what did a 1998 Scamp 16 cost when new?
Your probably want to have the brakes
, 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?