the further the drive). I guess it will take a miracle to buy one this summer, but hopefully next summer I will have a little more money and a little more freedom to travel further.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:35 PM   #20
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You need to try to buy one in the winter.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #21
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good point, Greg. I was busy with a pregnant wife and then newborn this past winter, but if the miracle doesn't happen this summer, I will try to look in the winter. While the idea of driving a few hundred miles and then towing a trailer home in the winter is less appealing, it is probably worth it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:13 PM   #22
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I'd personally be a bit concerned about buying sight unseen on Craig's list. Every time I advertise something for sale, I get a number of very obvious scammers.... I'd imagine it works both ways.
Ebay and pay pay have a few more safety measures, though not perfect. Caution there, too.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #23
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Going to check out a local 13' 1973 Scamp tonight, he's asking $2000 and said "Needs some minor fiberglass work and some adjustments to the door" in the ad but also said (via email) that it is ready to go (ie, whatever work it needs isn't so major as to keep it from being towed/used).

I realize that y'all can't predict what the problems might be, but any insight on how easy any fiberglass issues and door alignment might be to fix?

Also, is the ball hitch a standard size? I have a hitch receiver but not the ball hitch, what size do I need?

I have the checklist from this site to help me look at things. For $2k, if the thing isn't trashed, I'm likely to buy it. If I do, you'll be seeing more posts from me in maintenance forums.
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The door thing is probably the hinges, the ball is probably 1 7/8 " , could be 2" but should be 1 7/8".
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I assume hinges is an easy fix?
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #26
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Yeah, buy new ones from Scamp.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:47 PM   #27
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excellent! Thanks!

Now I just hope that "Needs some minor fiberglass work" doesn't mean gaping holes.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:00 PM   #28
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I'd personally be a bit concerned about buying sight unseen on Craig's list. Every time I advertise something for sale, I get a number of very obvious scammers.... I'd imagine it works both ways.
Ebay and pay pay have a few more safety measures, though not perfect. Caution there, too.
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I purchased my trailer sight unseen off of Craigs list & no photos! I am in Vancouver BC and he was in Couer D'Alene Idaho. No short trip. I called him as soon as he listed it - nice fellow who could tell me the whole history of the trailer etc etc and he did not own a digital camera. I told him I was leaving in the AM but in the meantime I would get a certified cheque in his name in the amount he was asking. In exchange he promised not to sell it to anyone else until I got there 2 days later. Left the next morning. The trailer was as promised (actually a bit better) and I only had to wait while he went to his bank and confirmed the cheque I gave him was good - I gave his bank manager the direct number to my bank at home. Happy ending for both of us. I did call him a couple of times while I was traveling down to make sure he had not sold it on me and to confirm I really was coming for it. He told me he had lots of intreasted parties and some told him not to bother to wait for me and just sell it them. Had it not been in the condition that he said it was in then I would have just walked away. No big deal as it was a nice drive down (although I hit a snow storm and a major wind storm coming home) and I used the trip to take a nephew out for Easter dinner who was attending the Univ. of Idaho at the time.
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