How Much Does a Scamp Trailer Cost?
A scamp trailer is a type of camper that can be pulled behind many different types of vehicles. These trailers are customizable and can be built to order. There are some stock layouts from which you can choose, and the features of each can be mixed and matched to your liking. Founded in 1972, these trailers are aerodynamic and are created with a lightweight, hard shell fiberglass that is durable and makes them extremely easy to tow. This design also assures high fuel efficiency. Depending on the size and the features that are added to this type of travel trailer, the costs are going to vary.
How much does it cost?
- On average, the prices for a Scamp trailer are going to range anywhere from as little as $4,000 to as much as $17,500. Like most travel trailers, a used model is going to cost a lot less than a brand new one. Also, the age and features that it offers can affect the price.
- As for a new trailer, the costs will greatly vary depending on the features and options that are added. Typical new Scamp trailers can range from $8,000 to $18,000.
- For example, the base price for their 13′ trailer falls around $8,000 while their 16′ is around $11,000. Remember that this is the base price – as features and options are added, the price will go up.
- CamperFinds.com has ads that range anywhere from $2,500 for a 2003 16′ to as much as $10,000 for a 2009 13′.
- At for-sale.yakaz.com, for instance, you can find many scamp trailers with different prices. The cheapest scamp trailer that is posted here costs $6,500.
- On the other hand, ebay.com offers their scamp trailers for $4,500 to $5,200.
What is going to be included?
- Common sizes are going to include 13′, 15′ (older models), 16′ and 19′.
- As mentioned above, this company was founded in 1972, so the years will range anywhere from the early 70s until now. Most ads on the internet, however, are typically from the 90s and 2000s.
- Unlike traditional travel trailers, Scamp trailers are built with fuel costs in mind. They are designed to be towed by trucks, mini vans and SUVs. Their aerodynamic design helps save on fuel costs.
- If purchasing new or used, most are customized to the original buyer’s preference. Features can include air conditioning, awnings, and furnaces. To view more options, the official websites of ScampTrailers.com has a full list.
- Floor plans, depending on the size, will typically include a table that converts to a bed, different storage options, a small kitchen, bathroom and shower, closet and bunk beds.
What are the extra costs?
- If your current vehicle does not already have a hitch, this can result in additional fees. SEE: “How much does a hitch installation cost?” Check with the specs of your vehicle to ensure that it is capable of towing something this size.
- It is possible to ask the seller to deliver the scamp trailer to your home, but you should prepare yourself for the additional fee that he/she may charge you.
- Even though the scamp trailer is designed with fuel efficiency in mind, you will still see a rise in fuel consumption when pulling a scamp trailer.
- If you are going to use your scamp trailer, it means that you will have to pay for campsite fees for each campground you use.
- You may want to consider storing your scamp during the winter months rather than leaving it outside in the elements. This storage will be an extra cost, but it may also help keep the trailer in good condition.
Factors that influence the price:
- The size. The size of a Scamp trailer will influence its selling price. Bigger sizes will cost you more.
- The weight. Just like the size, the weight of the scamp trailer will also influence its selling price.
- The features. There are many options that you can choose to have on your scamp trailer, and each one will cause the price to rise.
- The model. If you purchase an older model, the price will be much less than the newer ones. Also, if you choose a base model with no customizations, you will pay less.
Tips to know:
- Make sure that you know what your SUV or truck can handle when it comes to towing. It is advisable to consider a lightweight class because cars with lightweight scamp trailers can drive much easier than cars with heavy trailers. Heavy trailers can also decrease your speed and make it hard to break.
Questions to ask:
- How old is this scamp trailer?
- Can this trailer still carry heavy things and equipment?
- Is this a lightweight class or heavyweight?
How can I save money?
- Buying a used scamp trailer online can help you save money because some sellers offer lower rates compared to purchasing it directly from the factory. However, if you are going to purchase online, it is so important that you view it in person to make sure everything is in working order.
- Like purchasing a car, prices are never set in stone. Never be afraid to haggle!
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