Our first trailer, though not fiberglass was about the size of our Scamp 16. It was a Sunlight 15.5. If it didn't leak and have rot, it would still be the trailer we use.
The trailer had 7 jalousie windows
. One large window across the front and one across the rear. On the door side it had 3 windows
, one near the front, one over the sink and one near the rear. On the other side it had one near the front and one near the rear. Absolutely great cross ventilation in every direction that any normal rain could not penetrate. As well there front and rear roof vents. The front window had a hinged rock shield with adjustable arms.
It's gaucho couch in the rear was set up as a full time bed with an additional 4 inches of foam. There was full trailer width storage cabinets above and below the couch, The bed was 10% wider than our Scamp and longer. The trailer was 4" wider than the Scamp.
On the door side there was a 4 burner stove with a powered hood over the stove. The sink was beside the stove. Above the stove were cabinets; below the stove were cabinets and the water tank. The 20 gallon water tank was right over the axle
. Filling the tank had virtually no effect on tongue weight
On the other wall across from the sink, about 3 feet off the floor was the fridge
, a 4 cubic footer. Immediately below the fridge
was a pull out shelf for more kitchen working space. Below that shelf was the utensil drawer and other drawers.
Under the fridge
towards the wall was the black tank. (Normally toilets go straight down to the black tank drain. This toilet had it's drain at the rear of the black tank away from the toilet. allowing the bulk of the black tank to sit over the axle
The gray tank was about 6 inches high but wide. It sat under the floor between the axle
and the bottom of the floor. It was unique in that it had a drain from the sink on one side and a drain from the bathroom sink and shower on the other side eliminating drain pipes running under the trailer. Above the Sunline's sink was a small medicine cabinet. The Sunline came with a wet shower like the Scamp, something I changed.
The bathroom wall next to the fridge had a floor to ceiling 'can' closet, one can thick, again focusing weight
near the axle. I added this,
Note that all water tanks, fresh, grey and black are all over the axle, where weight
belongs. As well the fridge is over the axle and the stove is close to the axle.
The front of the trailer had a four person dinette convertible to a bed (we never used it as a bed). There was a full width over head cabinet across the front of the trailer. There was storage under the door side dinette. There was also storage under the other dinette, this storage area was accessible from outside via a pull out drawer.
Behind the door side dinette was a clothes hamper, about four feet wide and 8" deep. The front of the trailer contained our battery
and one propane
tank. The roof had a 120 watt solar panel
and a satellite dish. The rear bumper had our present Bumper box, except the spare tire was mounted out side the bumper box on Sunline's standard swing arm spare mount. The bumper box sat on a steel bumper that was square in cross section and contained our sewer hose.
We had made a number of mods to the Sunline. One was to add a small dry shower. To do this we took a portion of the non-door side dinette, basically making it a 3 person dinette, though we could seat a fourth on the end. Over the shower was a plastic hemisphere to allow really tall people to take a standing shower.
Amazingly the Sunline loaded for travel weighed 2200 pounds with a tongue weight less than 200 pounds. Though lighter than our Scamp it got about 10% worse mileage probably because it wasn't streamlined and was slightly wider. As well the roof contained more stuff, a sat dish, solar panel
and shower dome.
It had thin aluminum siding and batt insulated walls. It was a 1982 and would be 33 years old this year. The new price was under $3000. Truly a great little trailer that took us many places...though it could get wet inside in a downpour..the reason we no longer own it.
The axle was a traditional leaf spring axle.
For a little trailer it used it's space well, the best small trailer layout I've seen. I would have given up the front dinette for a couple of comfortable chairs, certainly if we had kept it.
It did have an awning
, one of those slide it in the grove type...
a bigger bed,
a full time bed and dinette.
a wet shower,
bigger fresh, grey and black tanks.
more ceiling vents,
a real door lock,
weight over the axle,
More storage (than Scamp)
Little can be enough.