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Old 10-03-2015, 10:58 AM   #21
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One reason so many people opt for the 17' is likely the bed size, which is why I wanted to point that out. Many newcomers are not aware that a "double" bed is a very loose term in the RV world.

If the smaller bed is not an issue, a Scamp 16 has more headroom than a Casita 16, is a bit lighter, and would likely be easier to find (especially a newer one). Either would be a significant weight savings- about 2600 pounds for a 16'er vs. 3300 pounds for a Casita 17'er. That's a lot of extra pounds for 9" of bed!

But it sounds to me like the OP will take whatever shows up at the right price and condition. Scamp or Casita... Ford or Chevy...
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:11 PM   #22
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I've often thought a way to find a used FGRV is to look in people's yards or storage yards where they have stored their RV, knock on the door or leave a note offering to buy it. You would eliminate all competition and you never know if they'd say "yes". You could also approach FGRV owners who you see at campgrounds.
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There is an old Casita near my house that I've thought of doing just that. Only problem is I'm not really in the market, just greedy and in love with fiberglass campers.


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Old 10-07-2015, 01:15 AM   #24
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They are sitting around if you look. I found a 13' Scamp w/front bath that has been sitting for years. The owner didn't use it anymore but enjoyed the grandkids using it as a playhouse and didn't want to sell. MMMM, that was a few years ago and it's only 5 miles away and the grandkids may not use it any more...........road trip maybe ?
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:28 AM   #25
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That works, but I usually send a letter, aka Snail Mail. (In case it's been forgotten) When you knock on a door the owners has to usually make an immediate decision, a letter gives time to consider, in one case it was almost a month before I was contacted. I bought a Toyota mini-motorhome and my sons most recent tent trailer that way, both turned into super deals.



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That's a great idea Bob. Thanks.
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