I live in NE PA, I have a 26' Coachmen, and have had several other campers, but have always wanted something small and light
. Was planning on building a teardrop or glassed wood camper, when I got talking to my best friend's mom. She had a Scamp
13, used it to work out of town for a few months, and wanted to sell it. My jaw hit the floor when she told me the price, and I went to look at it the other day. Needless to say, I told her that I want it. Haven't brought it home yet, I live in town and need to move some stuff out of the way to get it where I want it in the driveway. Not entirely sure on the year, we haven't done the paperwork yet, but it's mid-90's most likely. Really just needs a cleaning, everything works great, new tires
, in fact, the only real fault on the trailer is the stove window doesn't close right and the "headliner" in the front is coming down a little. Minor, minor stuff, ready to camp in it and get some customization ideas. I'll be towing it with my Dodge pickup, be interesting to see the mileage (I get about 10 with the big camper). She almost insisted that I bring it home that day, but I also need to do some negotiation with the War Department before I put it in the driveway. We store the other camper at the family farm, but the Scamp
is small enough to keep at our house.
Forgot to add that I am a woodworker (among many other things!) and have restored and customized several RV's and two boats, one of which I lived aboard for a year. I'm semi-retired, and my wife works at a public school, so we have summers to travel and enjoy, just have to be home once in a while to take care of the garden. Looking to make some shorter local trips with my son so he can experience some of what I got to as a kid travelling in a camper. My wife and I plan on fulltiming
once she retires.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge and ideas here, hope to see some of you out there!