Hi all... we drove over to my old home town of Cascade MT yesterday and picked up our Scamp
13'! It's a '95 that belonged to friends of my parents (who are former Scamp
owners as well...)
In typical Montana fashion, we left our home north of Missoula in thick fog and temps in the mid 20s. East of the divide it was 55, sunny and windy. We got everything hooked up, drove 3 blocks to my folk's house and gave them the grand tour.
Here's our son Alasdair heading in to check it out:
My parents check it out... Dad's got tips and ideas already:
We took off and headed down to Helena, just 60 miles south to visit our oldest son Ian and his girlfriend. It was our first voyage at highway speeds and I have to say: I am in love! She tows so smooth; way nicer that our Coleman Taos tent trailer. They are probably nearly identical in overall weight
, but the lighter tongue weight
of the scamp
seems to be a better match for our Odyssey. Whatever it is it works. Really well!
It's going to be a great winter project trailer... lots of very "doable" stuff to work on. The front window has a repaired crack, so I'll replace it. Lots of cleaning to do, both inside and out. The gelcoat is pretty oxidized, so a lot of work to do there. I'm sure the list of projects will grow in the months ahead, but it's camp-ready as is... a work in progress.
Here we are finally home and in the snowy and chilly driveway: