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Old 05-10-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
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Sad day - Good by to the Scamp

Due to a major life change - change in home and latitude and the probable lack of room for storing two trailers and time to look after both I let my Scamp go off to a new home today.

Was sad as i delivered it to its new family today - seeing the Scamps rock guard in the rear view mirror brought back 9 years of great memories of the thousands of miles the trailer has followed me around.

Also thought about the great group of people I have been fortunate enough to have meet and get to know well, many who I now call good friends, due to owning that little Scamp. Hoping that with the help of dark sun glasses and a few beers they will quickly get over the fact my new trailer is neither white or fibreglass.

Felt better once the Scamp was at its new home and the children quickly went in and started to check out their new trailer. Big smiles and laughter as they climbed into the bunks and tested them out and asked about what everything did.

Very happy it went to a local family who I am sure will enjoy their time with it as much as I have.

Now if I could get just as good and fast at hooking up & backing up my new trailer into tight spots and learn to use/fix its more complicated features then I will be a happy camper once again..... who know that just turning on the heat would require reading pages of an owners manual!
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:26 AM   #2
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Due to a major life change - change in home and latitude and the probable lack of room for storing two trailers and time to look after both I let my Scamp go off to a new home today.

Was sad as i delivered it to its new family today - seeing the Scamps rock guard in the rear view mirror brought back 9 years of great memories of the thousands of miles the trailer has followed me around.

Also thought about the great group of people I have been fortunate enough to have meet and get to know well, many who I now call good friends, due to owning that little Scamp. Hoping that with the help of dark sun glasses and a few beers they will quickly get over the fact my new trailer is neither white or fibreglass.

Felt better once the Scamp was at its new home and the children quickly went in and started to check out their new trailer. Big smiles and laughter as they climbed into the bunks and tested them out and asked about what everything did.

Very happy it went to a local family who I am sure will enjoy their time with it as much as I have.

Now if I could get just as good and fast at hooking up & backing up my new trailer into tight spots and learn to use/fix its more complicated features then I will be a happy camper once again..... who know that just turning on the heat would require reading pages of an owners manual!
Hi: Carol H... Did the pickup truck play a part in going on to a bigger, possibly better, at least more expensive, trailer?
Stay with us... we value your opinions!!! We have the #1 AS dealer in Canada just 20 min. up the road, so if you're ever down this way give us a hauler!!!
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:32 AM   #3
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Make sure you post the results of Zep on aluminum.
Looking forward to your observations, councel and advice.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:27 AM   #4
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Hi: Carol H... Did the pickup truck play a part in going on to a bigger, possibly better, at least more expensive, trailer?
Stay with us... we value your opinions!!! We have the #1 AS dealer in Canada just 20 min. up the road, so if you're ever down this way give us a hauler!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Nope the purchase of the truck was not part of the bigger trailer plan. But my little truck is most probable going to become one with a bit more power and better MPG's shortly in order to better fit the new trailer.. its MPG's around the city have never been great and its REALLY bad pulling the new trailer - even though it still under its tow rating. 21L/100 on a trip up the California coast highway recently.

A bigger trailer had been the plan for awhile. Just took awhile to agree on a trailer layout my partner and i would both be happy with. Partner recently retired so can now take the trailer and park it on the beach in Mexico for a few months each winter. Loved the Scamp but over time found it did not work as well as we would like on trips of longer duration. Great if it was just me, not so great for two people. Having sold the house it looks like we may be building a new home on Vancouver Island so may need a place to live while doing that. Hope we don't end up living in the trailer ... but its an option at least. It will also make a great guest cabin at the beach house so we can build a smaller home with one less bedroom

Yup you have a great AS dealer, has been helpful in advising me on improving WDH set up on current truck - or as he says "the best he can given the particular truck I have" seems he doesnt feel its the best match either & not just in terms of MPG's.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:47 AM   #5
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Make sure you post the results of Zep on aluminum.
Looking forward to your observations, councel and advice.
the good news is the use of Zep has not taken the AS crowed by storm... its all about Walbernize and nothing else!

One Escape owner will be inheriting my supply of various 3M Marine products at the upcoming Fiberglass meet that I have been told I can still attend. Was told I just need to keep my usual supply of liquid refreshment flowing and people can just sit at my trailer and look at all those rivets and pretend they are sitting beside a painted fibreglass trailer!

Observation so far is that its pretty well the same as here re tires and tow vehicle debates but one we do not see here to often the BIG WDH debate - no debate on whether they are a good thing or needed or not - just which make/type
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:26 AM   #6
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All things change in life Carol. You have many good memories with your Scamp and someone else will continue that. As Alf said, stay with us...
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:37 AM   #7
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Just remember the memories you made in your Scamp and those you will make in your AS.
The same will happen to us on Saturday when the new owners of our Uhaul VT come to pick it up. It will be a bitter sweet day. We will miss that little camper that took us to places we would never have gone to had we not had it. It served as our storage for our volunteer items for Pine Ridge Reservation. It was the first camper that we had our granddaughter overnight with us in.
However, we realized as we towed our SC home from Oregon, that we will not camp in it again. It goes to new owners who will be using it as their home while working at the Renaissance Faire. Since we are Ren Faire groupies, we may see it again sometime.

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Old 05-11-2016, 05:14 AM   #8
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Oh Carol I'm just reading your post here. Congrats on your new trailer But I don't want you to leave fgrv! I want you to know from my heart how much you have helped a d shown me patience and kindness. Your help finds the tv mod in my scamp and countless other things. Your friendship travels with me.

I'm clueless, what did you buy? I feel your emotions on sale of your beloved scamp. I remember selling my pop up camper and shedding a tear as new owners drove her away. 3 months later I had a new scamp.

Sending wishes for great happiness your way!

I'm gratitude and respect,
Wendy

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Old 05-11-2016, 07:23 AM   #9
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You could make your profile say "Airstream 22, formerly Scamp16", so you are still legitimate on this forum, if somebody asks...

I always looked forward to reading your well informed posts and reasonable opinions, so I hope you find time to hang out with this group in the future.

On our last trip we stopped at the Valley of Fires Recreation Area in NM for one night before heading to visit Trinity Site. It was full of Airstreams, having their gathering. One of the owners gave me a tour, and was still friendly after I said I am the one with the Scamp just around the corner. If they are all like that, you are in good company. His was a 50 odd years old AS, beautifully fixed up.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:38 AM   #10
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The new owners got a gem of a Scamp, Carol. I do wish you the best, whatever direction your travels take you. I, too, hope you will remain active here- your knowledge and experience is appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:33 AM   #11
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Pop rivets

Well at least you still have your pop rivets and tool to use. Sweet memento of your scamping days!
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:41 AM   #12
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Carol! You've taken me by surprise! Sure would like it if you'd remain on this site sharing your vast knowledge of the fiberglass world. I thank you for all the help you gave me over the last year and have enjoyed reading all your posts. Yes, our situations change and we must make adjustments to accommodate. I'm sure you will enjoy that fabulous Airstream!
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:46 AM   #13
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Sure it was hard to say good-bye but you are entering a whole new world of cool! The PO of my 2014 Trillium traded it in on an Airstream - I wouldn't be too sad if we did the same someday. Of course, I've only owned my little egg less than a month and there are many memories to be made with her!
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:02 AM   #14
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Carol...look on the bright side.....

if you re-locate to the Island.....you'll have one more/new thing to gripe about: the high cost of ferries !!!

if you think 21L/100k is awful...you've lived a "charmed life"....I routinely see those numbers but I must admit on trips that include a lot of off-road travel...still the best I ever see is 18 under perfect conditions...just the "cost of doing business"...

Whereabouts are you thinking of "landing" on the Island?
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