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Old 08-29-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Am I making a mistake? 2007 vs 2018

Hello,

I recently sold my 2012 Classic and was planning on getting a 2018 Basecamp BUT the 2007-2009s caught my eye as well. I don't anticipate that I would frequently use the shower, the refrigerator or the microwave in the 2018s. I often hear people mention the construction quality being upgraded in the newer Basecamps but am not concerned about the fiberglass if that is the only issue. Should I be? Anything else that I should consider before pulling the trigger one way or the other?

Thanks in advance for the thoughts.

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Old 08-29-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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Personally I would not own either but the QC of the new ones seems in the sewer.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:34 PM   #3
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TexasMitch, Hope your doing well after the storm. Read the Basecamp thread...Maybe buy a slightly used one at a reduced price. Shopping is half the fun. Try the Forums, Onecraigs a national search for Craigslist, and RV trader. Go slow with that trigger.
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Hi

A lot depends on just what you are after. There are a number of sub 20' single axle models out there. The 16' Sport would be something I'd look at pretty carefully.

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Old 08-29-2017, 08:10 PM   #5
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I loved the layout of the original, as compared to the new one. The bathroom shower is the only thing I like about the newer model, but I don't know that that would be enough to make me give up that completely open floor plan and window array of the original. Plus the ability to completely open the back end of it...

There are always ways around the limitations, portable freezers, everyone is going composting and you can just set it up outside and there are portable hangup propane shower systems (again outside) that you'd just need to bring water for. If in a campground, we'll use the facilities most of the time anyways.

If you can find one, I'd look to the original.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:44 PM   #6
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I had a hard time spending your money TexasMitch. One sold here last year for around 30k. The ad said only 58 basecamps were made...I can't imagine why they're making them again, if this production number is true. New are 40k Goggle 2007 2008 basecamp for sale and see what I'm writing about. Almost as hard as finding a Panamerican. Happy hunting.
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