I have been thinking about the Scamp fifth wheel also. So, can they be towed with a short bed small pickup truck? Ranger, Dakota, Tacoma, etc.?
We tow ours with a 3.0 3.0 Liter V6 2-wheel drive Ford Ranger and a friend of ours pulls his 5er with a 4-cylinder Toyota Tacoma, so it's quite do-able.
Our Ranger does OK . . . we took it over the continental divide last summer, and while it did kind of grind its way up the steeper hills at 45 mph, it made it up and over. Our MPG while towing has ranged from 14 to 17 MPG with the trailer, and somewhere around 19 mpg without. A little more motor on those hills would have been nice, but it's far from necessary. The only modifications we made to our Ranger for towing the trailer was adding the Scamp hitch, Prodigy brake controller, and rear suspension airbags.
We do wish our Ranger had a little more tow capacity rating. The combined gross weight
maximum (truck, trailer, and everything in them) for our ranger is 7500 lbs, and we've come awfully close when fully loaded with fuel, food, clothing, supplies, two adults and a big dog, as it was last summer.
If we were to buy a new TV today we'd likely opt for a 5-cylinder Chevy Colorado extended cab. It has more torque (more important than horsepower), a higher tow rating, better gas mileage and more space inside.