Hello from Ohio + Question - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hello from Ohio + Question

First post here. Looking for a used egg. Have owned a few older trailers (75 Scotty, 75 Avion).

I am thinking about going to look at a 1987 16í scamp thatís about 5 hours away. My main concern at this point is how wavy the sides of the camper look. It may be perfectly normal...I donít know. Here is a link to the craigslist add:


Photo 1 and 3 are what I am worried about.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV Matthew. I can't give any info on the waves but the door shape and seal look to be great. The curved doors often seem to loose their shape at the bottom and leave a gap for water, bugs and such to enter. There's a "buyers check list" you can pull up and use to help you know what to look for with these eggs. Good luck on your search.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:38 AM   #3
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Slight waviness is normal. The fiberglass is pretty thin. Normally it is not too noticeable, but if the light comes from an oblique angle it can be accentuated. If all the interior cabinets and supports are in place, and if all the rivets are tight (give the acorn nuts on the inside a twist with your fingers), then I wouldn’t worry.

Do check the frame underneath carefully, especially under the front of the cabin where the A-frame bends. Scamp used a lighter frame on these older units and occasional failures do occur, most commonly on the street side bend.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:17 AM   #4
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Welcome Matthew! It seems that the seller of your link has deleted the post. Good luck in your search!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:23 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the advice. I will take a detailed look at the frame. I believe he just reposted:

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Old 01-14-2019, 07:26 AM   #6
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That looks like a well optioned trailer. Fridge, hot & cold water, full bath, furnace, AC, microwave...

Needs cleaned, new tires, service brakes & bearings... And then hit the road!

If you're in central Ohio, and would like an experienced eye to check it out after you get it home, ping me. Or if you want to see a similar vintage Scamp.

Good luck!

Jim C & a 1983 Scamp 13
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