Originally Posted by BigLew
Thanks BigLew, yes I did see them earlier and enjoyed them. You did a good job reporting back after your trip. The pics are clear and very informative. Wish Nicholas's web site had them.
Did they tell you how the hydraulic disk brake gets actuated ? Travel trailers send a modulating electrical
signal back to the braking system. I assume there is a converter that actuates hydraulic force based on tow vehicle electrical
signal coming from a Prodigy like sender. The alternative would be a unit on the tongue that senses deceleration and does not need a brake controller in the tow vehicle. Just curious.
Did you notice how they attach the wood furniture to the shell ? Shell seems pretty thin for driving screws into them. I know Escape
bonds wood slats in areas they will be attaching furniture which seems reasonable. My Scamp
has two areas with wood and insufficient in my opinion as everything else has rivets meaning perforating the shell. Not good.
The outboard wheels leave a flat interior floor throughout, nice to not have to worry about wheel wells. The trailer shell is about as wide as most eggs but the outboard wheels should offer better lateral stability due to the increased tracking. Remember when Pontiac milked the wide tracking of their cars long ago.
As much as I like traditional side entry door, you got to admit the rear door is wide, flat and appears make the small trailer roomier. Did I mention no wheel well to contend with. All that makes the rear door more attractive. Another advantage is no wheel well damage in case of a blowout.
Well BigLew, thank you for the very nice photos. I look forward seeing one in person. You can be sure I will have my camera, paper, pencil and a tape measure on hand when I do. An important measurement for me is the overall height without vents. I hope to be able to garage my next trailer. I orderd my 2005 13 ft Scamp
without vents. Roof is bare and obstruction free. The critter rolls right through my 6' -11" ft high garage door opening.
Santiago in Anaheim