Towing a Scamp with a Trike - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-22-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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This is clearly not for everyone...

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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Looks interesting. I'd be very worried about taking that configuration out on the road. That is a lot of weight pushing that trike.

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Old 04-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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When he posted the link to the photo, he mentioned that he'd just gotten back from a 400 mile trip... Not for me
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:53 PM   #4
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?Maybe he was tooling around the Prairie.
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I don't know about other states, but here in Oregon that lash up would not be legal. You can't pull two trailers.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:14 AM   #6
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Could this guy be pulling your leg? Do you actually see any hitches? I remember when the first Airstreams hit the market - the advertisements featured a small trailer with a tricycle in the front. Don
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:17 PM   #7
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The trike looks like one based on a car drivetrain (perhaps VW), rather than the motorcycle with two rear wheels - if so, it certainly could tow the Scamp, as badly as the Beetles etc. that we often hear of.

The dolly between trike and trailer is presumably there to address the tongue weight issue. I agree that this would be be illegal in many places (including Alberta), and is probably a bad plan.

I have to wonder if the Scamp has brakes? If not, I wouldn't even want to be near this rig, let alone drive it!

I notice that there are four axles going here, and no two have even the same diameter of wheels, let alone even vaguely compatible tire types. This type of trike is fundamentally unsound anyway, so why not compound it with a dolly on 8" tires and a travel trailer!

Whether it is legit or not, I think it's interesting, in a twisted and scary kind of way...
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:32 PM   #8
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In photo 4 of the same album, there is yet another wheel visible - perhaps a caster at the front hitch point to zero the tongue weight?

In the final photo (31), we see the Scamp at the campsite - gotta love the A/C mounting...

Warning: one photo (#16 of 31) in this album may be offensive to some viewers.
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