Hello. My name is John and I'm from New Mexico. I've been shopping for a Casita
, or Scamp
for over a year and finally found one in my price range. The owner insists she's a 1967 model even though I thought Burro
didn't start manufacturing until 1976. The title
(from Arizona) clearly says the year manufactured is 1967. Could it be a typo? Any rate, she's 13 foot, has the bunk beds on one end and the dinette/bed on the other. I just bought her yesterday. I've already washed her and painted her body with Rustoleum bright white enamel. I contacted the Rustoleum technical resources and they said it's fine to use on Fiberglass
. It looks great! I patched a few holes with some state of the art wood patch that is supposed to be 10 times stronger than wood and paintable. It worked like a charm and sanded right down to a smooth finish. Way easier than using those resin fiberglass
patch systems with several steps. Next I plan to put in a new floor (vinyl planks). I'll post pictures later. I paid $1000 for her. She's in pretty good shape even if she's turns out to be a 1976 model. The door isn't aligning properly and it looks like someone did a bad repair job moving the hinges to the door. I'll probably have to work on the door but she closes and appears to be water-tight so that's good. Next weekend I'll work on the stove and gas and lights
and test them all out. I can't wait to take her on a voyage! I have a flat 4 in my Subaru and she came with a 7 pin round. I bought a converter but when I hooked it up, nothing worked. I drove home (50 miles) in the daylight without brake lights
or turn lights
. Not safe but I had no plan B to get her home.
I've replaced all of the bulbs now I have to hook her back up to my car and see if anything comes on. The interior AC works just fine when I plug into my home AC. What's the deal with the center line at the top of the coach? It appears to be almost transparent and very thin but it's water tight too. Doesn't feel very strong up on the top part of the coach. Wouldn't want to stand on it. Anyone have a unit this old? Mine looks pretty spiffy with the new paint! I even painted the frame a nice shiny black. Good old Rustoleum! You can find it at Lowe's. Make sure you get the enamel gloss white. My neighbor used it on his fiberglass
boat and that was 8 years ago and the paint
still looks new! Rustoleum is a great product. Ok, looking forward to talking and learning from you all. John in New Mexico.