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Old 08-22-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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First Scamping Trip

Picked up our 13' Scamp about 3 weeks ago. It's a very clean '92. We painted the cabinets and went to new curtains that are funky and have blackout cloth between the panels. Took it out for its maiden voyage this weekend to Del Valle in Livermore, CA. Nice easy trip to get used to it all.

We tow with our Jeep Wrangler and its pretty easy. A rear window AC install is planned along with a few other items and many more trips.

It sure is nice to set up camp in 30 min or close the door at 10 PM when others aren't so quiet, bust out the iPad and watch a movie. A great combination of the outdoors and a comfy nights sleep. We're hooked on "Lil Bit".



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Old 08-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Very nice
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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Your Lil' Bit looks like quite the ticket! Thanks for sharing your first story... and pictures!
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
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Congrats! Enjoy!
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Very nice. Don't give it up unless it's for a bigger Scamp. We went from a 13' to a 5th wheel which was like going from a studio apartment with an outdoor toilet to a house with indoor plumbing. Easier to live out of while we find an apartment to live in the area where my husband works in Northeast Wisconsin. I do miss the fold out windows when it rains. Nothing worse then finding out your beds wet at both ends because you thought you had them closed. Adding rain gutters like over the door would solve the problem which also makes the awning worthless when it rains because the rain drip under it and bounces off the seam.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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Very nice looking Rig! Congrats!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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Looks like you found a great Scamp. The wife and I are trying to get our bank to finance a new one for us. They won't give us much money if it is a used one... that's the main reason we're going for a new one.

I wanted to comment on the iPad. I'm on one right now, and I think it is a perfect match for the Scamp... It is small and does a lot of different things. Great for watching movies, surfing the web, checking the weather, making campground reservations, etc.
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Adding rain gutters like over the door would solve the problem which also makes the awning worthless when it rains because the rain drip under it and bounces off the seam.
Have you thought of sealing the area between the awning and the trailer? I know lots of folks on the CasitaForum have done it. In fact Joy A has also, maybe she'll post some pics or provide a URL to a previous post.
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Have you thought of sealing the area between the awning and the trailer? I know lots of folks on the CasitaForum have done it. In fact Joy A has also, maybe she'll post some pics or provide a URL to a previous post.
It's a pretty good gap if you can see much of it in the picture above the door.
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They're all like that. I've seen pictures of the hole plugged with PVC pipe caulked to hold in place, etc. If you're a member of the CasitaClub, check this link... with pictures: Awning Gap - The Casita Club Forums=
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