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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Should I buy a Scamp?

There is a used 13ft near me for $2500 asking. Is that a fair price?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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It looks really nice. New cushions, new tires, decent exterior, not rusty.

1980ish model.

Still good deal? Was planning on offering 2k cash.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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I rather pull with the D90 as I just shelled out $200 for genuine trailer wiring.

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I am planning to lift it a bit too.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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I will vote no. Based on what the figure skater has to say about your choice of cars she would not be happy and call you trailer trash


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I think you should just put the time / money and effort into the 110 camper. You have to have enough parts for it by now and buying a camper will just put that even further on the back burner
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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This thread is worthless without pics
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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/rvs/1264311455.html

It is just me being cheap. Figure Skater was not happy about the idea of a scamping vacation in maine. The hotel she wants to stay in will cost me as much for a week as the purchase price of the scamp.

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Old July 13th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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In the UK you'd be lynched for putting one of those behind a defender!!
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In the UK you'd be lynched for putting one of those behind a defender!!
Why? What do you use for caravans in the UK?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Absolutely - that's a great deal! I paid $2000 for my Boler a couple of years ago and that Scamp is in much better shape. They are just the right size to tow behind a D-90 - go get it - you won't regret it.
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You were my inspiration JackW.

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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Ron the vast majority of defender owners use tents, normally caravans are towed by the Discovery and Range Rover Brigade. Its just not my taste, how do thoes little things perform on the trail?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:45 PM
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There's a guy in Germany who took an Eriba Puck and put it on a galvanized motorcycle trailer frame with 15" wheels and lifted suspension - way cool and off road capable.

I wouldn't try to trail ride with my Boler but its a great base camp if you're going to a Rally.
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There's a guy in Germany who took an Eriba Puck and put it on a galvanized motorcycle trailer frame with 15" wheels and lifted suspension - way cool and off road capable.

I wouldn't try to trail ride with my Boler but its a great base camp if you're going to a Rally.
This is my long term plan.

Since it is light enough to not need brakes I can run rover hubs and wheel and lift it with a leaf spring suspension.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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You'll have to replace or seriously beef up the frame but that would be pretty easy to do - I've thought of doing it myself. The frame is pretty simple and the whole body is held down with about ten bolts.
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I had a sankey trailer with a trailer tent modification.
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T@b . . .

I have always thought the T@B would be a good trailer. At only 1,600 lbs, seems like it would tow well.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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I found my pictures of the modified Eriba Puck - please ignore the tow vehicle...

The last picture is the type of frame he put it on - very cool rig
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Just buy yourself a sankey, restore it and throw a RTT on it. Think of all the hauling of rover parts you could do... You would get more use out of it based on all of the reselling/trading you do.
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Just buy yourself a sankey, restore it and throw a RTT on it. Think of all the hauling of rover parts you could do... You would get more use out of it based on all of the reselling/trading you do.
It still involves a tent and those of us who have decided to go with a tiny trailer, do so becuase we don't want to deal with putting up and taking down a tent in the dark,in the rain, whenever. We like the ability to stop and start cooking or sleeping with minimal setup. That's what drove me from abandoning my utulity trailer build to go with a tiny camper.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Several MAR events with rain in excess of 8"/day will very quickly convince anyone that sleeping off the ground in a nice warm dry trailer is a good thing. Plus you can pull over and go back to make a sandwich almost any time you want. Plus you can carry more stuff....
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