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Old 03-25-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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We slept 5 in our Scamp13 with 54" bed

Just an update -

We recently slept 2 adults and 3 kids for a couple of nights in our
Scamp13 with the 54" bed.

As I had mentioned in the "Matt and Family" thread a while back,
my wife wanted to take our daughter's 3 kids camping with us later
this Spring/Summer (2 12yo boy+girl fraternal twins and a 10yo girl).

We were recently entertaining our daughter's kids, during their school's
Spring Break, when we got word that they needed to be in Houston for
a memorial service. So .... we packed up kids and the Scamp13 and
headed south. The five of us slept in the Scamp13 for a couple of nights
with no major issues. (When our oldest granddaughter woke up early
one morning and made a bit of noise, we did have one 4AM "potty party"
for 4 of us. But other than that, we all slept fine. )

Our 12yo grandson slept on the top bunk, I slept on the bottom bunk,
and my wife and two granddaughters slept on the 54" double bed.
(I had expected that they might need to sleep head-to-toe, but they
all slept just fine shoulder-to-shoulder.

So .... I guess that it can be done.

In one campground, our grandkids thought that it was funny that we
had huge Class A motorhomes (with 2 people in each) on either side
of our little Scamp13 (with the 5 of us inside). Our grandson remarked
that the Scamp sure seemed bigger on the inside than it looked from
the outside.

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Old 03-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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What a great story. I wish more appreciated that the best memories are made in situations like this.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
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I once crawled into the bottom bunk of my Scamp just to see "if it could be done". I have certainly slept on a lot worse!
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Although I was never a huge fan of the BBC series "Dr. Who", I was aware
of the running joke about the TARDIS.

So .... I told my grandson that maybe our little Scamp 13 was actually
a white TARDIS ......
Then, of course, I had to explain the reference.

Doctor Who - "It's Bigger On the Inside Montage

Dr Who - "Smaller on the Outside"

Doctor Who Supercut - Bigger on the Inside


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Old 03-31-2015, 05:55 PM   #5
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I was a big Dr. Who fan, when I was young. There were very few girls that shared my interest. Imagine my surprise when my, now 18 year old, twin girls both became raving fans of the series. I think the producers of this show have figured out how to make sci fi that girls like. Who'd have thunk. Actually, I blame the parents.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:35 AM   #6
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In my youth, I really liked all science fiction. Sadly, I rarely had time to watch TV and,
when I did watch, it was usually on a TV with only a "rabbit ears" antenna. Usually,
no DVRs or VCRs available, etc. Even now, I can't find Dr Who on my U-verse channels. 😞

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:25 AM   #7
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God Bless you. We stayed at a campground and ther was a couple with a 13' that had three huge huskie dogs with them. Looked like a clown car when they all exited. Amazed me.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:48 PM   #8
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Thanks, Ted!

BTW - My grandkids also brought up the "clown car" analogy. 😉

I'll admit that getting into the bottom bunk was a bit interesting for me but, once we
were all in bed, we were all slept pretty comfortably.

I'm sure that the Class A motorhome folks on either side of us must have been amused and thinking "clown car" when we all emerged in the morning. 😉

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They will always remember that I bet. The grandkids I mean.
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Wow that is truly impressive! I can't imagine more than the two of us in our Scamp, but I bet you guys had a blast!
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:50 PM   #11
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When the subject was mentioned at the recent family Easter gathering, all 3 of those
grandkids smiled! 😊

It is interesting to realize that we probably could not have done that with any of the
Scamp 16 Std layout trailers. We really needed both the 54" bed and the bunk beds.

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Old 04-06-2015, 06:59 PM   #12
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Isn't that true! A tiny thing on the outside, but so much bigger on the inside.

My first experience in a FBRV was a rented 79 Scamp 13. I rented it to attend a Rally. At the last minute, my two grandson got added to the trip. So there I was in a 13 with wife and 2 grandsons.

We were in the smallest trailer, the oldest trailer, and with the most occupants. But it gave my wife the vision that a FBRV would really work for us.

I tell people that instead of thinking about a 13 as a tiny house think of it as a luxurious tent with hard walls, a sink, heater, and stove. It gives a very different impression!

We toured a Scamp 19 and an Escape 5.0 TA and fell in love! I'm a very early riser and the separation of sleeping and living really makes sense for us.

Now we're the proud owners of a 20' 1987 Bigfoot 5er. After the Scamp it's a mansion!

Be careful of your Scamp 13... for me, it was a gateway drug!


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Old 04-10-2015, 07:26 AM   #13
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Good analogy and good story, Rich!

Congrats on your Bigfoot! 😊
(Hopefully, we can avoid the "gateway drug" syndrome for a few years.)

Because there were more "close family" activities scheduled later, we left
the grandchildren with their parents after the memorial service and my wife
and I made the return trip to KC by ourselves.

It was amazing how much quieter the tow vehicle was and how much bigger
the Scamp had become on our way home. 😉

If anyone starts getting 3-feet-itis and wants to "stretch" their current trailer,
a trip like this just might do the trick for you! 😊

It was a fun and memorable adventure.

Happy camping to all!

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