We did it! On Sunday the 3rd of Aug we went to Backus, MN to pick up our new Scamp
13 Std. We stayed in a cabin at nearby Ruttgers Pine Lake Sunday night in order to be at the Scamp
plant bright and early Monday morning. We were so excited; we hardly slept.
I won't bore you with all the details, but we were impressed with the thorough briefing and the Scamp
staffs eagerness to make sure all our questions were answered and everything was in good order before we left. I was pleasantly surprised to see the brake controller and 7-pin connecter worked perfectly.
Our first tow was the 2 or 3 miles back to the campground, and our new site on the lake. I backed in fine, but the short little trailer was definitely touchier than the boat trailers and tanker trucks I've driven in the past. We tried everything we could think of making sure we'd be close to Scamp if anything went wrong; but the little trailer performed flawlessly! The dogs took to it like a duck to water. They were loving' it.
Our first reaction was whoa! This thing is small! We had a Subaru full of junk to stow. Some never did fit. We pared our pile down considerably since then. I'm not telling you guys anything new, but it's all about organization, isn't it? We get it.
We stayed at Ruttgers for two days and the on to Pine View CG at Ft McCoy, WI. I spent a few years there and wanted my wife to see it. What a surprise! The CG was great! Very scenic, and every amenity you could ask for. We had hookups we couldn't even use for $25 a night. Joanne was impressed. The whole atmosphere put me in an even better mood if that is possible. How I missed the sound of UH-60's flying by, artillery rounds and the countless bugle calls on nearby loud speakers.
After 2 days at McCoy we had to leave, but the last night was our best ever. We split a bottle of Chardonnay, and watched the campfire until it was just embers. We felt closer than we have in years! We also named the Scamp. It's officially the "Old Soldier's Home".
Last Friday we left for home and all we could talk about was the little Scamp and our next trip. We couldn't be happier with our new lil' home away from home!
I'm going to try to load some pictures now. Keep your fingers crossed.