Old But New - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2015, 09:19 AM   #1
Member
 
Name: Perry
Trailer: Bigfoot 25RQ
Lanesboro, Minnesota, between Whalan and Fountain
Posts: 77
Old But New

My wife Terry and I owned a 16' Scamp for six years and now own a 17' Casita Spirit Standard. We never used the shower, water, water heater in our Scamp and felt, for us, they just took up needless space. Plus the refrigerator and bed were too small. Never did like the banging every time the furnace came on, so instead we carried a electric oil heater for cold weather. All this gear we didn't use or like took up valuable storage space!

Two years ago we were driving home from northern Minnesota when we saw this used 2007 Casita for sale only 30 miles north of our home. It is a standard Casita Spirit with a side dinette, no heater, no shower, no furnace, no grey water tank, and only needed a porta-potty. Plus the Casita has the large refrigerator and a bigger bed! In addition, the loaded Casita weighs nearly 300 pounds less than the loaded Scamp! It was perfect for our needs and we purchased the Casita and sold our 2002 Scamp for $4,000 more than the Casita.

With the extra money we purchased a Southern Comfort mattress (heaven!), a new 20 degree twin sleeping bag, and a Little Buddy heater (yes, the Little Buddy is OFF when we sleep) when boon docking in cold weather. Plus we installed a receiver hitch and aluminum tray on the back to hold some light goods.

I've lurked here for numerous years, will retire on May 31, and am ready to do some serious camping.

Enjoy,

Perry
__________________

__________________
Perryb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve Outlaw's Avatar
 
Trailer: Oliver Legacy Elite II
Mississippi
Posts: 502
Registry
There is nothing better than having EXACTLY what you want. Congrats... Sounds like you hit the jackpot.
__________________

__________________
Steve and Tali - Dogs: Reacher and Lucy and our beloved Storm and Maggie (waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)
2008 Outlaw Oliver Legacy Elite & 2014 Outlaw Oliver Legacy Elite II
2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4
Steve Outlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 10:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,145
It's a good thing they offer so many different build options, because there are so many of us different folks.
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
papa-t's Avatar
 
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Crossroads Now
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 969
Welcome Perry to the forum. I just retired on January 1st. Good luck with the new/old unit and retirement. As someone said to me it's like Saturday every day.
__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
It's a good thing they offer so many different build options, because there are so many of us different folks.
Yes it is nice we have a number of great manufactures and layouts and options to choose. Each of us is very different as to our camping styles and must haves in our trailers. For me not having a hot water tank and shower or a fridge that did not run on propane for example would be a real deal breaker.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: Francois
Trailer: Bigfoot
British Columbia
Posts: 973
Registry
yep...can't relate either...

I spent twenty odd years cruising in trailer sailors...no heater, no shower, no standing headroom in the cabin (except for a 3'x3' spot in the middle when the pop top was up)

the ability to be warm and comfortable whatever the weather is doing outside and having a hot shower whenever, wherever I want seems like a very real luxury...

if there is one thing I miss from boating is the ability/right to anchor anywhere you please and for free...not only that but in "trophy" destinations/spots to boot

"you can't have everything...where would you put it?"
Attached Thumbnails
egmontmorn.jpg   bodb.jpg  

__________________
Franswa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 12:26 PM   #7
Member
 
Name: Perry
Trailer: Bigfoot 25RQ
Lanesboro, Minnesota, between Whalan and Fountain
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
For me not having a hot water tank and shower or a fridge that did not run on propane for example would be a real deal breaker.
I'm sure we're in the minority here and we know this Casita will be harder to sell in three years when Terry retires. But for now it's exactly what we want and when we do sell we'll have had five years of fun in that Casita and I'm sure we'll get our money back.

Friends of ours, who have never owned a camper, just bought a 23', six-month old Airstream at ten times the cost, with every option available AND a 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup to pull it (we have a 2003 Odyssey with 210,000 miles). They can't wait to go camping with us and we'll have just as much fun. It'll be like the Roosevelt's camping with the Clampett's.

Enjoy,

Perry
__________________
Perryb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,064
Hello Perry and welcome. Sounds like you found the perfect trailer so I have to ask, why would you sell it? Raz
__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 12:50 PM   #9
Member
 
Name: Perry
Trailer: Bigfoot 25RQ
Lanesboro, Minnesota, between Whalan and Fountain
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by P. Raz View Post
Hello Perry and welcome. Sounds like you found the perfect trailer so I have to ask, why would you sell it? Raz
We went from popup's to 21 ft Aeorlite, to 28' fifth wheel, down to the Scamp. The small camper that can go anywhere and boondock is what we really enjoy.

Terry still will be working for the next three years, so we're really just weekend campers. One nice thing is she works 4 ten hour days and gets Mondays off. When she retires, we will purchase a newer van and Casita (?). Our intention is to spend 2-3 months at a time traveling, so we will have a hot water heater, air conditioner, and shower. We also like the looks of Casita's new Independence model. Of course, we'll change our minds a 1,000 times before her retirement though. Until then, we have the perfect camper for us.

Enjoy,

Perry
__________________
Perryb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,064
I understand completely. Like you we keep it simple. We haven't found anything we like better than our Trillium but when we do....
__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Francois
Trailer: Bigfoot
British Columbia
Posts: 973
Registry
"harder to sell"

"we know this Casita will be harder to sell in three years when Terry retires"

I'm not sure about that.....going back to boats and trailersailors in particular "bare bones" examples of a model that hasn't been touched often sell for quite a good price....there's is always people looking for a "blank slate" to customize to their needs

in the case of a Casita somebody might like a bare one...might not like propane stoves...would prefer a non-pressurized alcohol cooktop for example...some people might prefer a tankless water heater instead of the standard installed tank ones.....same goes for heaters.....an "empty", well kept Casita might be just what they are looking for...something to keep in mind when writing up that "for sale" ad copy
Attached Thumbnails
adonekb.jpg   sig7.jpg  

__________________
Franswa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:42 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Paul O.'s Avatar
 
Name: Paul
Trailer: '04 Scamp 19D, Tacoma 4.0L 4door, SB
ex VT, now CO
Posts: 1,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by papa-t View Post
Welcome Perry to the forum. I just retired on January 1st. Good luck with the new/old unit and retirement. As someone said to me it's like Saturday every day.
When you retire, what you do depends more on the weather than the day of the week - pay attention to the weather man!
__________________
Paul O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 09:53 AM   #13
Commercial Member
 
1ATony's Avatar
 
Name: Tony
Trailer: Dutchman
Massachusetts
Posts: 130
Welcome to the site Perry, it's great to have you here.

Tony
__________________
Tony
1aauto.com
Tow Mirrors - Trailer Hitch
1ATony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 01:41 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Scamp 13
California
Posts: 1,418
It'll be like the Roosevelt's camping with the Clampett's.


Yep the Clampets were always happy. Well except for Granny. But the rich Drysdales were always miserable.
__________________

__________________
stevebaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old, old egg 1957 Camilla General Chat 36 09-16-2014 12:59 AM
New to glass, but old on camping NEWFISHER Hi, I am.... 8 12-31-2013 11:17 PM
New Lamps for Old, New Lamps for Old! bfrq25 General Chat 6 04-03-2011 05:57 PM
Old, New, Really Old, not so New! But I am back! Robin G Hi, I am.... 10 01-01-2011 04:56 PM
New old owner, or old new owner? drews60 General Chat 7 11-17-2006 05:36 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.