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Old 09-19-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Your top options for Scamp 13'

Hello all - we have finally decided to go with the scamp 13' (without bath)! I was wondering if there are any options you don't think you could live without, so to speak. Basically, what are the must-haves? We definitely don't need all the bells and whistles, but would prefer not to have to add key things after the fact.

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Old 09-19-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Not knowing what is optional or not on a Scamp these days the items I would be most unhappy not having would be a: 3 way fridge, 12 volt plug inside, furnace, stove, 12 volt fan, awning and rock guard....
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks. Awning is expensive, but will give it a thought though.


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Old 09-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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Do NOT forget the screen door.

I had an extra porch light added in the front over the hitch. It works as a homing light at campgrounds as well as helping when hooking up at night.
The extra pair of high mounted taillights is a nice option and cheap insurance.
If you don't get A/C at least get the A/C prep, it is free or close to it.
The window over the stove is a nice choice, better than the stove hood.
Outside GFI is handy.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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Carol has some good suggestions but, if the 3 way refrigerator is more than $25 more than a 2 way (AC-LP) I'd save the quarter. I don't want to open a whole discussion here, but I always run my refrigerator on LP while underway, it works fine and I didn't even connect the 12VDC up when I installed the one I now have in my Hunter.

Also, I'd ask for several 12VDC outlets. You will want to plug a USB adapter into one for your phones, possibly a small inverter into another for your computer, better yet, get 3, even if side-by-side.

The screen door is a bit $$$ but also nice to have.

As long as they are finally using the PD-4045 converter (I hope), also ask about upgrading the battery to a group 27 from the stock 24

If you want to carry bicycles, also ask about the rear 2" receiver to put a bicycle rack into.

If you aren't getting an AC now, ask about having the roof reinforcement and wiring for a future a/c pre-installed for later use.

Are you getting hot water, that's another option that's a PITA to install afterwards.

And don't forget electric brakes if they aren't standard, a MUST HAVE.

And don't forget to ask about that 60" flatscreen you always wanted?

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Old 09-19-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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Do NOT forget the screen door.

I had an extra porch light added in the front over the hitch. It works as a homing light at campgrounds as well as helping when hooking up at night.
The extra pair of high mounted taillights is a nice option and cheap insurance.
If you don't get A/C at least get the A/C prep, it is free or close to it.
The window over the stove is a nice choice, better than the stove hood.
Outside GFI is handy.
Thanks Floyd. Everything checked, so we are good
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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Any extra cabinets.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #8
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GK, although not listed in the brochure or on the website yet, the 13 Standard has a no-cost optional bigger bed. Normal width is 44", and the new one is 54" wide. That is roughly the size of a double bed at home. We just got one and really like it. The downside is a 10" narrower closet, and next to no counter space if you get the stove top and sink. You do gain some additional storage under the longer benches for the dinette.

The bigger bed, the screen door, ALL the extra overhead cabinets you can get, and the fantastic fan are really-nice-to-haves for us.

If you get the "Option Package" for $900 you get City Water, 3 way Refrig, a 12 v Battery, Gravel Shield , Screen door, Window over range, choice of front or rear Cabinet, and Silverware Drawer. That seems like a bargain for their most popular options.
Good luck and have fun!

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Mine is very basic. I bought used, so it is what it is.
Options I have & use: screen door, silverware drawer, battery, window over stove, receiver hitch, gravel shield
Options I don't use, but glad I have: city water, furnace
Options I wish I had: brakes, 3-way fridge, 12V outlets, 12V ceiling vent/fan, high-mounted tail lights
As you can tell, we usually camp without hookups.

I'd at least give serious consideration to the larger bed. It's a tough call.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:38 PM   #10
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14" vent with fan if no air conditioner. With the emergency hatch open and the extra vent air moves very well inside the trailer even with the fan off. Much better than the exit hatch alone. Electric water pump. Larger battery box if available so you can fit a group 27 or 29 battery.
I use a bag awning if you use one of those you will need an awning rail added to the trailer.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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Do NOT forget the screen door.
Dang I sure did!! YES that should have been on my list for sure. Cant tell you how many people have taken pictures and measurements of the one on my Scamp in order to recreate it on their own trailers!
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Screen door on our Boler was the first thing we added. The table rail on the outside came with the trailer and now we wouldn't be without it. Wire shelving between cabinets is great and an outside 120v outlet is a must.


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Hondas right!
The most important extra is front and rear cabinets over the table and bunks.
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Remember that you get a discount if you order all your options now during the build. So if you think you might want something later, get it now. Discount, no trip back to the factory, etc.

Screen door, fantastic fan, extra porch light, awning. I got one of the packages with a few extras like AC.
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