Originally Posted by AC0GV
Scamp 16' will be the lowest cost new, I think all other brands cost more and I recall none with a queen bed.
There are some very high quality brands with lots of options and all brands have problems. Good luck with your search.
Maybe not, if you add shipping from MN, some options and the value of the Canadian dollar. One nice thing about Scamps is they have the least standard equipment which tends to mean lightest in weight
, and lowest in price. In this day in time, its pretty amazing what is not standard in a Scamp
, like a refrigerator
. So if you need some more features, Scamp
may not be the cheapest when you live in BC.
Now from where I live, NC, its the opposite. Shipping is substantial. A trip to MN to pick up a Scamp might be a 1 1/2 day drive. A trip to pick up an Escape may be a week, each way of course. Tied into a vacation, it can be an adventure!
"Big Bed" in Scamp, (only available in the 16 deluxe) is not a queen bed, its the size of a standard double bed. My guess is that an Escape 17B is close in price to an equipped similar Scamp 16 deluxe.
Some items that are optional on the Scamp 16 deluxe:
City Water hook up
Rear receiver hitch
Ground fault outside outlet
Hot water heater
Group 27 battery
Gray water tank
Again, the best thing about not coming with these items is that you can minimize weight
Escape 17 bed is also on the small side. To get a queen, you either have to go with an Escape 19 or look at other brands.
People often see the difference in amenities and space from just a few more feet and get "two foot itis".