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Old 08-30-2014, 11:10 PM   #21
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:32 AM   #22
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Regardless of what you chose, you will find a wealth of information and advice here. The members are patient, kind and very helpful. And remeber most of the fun is "making it yours". So what it looks like when you buy it has little to do with what you will end up towing behind you and making memories in
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:15 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
But if the "Original Idea" was to fit into a 7' garage door, with a current height of 7' 6", that idea has long ago left the building.
For Scamp the height change on the 13' came after the fire in the plant.
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Faced with the task of building new molds, a decision was made to provide more interior head height. So they shortened the length of a 16' to make a new plug. If you think about it, this would also reduce the need for having extra molds for the interior parts as well. Many components could be standardized across their model lines. That's 13', 16' and the 19' 5th wheel.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:44 AM   #24
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When did Scamp start offering the Jalousie Windows again?

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Old 08-31-2014, 05:21 PM   #25
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New to all this and appreciate advice

Scamp revived rectangular full jalousies as an option several years ago, maybe post-fire (?). I just read recently that radius-style partial jalousies became standard this year. Not sure about any of this, you understand... I heard it on the internet!
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
But if the "Original Idea" was to fit into a 7' garage door, with a current height of 7' 6", that idea has long ago left the building.

I'm just commenting that, having owned a 13' Scamp, that it's an inconvenience that Scamp owners have to deal with that some others FGRV's, such as the Lil' Bigfoot, don't have.

This was originally a list of Pro's and Con's of different FGRV's, not the reasons for them...
I didn't know that Lil' Bigfoot floor was the same throughout, it must be the only one of the genre that is built that way??
Even with the addition of graytanks roof A/C Etc., I have yet to find a drive-up which is too low for our Scamp. (8ft being the lowest I have seen)
The new ones are getting even closer to losing that convenience as well, so it is best to read the signs and know the height of your rig.
While you make a good point about the step, I have never found it to be a problem.
I thought I was explaining the pros of the design but...
If my comment was off topic or irrelevant, I regret any angst it may have caused.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:09 PM   #27
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Susan, did you look at the Casita Patriots? There are 2 forums where they post them for sale. Google Casita Forum and Casitaclub.

I have the Patriot, and I love it. I love the bathroom, esp. I bought my 2005 in June and it only needed new tires. They were originals!

These things age better than we do....

Check the towing capacity and the tongue weight of your vehicles. Also, don't come up to the limit: Think about using 2/3's of the towing capacity so you're not pushing the vehicle engine too hard.

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Old 09-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #28
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I haven't been back here until today so thank you to everyone for all the imput. Next week we plan on a trip to the mainland to check out some trailers, very exciting. We did look at one here on the island butit was quite a bit more expensive but it was nice to actually get the chance to look around it so more inspired than ever now. I have taken a look at some trilliums on line and I like the inside layout so I am taking a look at some of those too. Who knows we may even fall in love with one and bring it home, we are taking the truck , just in case. This will be our first real break together for quite a few years now as we are retired (sort of) livestock farmers. Will be sure to let everyone know if we do decide to buy.

Thanks again for all the imput it has been a great help
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:18 PM   #29
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Susan, I know you said you were not interested in Trilliums, but an Awesome deal is currently available in Nova Scotia:
As of two minuets ago, the ad is still up, If I was in the neighborhood, I would defy my wife, and go get it. I think she would forgive me.
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