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Old 10-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #29
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I would like to say our visit at Scamp was very helpful, We were there about an hour.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:05 AM   #30
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We also had a very positive experience when we picked up our Scamp in August. The orientation was conducted by a guy named Dave. I got the impression he was the one that did most of them. He went thru all the systems and options thoroughly, and answered all the questions we had. He was also quick to give us reasons why things were done the way they were. We only had a standard 13' model (no bath), but it took about an hour to finish.

We chose to camp nearby in case we ran into any problems. That was fun, but our worries were for naught. Everything worked fine.

We spent 5 days on the road home (460 mi.), camping along the way. Our pick-up was our first Scamp adventure, and a total blast! I would do it the same way no matter where I lived in the lower 48, or most of Canada. The total time spent at Scamp was 1 1/2 hrs, and that included about 1/2 hour on the paperwork and taking pictures. As Donna always says, YMMV

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Old 10-18-2014, 10:55 AM   #31
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It appears that a new owner's experience at the factory depends on the individual the owner meets. This is actually reassuring. All of the research I've done, which included hours on this forum, convinced me that the Scamp is a well made TT. The videos on the Scamp website are useful but could be more informative. For example the video explaining use of the waste discharge shows only one discharge valve, I assume for grey water. I would hope that the black water tank has its own discharge valve so the emptying could be done in the correct sequence, black water first, then grey water.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:34 AM   #32
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[QUOTE=reachg;487857]We have never seen a scamp in person. [QUOTE]

I bought the first Scamp I had ever seen. I have since only seen one more Scamp and two Casitas. You are buying a known quantity, I expect Scamp has the program down pretty good by now. And another thought, what other 40 year old product can you get the company on the phone and get support?
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:53 PM   #33
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It appears that a new owner's experience at the factory depends on the individual the owner meets. This is actually reassuring. All of the research I've done, which included hours on this forum, convinced me that the Scamp is a well made TT. The videos on the Scamp website are useful but could be more informative. For example the video explaining use of the waste discharge shows only one discharge valve, I assume for grey water. I would hope that the black water tank has its own discharge valve so the emptying could be done in the correct sequence, black water first, then grey water.
Well on the Scamp 13 you can do it any order you please as it's two separate connections. One for the black water at the front of the trailer and another for the grey water at the back. If you have a long enough sewer hose you won't have to move the tv at the dump station
One of Scamps quirks.

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But yes the black tank first then the grey

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Old 10-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #35
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Well on the Scamp 13 you can do it any order you please as it's two separate connections. One for the black water at the front of the trailer and another for the grey water at the back. If you have a long enough sewer hose you won't have to move the tv at the dump station
One of Scamps quirks.

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Thanks, Briantb for your answer. It had me confused, having never seen a Scamp up close. I'm guessing then to do a clean job of dumping the black water it's necessary to pour or hose water down the toilet while dumping in order to clean the hose to avoid a mess when changing the hose from black to grey tank.
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No gloves and coordination... And if it really bothers you there usually, not always is a hose at the dump station

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Old 10-18-2014, 03:10 PM   #37
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I brought my next question to the Scamp Plumbing forum thinking I was drawing this thread off topic, but I don't think that thread's been used for a while. How does one do a full hookup with a scamp 16 with a bathroom ?
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I brought my next question to the Scamp Plumbing forum thinking I was drawing this thread off topic, but I don't think that thread's been used for a while. How does one do a full hookup with a scamp 16 with a bathroom ?
I honestly had not thought of this as we (almost) never camp with "full" hooks available. There are stinky "Y" fittings, but I would just leave the black hooked up and move the hose to drain the grey intermittently or last just before leaving.
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You always leave the valve closed on the black water tank until it's either full or you're ready to break camp. Doing otherwise will cause the kind of nasty plug you don't want in the plumbing
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:56 PM   #40
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I picked up my Scamp in August. We got a fairly quick orientation. You get an owners manual and a CD (which I haven't looked at yet). I did watch all the videos on the Scamp website (before I picked it up). Because I live in Minnesota, I had to go to the podunk town south of Backus to get my plates (in a jewelry store/license branch). I probably learned more with the videos on the website than the "orientation".
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:34 PM   #42
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I brought my next question to the Scamp Plumbing forum thinking I was drawing this thread off topic, but I don't think that thread's been used for a while. How does one do a full hookup with a scamp 16 with a bathroom ?
As Donna said, ALWAYS keep the black water valve CLOSED except when dumping.
For full hookups we usually hook up the black water to the sewer with an elbow which has a garden hose fitting on the other side which is hooked to the open graywater tank through an adapter cap.
Shore water is hooked up through a filter and a pressure regulator.
The filter is more to keep our trailer system clean than any other reason.
The regulator is to protect the trailer system from damage from over pressure.
Electricity is hooked to shore power through a 30A detachable cord when 30A power is available. We do carry 15A/20A adapters (both ways) and a 12GA extension cord.
One odd thing...
We have a plastic sewer fitting which seals to the sewer opening, but we have found many places which arbitrarily require a soft foam seal at the sewer. Its a bit clumsy and works no better, but we carry one just for that contingency!
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