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Old 08-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Other 5th wheel makers??

Hi everyone. I pretty new to this forum and have just a few questions. I have fallen in love with the Scamp 19' 5th wheel and know of the Escape 5th wheel. Are there any other 5th wheel trailers made for small vehicles, and, if yes, who makes them?
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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More egg 5th wheels?

Hi everyone. I am pretty new to this forum, and I have fallen in love with the Scamp 19' 5th wheel. Are there any other Egg style 5th wheels made for small vehicles? I know of the older Bigfoot and Escape 5th wheels, but it looks like to me that the Scamp is of better quality?
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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Hi everyone. I am pretty new to this forum,


Welcome!


Are there any other Egg style 5th wheels made for small vehicles?

Nope, but I might add as well that even egg style 5er's are not made for "small vehicles" (no matter what anyone tells you!)




I know of the older Bigfoot and Escape 5th wheels, but it looks like to me that the Scamp is of better quality?

Better than Bigfoot and Escape? Ummmmmm, Not in my opinion, Your trying to compare 3 different products that are not made for the same consumer. Just because they are all 5th wheels doesn't mean they are the same.


Bigfoot higher quality (my experience) Escape higher quality (from what I have read).


It's not to say Scamp is not good, they are fine. It's about the type of quality you want.

You say you have fallen in Love with the Scamp, I say go for it! If that is what you love than it will be perfect for you. Enjoy!
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There are several others small non fg but these 2 are the only current fiberglass 5th wheels being manufactured.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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Not molded fiberglass but articfox makes the nice 22g and 22h. You can get insulated tanks and dual pane windows for cold weather.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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There are some nice 5'er used for sale. Maybe one of the members here who knows of them will pass that info along to you. I just found out that my truck rails are probably to high. Of course I've taken myself out of the market until I return from my mission trip next year anyway.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #7
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You say you have fallen in Love with the Scamp, I say go for it! If that is what you love than it will be perfect for you. Enjoy!
I guess I should go into a little more detail as far as what I am looking for...

I am hoping to be working on the road and need something that I can live year round in and tow with my 2004 Tacoma. I guess most of the pics of the Scamp I've seen had quite a few Tacomas hooked up to them. Also, I live in Montana where the winters can get well below zero without the wind and am concerned about keeping things from freezing. Scamp is rated to R15.

The Bigfoots I looked at were a little bit heavier and still very nice looking, but I haven't seen any newer 5ths. Don't know about insulation factors.

The Escape is just too far out of my price range, and it looked to almost identical to the Scamp in floor plan.

Thank-you very much for the information and, please, if you have any more share it with me.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #8
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There are some nice 5'er used for sale. Maybe one of the members here who knows of them will pass that info along to you. I just found out that my truck rails are probably to high. Of course I've taken myself out of the market until I return from my mission trip next year anyway.
Thank you for the information!
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Here is a nice used Scamp 5'ever
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...5th-47771.html
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Hi beckymac68... Everyone knows I'm biased towards the Escape 5.0. Here's a pic of "Our Escape Hatch" in the middle of a row of Scamp 19' fivers in Ind. There's going to be a new Escape in Missoula Montana that you could check out for quality of build at least...if you're in that Helena.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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Hi Becky,
I am biased a bunch because we just got our Escape fifth wheel and we love it. But consider this. I don't know that any of these trailers is Montana winter-proof. In the Escape, two of the tanks are outside underneath. I understand you can order an Escape with insulated tanks but I don't know how much protection that gives. The Scamp in built in Minnesota but AFAIK it's not claimed to be four-season. I think Bigfoot built a four-season trailer but I know little about it.

Whatever you decide on, you will love it!

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Hi Becky,
I am biased a bunch because we just got our Escape fifth wheel and we love it. But consider this. I don't know that any of these trailers is Montana winter-proof. In the Escape, two of the tanks are outside underneath. I understand you can order an Escape with insulated tanks but I don't know how much protection that gives. The Scamp in built in Minnesota but AFAIK it's not claimed to be four-season. I think Bigfoot built a four-season trailer but I know little about it.

Whatever you decide on, you will love it!

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Yeah, that's what is kind of scaring me. I've read countless stories of freezing tanks, hoses, etc.

Thanks for the info, and maybe we will check the Escape out when it gets to Missoula.
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Escape will spray the tanks and install 12v heaters on them. As long as you have electric and use the furnace with the 12v tank heaters it would seem you will be ok, not sure how you will get fresh water replenishment in the winter, but once you get water in the trailer you will be fine. For the travel trailers it is a $700 option.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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I love my Scamp (love the one you're with) but know it's shortcomings. The two biggest problems I see in freezing weather, are the single pane windows (CONDENSATION!!!) and there's NO insulation on the floor. The only thing that separates your feet from the cold is the wood floor and whatever floor covering you have. Coinsidentally, the two biggest draws of cold air INTO the trailer are the windows and the floor. I've owned my trailer for nearly 11 years. There's no way, I'd camp more than a couple of days in freezing weather in a Scamp. YMMV
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