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Old 07-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #29
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #30
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Add a tranny cooler, the largest one that will fit. It will help big time. Always add a tranny cooler if you towing...its a cheap investment. Towing capacity includes all people in car/truck and all gear/parts and trailer. The only thing you don't count is driver and 1 passenger weight and gas. AND get the lightest trailer. The 13' Scamp is 1200 to 1500 lbs. empty depending on options.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #31
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Scam ok 13 with sofa and porta potty. As far as height it won't matter when your sitting and you won't be walking much inside. You can also consider a screen room to set up outside. Good luck
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:58 AM   #32
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Thanks for the input Bob. It's very helpful.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:54 AM   #33
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Cool The lightest of the light.

There is a fellow with an even more restrictive weight problem than yours:

Towing a 13' EGG with a 1997 Subaru Impreza

My post is #5, and there is a link to a list of real world weights in post #2.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #34
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Thanks for the tip Roger. I copied off the Real World Weight chart and I'll use it in my search.

Great info
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:55 PM   #35
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I have a 2002 scamp and I am 6'2", too. I can not stand up straight in the scamp but have to bend my head a little to the side. The bed fits just fine if I do not stretch. It can fell a bit confined at times, these are really small trailers and most of the pictures are done with wide angle lenses that make things look much more roomy. However I spent most of the times outside anyways, and maybe you can get a cabana like this one for some extra space:
7' Dometic Cabana Awning for the Burrita.

Another thing to consider is the amount of driving you will do, the 13' scamp is a wonderful tow since it is so light I can easily go with the normal traffic.

But I agree with the others you will have to meet the trailer in "person" to know how it feels.
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I have a 2002 scamp and I am 6'2", too. I can not stand up straight in the scamp but have to bend my head a little to the side. The bed fits just fine if I do not stretch. It can fell a bit confined at times, these are really small trailers and most of the pictures are done with wide angle lenses that make things look much more roomy. However I spent most of the times outside anyways, and maybe you can get a cabana like this one for some extra space:
7' Dometic Cabana Awning for the Burrita.

Another thing to consider is the amount of driving you will do, the 13' scamp is a wonderful tow since it is so light I can easily go with the normal traffic.

But I agree with the others you will have to meet the trailer in "person" to know how it feels.
Good info Chse. As I understand it, I believe the 13' Scamp increased its headroom to 6'3" after 2005 so I'd probably be ok there except for under the AC unit. I called up Scamp and they said they would connect me with an owner down here in Florida so I can get up-close and personal so I'm going to do that. I'm wanting the toilet/shower model so that will visually close it in even more. The Cabana Awning is a fantastic idea that I'm going to look into. One drawback would be packing it away wet and then having to dry it out but I guess I could work around that. I wonder if there is a particular awning that is best suited for the 13' Scamp.

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Lynn,

I'm 6'1" and find our 1991 Scamp 16 to be adequate in height. Prior to the Scamp we used a 1995 Casita 16. Casita 16s are only 5'10". We spent 12 month in it and really 99% of the time it was of no concern. The reality is that you don't stand up that much.

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Lynn, I don't know how soon you are thinking about getting a trailer, but you should go to the Scamp Camp in Sebring Fla. this Feb. and you will have plenty to look at. I do know some friends of ours that have a 13'er will be selling theirs around that time, and they live in Fla. also. Its a 13 deluxe but doesn't have the bath, but does have AC .
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I honestly wouldn't buy a trailer that I couldn't stand in. I'm 5'11 so that cut out a few. My first sailboat was a 26' with around 5'6" headroom. As soon as I could afford it I bought one that had a bit over 6'...I want to be comfortable because you never know how muchtime you could bestuck inside. My ParkLiner has 6'5" and it certainly adds to its larger appearance.
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I hear ya deryk.
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Lynn, I don't know how soon you are thinking about getting a trailer, but you should go to the Scamp Camp in Sebring Fla. this Feb. and you will have plenty to look at. I do know some friends of ours that have a 13'er will be selling theirs around that time, and they live in Fla. also. Its a 13 deluxe but doesn't have the bath, but does have AC .
I definitely want a bath Tim and I would probably put in an order for a new 13' before then unless I can find a late model with a bath and AC. I really like the idea of a cabana awning Chse suggested. Scamp should really offer one that is tailored to their trailers. I cant imagine that they wouldn't fly off the shelves. I'm going to call Scamp tomorrow and ask them about that. At the very least they could just instal the awning rail and I could play with the Dometic Cabana Awning Myself. And yes, Sebring is on my calendar if I've purchased before then or not.
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I'm in a 16 Deluxe Scamp. I rub my head on roof I'm 6.1ish i do have to duck the AC. I've been full-time in mine "Dec 2010" can sleep comfortably in the bed with few inches to spare. If I was retired from working I could do with the 13 ft. You probably won't need but 1 propane tank that will save weight. I'd reccomend trailer brakes on it, if ordering new. I was looking for ones within my Jeeps towing limit that met my needs to. I should have had the awning rail installed when I ordered as to add a screen room.
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