New Member seeking small fiberglass camper - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-28-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Beth
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Posts: 2
New Member seeking small fiberglass camper

Hi, I am Beth, looking for a small, vintage, restored Boler, Scamp, or the like, preferably the short model, and with a shower (I read somewhere that even some of the 13' models had this, or could be retrofitted as such.) Another possibility would be an off-road high-clearance micro lite, with a rear door ramp. Thanks! I'm located in the US, Chicago area, and also spend time in Colorado. Looking to keep costs low as possible.
bfocused is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
Roger C H's Avatar
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 13 ft ('Homelet') / 2000 Subaru Outback
Posts: 2,222
Smile Welcome

Beth, you either have to have the cash or the skill.

Trailers that are inexpensive likely need work.

I have just discovered that the Canadian dollar is down against the American dollar, so if you can swing it an Outback listed on their website as $14,900 CAD would translate to $11,286 US.
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Jon in AZ's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Posts: 11,817
Welcome, Beth!

One thing you're up against is that showers in 13' trailers are a fairly recent development. I'm not sure when Scamp and Casita came out with their front bath models, but they would hardly qualify as "vintage" and probably wouldn't be exactly inexpensive either, unless they needed a lot of work.

On the other hand, adding a shower to a vintage unit, while possible, is far from a beginner's project. It means adding a hot water heater ($$), a shower pan and surround, a grey water tank, and plumbing for hot water, cold water, drain water, and propane. And are you looking for a toilet, too?

One place to begin your research is the classified archive at to get a feel for what's out there and at what price points. I'd start with recent Scamp and Casita sales looking for front bath 13'ers.

Best wishes in finding what will work for you!
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.