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Old 07-10-2007, 01:47 AM   #15
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Peter, that sounds almost perfect (except for the truck part...)
I do have a truck, it's a 2005 Nissan Frontier, short box and roof rack, so I don't know if that would work.
Is this towable by a short box truck, will the factory roof rack interfere, and would I loose all my bed space for a hitch?
I'm not sure about the short bed with a 5th wheel. Your Frontier would be fine in straight-line towing, but I'm not sure about how you'd do in a tight turn when the loft swings around the side of the bed. It'd probably be OK, but I'd ask Scamp first and ask whether there are mods I'd need to make to the hitch somewhere just to be sure.

And, no, the roof rack will not interfere, though you do loose some bed space to the hitch bar, but you can still pack the bed pretty full around that hitch and the hitch can be removed (with a few minutes work and a ratchet wrench) if you need the full bed space.

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:23 AM   #16
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take a look at eggcamper.com. I do not know too much about this company, but they have a full bed and a side 2 person dinette along with a bathroom.

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:43 AM   #17
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So here's where I'm at:

I though if Escape could make me a 17' Plan B with a bunk over the rear dinette, that would be great. But they can't do it
That would have been a nice sized trailer and not too wide, but...

Brian's idea of buying a shell and doing a custom interior had crossed my mind too. The 6'6" high ones would make great units, and everything would be just the way I want it, but cha-ching $$ by the time it's all said and done.

I looked at a 1995 Bigfoot with the rear bath and side gaucho, and I think it will work! The gaucho could be my permanent bed. If the bunk is weight rated high enough that will make a nice bed for my son, and the front dinette could stay up all the time unless we have company!

Thanks for brainstorming with me!
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:34 PM   #18
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That's the configuration I was thinking of, Charlynn, although I would replace the cabinet/bunk with a better constructed bunk (like Chester did) for serious use.

I agree completely with your comments about the "hampers" and the ease of converting the gaucho versus the dinette.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:37 PM   #19
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... buying a shell and doing a custom interior had crossed my mind too. The 6'6" high ones would make great units, and everything would be just the way I want it, but cha-ching $$ by the time it's all said and done.
With Shuttle prices, I think it would still be cheaper than a new ready-made travel trailer... [b]if you do most of the work yourself and count it a hobby time, not assigning any value to it.
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Brian's idea of buying a shell and doing a custom interior had crossed my mind too.

Thanks for brainstorming with me!
One person (pre-hack) thought outside the egg... after a fashion. They did a custom shell modification.


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If I remember correctly, they took a 16' Scamp, and made a Upper Bunkbed Only Slideout, over the rear double bed.
I don't remember any other details...
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We still have a pic of it in the Home Page Album!

(FYI, I am currently trying to restore the Home Page album. We have all the pics; we lost most of the captions. I'm almost ready to put up a few "stumpers" to see if the members can help with identification, etc. Might make a good contest.)
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:32 AM   #22
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One person (pre-hack) thought outside the egg... after a fashion. They did a custom shell modification.

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If I remember correctly, they took a 16' Scamp, and made a Upper Bunkbed Only Slideout, over the rear double bed.
I don't remember any other details...
That's Frank X. Ferry's - 85 Scamp 16-M - "Big Red"

Unfortunately we lost all the pictures taken during the "build" in the hack
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