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Old 03-10-2016, 06:36 PM   #29
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Glad for all this feedback.

sokhapkin: Luckily, I’m pretty good at backing small trailers up… knock wood… from collecting wood, firewood that is. As you know, use only the mirrors.

I’ve been searching for a 13’, now wondering if I’ll regret it (shoulda got bigger) you have 16’ - does it suit you?

Byron Kinnaman: A couple of years looking!? Oh my gosh!. You have 13” any regrets on size? Thanks for "late '06 and later" headroom info.

And the entry level price - "champagne taste on a beer budget" might apply to me here.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:59 PM   #30
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Ive been searching for a 13, now wondering if Ill regret it (shoulda got bigger) you have 16 - does it suit you?
To me 16' is a perfect size if you travel alone or for a couple. Scamp layout 4 is designed "to sleep 4", but in reality it's a trailer to comfortable accommodate 2 people.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:42 PM   #31
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Just for fun! Posted in my Thread "I ♥ Burro" in Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers:

FiberglassRV members: My plan is to come to you to buy your trailer as stated in my introduction. But here is another option…

Come visit the Northwest in your trailer... I’ll buy it and you fly home. See Idaho!

Fishing: Silver Creek Preserve is a world renown blue ribbon trout habitat. 30 miles from me.
Skiing: Sun Valley Ski Resort (Hemingway, Cooper, McQueen) 11 miles away. Bus Stop film (M. Monroe)
Rafting: North Fork of the Salmon River (Lewis & Clark) 2 hours away.

Boise, ID (2.5 hours) voted #2 Best Place to Raise a Family (Forbes)
Meridian, ID voted CNN Money #1 America's Best Places to Live (same, 2.5hrs)
I’m four hours from Yellowstone.

And if that's not enough... Evel Knievel's Snake River canyon jump site (1 hour).

Wilderness, Cowboys, Moose/Elk, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding.

Okay… you get the idea. More?... Sun Valley Bucket List
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:54 PM   #32
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You might try the website
Searchtempest
Enter your zip code
Distance willing to travel
What your looking for ( ie scamp)
Hit enter.... It will search all craigslist ads and ebay
But as others have warned watch for scams etc
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #33
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To me 16' is a perfect size if you travel alone or for a couple. Scamp layout 4 is designed "to sleep 4", but in reality it's a trailer to comfortable accommodate 2 people.
Much appreciated sokhapkin.

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You might try the website
Searchtempest
Enter your zip code
Distance willing to travel
What your looking for ( ie scamp)
Hit enter.... It will search all craigslist ads and ebay
But as others have warned watch for scams etc
Good luck
Yes, sir... I use that and my-craigs-finder.com. Nothing in my area (ID, OR, MT, WA) but I'll keep at it. And when I say "nothing", I should clarify that means within my budget which I am beginning to feel is unrealistic. Thank you for your comment alan H.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:19 PM   #34
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Glad for all this feedback.

sokhapkin: Luckily, Im pretty good at backing small trailers up knock wood from collecting wood, firewood that is. As you know, use only the mirrors.

Ive been searching for a 13, now wondering if Ill regret it (shoulda got bigger) you have 16 - does it suit you?

Byron Kinnaman: A couple of years looking!? Oh my gosh!. You have 13 any regrets on size? Thanks for "late '06 and later" headroom info.

And the entry level price - "champagne taste on a beer budget" might apply to me here.
No regrets. My wife and I spend close to 90 days every winter in the Scamp. We sleep on the dinette/bed using sleeping bags. We just got home from a trip half way across the US. We live in Oregon and went to New Orleans. Last stop before home was Death Valley (almost 40 days there)
We've talked about bigger, but the 13' is just right for us.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:55 PM   #35
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I should clarify that means within my budget which I am beginning to feel is unrealistic.
Welcome to the world of molded fiberglass trailers. There was a time ten years ago when you could buy fiberglass trailers all day long for $1500... and almost ANY used fiberglass trailer for under $3,000. I fear those days are long gone. With the price of new 13' and 16' trailers now heading north of $20k, the prices for used trailers are really climbing; especially those that aren't "fixer-uppers" or have already been restored.

Sometimes reality causes us to re-evaluate what is "realistic."

Quite frankly, this is the time to buy a used motorhome. The used motorhome market is soft... and there are good buys to be had.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:07 AM   #36
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We're two adults and one golden retriever. We have a 13' Trillium. The only advantage to the Trillium is the windows. No bathroom just a porta potty. The rear dinette stays a permanent bed. In the front there is a small dinnette. In a 13' trailer a bathroom replaces the front dinette. The rear dinette must be taken down for sleeping. If I wanted a bathroom, I'd buy a 16' to have a permanent bed and front dinette.

To increase the bed size many of us have rotated the sleeping position by building an extension. Here's my version.

Trillium Queen Bed option revisited

You might want to call Scamp to check but I believe you can still get 13' for about $10k. Bare bones but if you're handy you can add what you need. If you can live with simple it might be a better choice than paying for used with options and mods you may not want. And on the new ones there's a full size bed. Raz
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:33 AM   #37
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I went to High School in Yale, MI in the late 60's early 70's. Motor Home production was HUGE business in Brown City, just around the corner from Yale. I didn't realize, however, that they were molded fiberglass.

I've wondered why no one made a molded fiberglass body to mount on a chassis, now I know - they did.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:53 AM   #38
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I've wondered why no one made a molded fiberglass body to mount on a chassis, now I know - they did.
There actually were several manufacturers of all molded motorhomes. Everything from Bigfoot to Scamp. Yep, Scamp made about a dozen motorhomes. Finding one of those is a true FIND!
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:52 AM   #39
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Welcome to the world of molded fiberglass trailers. There was a time ten years ago when you could buy fiberglass trailers all day long for $1500... and almost ANY used fiberglass trailer for under $3,000. I fear those days are long gone. With the price of new 13' and 16' trailers now heading north of $20k, the prices for used trailers are really climbing; especially those that aren't "fixer-uppers" or have already been restored.

Sometimes reality causes us to re-evaluate what is "realistic."
As well as being a slow learner, I’m always late to the party.

What you say is is undeniably true. With what I intended to spend, I thought I could get a trailer that was all there yet needed some updating at the low end of my budget with a well used but not dowdy trailer, ready to camp, at the higher end.

It appears that my high end is a fixer up, a project trailer. Yes, I’m now in re-evatuate phase.

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No regrets. My wife and I spend close to 90 days every winter in the Scamp. We sleep on the dinette/bed using sleeping bags. We just got home from a trip half way across the US. We live in Oregon and went to New Orleans. Last stop before home was Death Valley (almost 40 days there)
We've talked about bigger, but the 13' is just right for us.
Forty days in Death Valley. that is an accomplishment. It sounds like you really like the 13’ and living out of it in general. I remain interested in getting one yet your previous comment of taking two years to find one is likely going to apply to me as well. I’m also realizing that I may not be able to afford this lifestyle the way I had envisioned, not yet.

Many thanks for you both and ALL of the welcomed remarks on this thread.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:10 AM   #40
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If I wanted a bathroom, I'd buy a 16' to have a permanent bed and front dinette.

To increase the bed size many of us have rotated the sleeping position by building an extension.
I don't need a bathroom, porta-potty for nocturnal nature calls.

Yes, excellent. I would do an extension.

You may have been reading my concerns over affordability. This will no doubt keep me in the 13' size range as well as what I blindly figured I need to live.

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I went to High School in Yale, MI in the late 60's early 70's. Motor Home production was HUGE business in Brown City, just around the corner from Yale.
We were nearly neighbors. I went to Port Huron Northern. Yale was/is a nice area. I didn't realize the extent of the RV business in Brown City. Except that my dad worked there... I was regrettably "oblivious".

He went on from Travco to buy a struggling RV factory in Fort Gratiot named Tour-A-Home (non-fiberglass). Then the oil-embargo of the late 70s hit (remember waiting in long lines at the gas pumps?). The industry tanked, he lost his shirt.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:45 AM   #41
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I think a handy guy like you can easily make a 13 work. After all, they're 10 ft long inside. If you use a cube fridge, put it in the closet, cut the kitchen cabinet to half it's depth, you could put a 7' long bed, maybe a bit narrow for your tastes, but it is do able. Many people here have talked about sleeping perpendicular to the axle to make an unlevel parking situation more comfortable. You could start a trend!

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Old 03-11-2016, 09:04 AM   #42
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Here's one you might pursue. It's in Alberta, CA....but it fits your budget, if it's still for sale.

So I'm putting up my boler, it started off as a frame off restro in December and sadly it's still off the frame lol
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I've had the frame repaired, had to pay someone else to do it due to no time,

Anyways needs to be put on a flat bed or small pull behind trailer, comes with shell door new hinges, fresh water tank original faucet NEW CUSHIONS. And of course the frame, losing big time from what I put into it but it's near August with no progress

1000$

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