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Old 10-16-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Finally with the help from all of you(thanks for all the replies to my questions), we have ordered our 13' Scamp. Got the call from the production manager confirming the features. The only decision now is, whether to go pick it up or let them deliver it to Virginia the week of Thanksgiving.

Thank you all again.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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Congratulations - great news!!

Tough decision about delivery or factory pick-up… It'd be cool to see the factory, but it'll be cool… make that cold … in Minnesota. Pity they can't deliver it the week before Thanksgiving, and then you could give it a trial run during the holiday… in Florida, perhaps!
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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We picked our scamp up in Backus Mn. It was fun but it was also hard, being new and never driven a tow before. We were ill prepared and had to much stuff with us. We hit a lot of rain which kept us inside and it was hard to spread out and get organized. Money wise, well by the time you count gas hotels meals =2 old people who don`t drive long hours so more stops and money then a younger set. If i had to do it over i would opt for delivery. Also your delivery time can be a little on the snowy time. But then again i had a learning experience and that is hard to beat. Good luck, whatever you decide. Carl
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #4
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I don't know how Scamp deals with owner orientations.. I bought my Scamp used, but I went through about a two-hour orientation at Escape when I picked up my 5.0TA. ETI wanted to make certain I knew how everything worked. So, would the delivery driver give you that information or just drop the trailer and run and hope you can understand all the manuals?

I can't answer for you, that's a level of comfort you need to decide for yourself. But if time isn't a huge concern, I'd want to pickup my new trailer at the factory. YMMV
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:41 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Donna D.;487698]I don't know how Scamp deals with owner orientations.. I bought my Scamp used, but I went through about a two-hour orientation at Escape when I picked up my 5.0TA. ETI wanted to make certain I knew how everything worked. So, would the delivery driver give you that information or just drop the trailer and run and hope you can understand all the manuals?

I can't answer for you, that's a level of comfort you need to decide for yourself. But if time isn't a huge concern, I'd want to pickup my new trailer at the factory. YMMV[/QUO

Donna D., very good point. My Scamp 16 is on order for spring 2015. As a senior I too would have to make more frequent stops as did Carl. I've also considered delivery in lieu of towing home. I think, as you say, it is worth the trip to the factory to get a complete orientation on the trailer.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:11 AM   #6
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if orientation is an issue, go to Scamp's website and look at the videos.
there are many videos which are designed to show everything from towing to awning deployment, to operating accessories and setting up camp.

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:02 AM   #7
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I ended up buying a used Scamp but there was a time i was considering buying new and was in contact with factory. Here's an idea for you: I didn't want to drive all the way to Backus, but didn't want to pay the full delivery to my home either. Scamp has a delivery zone map from their factory and each zone corresponds to a certain fee. I live in NY but realized if I was willing to drive a few hundred nukes to Ohio, I could save hundreds on my delivery, and so on. Check into this and maybe you can strike a good balance. Scamp said they would have been happy to meet me in a walmart parking lot in Ohio or wherever I wanted.


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Old 10-17-2014, 07:51 AM   #8
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...realized if I was willing to drive a few hundred nukes to Ohio, I could save hundreds on my delivery...

Didn't realize Scamp now accepts WMDs as payment! And they always seemed such peace-loving folks... And speaking of which, what are you doing with a few hundred nukes? LOL!

BTW - auto-spell on my iPhone didn't like "nukes" and tried to change it to "miles." Go figure!
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The orientation i received was about 20 min and some of that time was used in hooking me up and they charged me 40 dollars because the connection wire plug was a tinge shy on the trailer and they had to replace it with another wire of which is to long and i have to coil it up. I did not come with a TV from mars they should give ample wire for length differences. So going there was not an advantage to me, I thought to, that the company would explain things better then a driver. In fairness they said the person who does this was out today. Oh well its done. Carl
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I agree with Carl and Floyd.

Personally, I'd do the math and include Wendy's idea in the mix. Remember to account for reduced fuel mileage with the trailer in tow and the likelihood you will have to stay in motels both directions because of the season.

Unless there is a really substantial savings in going to MN yourself, I'd have them deliver. Driving all those miles, pulling a trailer, very possibly in bad weather, and not being able to camp on the way... not much point, really, unless you are being paid pretty well to do it.

Armed with manuals and on-line video tutorials, I really think you can figure things out. People do it with used trailers all the time. Then I'd take it south, not north, for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Sorry. Meant miles. Hope that it was still understandable in context.


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Wendy, I'm sure we all knew perfectly what you meant. I'm also sure most of us have dealt with the frustrations of auto-spell. Just found this one amusing. Hope I didn't cause offense, as none was intended.
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Of course not Jon. I laughed about it! Just didn't want anybody to be offended over my poor editing checks after the phone turns my typing into some new language!


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Old 10-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #14
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We had a dvd that a PO of a Scamp took during his orientation at the factory. It was certainly not what I would call an indepth orientation. It was extremely basic and mainly consisted of the new owner excitedly asking questions and the Scamp employee giving one word answers that didn't answer the question.
It was quite humorous but sad as you could see the new owner's excitement and it wasn't shared!
Of course some orientations may be better than others.
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