Originally Posted by GingerB
I've had my 13' Scamp
for two years and I love it but I'm tired of taking down the bed every time we want to sit at the table. I also think I've convinced the big guy that at least one of our dogs could travel comfortably with us in a 17 ft. (Kennel stays cost more than campgrounds!) how much more difficult is it to park a 17 ft? We pull with a Dodge Caravan now so I think I may need to upgrade my tow vehicle, too. Am I going to regret doing this?
No more drive-through pick-ups at fast food, no more parallel parking in just two spots.
While your Caravan may like a Scamp16 more than a 17 anything, you will quickly get used to handling a 17 by making the corners just a little wider and accelerating a little slower. Some will say the longer pivot point may even make backing-up just a little easier.
While it will prove just a little less convenient to haul around, it won't be a big challenge, especially after a couple of outings.
Remember that overhead obstructions are as much as a foot closer and when backing up... stuff is 3-4 ft closer!