Currently (hehe) I plan on picking up a 16ft Scamp or Casita
and pulling it with a V6 of sorts (Minivans seem like a decent bet these days) while fulltiming
. The type of off-roading I envision are dirt roads that may have seen better days. But honestly, I have no idea of what I would run into. Stuff like this enters my mind for the occasional trip, but maybe this sort of situation is one in a million? Maybe a stock Scamp or Casita 16 footer would handle that fine?
I'm not sure how many remote places & festivals I'll venture to, but it'd be nice to have the option and not be limited by my setup to a certain extent.
Anyway, I have a couple of questions re: ground clearance.
- What is the ground clearance for the 16ft Scamp and Casita to:
a) the underside of the body?
b) the underside of the axle
c) Are there high-lift kits (for body or axle) for the Scamps? Most of the aftermarket products/vendors seem to cater to Casita for mods.
- What's type of clearance (a or b) is important when traveling forest roads and what not? Obviously great clearance to the bottom of the axle
is wonderful, but maybe that's not the end all / be all? Maybe axle clearance is fine and what folks run into trouble with is the body dragging on big dips in the road?
- I don't know the clearances for the TTs, but having good clearance with the tow vehicle is important as well to me. For a few popular, modern minivans I see the following for ground clearance:
And for a Ford Explorer, I see:
For folks that take their campers to somewhat remote areas, what sort of minimum ground clearance do you require in your tow vehicle?