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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 wont 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 OPs 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 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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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 Id want to know what product(s) hes 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.

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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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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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