On the other hand, one thing to know (and this holds true many/all trailer brands in varying degrees, not
specifically just Scamp) is that there are two factors that can result in some less-than-ultimate construction methods:
Let's face it, most of our trailers were built to be lightweight and affordable. Usually, super-heavy-duty things are not also super lightweight (or of they are, e.g. carbon fiber, they are not economical).
If our trailers were not lightweight and affordable, I, for one, would not be able to have one.
On the "affordable" end, these were made in a production setting (and again, this is not just Scamp). Generally, it's not easy to keep (and pay) an expert, artisan crew in a fiberglass factory. Things that take large amounts of dollars, skill, or time (also = money), are a bit of a problem.
Take rivets, for example. Are they the ultimate best way to assemble the cabinetry to the shell? No, not in my opinion. But they are fast, only require one person to install, and do not require a great amount of skill. And, they do the job.
I'd rather see cabinets tabbed in with fiberglass. Well, Trillium
did this. So the Trillium is the overall better trailer, right? Well, they attached their belly band with mild steel plates embedded in the trailer, and vintage Trillium owners have to deal with that.
Scamp uses a wafer type board for their floors, and it's not fiberglassed (as I understand, it is resin coated, but correct me if I'm wrong). That's a weak point, as it can rot (from above, due to leaks). Okay, so Perris Pacer
made their shell a complete "egg," so maybe that's the way to go. Well, then any leaks
into a PP completely rot the floor, because it holds water like a bathtub.
I could go on and on, listing pros and cons of all trailers, but you probably get the idea. In almost all cases (with used trailers) it comes down to how well it was maintained.
Note that there are manufacturers who build a premium product, such as Oliver
, to name just one. But they are in a different league, really, and cost double or triple that of a Scamp. Most people can't compare regardless of price, but do have to consider price. Still, I'm sure even they have some flaws.