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Old 04-01-2015, 07:37 AM   #15
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I have a 19 5th Deluxe and we like it very much. The loft has steps to climb up to it and the bathroom separates the space. Think of privacy - the kids can sleep in the sitting area, unless they want a tent!

Not sure if this was for me or the OP but I appreciate the info.
If you already have, or are buying a truck, remember that the 5th tows better than a regular trailer. You do not need any sway bars or WDH. Some of the choices in smaller pick ups are Tacoma, Frontier, and again after a two year break, Colorado or Canyon. I have the Tacoma with 4.0 liter V6 and tow package. Plenty of horsepower margin.
I have a 06 tacoma SR5 V6 Crew cab short bed so basically the same truck. It's good to now it will work well. I am use to 5th wheel trailers but on a larger scale with duallys and cattle trailers and I always liked the stability of them better than bumper pull trailers. I just really want to see the inside of one of these campers.

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:04 AM   #16
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Come to NC and I will show you ours. And I tow with a 2012 Colorado 4x4 crew cab with the inline 5 cylinder. Tows great no problem.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:30 AM   #17
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Thanks papa-t if I am ever in that area I'll be sure to look you up! This forum is full of very kind people.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:10 AM   #18
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I have a regular 19 footer and live in Hattiesburg, MS. We are willing to show it to you if interested.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:36 PM   #19
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Thank you beckyruns, I have family close to there. So next time i'm that way i'll shoot you a PM.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:10 AM   #20
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My wife and I have had our 19 delux since 2007. Have several thousand miles on it. We have the bath giving privacy to the upper bunk. We like that set up. We are both 5'8" and I like my pillow not to be under my shoulders so I use an older pillow I fold in half as the clearance between my head and the window is small.
It can be a pain sometimes climbing over my wife's feet to get out of bed.
But our camper has most everything we need for comfort. And tows very well behind a half ton truck. That freedom is the best. Soo many people I know have larger campers for the room and amenities and then don't ever go very far with them.
If ever in NY anyone viewing these forums is always welcome to contact us for a tour of our Scamp.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:07 PM   #21
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We have owned and used a 1999 standard 19' Scamp since 2004 and until last week, pulled it many thousands of miles with a 2003 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab. The 194 horsepower produced by the 3.4 L V6 was adequate but not exciting. Last week, I replaced the Taco with a 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. I am redesigning the hitch so I can more easily get it out of the way for using the truck for other hauling duties.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:38 PM   #22
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Dennis, I have been towing my 2004 Scamp 19D with a 2013 Tacoma. I think they increased the size of the engine sometime between 2004 and 2013, to 4.0. It seems to have plenty of umph, I am quite happy with it. The few times I needed to accelerate to merge, I just put my foot down and it responded as expected. I am sure the Frontier will work well. When I was looking, I was comparing those two.

Maybe a year and a half ago I posted a detailed description how I installed the "new" Scamp hitch kit that I bought from Eveland's (~ $600). The Taco bed is made of SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) and the dimensions worked out so that I was able to use two of the bed mounting points directly, two more by means of a flat steel bracket. What you are trying to do is similar, so here is the link:
Scamp 5er Hitch Mod w/Photo Link

That "new" hitch is removable, only the Reese rails stay behind when not towing.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:19 AM   #23
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Dennis, I have been towing my 2004 Scamp 19D with a 2013 Tacoma. I think they increased the size of the engine sometime between 2004 and 2013, to 4.0. It seems to have plenty of umph, I am quite happy with it. The few times I needed to accelerate to merge, I just put my foot down and it responded as expected. I am sure the Frontier will work well. When I was looking, I was comparing those two.

Maybe a year and a half ago I posted a detailed description how I installed the "new" Scamp hitch kit that I bought from Eveland's (~ $600). The Taco bed is made of SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) and the dimensions worked out so that I was able to use two of the bed mounting points directly, two more by means of a flat steel bracket. What you are trying to do is similar, so here is the link:
Scamp 5er Hitch Mod w/Photo Link

That "new" hitch is removable, only the Reese rails stay behind when not towing.
Toyota went from a 3.4 L V6 to a 4 L in 2005. Nissan increased their engine size at about the same time.

I am planning to make a rail system which will be permanently mounted to the bed floor using the bed mounting bolts. Then, I will modify my existing hitch to fit and be pinned to the rails. I used to work as an engineer, and my son is a weldor, so it gives us a bit of male bonding time.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:40 AM   #24
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That sounds like a perfect plan. I am a retired ME myself, and I had fun designing and building my setup.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #25
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I found that Scamp now had a new design when I was last looking for a few repair items for our trailer. That triggered the idea for a design change.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:15 AM   #26
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We towed our 2010 deluxe Scamp 19 over 50,000 mi with a Nissan Frontier. We now have a 2015 , identical, except Scamp has upgraded the hitch & awning. both are great improvements. we are 66 & 78, & have no trouble getting in & out of bed. the person with the weakest bladder sleeps on the outside, since the "climb over" is challenging. Since we both get a little shorter every year, the bed seems to get bigger. We use the original Scamp cushions + a queen size mattress pad from Ikea with the foam trimmed to fit the curve. we really like the separation of the living/dining & sleeping areas, had Scamp install a cable TV outlet & power point in the loft so we have 2 TV sets. Luxury!



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