Hello! Thankyou for all the contributions on mods and repairs, I expect to be reading more of them when I take possession of the 1996 Scamp
13 that I bought last week. It takes some hard work to buy a used Scamp!
I had been checking posts, Craigslist, etc. for several months until I bought a decent towing vehicle four weeks ago. Then I was more than ready to buy. As were dozens of others! I was about to drive from Minneapolis to St Louis, just to look at a Scamp
, and it was a good thing I called the guy before I left because someone had already overnighted a deposit and was driving a similar distance to finalize the sale.
Many people have commented in these forums that when you find a trailer you are interested in, you’d better buy it immediately, the demand is so high. I happened to check the For Sale
forum last Saturday around 4pm and saw an ad for exactly the kind of Scamp
I wanted – posted one hour previously and less than ten miles away! I called, the seller said it was en route and I should call back early afternoon the next day. “Would you mind calling me as soon as you get it? I’m very serious about buying this”.
“Well, I’ll tell you. I’ve had 4 calls in the past hour and I can’t be keeping track of everybody.” Fair enough.
It is amazing what you can learn about a person just by knowing their phone number. I called at 9 the next morning and he wasn’t picking up. So I drove to his house, cruised the alley past his Scamp, twice, and parked in front of the house. I was a little hesitant about ringing the doorbell, but I reassured myself that, as a Scamp owner, he would understand.
And he did, a tech-savvy Scamp owner.
I am very empathetic to the other potential buyers who called later, as requested. It’s a dog-eat-dog world when you are trying to buy a good molded fiberglass travel trailer
My main reason for wanting a Scamp (after 40 years of tenting) is to be able to play guitar and sing without bothering the other people in the National Forest campground. As least not bothering them as much as I usually do. So I’ll be looking for some good soundproofing threads and would appreciate any recommendation or link.