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Old 08-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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Smile Thank you everyone

I am having a time trying to write in the body of the letter.

Thanks for all your answers.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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Terri.... remember, it's NOT about US... it's about YOU! Happy travels.. and safety always
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #17
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I'm 6'1" tall around 210 lbs. Wife is literally half my weight and maybe 5'5" or 5'6" I fit lengthwise but it's close. Pillow under head makes it so both my head and feet don't touch the wall. I do NOT fit on the inside, wife sleeps on her side so she does fit the curve well. Dog finds a spot by her feet.

Generally no one is getting up in the night without all three of us knowing about it. Generally not a problem, same thing would happen at home in a queen size bed in a bed room. Have to be pretty sound asleep to have someone moving around within a couple of feet of you and not wake up. How long is a 13 foot?
This may sound strange but a pillow with a narrower width would solve some of the "lengthwise" problem.
Notice that most pillows are wider than a person's head is tall.
The narrower pillow (Or squish it a few inches) will naturally put your head closer to the wall, giving the effect of more bed length. Check it out...Put your fist above your head when lying down with your head on the pillow....
FINALLY.. a legitimate use for the infamous "Fist Test"
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:42 AM   #18
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We have had our 16' Scamp since Labor Day weekend 2005. I'm about 6' 220 lbs. She is 5' 3" mabye 110 or so lbs.

My wife & I managed with the narrow bed for several years. Learned in 2009 to sleep head to toe. Gives us more elbow room & now it keeps my CPAP machine from bothering her.

We did the same in an Aliner with a wider bed in Alaska this summer after a couple of nights trying the side by side route. Worked much better.

My daughter & her hubby rented a new 16' Scamp (Standard Bed model with front bunks) this summer in Arizona. He is 6' 3" & she is 5' 4". They slept ok without going head to toe. Only complaint was the bed was a little too hard.

It was too hard for us as well in ours, we added egg crate foam padding (about 3 layers) to ours. We also bought a foam pad in Alaska to use in the Aliner, plus used the one our son had already. It helped.
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The standard 13 Scamp with the front bath/shower now comes with a 54" wide bed, however you can order the 54" wide bed on any new 13ft Scamp Standard as an option. This applies ONLY to the 13 SCamp.

The regular 44" bed is still available on the non bath/shower version.

Of course the 54" wide bed is available on ALL Deluxe model Scamps of all sizes.
The 54" wide bed is not available on the Standard 16 or the 5er.

The official widths are 44" and 54" .
The trailer is 80" wide so the length is that, minus twice the wall thickness .
Floyd, I learn something on here all the time. I didn't know about being able to get the wider bed in the 13' Standard. Still though one had to go Deluxe to do that.


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Old 08-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #19
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We have had our 16' Scamp since Labor Day weekend 2005. I'm about 6' 220 lbs. She is 5' 3" mabye 110 or so lbs.

My wife & I managed with the narrow bed for several years. Learned in 2009 to sleep head to toe. Gives us more elbow room & now it keeps my CPAP machine from bothering her.

We did the same in an Aliner with a wider bed in Alaska this summer after a couple of nights trying the side by side route. Worked much better.

My daughter & her hubby rented a new 16' Scamp (Standard Bed model with front bunks) this summer in Arizona. He is 6' 3" & she is 5' 4". They slept ok without going head to toe. Only complaint was the bed was a little too hard.

It was too hard for us as well in ours, we added egg crate foam padding (about 3 layers) to ours. We also bought a foam pad in Alaska to use in the Aliner, plus used the one our son had already. It helped.

Floyd, I learn something on here all the time. I didn't know about being able to get the wider bed in the 13' Standard. Still though one had to go Deluxe to do that.


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Old 08-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #20
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The narrower pillow (Or squish it a few inches) will naturally put your head closer to the wall, giving the effect of more bed length. Check it out...Put your fist above your head when lying down with your head on the pillow....
FINALLY.. a legitimate use for the infamous "Fist Test"
Because the pillow "lifts" my head, and to some extent my shoulders it makes the length of bed I take up a tad shorter. If the pillow was sticking out above my head by much (even a fist worth) it would mean my feet were wedged against the other wall.

So yeah big fluffy pillow is going to make the bed "shorter". Unless I used it to prop my upper body at a pretty high angle. At which point the reclining car seats would start to look good.
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omg, I had no idea that Scamp had 44" and 54" beds. I thought they were all the same size as in mine, which I just measured, and it is 44" and definitely TOO small for two of us. But this is good to know, now I realize that it's not that we can't manage in a Scamp, it's that we would need a Scamp with the 54" bed. So now I want to get a 16' Scamp. And of course that means a different TV. Sigh.
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omg, I had no idea that Scamp had 44" and 54" beds. I thought they were all the same size as in mine, which I just measured, and it is 44" and definitely TOO small for two of us. But this is good to know, now I realize that it's not that we can't manage in a Scamp, it's that we would need a Scamp with the 54" bed. So now I want to get a 16' Scamp. And of course that means a different TV. Sigh.

Keep in mind.... I was told you can only get the 54" bed in the "Deluxe" 16'. I have the 13' Deluxe with the 54" bed, and would not want to go smaller. I really like the Scamp that I have, and the interior setup but wish it was a 16' for a little added space.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #23
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Red face Some Thoughts & Questions & a little Sacrilege.

Doghaus, I didn't know about the option of getting wider beds in Scamps either when we ordered. Didn't find out about them until much later on this forum.

Likewise, In 2005, I just happened to see a receiver hitch on a Scamp when visiting the factory. Asked them about it & yes, you could order one for $50. Wasn't listed on the option list. We ordered one.

I checked for an option listing for a 54" bed (just the other day), couldn't fine it listed anywhere I looked. It's not the easiest site to find out about what one can get.

Before you jump into buying a new 16' Scamp Deluxe Wood to get the larger bed. Try sleeping head to toe in the one you have. It really does give much more elbow room.

Haven't had any problem in kicking each other either. I was somewhat concerned about that at first.

However, the 16' gives more room overall & comes with a larger fridge: 4.6 cubic foot refrigerator. Which my wife really wanted.

The Side Dinette Table is neat as well. Front Shower is nice to have. We use it a lot.

Are the Deluxe Wood Scamps heavier then the Standards? Just curious.

If one can get a Standard 13' Scamp with the 54" bed. It would seem they are now making the molded counters or whatever it takes to put the bed into a 13'. Why couldn't these same molded fiberglass counters and/or whatevers be used to do the same thing in a 16' Scamp? Maybe someday, one can get wider beds in them both.

This larger (than 16') Fun Finder 189 FBS's Floor Plans seems to be pretty neat.

Or the Fun Finder F-189 FDS, which is similar. Both Exterior Length - 18' 9" & Exterior Width - 7'.

Fun Finder 189 FBS is a nice little trailer as seen on this YouTube Video & quite a bit larger than our Scamp. I wouldn't mind having one. However, the shower space might be tighter than what we have in the Scamp.

I know Sacrilege! But At my age, the Scamp will likely outlast me by decades. So having a Stick Built would last long enough for me. Ha!

Not likely to get rid of the Scamp, however, the added room would be nice in allowing us to have grandkids stay/camp with us at times.

Now to go the opposite direction, a smaller than 13' Scamp. A somewhat new molded fiberglass Teardrop TT made in Elkhart, IN. But one would have wider beds in them for sure. It seems to be molded fiberglass at least to me.

As would one of these have a wider bed, something like a teardrop, a RoughNeck is very light weight.

Little Joe & Ponderosa TTs. Very small, yet large beds; made in Colorado. Interior height is at 6'.
RoughNeck is half a Little Joe.

Never seen any of these other Trailers mentioned, but would like to check them out someday. Just curious. Ha!

Sorry, about the veering off from the Scamps. Now back to Regular Programing.
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