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View Poll Results: Why you left your tent behind...
Safety 8 6.78%
Time of set up 7 5.93%
Weather concerns (hot or cold or wet) 27 22.88%
convenience of trailer 28 23.73%
wanted a bathroom 6 5.08%
ground was uncomfortable 17 14.41%
air bed was not comfortable enough 2 1.69%
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #43
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I decided to venture into camping and had gotton a tent trailer. Even tho I went to the state parks I felt very unsafe.... when I saw one of those little 'eggs' one day I thought 'thats just what i want' so i got my first 13 ft Scamp.... I felt so much safer and warmer. Now I have advanced to the 5er which i just love!!

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Old 01-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #44
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Trailer: 2007 13 ft Scamp / 2006 Jeep Liberty Renagade V6
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Heres the scoop, first time I took Ted camping he didn't like it because it was Hot & Humid like all Missouri summers. Bugs were the next concern.That winter we went to the RV show here in KC, looked at few trailers but they were all to heavy for our lil Jeep to tow. We started to look for something lighter than 2000 lbs on the internet. We came across the Scamp,it made the grade in what we were looking for and all the rest is history.


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Old 01-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #45
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For us, it was a question of buying a small trailer or a big car, which we didn't want.

My wife was so un-fond of tent camping that we hadn't been out together for several years. I was trying to add comfort with thicker Thermarests and larger tents, but there was a problem with that strategy. All those soft goods were filling up our car, even with a large car-top cargo box. I reached the point where it was looking like we needed a larger car than our compact SUV. However, we would have used that extra capacity only a few times of the year- the rest of the time, we'd be stick with a thirsty, oversized vehicle to park and feed (like 75% of other US motorists, IMHO). Instead, we bought a Scamp. Now, we can carry all the pillows and comforts we desire (as long as they're not heavyweight), and we can still maintain a FFAFE (Family Fleet Average Fuel Efficiency) of 30 mpg, between our two cars. Sort of a win-win situation, don't you think?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #46
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Hi everyone I'm new here. Been lurking for the last few months though. We've been campers for the last 18 years. Started out in a VW camper, moved to a tent trailer, then to a 22 foot terry which has served us well for the last 12 years. Now that our children are grown, we want to downsize. Thought about going back to the VW, but you really get used to having the toilet. The fiberglass really seems to fit the bill, especially for maneuvering about in the woods. And although we haven't bought one yet, I expect we will in the next few weeks.

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #47
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you won't regret it Wayne.

My first "RV" was a VW bus too!

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