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Old 09-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #15
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David, Apparently the Scamp 16 is 4 inches taller than a Scamp 13. Would a Scamp 16 fit in your garage? Does the Snoozy fit in your garage?
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:46 PM   #16
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Post-fire (2007+) 13' Scamps are a few inches taller. Could be deal-breaker in terms of garageability.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:12 PM   #17
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Have you looked at Lil Snoozy ?
Our Hunter 1 fit nicely in the garage.....but.......now we have Snoozy.
We hate to pay for storage but..........found a friend w/ lots of room next to their trailer in the back yard...........End up giving them a $100 every 3 or 4 months and we're all happy.
Best of all they don't mind us plugging the charger into their elect.
And their dog discourages "visitors."
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:17 PM   #18
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Advantage Scamp...
Stopping for lunch and a nap, or to change clothes and freshen up.
Staying overnight at Walmart or a rest area.
Arriving late at campground or staying in the staging area... set-up can wait, simply unlock the door grab a snack and get some sleep!
Staying where hardsides are required (often A-liners count as soft sides).
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:28 PM   #19
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I have a 13' Scamp, no A/C on roof. It fits in the garage with 8' door. I can back it into the driveway, lining it up to the garage door, unhook, and push it into the garage. Very convenient to load/unload. Can be used as a spare bedroom for loud snoring relatives. Has all the comforts of home, TV, electric, water, bathroom. Can be used as an office when not on the road. Go Fiberglass.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:30 PM   #20
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In part it depends what kind of camping you plan. If you're a weekend camper, it may not matter.

If you're a long range camper, as Floyd states, it's nice to be able to stop anywhere and use your rig. I remember driving across Labrador and stopping in the highway for Lunch, no rest areas, no restaurants, just stopping in the road, opening the door and have lunch or a short break.

It's nice to stop in a campground in a pouring rain and just go inside, no real set up required.

We view our trailer as a little house on wheels, always ready for occupation.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #21
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Here is how I did it.
Could that be done with a 15' Escape too?
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:42 PM   #22
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8' Garage doors are a rarity. Most are 84-86"
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:55 PM   #23
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Unfortunately we only have a 7' door opening right now. I am either going to see if the opening can be enlarged to 8', or to see how much a new out building will run. Right now the Snoozy sits next to the garage.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:04 PM   #24
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Raising the Opening

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Unfortunately we only have a 7' door opening right now. I am either going to see if the opening can be enlarged to 8', or to see how much a new out building will run. Right now the Snoozy sits next to the garage.
Raising a garage door header (opening), depending on the type of construction and local codes, at the very least, can be difficult, if not impossible. In any case it will be very expensive, a real PITA.

Does your local building code allow metal carports like this?

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Old 09-14-2014, 12:11 AM   #25
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Unfortunately we only have a 7' door opening right now. I am either going to see if the opening can be enlarged to 8', or to see how much a new out building will run. Right now the Snoozy sits next to the garage.
I raised the header on both doors of my former house. the cost was negligible, the labor moderate, the results fantastic!...
Here's the before and after...
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:22 AM   #26
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Thank you Bob & Floyd with your suggestions. I will be looking into them both as options.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:38 AM   #27
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I went through the thought process of Aliner/Chalet vs. Scamp and in the decided that the durability Scamp would be better for me. I also have a similar HOA issue and currently have a tent trailer parked in the garage. I am looking for a Scamp (probably order new one next spring) but have resigned myself to arranging RV storage for it.

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Old 09-14-2014, 06:19 AM   #28
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Based on your pros and cons I'd go for the ready to go, no leaky floor or bugs and more headroom. Tea doesn't need to be made in a microwave?
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