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Old 08-21-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hello, I just joined the group, because it seems I have Scamp fever. I'm hoping to hear input from others about durability of the scamps.
I'll be pulling it 10-15k miles a year.

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Old 08-21-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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Hello, I just joined the group, because it seems I have Scamp fever. I'm hoping to hear input from others about durability of the scamps.
I'll be pulling it 10-15k miles a year.

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Ten years and 65,000+ miles on my Scamp13D front bath.
Condition is excellent and the only mechanical failure was a fresh water pump a few years ago.
The trailer is still beautiful , solid, and 100% functional.
It has been easy to maintain and to make custom mods.
I expect to keep it for decades to come with little or no further measurable deterioration.
While the gelcoat can be kept shiny and nice, it will fade some over time and eventually loose a little of that KAPOW! brightness it had on delivery!
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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40 year old Scamps, and Bolers even older than that are still on the road. I pulled my 1988 Scamp into a campground a few weeks back and the host, only seeing it from a distance, asked "if it was a new one" (I suppose because of the shiny new rims & tires). I know one thing, you would be hard pressed to find a 26 year old "Stickie" (conventionally built) trailer in as good a shape as my old Scamp after all these years unless it was stored in a barn and never used. I know down here in Florida any other trailer left out in the weather as my Scamp was would have rotted away long ago. My Scamp now resides under cover while at home, I want to get another 26 years out of her! Not that they do not need maintanence however, I have just resigned myself that I will have to do every rivet on the rig sooner or later. But I do not have to do any right now and can enjoy it in the meantime.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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Choose the layout that most fits your way of camping, really think about it. Everyone is different, has different priorities. Scamp is a great camper, take care of it and it will last.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #6
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A lot depends on how you camp, and what you expect your camper to provide. Some use it as little more than a hard sided tent that is already set up and place to haul their gear. Some spend extended periods of time living in them or require certain amenities.

Long threads debating the need for a bathroom vs. not giving up the space because a bathroom is not needed. Lots of equally valid opinions. Lots of possible brands, models and floor plans to pick from. And that is just Scamp. Fair number of other companies making nice trailers.

Scamp, Boler and Trillium are older companies so they tend to have more in representation the market. Especially used. In conditions from very good to please rescue me from oblivion! Which many do.

I would start with where you want to go with your camper and what features it needs to have when you get there. Even the basics such as how many it needs to sleep and do you plan to camp mostly where there are water & electric hook ups or more rustic camping.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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Thanks all. I'm really excited about moving up to a bigger camper. I've been using a little tear-drop camper the past few years.
Does anyone have the bunk beds in their Scamp? I'm wondering if they are stable enough for adults?


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Thanks all. I'm really excited about moving up to a bigger camper. I've been using a little tear-drop camper the past few years.
Does anyone have the bunk beds in their Scamp? I'm wondering if they are stable enough for adults?


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Bottom bunk sturdy enough for adult it's the couch during the daytime. Top not going to support the weight. Can't recall off hand if the consensus was 70 or 100 lbs. but certainly too low for most adults.

Also the top bunk is attached to a plywood shelf fiberglassed to the front wall under the window. Any past window leaks could have lead to that wood becoming rotted or delaminating. Worth examining that wood before deciding it's in good enough condition to support the weight if you purchase a used one.
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I'm wondering if they are stable enough for adults?
Top bunk is rated 100 lbs. But the lower bunk is almost unusable when the top one is set up. I hardly can crawl between bunk poles and lay down on the lower bunk. I'm only 5'8" high and 160 pounds weight...
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Does the bunk bed set up only come with the sofa configuration and not the front table set-up? Or, do both of those set-up options transform to bunk beds?
I wouldn't be asking these questions if I had found the answers in the literature.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #11
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Sofa configuration only.
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Top bunk is rated 100 lbs. But the lower bunk is almost unusable when the top one is set up. I hardly can crawl between bunk poles and lay down on the lower bunk. I'm only 5'8" high and 160 pounds weight...

Just to illustrate the range of opinions here... I am also 5'8" & 160# and sleep quite comfortably on the lower bunk! Headroom is limited, but I can turn over without hitting the upper bunk, so I'm good. Think Navy bunks... Advantage is the upper bunk is lower & roomier (better for my daughter, who loves it).


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The lower bunk itself is wide and long enough for me too. But it's hard to me to squeeze between upper bunk posts to get to the lower bunk when the upper bunk is deployed.
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