Gypsy Trailer Quest

I just got back from some serious desert adventuring with my sister! We had an amazing time and met many kooky people and had many fabulous adventures that I plan to blog about as soon as I get two seconds. But in the meantime…..

My beloved trusty pop-up camper is on its last legs, so if I want to cruise around this summer having more fun times, I need to replace it!



I am looking to buy a 13′ fiberglass trailer, as seen in this photo. They are usually made by Scamp or Casita, but I’m open to any similar, lightweight trailer that can be pulled by a 6-cylinder Ford Ranger. (I don’t want another pop-up, though…I want something I can just crawl into bed when I park.)

I can buy a brand new 13′ foot Scamp/Casita for around $14,000, but I don’t have that kind of coin lying around, so I need a used one. Since I’m already used to roughing it in a pop-up, it doesn’t need to have a toilet or shower — I just need the bed and the propane stove, mostly. I’m fine buying a junker and fixing it up, so long as it’s structurally sound and the gas line works — that kinda shit is beyond my fixing ability.

But what I *AM* good at is painting and decorating….so when I do finally get one, I plan to gussy it the fuck up, bohemian gypsy style! Then the adventures can truly begin…

So, does anyone have or know of a trailer I can buy? I’ve been checking craigslist, but I figure I’d ask here, too. I am based in Las Vegas, but am willing to drive 500 miles in any direction to pick up. Keep your eyes open for me, will ya??



About wonderhussy

I am a foul-mouthed, flat-chested bon vivant and adventuress who likes to curse, drink, smoke and run around nude, and I refuse to kow-tow to the bourgeois moral code of the day. I’ve lived in Vegas over ten years, and have a few stories to tell. I roll around town in a truck stocked with a Breathalyzer and a swizzle stick, a spare pair of panties and two stun guns. Don’t fuck with me!
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8 Responses to Gypsy Trailer Quest

  1. termain@gmaom says:

    Having had numerous pop up trailers like yours, I speak from experience. You don’t want a hard sided trailer if you don’t have electricity and air conditioning. A trailer becomes extremely hot in the summer, and especially in the desert heat. I think you already know this, but you want the convenience of not having to set up a trailer I suspect. A hard sided trailer is also much safer.

    Have you given any thought to a slide in camper for a truck? They are very nice.

    • wonderhussy says:

      I want something I can unhitch at the campsite, so a slide-in is out. And as for the heat, I don’t plan to stay inside during the day, so it’s not a problem! I survive Burning Man every year without a/c…..I’ll be fine!

  2. Todd Warriner says:

    This one is in Ca.

    I would think the pop up vent would be nice in the desert.


  3. Bret says:

    Found a Scamp for 2K but it was in Seattle 🙁 How’s the search going?

  4. Ward says:

    Check Craigs list in Fresno there was a fairly nice one for $700 but he hasn’t got the title but don’t think that would be much of a problem.

  5. wonderhussy says:

    I’ll get on it this fall, and start looking around!

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