N.J. Newbe looking to start with a Casita - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-27-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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N.J. Newbe looking to start with a Casita

hi everyone,

Im new to the idea of travel trailer camping. I have a 4-runner thats itching to hit the road. I saw a Scamp and immediately fell in love with the fiberglass trailers. I had almost bought a Casita but turned out it was already sold. Since then, I have been searching for a 16 or 17 ft. Casita or Scamp. I live in New Jersey and its not as easy to find them here. If anyone knows of one, let me know. I am looking at a little older one, looking for 6-7,000. price range. So excited to join Fiberglass Nation!!!!

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Old 07-28-2018, 07:00 AM   #2
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Welcome, Deb7!

Your budget and size range puts you in the category of project trailers, so I would learn as much as you can about what kinds of repairs you are willing to tackle and how to identify problems in a possible purchase. Here's a link to a pre-purchase inspection checklist you may find helpful.
Buyer's Checklist

Know that there is a fairly significant difference, weight-wise, between a 16' Scamp and a 17' Casita. Check the ratings of your vehicle and plan to leave some margin. Here's a thread with actual, loaded weights of various makes and models. Post #297 links to a spreadsheet of the data.
Trailer Weights in the Real World

Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!
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