Welcome to the list Jason. Waving from across the harbour on the North Shore.
The Spree-Escape (not the same as the Escape
trailer made here in BC)that you have shown in your post is not what we would call a true fiberglass trailer which is what the Scamp
and Escapes are. Its what we would call a stick trailer and due to their construction they do not normally have as long of life as a true fiberglass trailer will. So they are often cheaper to buy new and really cheap to buy used. Website for our local Escape
trailers is found here http://escapetrailer.com/
- Nice trailers!
I have a 16' scamp
early 90's model so it is a bit lighter than most of the 2000 onwards models - it does have a side bath/shower but no ac or microwave
and loaded with my gear etc it comes in at a total weight
of about 2500lbs (not carrying any water) and the tongue is included in that is between 220-240lbs. Think you will find that many of the 16' Escapes (the built local ones) loaded maybe a bit higher and the tongue weight
is usually higher than that. You really need to check not just the tow cap of what ever you plan on buying for towing but the tongue weight cap as well. Dont want to pull the back end out of a new car.
You should sign up on the Escape
website to their owners forum as some used 16`are starting to appear on the market in the buy and sell section. As for purchasing a Scamp
here in Canada that is a real long shot - there are only a few registered with ICBC and they did not actually have a 16`registered until I imported mine a few years ago - think they have a couple more now. Best to plan on traveling across the line to find one.
We have a group of fiberglass trailer owners called the Nor-West Glass Eggs that get together a few times a year of meets and anyone is welcome to join us and check out all the different types of trailers. The next meet is in September and the very new facebook link to the group is here:
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We also have a Scambled Egg meet taking place at the Sons of Norway Campground at Haztic Lake on July 8-10 which will also have mostly fiberglass -so far we have about 42 trailers signed up and they will be open to tour on the Saturday 12 - 3pm. more info on that can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/bcglasseggs/
I know for sure that there with be both a 13`& 16` Scamp at that meet along with Bolers, Trilliums, Bigfoots, Surfside
and Escapes - probable forgotten someone!
Good luck on your search.