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Old 07-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hey There. My wife and I just took the plunge and ordered a 13' Scamp. Yay! It should be arriving 'round the first of Sept. We can't wait.

We ordered it with furnace, screen door, refrigerator and three speed fan, which suits the kind of trips we will most likely be taking. Thought about the AC, but it threw us considerably over budget.

I know it's probably been covered here before, so forgive me, but are there any tips or advice you would give a noob, specifically in dealing with Scamp, i.e. things I need to request, or special order? Somewhere on the forum I read that if the trailer is equipped with rear cabinets, they won't put a light back there unless I request it. True? Anything else I might have missed? Thanks so much. Sorry if this has already been covered.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Grats on your new Unit. I am sure one of the Scamp folks will chime in with all the answeres you may be looking for.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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Order the front and rear cabinets if you haven't already.
The only problem with small trailers is the lack of storage. It's an investment you will not regret.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll check into that.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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We ordered the rear hitch, which can come in handy if you like to bicycle or for a rear carrier for storage. Can't remember about the light under the cabinets, we do have them. Ask the salesman, they were helpful in all matters. Good luck.



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Old 07-30-2010, 11:37 PM   #6
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Congrats. My aunt and uncle enjoyed their Scamp 13 for over fifteen years... Hope you do, as well.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:27 AM   #7
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Congrat's! Hope you have many years of memorable camping trips with it.

You don't say where your from? As far as the air conditioning (for me that is the only thing you missed) but I understand.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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How exciting to have a new trailer on the way !!

Would it be within your budget to have the reinforcement put in for the rooftop AC right now while your trailer is being fabricated? That way, when you are ready financially, you can put in the AC. I'm not sure if they can reinforce after the trailer has been built. Maybe another Scamp owner can advise you.
And I agree with getting the additional storage - I wish that more storage had been built into my Uhaul.
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Would it be within your budget to have the reinforcement put in for the rooftop AC right now while your trailer is being fabricated?
I second that motion... I would inquire about having the roof reinforced without actually installing roof air right now. Without the reinforcement, you're stuck with trying to install a "window" unit; either in a window or in a cabinet.
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I second that motion... I would inquire about having the roof reinforced without actually installing roof air right now. Without the reinforcement, you're stuck with trying to install a "window" unit; either in a window or in a cabinet.
I may be mistaken, but I believe all Scamp come reinforced for AC now. But it would be a good question to ask the salesperson.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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Thank you all for the comments and advice. This is our first trailer and we're a bit overwhelmed with all the options and whatnot. It sure helps to have a community like this to turn to for help.

I'll definitely check into the AC reinforcement. Great tip. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
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Hi Sean,
I just bought a new 16' Scamp in March. On their website, they have a list of all the options you can get for the 13 footer. Go though that list with your salesman and make sure you are getting everything you want. Some things are much easier to get when you order a new Scamp than if you wait till later to put them in. I agree that the upper cabnets are a must, also get the outside outlet, portch light (all optional lights for that matter), and bike hitch. They can be a pain to add later and the initial cost is very resonable in my opinion. The AC is nice to have, but to be honest, that fantastic fan does one heck of a job to cool my 16'. I can only imagine what it will do for a 13 footer.

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Old 08-03-2010, 01:24 PM   #13
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Be advised that not all the options are listed by Scamp.
They will tell you that they don't have a list of other options BUT they sure know the price if you ask for something not on there list.

I made up my own list from suggestions here and on the Scampers forum.

Good luck and have fun.

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Old 08-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #14
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Hey There. My wife and I just took the plunge and ordered a 13' Scamp. Yay! It should be arriving 'round the first of Sept. We can't wait.

We ordered it with furnace, screen door, refrigerator and three speed fan, which suits the kind of trips we will most likely be taking. Thought about the AC, but it threw us considerably over budget.

I know it's probably been covered here before, so forgive me, but are there any tips or advice you would give a noob, specifically in dealing with Scamp, i.e. things I need to request, or special order? Somewhere on the forum I read that if the trailer is equipped with rear cabinets, they won't put a light back there unless I request it. True? Anything else I might have missed? Thanks so much. Sorry if this has already been covered.
I truly understand budget constraints, but consider this....
Delete the refrigerator and buy the air conditioner, if you want it.
The Ice box will work well for a while until you recover from the purchase.
then you can step up to a danfoss fridge or even a 12V coleman.
Neither requires cutting huge holes in the side of the camper..

While there is nothing wrong with the fridge, it works fine, but now is the time to consider your options.
Had I known about danfoss compressors in 2004 Eggy-Sue would have one today without the cut outs.
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