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Old 01-11-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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I finally found a Scamp. I had been looking for a bit after first looking at teardrop trailers but realizing that they would never work for a family of four.

How did I find said Scamp? I placed an ad on Craiglist in Kansas City that I was looking for a 13 footer that sleeps four as that was really all that I wanted to spend on it. Right before Christmas, a woman emails me and tells me that her mother-in-law is selling a Scamp. Turns out her mother-in-law wanted to sell it and asked the daughter to see how much she could get for it so she got on CL to see what they were going for. Turns out my ad was the only thing that showed up! I ask for more information and talk to them that night. Turns out it is a 1990 16-footer for less than what I was willing to pay for a 13-footer. I ask for pictures as they live about 6 hours from me in NW Kansas. A week goes by so I ask if they had any luck with the pictures. I finally got them this last Wednesday and they are the pictures linked below. After seeing the pictures, I told them it was sold and I'll be there Sunday.

I had to take my brothers Yukon because as I was installing the hitch on our van, EVERY single bolt either broke or the welded nut broke off the frame. The Yukon was a great hauler. I did the whole twelve hours in one day (today). The sellers had someone check the wheels and grease the bearings so it would be ready to roll. It was.

One neat thing is that the original sales receipt is in there along with all of the brochures from 1990.

One weird thing is that he has another hitch welded on to the back of the bumper. He said he sometimes pulled a very small fishing boat behind it. I about fell over. He said he sometimes put his generator and a cooler on one of those racks behind it too. That had to make for some interesting tongue weight readings!

A big thanks to Greg A. for all of his advice along the way. He was very helpful as I did my search. Especially when I sent him the pictures and he said, "Dude. Tell them that it is sold."

Be prepared for lots of questions. I look forward to participating here.

Here is a link to the pictures. As you can see, it's about as unmolested as you can get except for the bumper.

"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

1991 Scamp 16'
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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Congrats, it looks great!

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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Congrats Bryan!

Been worrying about ya on the road today, but it must have turned out as good as we thought from the pics. Great find - and now you can really start the fun.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Wow that looks like a nice clean trailer!
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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tres cool!!!

You guys will have a ball - TONS-'O-FUN!!!

Congrats and happy scamping
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:44 PM   #6
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Bryan, Congrat's! And Welcome to the addiction! It truely is a addiction. And yes, Greg is the best, keeps your spirts up when the search drags on forever. And spots the great deals. Hope you guy's get lot's of great family time in this summer. Robin

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:00 AM   #7
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I am jealous!! Soon, soon, soon, I will be one of the cool kids too!! Such a great trailer, congrats!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:29 AM   #8
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Hi, Bryan, and to the world of fiberglass trailer NUTZ!!! Congratulations on finding such a great trailer. We wish you safe travels and many, many happy memories. Happy camping - L 'n D
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:18 AM   #9
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Congratulations Bryan!
Persistance pays off yet again.
Looking forward to your posts.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:47 AM   #10
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Wow...nice!!! Congratulations, Bryan!!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:14 AM   #11
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Great story and pics. Congratulations... now let the memories begin!
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:27 AM   #12
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I'm sorry, Bryan. I think Greg A. took you for a ride. That thing'll never work for you. I tell you what, I'll offer you half what you paid for it just to get that sorry-looking thing out of your yard. I'll even send it PayPal, or give you cash, if you'd prefer. That way you can recoup at least some of your hard-earned cash out of this horrible deal. Whaddya say?

Great looking trailer. You really scored! Congrats.

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:05 AM   #13
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Alright, Bryan!

Didn't even have to bring a full tool kit along to pick that one up - looks like new!

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:15 AM   #14
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Great looking trailer. You will be happy with the additional space. Even with 2 of us, our 16' UHaul seems so much larger than our 13' Burro.


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Old 01-12-2009, 08:46 AM   #15
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What a score.....really happy for you. I always follow Greg A's Links. He finds some good deals
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:50 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone. I'm going to spend some of the day getting her cleaned up and making a list of things that need to be done and questions that need to be answered. I think it will be a long list. When I brought it home my wife mentioned that it was "cleaner" than she thought it would be. Funny - she doesn't mention how nice it is or anything, just how "clean" it is.

According to the receipt, the unit was $8100 back in 1990. I forgot to mention that I paid $2500 for the trailer. At that price, it was a no-brainer.

Roger, I thought that Greg might be leading me astray. He kept telling me that it wasn't worth it and then asking for the phone number of the sellers so he could tell them that it was overpriced.

Raya, I still brought the tools. I was fully expecting some type of calamity on the 6 hour drive home!

All in all, I'm very happy with it. For having never stepped foot in one before this, I think it's going to work out well.
"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:17 AM   #17
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Wow.. you did find a great buy!! congratulation on your purchase.... have a great time camping!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #18
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Way to go!
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:21 AM   #19
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oh my. You done good!

You are going to enjoy this one!
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:12 AM   #20
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I guess Santa was just a couple of weeks late getting to Kansas this year. Great looking camper you have there and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do ours.

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