Originally Posted by davenjo
We're talking about what's affectionately called Rat fur right? I've found that it works like the loop side of velcro. We put adhesive loops on posters to dress up our Scamp.
The OP's question was a generic one about Scamp and Casita. "Rat fur" is a nickname for the particular variety of long-napped marine headliner Scamp has installed over foil bubble radiant barrier since the mid-80's. Casita uses foam-backed carpet.
Both are good at preventing condensation, deadening sound, and providing a modicum of insulation. Both are made from synthetic fibers, so they do not absorb moisture or odors, and both can be cleaned, though not as simply as a wipe-down lining like the foam backed vinyl used by Escape
and many vintage trailers. Both Scamp and Casita install a fiberglass backspash over the liner in the galley (Scamp's is optional). Both make a warm, soft-touch surface when you brush against it, which happens a lot in a small trailer.
The linings used by Scamp and Casita were chosen for cost and ease of installation in entry-level molded trailers. They are durable in normal recreational use and adequate for 3-season travel. Changing them out is a huge task. My thought is to try it if a Scamp or Casita otherwise suits your needs and budget. You might like it. I do.
And if you don't... maybe there is an Escape
or an Oliver
in your future.