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Old 05-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #29
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Well, I bought it! It has some issues, mostly a terribly misaligned door and some fiberglass cracking around the door (maybe related, maybe not). But it towed nicely; still need to get the lights hooked up -- don't have the right wiring -- but I barely felt the thing while towing/braking.

It was somewhat beat up (it's a 1973 after all) and I have never owned a camper or towed anything, and am not terribly handy, so I'll be posting in the other forums a lot! I need help! But it didn't seem to leak (other than around the door) -- we've had an unusual amount of rain the last 2 days so if it leaked I think I would have been able to tell -- and it seemed functional otherwise. He said the heater and stove worked but we couldn't test them (no propane). He took $1800 (and he gave me a hitch ball/extender and put it on my truck, so I threw him $40 more). I figured for $1800 I couldn't go wrong.

I'm going out of town for the weekend but will post pics of my new baby soon. Thanks for the advice, and the advice that I will receive in the future!
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #30
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Oh, one question I have right now: storage. My driveway is a little sloped, is it ok to store it on a slope? And what should I get to store it, what should I do? Right now it's sitting on the street in front of my house with the front thing down (what is that called?), the rear levellers/supports down, and some 2x4's on the front and back of each tire. I'd prefer to have it in the driveway but my street is quiet with lots of parking, so if the slope is a concern that can't be addressed safely, I can live with the street.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:07 AM   #31
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How little is a little sloped? I have a sloped parking spot for mine as well and I use a number of blocks under the wheels on one of the sides to try and level it out a bit more. I only do that as I like to start up my fridge before a trip to give it time to cool down so the more level it is the better. You can also use blocks under the tongue as well.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #32
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I don't really know how to measure the slope. Sloped enough that when I take my car out of gear, it rolls down, but flat enough that flat bottomed things can be set on the ground without risk of falling over. How's that for a description!
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Congratulations, Dan! Sounds like a good deal and you'll enjoy it!
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I would invest in some chocks, these are at Harbor freight and fit the small tires better than the ones you get at a RV supply store.

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Old 05-15-2011, 05:21 PM   #35
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Thanks Bill, those look great, just what I was looking for.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:16 PM   #36
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My new folly. Oh, lord, what have I gotten myself into?!?!?

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It was somewhat beat up (it's a 1973 after all) and I have never owned a camper or towed anything, and am not terribly handy, so I'll be posting in the other forums a lot! I need help!
Are you sure this is a 1973???????
By the windows etc I find that hard to think possible - my guess would sometime in the 90's due to window style.
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Carol, I have no idea. That is what I was told.
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It was somewhat beat up (it's a 1973 after all) and I have never owned a camper or towed anything, and am not terribly handy, so I'll be posting in the other forums a lot! I need help!
Are you sure this is a 1973???????
By the windows etc I find that hard to think possible - my guess would sometime in the 90's due to window style.
You should call Scamp with your VIN number and have them confirm what year it was built - you should know for sure for insurance etc.
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WHere do I find the VIN # on the trailer? The title I have has a vin but very little info otherwise, I'd like to confirm on the trailer.
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WHere do I find the VIN # on the trailer? The title I have has a vin but very little info otherwise, I'd like to confirm on the trailer.
It might be on a small plate or sticker on the tongue of the trailer or it is sometimes stamped into the metal.

Dan if the previous owner did not change the windows then there really is no way that trailer could be a 73 as the windows were very very different then.
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I'm with Carol, that looks newer than a 73. It's the windows.
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