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Old 07-05-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Yesterday as we were driving south on I94 near Alexandria, MN, I noticed a smallish unusual looking motor home in the northbound lane. As it passed, I saw Scamp on the side. Did Scamp make motor homes? I'd love to see pictures (exterior and interior).
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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There are a few Scamp motorhomes out there. I think they are on a Ford chassis. There were only a few made in the early 80s I believe.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:41 PM   #3
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We saw one on eBay not too long ago. All the pics and stuff were lost in the hack.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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IIRC, they were early to mid-80s and built on the Ranger chassis...

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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We saw one on eBay not too long ago. All the pics and stuff were lost in the hack.
Yeah, but I kept them!

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:04 PM   #6
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YAY!!!

Why didn't I bid on that?
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:07 PM   #7
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Trust me Gina, I have my own share of regrets...the Buy It Now was $4995 But, if I remember right it was someplace closer to the East Coast than what I wanted to drive to pick it up.

Sigh, maybe next time
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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Good for you (us!) Donna for keeping the pictures! It looks to have a full bath across the back. That box would look really nice mounted on a newer truck!
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:51 AM   #9
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Yep, that's the same type of unit I saw. Pretty cute little setup.
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:53 PM   #10
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That box would look really nice mounted on a newer truck!
I was already picturing it on a Chevy Colorado before I read your post!!

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i like i like i want one
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:20 PM   #12
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I saw one of these for sale recently. It looked good, wish I had posted the information about it...

It may be that I'm back in that area in the next few weeks, I guess I'd better do it next time!
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A couple showed up at the Scamp Camp in Baraboo, WI with a Ford mounted motorhome. Someone at the Scamp camp had pictures of the motorhome mounted on a Chevy chassis also. they only made a couple of dozen of them and they are very rare. I wish that I had seen one for $4995, I would have snatched it up instantly. A friend of mine said that it would be moved to a more modern chassis without problem.

I am also looking for a 13' Scamp or something similar that is in need of a new frame. My plan is to copy a toy hauler that I saw a couple of months ago. It was a factory built unit with the camper mounted on a long frame, room for "stuff ahead of the camper. The guy that owned it said it worked great for hauling 4 wheelers, or motorcycles. Some poeple may want to linch me for desicrating an egg. Just an idea.
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A couple showed up at the Scamp Camp in Baraboo, WI with a Ford mounted motorhome. Someone at the Scamp camp had pictures of the motorhome mounted on a Chevy chassis also. they only made a couple of dozen of them and they are very rare. I wish that I had seen one for $4995, I would have snatched it up instantly. A friend of mine said that it would be moved to a more modern chassis without problem.

I am also looking for a 13' Scamp or something similar that is in need of a new frame. My plan is to copy a toy hauler that I saw a couple of months ago. It was a factory built unit with the camper mounted on a long frame, room for "stuff ahead of the camper. The guy that owned it said it worked great for hauling 4 wheelers, or motorcycles. Some poeple may want to linch me for desicrating an egg. Just an idea.

Once upon a time I thought about taking my Scamp off of the frame and the back off of my Pontiac Trans Sport van and combining them to make a motorhome.....See sample of morphed picture!!!

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Naturally this is way beyond my ability and everryone thought I was nuts, but had the van not finally given out at a mere 240,000 miles I might have tried it!!! Come to think of it, I do still have the van so if I find another wrecked Scamp for not much money maybe I will try it afterall !!
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:40 AM   #15
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Maybe, just maybe, with the rising gas prices, one of the fiberglass places will start making a really small motor home like the old Scamp. It looked like the perfect size. The one Bigfoot makes is way too big, IMHO.

The trend for years has been, bigger, bigger, and biggest, but there are people who not only want to keep it small, there are ones now looking to downsize.

We can hope

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They are already! Check out the Born Free:

Born Free 22'

If you own a bank, of course...

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They are already! Check out the Born Free:

Born Free 22'

If you own a bank, of course...

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IMO, nice design poorly executed. I sat in one at an RV show. After 6 minutes my behind was so sore from the cheap foam cushions I had to wonder about the build quality in the rest of the unit. It was really pretty though.
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They are already! Check out the Born Free:

Born Free 22'

If you own a bank, of course...

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Yes, expensive and still a little too big --- a little too long, and wider than I want for Baja. This Tiger Motorhome is more what I would like, except I want:

1. For it to be built on a Toyota 4x4 --- one of the bigger ones that are in the works
2. I want molded fiberglass, like the Bigfoot campers.
3. I don't want to spend all of my retirement to pay for it.

No, I don't want a Bigfoot camper---I want everything in one piece.

Well, I can continue to dream.

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Oh look, a squished down BF 17.. at ONLY 69k!!!
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Yes, expensive and still a little too big --- a little too long, and wider than I want for Baja. This Tiger Motorhome is more what I would like, except I want:

1. For it to be built on a Toyota 4x4 --- one of the bigger ones that are in the works
2. I want molded fiberglass, like the Bigfoot campers.
3. I don't want to spend all of my retirement to pay for it.

No, I don't want a Bigfoot camper---I want everything in one piece.

Well, I can continue to dream.

Diane
Looks quite a bit like the molded fiberglass Roamer truck campers. It would probably be cheaper to modify the back wall of a truck to allow entry into that type of camper than getting the one piece featured here. Roamer's website is http://www.roamerrv.com I get the impression they are a small shop that thrives on word of mouth.
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