Scamp vs Pop-Up ? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
barryra's Avatar
 
Name: Barry
Trailer: 1993 13 ft Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 198
Registry
I am about to buy a scamp 13 & now my wife says her uncle has a pop-up that he may be selling. I like the scamp look & it's kind of Americana thing myself. I know this is a "fiberglass rv club" but do you think there are more positives in having a scamp over a pop-up? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
barryra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Quote:
...do you think there are more positives in having a scamp over a pop-up? Thanks.
You mean like fiberglass comfort, resale value and no wet canvas. I think this is apples to oranges topic.
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
barryra's Avatar
 
Name: Barry
Trailer: 1993 13 ft Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 198
Registry
Thank you... I am just trying to explain it to my wife...
__________________
barryra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Pop-ups are a different breed and the owners have different needs and wants. One of the biggest is there is not the complicated setup and take down when you own a fiberglass trailer. Often owners of molded trailers take short breaks in their trailers during travel days ... maybe stop to eat lunch inside the trailer, etc. That is one impossibility in a pop-up. However, most pop-ups are "larger" and fit families that need more beds, etc. I've camped in rainstorms... wouldn't want to do that in anything with canvas. It needs to be dried out before storage and I live in the Pacific NorthWET. YMMV.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,052
Registry
I started out with many different style camping tents.Then I tried 4 different pop up tent trailers from big to small, before I bought my scamp . Just kept changing the size to fit the family. Now all the kids are gone and it's just the two of us. Way easier to set up the scamp than a tent trailer at the camp ground. Nothing wrong with a tent trailer, on the plus side you have more sleeping area.
__________________
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
You won't have fiberglass owners watching you with their trailers already set up, their wine glass in hand, and their feet up in their favorite camping chair watching you as you work to set up the popup up when both of you arrived at the campground at the same time .


CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Vic&Kathy's Avatar
 
Name: Vic
Trailer: Trail Mite
California
Posts: 171
We had considered a pop-up, but are soooooooo glad that we went with our lil fiberglass egg. We can stop and take a break for sandwiches, coffee, nap, potty break or whatever at a moment's notice AND just as quickly be back on the road. We can find a suitable spot for the night and be tucked into bed in just minutes. We've never had to deal with leaks or musty canvas. We can camp in bear country without worry---some of the campsites at Yellowstone and Glacier don't allow pop-ups cuz Yogi and his pals have learned that pop-ups are smorgasbords on wheels.

Finally, we once watched a family wrestling with their pop-up as they were leaving a Montana campsite. They had a well rehearsed procedure...mom leaned on the front, dad leaned on the back, lil sis climbed up onto the middle of the top and sort of bounced up and down while big brother and sister went around hooked the claps. Leave one person out of that equation and I don't think they'd have gotten their pop-up to pop-down.
__________________
Vic&Kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Barrie Bochoff's Avatar
 
Name: Barrie
Trailer: 13 ft Trillium (sold 1/1/12)
New Brunswick
Posts: 293
Quote:
I am about to buy a scamp 13 & now my wife says her uncle has a pop-up that he may be selling. I like the scamp look & it's kind of Americana thing myself. I know this is a "fiberglass rv club" but do you think there are more positives in having a scamp over a pop-up? Thanks.
I love to camp and have a good sized LL Bean tent. As a new owner of a 13' Trillium, the fiberglass RV gets two thumbs up. I will take my tent in my trunk, in case I need/want extra space, but it's great to drive until you get tired, pull into a parking lot somewhere and catch a quick nap before continuing. Stopping for a meal is just as easy, even in a downpour. There is no comparison.
Barrie
__________________
Barrie Bochoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Bryan L.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 1991 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 304
We recently went camping and met some friends of ours that borrowed their brother's pop-up. We were ready to go in about five minutes and it must have taken them a half hour (with their brother's help) to get that thing all unfolded and ready to go. It was raining when the weekend was over so they had to pack it all up in the rain, and then they would have to undo it all in the driveway later so that it could properly dry out. No thanks. One other thing that I didn't like about it was that the counter tops were all so darn low. I'll admit, eight of us were able to eat in there and that is something that we could never do in our Scamp. Good luck!
__________________
"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

1991 Scamp 16'
Bryan L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 02:44 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
barryra's Avatar
 
Name: Barry
Trailer: 1993 13 ft Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 198
Registry
Thanks !! I just talked with the guy who is selling the scamp & I am picking it up on Thurs. I am looking forward to cleaning it up & personalizing it. He said it is solid & it has never leaked.

Is there a way to put something through the water system to clean it out? It has a hand pump system at the sink.
__________________
barryra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Congratulations Barry. I'll leave it to others to describe the bleach action for cleaning out the water system. But, be sure to print out the Buyer/Seller Checklist and take it with you when you pickup the trailer. It will help you remember what questions to ask!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 03:52 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,052
Registry
barryra
Pictures when you get it.
__________________
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
Welcome to the family. You can now sit in YOUR favorite camp chair with your favorite wine and watch the popups struggle through setup and be glad that is not you.

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Vickie B.'s Avatar
 
Name: Vickie
Trailer: 1988 Perris Pacer ('Bean') / 2015 Ford F-150, 2017 Winnebago UltraLite 27BHSS
Nebraska
Posts: 1,110
Registry
Good Choice!!!!
__________________

__________________
1988 Perris Pacer
2010 Honda Ridgeline
2013 Winnebago Minnie 2101FBS
Vickie B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scamp


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.