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Old 03-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
Name: Daniel
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Our New Scamp is Home


We picked up our new Scamp 16 from Backus on Tuesday. We did go with our original plan - an all electric number 7 layout. Feels very roomy inside. It towed very well behind our 2010 Tacoma V-6 4WD extended cab pickup and we averaged 16 MPG at 60-65 MPH.

The features/options we requested were all in place and working well. This trailer has:
- AC with heat strip
- No propane - we use a butane stove to cook and a Mr. Heater Buddy to take the chill off when no electric
- Awning
- Battery pack
- Step
- Gray water tank
- One faucet for water from the freshwater tank and another for city water. No water heater. We only use hot water for washing dishes and hands.
- Porta-potti - almost every where we go has bathroom/shower facilities
- 3 speed Fantastic Fan
- Bat wing antenna for television
- Extra lights, 110 and 12 volt outlets and exterior 110 volt ground fault outlet

Mods in progress or planned:
- MaxxAir 2 cover for Fantastic Fan and blackout shade inside
- MaxxAir vents for rear side windows
- White poly tongue storage box
- Solar electric
- Front couch/bunk changed to full time mattress with removable back support for daytime use as couch
- Modified cushions for side dinette - it will never be used as a bed and the current cushions are a bit thicker than necessary for just sitting
- Sound system
- Maple or birch cabinet doors
- Shelves in closet
- Smart porch light

I’m sure we will be adding to the mod list after we tour other eggs at the April Eggscursion in Tennessee.

This is Exciting!

Dan and Sue

P.S. Pictures as I get to it.

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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I feels good to get something new. How far are you from Backus,MN? Great weather this spring in Minnesota. Enjoy your Scamp.

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Old 03-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Congratulations Dan and Sue Sounds like you've got a good plan for improvements too.

Don't forget to change your profile.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Happy camping!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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congratulations, dan and sue! you will have many, many happy camping adventures in your new rig. i know it's not necessarily for everyone, but i totally agree with you about the portapotti vs. shower in the trailer. we, too, have only the portapotti and have never had an issue with finding a shower when we're "in need".
sounds like of all the options you've chosen, the one we'd most like to have is the solar. and we'll add it, but not this year.

good luck with your new toy and have a blast!
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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Hola! from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on the new rig!

Sounds like it is an uniquely designed Scamp, one made to order for your needs.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Kevin K - We are in Plymouth just west of Minneapolis about 170 miles from Backus.

Donna - Yes, I'll be changing that profile ASAP.

Thanks Bill.

Theresa P - Sounds like we think and camp alike. We really are tent campers at heart but it's just too much work to set one up every day on the road and we also need something more bear proof when camping out west next year. Solar might have to wait until next year for us also.

Adrian - Gracias. Yes... probably not your standard Scamp but we think we will like it. The Folks at Scamp took good care of us.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #9
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Thanks John.

BTW I was just out in the Scamp and was happy to discover that Scamp now uses interior lights with wedge base bulbs rather than 1156 base bulbs so the 48-LED panels I ordered from China plug right in without having to solder on an 1156 base.

They seem to be just a bit less bright than the stock incandescent bulbs and the color is a touch less warm but still okay.

This conversion will help extend the battery when boondocking.

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:09 AM   #10
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very cool, we get ours monday, will be driving right past you with it on our way to austin to see the spam museum.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:38 AM   #11
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Fantastic Vent now makes their own "open in the rain" cover, in case you are interested.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your new trailer. Don't forget to have some ventilation when using the Mr Heater. We use an electric heater when power is available, and have used a Buddy heater other times, but not while we are sleeping.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #13
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Congratulation Dan & Sue. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I just joined the Scamp camp today and bought a 19' Deluxe ready to go. I pick it up on 3/28 as I head west for the spring/summer.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #14
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Yes, welcome to the Scamp world and congrats on your new Scamp! We picked up our new 13' from Backus back in January and really anxious to use it. Our first outing will be to Grand Marais to volunteer at North House Folk School.

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