My thanks to everyone who has responded to this thread. Shopping for a new toy is so much fun isn’t it?
I am looking for a camper that will have a long life without so much worry about water leaks
. I am looking at a possible job transfer and retirement in a few years. Having a mobile living space available to me would really simplify some of the life changes I’m going to be going through over the next few years/decades. I may find myself living for a few months at a time in the camper I buy.
I also plan to travel and see the US and Canada, maybe Mexico. I am dreaming of camping in a combination of full service campgrounds, various parking lots and state/national parks. I expect that having both on grid and off grid options in my camper will be beneficial to my comfort.
-- I’m looking at pricing out the Deluxe simply because I love the look of wood cabinets. If the price is prohibitive, I’ll learn to like fiberglass cabinets just as much.
I will add a Maxxair fan to my wish list. I’ve seen really good reviews of this fan and I think it’s something my money will be well spent on.
– I like the idea of the furnace
being controlled by a thermostat. I’ve owned a camper in the past (a 1980’s vintage stick unit) with a Dometic furnace
in it and I found the sound of the furnace
comforting. Yeah, I may be a bit weird too.
– thanks for the note that Scamp will prepare the camper for a microwave
then I can purchase one to my preference. This is probably the route I’ll go.
Group 27 Battery option
– since I do expect that at times I’ll be camping without hook-ups I wanted to plan to have enough power available. I am also planning to have a portable solar
unit that I can use to keep the battery
topped-off when I’m out exploring. I would rather go with the larger capacity battery
to start with….I can always downsize the size of the battery in a larger battery box, not so easy to retrofit a bigger battery box when you won’t have easy access to a shop.
I have researched Casitas, and they seem to have some issues (I do understand that all campers have issues of one kind or another) with plumbing drains and tank capacity. In all the reading I’ve done, Scamp has some well-known issues, but because they are so well known fixes are well documented.
Thank you for the measurement. My pole barn at its highest point is 9 1/2ft. I may have to excavate some dirt so the AC will clear a rafter or two, but I think it’ll fit.
The splash guard **grin** I’m glad I asked, I was thinking of mud flaps for the tires
instead of something inside the camper as part of the stove installation.
Thank you for your reassurance that Scamp’s slow updating of their catalog isn’t something to worry about. Another reason I’m seriously interested in a Scamp is that they are a company that’s been in business for a very long time and they seem likely to be in business for a long time to come.