You didn't mention what TV is going to be used with this trailer. And how many people will be using the trailer?
To me, you do actually need something that your TV can handle safely. That is in fact the bottom line.
Once you establish the maximum trailer weight, you need to look at your camping needs. If you will be dry camping
(which I do), you probably want propane. According to an earlier post, you can add propane to the Little Snoozy, but at a cost. What is the cost? How does Little Snoozy plus propane compare with the Scamp 13 and
You'll also want a generator
of some sort. Where can this be placed on either a Little Snoozy or Scamp.
Also, where will you be dry camping
? I spend spring time in the Rockies. It snows and rains in the spring, and I require
The other thing you need to consider is your comfort requirements. Do you want to break down and remake your bed each day? With a Scamp 13, that's what you'll have to do if you want to use your dinette. What do you want with respect to a galley? What about a marine shower?
What about your storage needs? How much gear are you going to take along? How much clothing will you need - will you be away for a weekend or several weeks? How much fresh water will you need for your camping trips? Will you be able to frequently get to a fresh water source.
I take dogs and training equipment with me, so there is absolutely no room in my TV for any trailer equipment. That means my towing equipment, wheel locks, leveling blocks need to be kept in the trailer. Will you be able to stow towing and camping equipment in your TV? If not, you need to look at what your trailer will handle.
Finally, you'll probably need to look into your gas budget. The bigger and heavier the trailer the more gas you will be consuming. One thing about the Scamp Delux, the extra weight is due to wood cabinets. If you get a Scamp, minus the wood, you talking much less weight.
If weight is a big consideration, perhaps you should consider an Egg Camper
. Egg Camper
owners on this forum absolutely love these trailers. They are a very well built camper, designed for light
weight towing. They are all electric, but you can order with propane (an additional $800?). They cost about the same as a Scamp or Casita
Then there is the used
trailer market. When I bought my trailer, prices were fairly high for used fiberglass trailers. However, I noticed that they are much lower this year. It is very possible to find an older model trailer that will suit your needs, get some valuable experience while you have fun with it for 2-3 years, and then
get into something that you know
satisfy your camping style.
Personally, I'd go with a 16' or 17' camper with a separate dinette and sleeping area, and a marine bath. I'd want to know that I can safely
mount an inverter generator on the tongue or back of the trailer. I'd also like to know that the AC unit (if I get one) can start with a 2000W inverter generator. I happen to like propane for the fridge
, H20 heater, and cabin heater. I like a decent sized fridge and
On the other hand, check out posts of Joy A. She has a 13' Scamp which is brilliantly set up. You can see how she has customized it over the years.
Hope this helps.