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