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Old 07-09-2015, 03:26 PM   #15
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New Scamp too!

Congratulations Russ & Cindy. Wish you all the best in your travel adventures.

We will be picking up our new 13' Scamp in 3 weeks. Are now in the process of installing brakes in our TV, a 2002 Toyota Tacoma.

Anyone have a good starter list of necessities to bring along for our shake-down cruise? We will be driving out from PA and will look for a place to camp in MN for a day or two before heading to Denver to visit family. We are bringing our canoes and our dog, too.

Faith & Bill
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:04 PM   #16
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Were you at factory in Minnesota?
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:06 PM   #17
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[QUOTE getting old is like frying bacon in the nude, you know it's going to hurt, you just don't know where!" So better enjoy life camping!
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:08 PM   #18
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Lots of small towns in Minnesota have city campgrounds, like mine does in Aitkin right on Mississippi very reasonable!
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:51 PM   #19
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Congratulations! Looks nice! I especially like the extra set of tailights for visibility.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:09 PM   #20
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Russ & Carl,
We have a 2014 Scamp 16 layout 4 with the same color Rav4 tow vehicle. People will see us everywhere.
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:41 AM   #21
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We have a 2014 Scamp 16 layout 4 with the same color Rav4 tow vehicle. People will see us everywhere.
We are taking over the world. Carl
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:55 AM   #22
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Congratulations Russ & Cindy. Wish you all the best in your travel adventures.

We will be picking up our new 13' Scamp in 3 weeks. Are now in the process of installing brakes in our TV, a 2002 Toyota Tacoma.

Anyone have a good starter list of necessities to bring along for our shake-down cruise? We will be driving out from PA and will look for a place to camp in MN for a day or two before heading to Denver to visit family. We are bringing our canoes and our dog, too.

Faith & Bill
If you're going to be in Colorado the last week of July, you might consider coming over to Durango for the 4th (somewhat) Annual Rocky Mountain Egg Rendezvous. We're probably going to have 25 - 30 "eggs" (fiberglass RVs) there. Rendezvous (or camps) are always great places to learn about "egg" ownership.

www.RockyMtnEggRendezvous.com

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Not all who wander are lost.
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Yes. Wax.
3M has a line of marine products for maintaining and/or restoring fibreglass.
A marine product I use on “Escaping Reality” states it “Increases hull speed”. I wonder if it'll increase gas mileage too?
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:00 PM   #24
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Congrat! Russ & Cindy. Great looking rig! We had a 2005 16' Scamp with side dinette & front bath. Got it a few months before the Great Factory Fire.

We visited the Factory in the summer of 2005 before our Scamp was finished. We wanted to see what a Scamp looked like in real life since we had order it. It wasn't "hatched" until August after my wife & I had to be back working. My son & his wife picked it up for us at the factory. They were living in Minot, SD at the time.

He kept it in Minot for a few weeks until we all had a long weekend for Labor Day in Sept. They towed it down to Loveland, Colorado & we drove up to Loveland which is about half way between Minot & Las Cruces.

A nice feeling to see one after waiting so long & dreaming about them.

Enjoy your Scamp. We really enjoyed ours.

Our Scamp in Mammoth CG Yellowstone 2009:


Our Scamp at Colorado Nat'l Mon't 2010:


Our Scamp at City of Rocks State Park New Mexico 2010:



PatchWork, we bought a dorm-size microwave at a Walmart in Loveland (the one we had was too large) & a step to help getting into the doorway.

Lego-like blocks for leveling & set up are good to have. Note the orange ones in the photos above. We have some like these: http://www.amazon.com/Tri-Lynx-00015...blocks+10+pack But others are out there. We got some at a Walmart I believe.

But later we have found a Camco 44573 Yellow Tri-Leveler works very well. A single ramp is all that is need in most places: http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44573-Ye...leveling+ramps

A 5 or 6 gallon jerry can for water can be helpful in adding water without moving the Scamp or a collapsable one. We also carried a 6 gallon jerry can to drain the grey tank into to tote off to empty. It fills quickly showering (if you are getting one), etc.

Having a grey water sewer cap with a hose adapter is great to have along with a short garden hose help drain the grey tank without having to use the sewer hose. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T1020...o+hose+adapter Should be able to find one at a Walmart as well. Note: often do not need the hose, but it can help.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:12 AM   #25
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Thanks Deserthawk. Great suggestions of things we never thought of and where to find them. Your travel pics look enticing; can't wait to start our own!
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Thanks! You asked about where to stay in MN. Here's a few old posts (different forum) about camping near the Twin Cities: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions: Mall of America
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions: Mall of America
Ditto for the Duluth area: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Camping in MN & Western WI
More on Duluth & also down towards Black Hills of SD: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Black Hills or North Shore in July?
A mix of MN sites & sights: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions: MN Campongrounds
All the links might not work now?

In St. Paul, there is a very nice 1914 Cafesjian's Carousel at Como Park. Cafesjian's Carousel is in St. Paul's Como Park, just south of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and a few steps from the entrance to the conservatory and the zoo. Zoo was free when we were there.

We drove/RVed from the Twin Cities Area to Duluth, MN to Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada in 2001 in a C-class . We spend one night at Gooseberry Falls State Park (Waterfalls, the best visitor center, and most variety of scenic & recreational attractions. Good for day visit or extended stay. Campers are advised to make reservations in peak sesaon.) and visited Split Rock Lighthouse. Very nice drive with the scenery, but it was perhaps the worse road we have ever driven on (the MN section, Canada's was in good condition). We had to have the plumbing in the shower of the C-class motor home repaired after we got home, broken I am sure from the rough road.

We enjoyed the visiting Grand Portage National Monument. The Monument is located in northeastern Minnesota's Tip of the Arrowhead within Grand Portage Indian Reservation, Cook County, Grand Portage, Minnesota. Grand Portage National Monument is about 150 miles northeast of Duluth, Minnesota and 50 miles southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. The historic site is ½ to 1 mile south of the west and east exits from Minnesota State Highway 61 in the village of Grand Portage.

We drove around the city of Thunder Bay mainly to see the port area. We found a Ontario Visitor Center/Rest Area off the major interstate like highway out side of the city, it allowed over night camping. City of Thunder Bay's official travel and visitor information center, located at the Terry Fox Scenic Lookout at 1000 Highway 11/17, Thunder Bay, ON. We spent the night there. A very nice place on a hill top. The next day we went to Fort William Historical Park. We enjoyed it very much.

There were many provincial parks in the area as well.

We drove back to Duluth and spend a night at a Wal-mart. Then we took a boat tour of the harbor the next morning. There would be more to see and do in Duluth as well as Thunder Bay, but we had a time restraint at the time. We had also driven over into Wisconsin just to say we had been in the state as we were getting to the city from the St. Paul area. We drove into the port area in Duluth on the first day. We crossed the Aerial Lift Bridge onto an island and went for a walk on a beach, my son did a little swimming in the way too cold lake water (in May). There were sea plane rides one could take at the end of the island as well. Neat homes on the island drive. A neat Lake Walk by the port and bridge as well with sculptures.

Black Hills down to Cheyenne, WY area: RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Roads and Routes: Custer, SD from Cheyenne
These are off I-25:
Riverside Park Douglas, WY From I-25 Exit 140 follow Yellowstone Hwy east 1.1 miles to Grant St and turn left. RVer reports that the city park has free dry camping. Approximately 20 sites, at least some are pull-thrus. Dump station, drinking water, grills, pay phones, picnic area, restrooms, showers. Park may be full around time of state fair in August, as fairgrounds are across the street. One RVer notes that sprinklers may come on in middle of night. Maximum stay: 3 nights. Free. Donations welcomed. 307-358-3462

Lewis City Park Wheatland, WY All Year, 15 sites, 40 ft max RV length, 4751 ft elev, pull thrus, 10 electric only sites, 20/30/50 amp, - free for 3 days
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Congrats!!!! So where are some places you want to go?
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #28
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