While cleaning out old stuff I came across a fall
2001 issue of SOI (Scamp Owners International) News. There was an interview with Duane Eveland. He started Scamp
with his brother Gerold and sister Gladys in 1971.
There was mention of things that were familiar to me: First trailer; 1972 ($900,base!), Acorn name used due to legal issue (1979), Scamp
motor home 1984-85 (10 Ford Ranger chassis).
Then there were items I'd never heard before. Sold
through dealers (AZ,MT,CO,WA) in the early '70s. An "untruthful" salesman started Casita
and then went broke, could this be why there are Backus, MN Casitas? Same guy started Burro
in CA. Gerold became a salesman for Casita
. But the real bombshell was this "In the mid-1980s we experimented with a 28 foot trailer. It didn't sell well and only three or four were built." I, of course, can't verify any of this, but does anyone know more? I'm looking at you Floyd!