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Old 01-21-2020, 04:22 PM   #101
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When you are done washing and waxing your trailers, mine could use some TLC.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:38 PM   #102
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As I see it, there's an informal cost/benefit analysis happening. People naturally weigh the actual use and enjoyment they get from something against the costs of keeping it around (money, depreciation, upkeep time, space, general worry and anxiety). When the hassle begins to outweigh the enjoyment, time to let go.

I am wrestling with that very thing as regards our Roadtrek. We do enjoy it, but actual use is infrequent, and there are real costs (insurance, registration, maintenance, and the biggie, depreciation) to keeping it.

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Old 01-21-2020, 05:05 PM   #103
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Smile What to keep. Memories

A man I worked with many years ago had a camping budget and as soon as it was full he and his family were gone. His motto was save memories, not money. We practiced that with our family and have 50 yrs. of priceless memories and photo's. Life is short and only once, enjoy it as much as you can.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:03 AM   #104
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Budget... the word seems to imply save first, then camp. Smart person.

Nowadays, the operative word is credit: camp first, then pay, driven by an aggressive RV industry. I wonít say it is never right to buy an RV on credit, but being upside down puts one in a vulnerable position when life throws a curveball.

Not sure what this has to do with the OPís question, but she is in an enviable position to own three solid molded trailers, paid for and ready to roll!
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:17 AM   #105
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Great advice Jon. The best home, car, trailer, etc is the one that is paid for. Today we live in a virtual world that lives on credit and those curveballs will get you every time.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:55 AM   #106
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When you are done washing and waxing your trailers, mine could use some TLC.
Apparently there's a guy 40 miles from me that does a 17' sized wax for $100. I'm thinking that would be money well spent.
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I love thee, I love thee not, I love thee...
I would love thy Roadtrek. But I do get it, it's a tough one to figure out if you should sell or not.

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I like that motto!
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:30 AM   #107
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Apparently there's a guy 40 miles from me that does a 17' sized wax for $100. I'm thinking that would be money well spent.
Probably, but Iíd want to know what product(s) heís using. In my experience cheap automotive waxes only last a couple of months in our SW climate, while a good quality marine fiberglass wax lasts 2-3X as long.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:26 PM   #108
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I have 3 trailers.
1) 1992 13' Scamp standard. It has the front sofa, 3-way fridge, awning, stove, no heater, no A/C. Very sentimental as it is my first egg.

2) 2017 17' Casita Independence. It has a lot of bells and whistles. 3" lift kit, 15" tires, solar, Honda generator, A/C, heat, full bath/shower, awning.

3) 2008 16' Scamp Deluxe. Birch cabinets, heat, A/C, stove & oven, side bath/shower.

I don't have to sell any of them, I have the space for them at my home. It just feels a little excessive.

I should probably sell one of them, but at this time I'm having a hard time deciding which should go. I thought I'd ask the forum which trailer any of you have sold and regretted. I don't want to have seller's remorse and it helps to read other's opinions.

Thank you.
If it was me, I would definitely keep the 13 for the cute factor and the fact that you can tow it with almost any economy vehicle with a tow rating.

As for the other two, I really like the Casita Independence layout so you don't have to crawl over each other in the middle of the night, but then I also love the look of the Scamp Deluxe wood interior. Tough choice!

You could always add solar to the 16' Scamp, we added a $100 90 watt panel to the roof of ours and a solar controller.

Most of our previous campers were pop-ups, which I loved, but don't really miss them compared to the Scamp. We did have a nice camper (Caravan) when we lived in England, complete with gas mantel interior lights, but shipping it home would have been too much.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:03 PM   #109
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I have never felt an attachment to any material object in my life because it is cute . At some point common sense says to let go and move on
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:05 AM   #110
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As for the other two, I really like the Casita Independence layout so you don't have to crawl over each other in the middle of the night, but then I also love the look of the Scamp Deluxe wood interior. Tough choice!
Thank you Radar1 for your post.
Yes, the 13' will be the keeper, but it's the other two that are difficult to select from.
You see the dilemma, a nice twin bed layout and boon dock ready Casita, vs the beautiful wood interior and soothing layout of the Scamp.

I like your solar panel setup.
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Old 07-03-2022, 09:39 AM   #111
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It's been about 2 1/2 years since I asked this question. Thought it might be time for an update.

I've kept all three. They come in handy when friends/family visit and I enjoy hanging out in them even if they're in the driveway.

The Casita Independence gets selected the most for trips as the bathroom is larger and it has some boondocking features (solar and a generator).

The Scamp 16 Deluxe gets picked as a guest room every single time as my visitors love the wood cabinets as they get a cabin vibe from it.

I loaned out my 13 Scamp one time and I have decided I'm not in the loaning business any longer. The electric cord got chewed up on the highway as they didn't fully stow it away (they paid for the replacement) and the awning didn't retract well for them, so they towed it home all bungie corded up (going to work on sorting that out today).

Hope it was okay to bump up an old thread.
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:57 AM   #112
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:00 AM   #113
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I didn't know Steve D passed. Prayers for his loved ones, rest in peace.
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:21 AM   #114
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Agreed. Steve was a valued member of the group.

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Old 07-03-2022, 12:48 PM   #115
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I'm on my fourth trailer now and I don't regret selling any of the previous ones. The one I thought I'd never sell was my Oliver LE2, but I did and it was the right thing to do. Not just because I got tired of the Oliver's shortcomings, but also because of the opportunities and adventures that came from moving on. Each of them helped me realize what I really wanted in a trailer and move to the next one in my quest. And as icing on the cake, the last two sold for a lot more than I paid for them.
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Old 07-03-2022, 03:49 PM   #116
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I've hated to sell every camper I ever sold, but was always moving on to something else that suited us better. The one that I really wish I had kept was our '61 Airstream Bambi. It's the one that inspired me to order a 13' Scamp...

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Old 07-03-2022, 03:55 PM   #117
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I'm in my 11th camper, including my 5th Escape. This has been over 12 years and I have yet refilled both of my propane tanks on any of my campers.
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I'm in my 11th camper, including my 5th Escape. This has been over 12 years and I have yet refilled both of my propane tanks on any of my campers.
Funny. That sounds like selling a car because it will soon run out of gas. A good preemptive move.
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Old 07-04-2022, 07:28 PM   #119
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I have had Trillium 13, Boler 13, Scamp 13, Casita 17 and Escape 17, the only one I regret selling was a Scamp 13 deluxe. I still miss it and keep looking for another but priced out of the market right now.
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Old 07-05-2022, 08:37 AM   #120
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As long as you can keep up with care and maintenance, I see no reason to let any of them go. If you ever find yourself in a place where upkeep becomes a burden and you're juggling deferred repairs, it's time to downsize. (And I see that's exatly what I said over a year ago...)

You may be sad to hear we finally sold the Roadtrek for exactly that reason. No regrets; in the end it was a relief. A portion of the proceeds will allow us to take a long-deferred trip to Korea, my wife’s homeland, in 2023.

We're back to our simple and beloved Scamp 13, and I have further decided I am no longer looking for a 16' bath model. With vehicle and gas prices sky high high and electrified vehicles on the horizon, a 13'er just makes so much sense for our needs into the future.
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