Originally Posted by eryork
We are getting ready to buy a Scamp 13.
Yet we scared away when we we read online posts that refer to many problems, 13" wheels aren't good, things not right when they come from the factory, poor construction, poor attitude at factory regarding customer service, poor fiberglass, leaky water tanks, difficult to remove tanks if repairs needed, rivets not good etc etc.
On the other hand we see that there are many Scamps and presume that owners are satisfied. We plan on touring the Western United States - national parks etc.
What are your thoughts? Thank you very much.
I have owned many Scamps as well as other fiberglass trailers.
The most trips were in my 2003 Scamp 16' SD.
In the 15 or 20,000 miles I never had a wheel or tire problem with the 13" wheels.
If you remove about 10 easily accessable screws you can easily remove the left fiberglass bench to get at the water tank. Might take you 15 minutes.
There is NOTHING wrong with a product,rivets, that keeps a travel trailer together for 30 or 35 years.
The snap caps should be replace as soon as the are damaged. It's easy they simply snap on.
Since I retired my hobby has been restoring fiberglass trailers.
The only problems I have had with the fiberglass is where the rivets have been replaced with nuts and bolts.
Bolts have a tendency to be over tightened and don't allow the fiberglass body to flex.
THe only thing you have correct is their parts dept. is rude and their shipping is sometimes more than the cosy of the parts you order.
Most of the generic parts can be bought online or ar a RV dealer and you don't have to put up with the rudeness or high shipping costs.
The best thing to say about Scamp is they have to be a good product or they would not still be in business after all of these years.
Like anything humans put together there may be minor problems but from what I have read here they are very cooperative and will send you to an RV dealer to have the problems fixed immediately at their expense.
There are a lot of inexperienced, wannabe trailer engineers or technicians on this board who have a tendency to over think and compound simple problems.
If you order one make sure you get brakes
and ALL of the extra cabinets available.
You will not be dissappointed with a Scamp!