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Old 10-23-2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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Price for a used 1984 13' Scamp

Hi there. There is a guy on Craigslist selling a 13' 1984 scamp for $13,400. I looked on Nada Guides for RV's and their estimated value is $4500. My question is what do you guys think is a fair price for a 13' 1984 Scamp in pretty good condition? I'm new to this so I really appreciate your opinions! I really don't want to pay $13,400 for a trailer that is 36 years old, but if that's a fair price in the molded fiberglass world then I will consider it.

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Old 10-23-2020, 12:22 PM   #2
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In my opinion it is too high for that year. I think it has an ice box and no A/C and possibly no heater (can't recall), but I think that one is a few thousand overpriced.

I know they're hard to find, but newer ones will come up for around the same price and have more options.
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:32 PM   #3
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Well if the trailer came with 2 Battle Born LiFe batteries, 400 watts of solar panels, a complete Bogart Engineering Trimetric solar charge/battery monitoring system, top of the line Progressive Dynamics Converter and a top of the line hard-wired surge protection device I would still say it is over priced.

Seriously, check the sold prices here and on fiberglass-rv-4sale.com to see what they are going for.
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:32 PM   #4
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Before you spend that kind of money on a 35+ y/o trailer, find out how much a new one is. While you have to wait about 1 year to get it, I am pretty sure a trailer configured like the '84 would be less that $13,400.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:47 PM   #5
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Keep looking! The quality then would have to be 10X better than the quality of new built Scamps now to come anywhere near that price. 10X!
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:56 PM   #6
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They have gone up but.....

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Hi there. There is a guy on Craigslist selling a 13' 1984 scamp for $13,400.thanks again!

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Old 10-23-2020, 04:01 PM   #7
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Thanks, guys! That's what I thought!
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:06 PM   #8
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He's not selling, he's asking. And he is asking for a ridiculous amount. Selling? Its not going to happen. NADA guide is low, which is common for the molded FG trailers, but not that far off. In very nice condition, $7,000 +/-.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:15 PM   #9
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Or a1996

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Old 10-25-2020, 05:42 PM   #10
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For reference, I just putrchased off of CL (in CA) a 2013 16ft in great condition for $12,500)
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:54 AM   #11
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I recently posted a couple of other unrestored, unremarkable 13’ Scamps priced at around $12K. I suspect a few opportunistic folks with old Scamps sitting around are hoping to cash in on the current short supply and slapping very high asking prices on them. With free classified ads, they have nothing to lose.

They might even hit the jackpot and snare a desperate sucker. But you’re not one. I’d be prepared to wait a while for sanity to return. Keep looking certainly, and keep a cool head.

Original purchase prices are interesting, but current value is based on supply and demand. Right now that’s seriously out of equilibrium.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:44 AM   #12
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For reference, I just putrchased off of CL (in CA) a 2013 16ft in great condition for $12,500)
Wow! I'm beyond jealous. That's a great find!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:59 AM   #13
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UPDATE: Price for a used 1984 13' Scamp

He just lowered the price to $11,900. The truth is even if he lowered to $7000, I wouldn't buy it. I'm looking for a trailer 20 years old or newer.
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:37 PM   #14
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Price for a used 1984 13í Scamp

I just bought a 2020 13’ Scamp with version 2 with bathroom and extras that come with the bathroom option and some extras I added, electric brakes with wireless brake control, dual LP tank, etc. The base price was $15,295.00. (total paid $16,762.10). new October 2020 Scamp.
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Its called "Hoping to Gouge" !
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Old 11-02-2020, 11:49 PM   #16
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Hi there. There is a guy on Craigslist selling a 13' 1984 scamp for $13,400. I looked on Nada Guides for RV's and their estimated value is $4500. My question is what do you guys think is a fair price for a 13' 1984 Scamp in pretty good condition? I'm new to this so I really appreciate your opinions! I really don't want to pay $13,400 for a trailer that is 36 years old, but if that's a fair price in the molded fiberglass world then I will consider it.

thanks again!

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From what I've researched...that's too expensive.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:58 PM   #17
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Another 84 13'

Hi there, I have been looking for a Scamp or Casita for ages, but I live in the Southeast (southeast GA), where there are very few. Every time one is listed, it is gone in less than 2 days. I am not exaggerating here.

More to the point, I have found a 1984 13' in pretty good shape. Problem is that it's listed at 11k. I know that this is high, considering I could get a newer one for just a couple of grand more, BUT there are none in this age range that are cheaper, and the newer ones are gone within hours with people offering over asking price. Nada guide on this baby is so low it's a risk.

I guess my question is whether this is a crazy price to pay, considering my zip code and how crazy everyone is about campers right now. Like you said, it's a supply and demand issue. I know it's smarter to wait until the end of the COVID related camping frenzy, but I have been trying to get one of these for years. I should have pulled the trigger a long time ago, but here we are. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:10 PM   #18
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It has nothing to do with your location. They are hard to find everywhere and they sell fast if they have a realistic price.

My advice is to do research up front on what you like, floor plans and brands, and then pounce when you find one.

I have bought 3 molded FG trailers in the last ten years. I live in North Carolina. One I bought in Florida, one in Illinois, and the other in Michigan. This doesn’t include the one I drove to Colorado to pick up that was grossly misrepresented so I walked away.

And these trailers are not interchangeable. Casitas are different than Scamps that are different than Escapes, etc.

Another common misperception is weight. These trailers are not super light weight. Check out the weights in the real world spreadsheet for real data.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:23 PM   #19
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Thanks for the advice. I guess my point is that they are so rare that I do feel like I want to pounce, but when I see the lower pricing elsewhere and the valuations that sit so low, I worry that I'm making a mistake. My main considerations are safety, weight, and a place to put my head at night, so this 13' is exactly what I've been looking and saving for. I know no one here can validate my choice, so thanks again.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:39 PM   #20
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There is always someone out there that got a better deal. Don’t sweat it. Maybe they bought it from a family member, or maybe they actually paid more. Who knows, it’s the internet.

I used to have a friend (notice it’s used to) that no matter what I bought, I overpaid and he got a better deal! Car, TV, appliances, house, whatever; he was the deal master and I was a big sucker.

A bigger mistake ImHO is not inspecting carefully and getting one with serious damage. Learning how to inspect is critical and sadly sellers don’t always tell the truth.
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