Originally Posted by Beaver
Thanks for the warnings about the rivets! This kind of info saves us a lot of research...
As a former Casita owner (can't speak for Scamps, of course), I'm happy to have an Escape with many fewer rivets (its still got 'em...just not dotted all over the surface) and would never go back. In Casita's defense however, I never has a single leak from a rivet after many years of enjoyable camping. I had a couple of rivets pop from torsional stresses, but they were easily replaced, and a daub of silicon sealant in the original hole and a liberal coating on the rivet resulted in a leak-free job.
My recommendation is 100% in favor of the Escape, but the Casita served as a good second-best, with scores of happy owners.