Is $13.5K reasonable for 1998 Scamp 16 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-01-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Is $13.5K reasonable for 1998 Scamp 16

It seems to be loaded. Side dinette. Says in very good shape and pictures do seem to confirm that is in good shape.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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Is it a deluxe?
That is higher than I would pay but is the season of high prices. You need to evaluate what it is worth to you and how many come up in your area etc.
Always good to see in person as sometimes pictures can make trailers look muvh better than in real life.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:55 PM   #3
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For about 3K-- 4K more you can buy a brand new one, just sayin. You are not that far from Backus MN. Carl
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:43 PM   #4
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For about 3K-- 4K more you can buy a brand new one, just sayin. You are not that far from Backus MN. Carl
Likely for 3-4K less you could buy that one.
It would need to be a Deluxe with all options, in great shape, to warrant 11K.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:03 PM   #5
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That is helpful, I thought it might be high. But not sure what to offer.
I have a packet coming from Scamp to check out for new. And I talked with Parkliner.
we are moving from a vintage to get something that won't need so much repair work....
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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A really nice almost new trailer can command a price very close to the cost of a new trailer. Market conditions and limited supply have an effect on the situation. Late fall the prices might go down a little.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:12 PM   #7
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1998 is NOT almost new !
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #8
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I think that is high! I just sold my 2005 Escape 17B for $13k, granted to a friend, but still. On quality I would put Escape above Scamp.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:24 PM   #9
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1998 is NOT almost new !
I agree. You have to consider not so much the trailer but the appliances. 18 years going near 19 years is a lot of use or lack of use is not good and they are not cheap replacements, not counting the installation as well. That's why I went new. Carl
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:13 PM   #10
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I think that is high! I just sold my 2005 Escape 17B for $13k, granted to a friend, but still. On quality I would put Escape above Scamp.
I guess we can't "Escape" such comments, and you have a right to your opinion... however conceived.
Escape makes a fine trailer with a list of positives and negatives comparable with any other Fiberglass RV, so you can be secure in the knowledge that it is not necessary to knock other makes to make the Escape look good. Each is just right for the buyer whose needs it meets.

While I think you will find the Bigfoot to be a fine trailer as well....
I have not found a fiberglass trailer of any make for which I would trade my Scamp13D.
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Oh I thought it was pretty clear the way I put it that I was stating my opinion and not fact! I have my friend's Scamp at my house to pretty up to sell since she lives far out in the country, and there are things I'm shaking my head at, like the rat fur on the inside of the door that gets dirty when the trailer sits with the door open while camping, and the fact that the front window is on such a curved surface if she towed in the rain a little bit of moisture always got in to the front bath. Hers is a 1990 though so things may have changed!

The list of upgrades I'm getting moving from the Escape to the Bigfoot is pretty extensive, and it's a 2008 in good shape that I bought for $13k. No matter what you think of Scamp quality versus the others, you have to admit that two of us buying much newer fiberglass trailers for the same price is proof that the price is high!
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Oh I thought it was pretty clear the way I put it that I was stating my opinion and not fact! I have my friend's Scamp at my house to pretty up to sell since she lives far out in the country, and there are things I'm shaking my head at, like the rat fur on the inside of the door that gets dirty when the trailer sits with the door open while camping, and the fact that the front window is on such a curved surface if she towed in the rain a little bit of moisture always got in to the front bath. Hers is a 1990 though so things may have changed!

The list of upgrades I'm getting moving from the Escape to the Bigfoot is pretty extensive, and it's a 2008 in good shape that I bought for $13k. No matter what you think of Scamp quality versus the others, you have to admit that two of us buying much newer fiberglass trailers for the same price is proof that the price is high!
OK, maybe it is necessary for some folks.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:52 AM   #13
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what did a 1998 Scamp 16 cost when new?

Your probably want to have the brakes, tires, bearings gone through as soon as you get it and probably a new battery. So add another 500 or more bills to that price.

I figure 1/2 life half price and add another 25% if it's a cherry like new unused rig stored in a controlled environment. Reality is somewhere between the 2 extremes. If it's local and you don't have to spend a dime to check it out it's worth more than one you have to spend 500 bucks just to get to just to see it.

Lets face it a 20 year old rig is still going to give you some headaches.
Are the propane bottles current? when was the pressure regulator and hoses last replaced. How about the water pumps and water heater. Were the windows and vents ever resealed and the rivet caps ever replaced?

This all adds up especially if you don't do the work yourself.

If this is a properly priced rig we wouldn't be having this conversation. It would have been gone already. Unless you have a special inside line.

Whats it worth to you to buy new and put off camping until next year?
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:45 PM   #14
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Wow - that's a bit too high of a price for that age. You might consider having an RV repairman evaluate condition/needed repairs, estimated repair cost to help you make the decision of what to offer.
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