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Old 04-20-2018, 10:11 AM   #21
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Casita vs Scamp

I was a little hung up on a Casita after nice lady in Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Mon. gave me a tour of hers. I knew there had to be a bathroom, awning, screen door, no need for a microwave, or oven just a cooktop. Well Hubby wanted a microwave, an oven so I could make him pizza and a separate tub not a wet bath. We compromised, I went way down on price I guess just to convince him a little more. He loves cheap.........

But I am very happy with this Micro-Lite. When his step mother moves out of the house we can sell it, along with my sister's place, that will afford a fiberglass unit plus a good truck to pull it. That is my long term vision, but for now and next winter I am going to Arizona in my FR Micro-Lite 19FD

We have a friend here who was happy to loan us his 13ft Scamp, no bathroom, I thought no thank you. He later talked about the frame rusting and he had to keep up the painting or whatever. I was a little soured on Scamps for that reason. It was perplexing to me that a Minnesota manufacturer did not use better steel in such a cold climate where we use so much salt on the roads.

I did consider buying a new Scamp. With my plan on staying in the Southwest, coming home to the Upper Peninsula after the roads were free of salt was an option, but then I would be waiting for the finances to free up. That was not appealing to my wanderlust. I need to travel now, who knows how much longer I am going to be above ground.

Right now I am still here in Virginia enjoying the Cardinals singing all day and not in Michigan, ick with their winter.

Okay, back to studying the manual on this baby and watching more DVD's in RV's.

Thanks all for your help, advice, warnings, taking it all under advisement.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:00 PM   #22
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ladyofthelakes,

Congratulations! I always enjoy being out in our Peanut, our Little House in the Driveway / Little House on the Highway. So do the pug girls and Paul.

May you have at least as much enjoyment with yours!

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Old 04-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #23
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Ladyofthelakes....

Waiting around for perfection is a sure way to miss many of the great opportunities in life.

Disclosure: Sharon and I RVd for 41 years before we bought our 1st Casita. So Jon in Arizona has the right idea, too!

Comment: Mike Magee also has a right idea. So long as there's a water hookup waiting (always for me), I never keep water in the tank. But I do keep a Sunny D jug filled with water in the bathroom in case there's an emergency.

Enjoy yourself. Hope to meet you somewhere down the road!

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I never realized that a BM could be a Sunny D occasion!
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:16 PM   #24
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I was a little hung up on a Casita after nice lady in Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Mon. gave me a tour of hers. I knew there had to be a bathroom, awning, screen door, no need for a microwave, or oven just a cooktop. Well Hubby wanted a microwave, an oven so I could make him pizza and a separate tub not a wet bath. We compromised, I went way down on price I guess just to convince him a little more. He loves cheap.........

But I am very happy with this Micro-Lite. When his step mother moves out of the house we can sell it, along with my sister's place, that will afford a fiberglass unit plus a good truck to pull it. That is my long term vision, but for now and next winter I am going to Arizona in my FR Micro-Lite 19FD

We have a friend here who was happy to loan us his 13ft Scamp, no bathroom, I thought no thank you. He later talked about the frame rusting and he had to keep up the painting or whatever. I was a little soured on Scamps for that reason. It was perplexing to me that a Minnesota manufacturer did not use better steel in such a cold climate where we use so much salt on the roads.

I did consider buying a new Scamp. With my plan on staying in the Southwest, coming home to the Upper Peninsula after the roads were free of salt was an option, but then I would be waiting for the finances to free up. That was not appealing to my wanderlust. I need to travel now, who knows how much longer I am going to be above ground.

Right now I am still here in Virginia enjoying the Cardinals singing all day and not in Michigan, ick with their winter.

Okay, back to studying the manual on this baby and watching more DVD's in RV's.

Thanks all for your help, advice, warnings, taking it all under advisement.
My sister lived in Rudyard for several years... not too far away. Very short growing season and very hard winters in EUP! Farmers can't even grow alfalfa up there, last I knew.

Hey, now now you can update your trailer status! It still says Suntrek.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:25 AM   #25
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Rudyard !

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My sister lived in Rudyard for several years... not too far away. Very short growing season and very hard winters in EUP! Farmers can't even grow alfalfa up there, last I knew.

Hey, now now you can update your trailer status! It still says Suntrek.
Yikes! Rudyard, absolutely no reason whatsoever to go to that town, the U.P. is bad enough. Short growing season, you're telling me, and thats IF the stinkin deer don't eat it first. The only good deer is cooked and on your plate.

We are still sitting here in Son's driveway, building projects continue. Me, taking care of my pooches, listening to Cardinals and the traffic. College towns and the traffic are ridiculous.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:41 PM   #26
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College towns and the traffic are ridiculous.
tourist towns are even worse than college towns for traffic.

tourist towns that are also college towns, YIKES!!

(guess where I live...)
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:11 AM   #27
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I say good for you! Whatever it takes to get out there and travel, just do it.
I certainly hope you stay with us here on the forum though
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #28
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jon you are I are on the same page we loved our tent it went up fast and we could stand up in it. got a nice air mattress and we were set to go so much we took it all over the world and had a ball.


but 3 years ago at 73 my health started declining thus the spot for a perfect small trailer no b/r or a/c needed. we found an A-Liner in Chicago a long drive for just a looksee I knew that trailer was desirable and would work for us so I sent off a deposit and within 3 days we were off. we were not disappointed at all!


then big-time back surgery not once but 2x so the 13f scamper came into play no b/r no a/c didn't need it. sometimes our wants get in the way of our needs then nothing happens for us.


we keep our wants and needs down to the very basic and have a ball good for those that want more we just don't have a desire for it. there has not been one time we could cook a little or clean up in the morning to move on to another adventure our Quartzite trip to the desert comes to mine. we are going back next year for more fun!


next week 3 or 4 days of trouting in the Ozarks what cheap fun lets see 40.00 in gas 33.00 camping expense no el. or a/c! nice showers and toilets right next to our campsite what fun!!


like is good in a 13f scamper


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