19' Scamp for a Tall Person? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-24-2019, 08:28 PM   #1
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19' Scamp for a Tall Person?

So I'm 6'4" but really want to get a lightweight fiberglass camper. There is a 19' Scamp for sale in my area and my wife and I are thinking about purchasing it. When we went to check it out, however, I found that I can only stand up straight in the entrance...I have to slouch/tilt my head to the side everywhere else. Having never owned a camper trailer before, I don't know if this would be annoying or not. I would obviously be spending more time outdoors, but we are planning on taking some longer (3 months +) trips. So, for those of you who are taller and have experience this....is it a big deal? Or should I quite worrying and go buy the thing already?!? Thanks
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:45 PM   #2
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If it's a good deal, buy it. At 6'3" I became accustomed to tilting my head when standing. It's not as though you're going to be doing a lot of standing around in the camper as they're pretty crowded.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:00 AM   #3
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I would guess the bed would be too small for someone 6' 4" and if that is true then it would not matter to me even if the roof was 12 feet high.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:44 AM   #4
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The bed has actually been modified and I can lie down comfortably in it (with room to spare)!
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:06 AM   #5
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Some people turn the loft bed longways and extend it over the front gaucho. The side bath is really cramped. Make sure to try that out.

You are a good candidate for an EggCamper, but they’re hard to find and most are all-electric. They’ve been out of production for several years, but there’s talk they may be coming back. They do have the headroom and bed-room you desire.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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I was researching EggCampers and they do look great, but yes they do seem more expensive and much harder to find!
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:50 AM   #7
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Each to his/her own. I am tall and absolutely hate having to bend over all the time inside a trailer. It's hard enough to maintain good posture as it is w/o being forced to adopt bad habits.

The other POV is that tall people are often also larger people and a small trailer seems even smaller to a tall person. I had a 17' Casita and replaced it with a 17' Bigfoot and found the difference rather profound. The actual difference in dry weight is 50 pounds.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:58 AM   #8
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I had looked at the Bigfoot 17s but thought that they were much heavier than the Scamp 19s or Casitas because of the thicker fiberglass, so much so that a Toyota Tacoma v6 wouldn't be able to tow them fully loaded...am I wrong?
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:16 AM   #9
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All I can say for certain is that driving a 17' Casita onto a scale and doing the same thing with a 17' Bigfoot, the difference was 50 pounds. That didn't include tongue weight so that's an unmeasured variable.

I am certain that plenty of people here can chime in as to what the dry weight of a 17' Bigfoot is. I do know that later models seem to have become increasingly more heavy.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:20 AM   #10
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Here's an ad for a 1980's B17 that says it weights 1900 pounds. I'd have to see that to believe it but that's substantially less than my 1005 Casita 17' weighed.
https://www.fiberglassclassifieds.co...igfoot-b17-667
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:27 AM   #11
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:00 AM   #12
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Regardless, how the trailer is equipped and its age (designs have changed) have a significant effect on trailer weight.

As far as the Scamp, if stooping over bothers you, you will not be happy. As mentioned earlier, the Egg Camper is the best for tall people, but very hard to find and no longer in production.

The modern Bigfoot 17.5 will be close. It is rated at 6-4 interior height. It will weigh a lot more than the figures above. I'd call around to BF dealers and see if anyone has one.

Stuff that you find irritating can over time become deal breakers. It depends on how much it bothers you (it would bother me for sure!!)


The four season BF are nice trailers, but expensive.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:34 AM   #13
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I had looked at the Bigfoot 17s but thought that they were much heavier than the Scamp 19s or Casitas because of the thicker fiberglass, so much so that a Toyota Tacoma v6 wouldn't be able to tow them fully loaded...am I wrong?
The difference is aero... Bigfoots are larger and square and present more frontal area. Parachutes are light but relatively hard to tow.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:48 PM   #14
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You could stand up easily in a Escape 5.0TA. It also has a standard queen bed.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:36 PM   #15
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Not for the tall

I just spent the summer living in my Scamp 19 Deluxe. At 5'11" my head scrapes on the AC unit whenever I walk past it. However, the short bed is an issue if you don't sleep alone, and diagonally. If you can afford/find an Escape 5 I would go that route since its more than a foot wider and taller. That extra width and height also allows for larger cabinetry and storage.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:54 AM   #16
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I have a new ParkLiner, which are a bit hard to find, but at 6'2" I have a little more than 4 1/2" of headroom. The AC is located over the rear dinette/bed (which is queen size) area so it's not a clearance issue.
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