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Old 11-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #57
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07 Little Joe has a 78 x 62 bed; true rectangle. It works for us. We don't mind sleeping the the galley/bathroom. EVERYTHING is within easy reach!

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A little different approach but a great trailer!
I also like it's spiritual ancestor...The Litehouse
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #58
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Ian,
My 1980 Bigfoot 15B17G has a gaucho bed that is 46" wide and 78" long. The later model's bed may be smaller due to an enlarged bathroom. The short side of the gaucho shares a wall with the bath in ours. Later models have the gaucho sharing a wall with the closet.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #59
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I just wanted to add the 13' Scamp can be ordered with a full size bed in the fiberglass version. I'm sure the 16' will probably have a full size bed soon.
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I would be interested in seeing the interior modifications Scamp made to accommodate a full 54" wide bed in the Scamp 13'. It would have to have either a smaller kitchen and closet, or the kitchen moved forward and the closet smaller to accommodate a bed 8"-10" wider than their standard one.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #60
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It's easy for Scamp to fit a wider bed. Our 16 has counters on both sides and if the counters are shortened there's plenty of room for a additional foot of width and still room for the stove, sink and fridge in the Scamp 16 without sacrificing the bath.
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I agree Norm that on the 16' Scamp the modifications needed to make the bed 54" wide are easy and the kitchen in yours is large enough that shortening the kitchen counters would work. But in the 13' that isn't the case, the standard kitchen is only 44" wide with only about 8" between the sink and stove, remove that 8" and the kitchen becomes the same size as my casita Freedom Deluxe = no counter space
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #62
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Sorry I was really responding to Marky's comment about the 16.

I suggested to Scamp that they consider a front kitchen. That would free up the rear of the trailer making for some new possibilities. I do under stand this changes balance and the like but there's no doubt that small fiberglass trailers need some fresh thinking. Maybe the Nest will drive some changes.

In many of the Class Cs you now see powered beds that electrically unfold. Very fast 'bed make up' may reduce the necessity for a continuous made up bed.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #63
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Sorry I was really responding to Marky's comment about the 16.

I suggested to Scamp that they consider a front kitchen. That would free up the rear of the trailer making for some new possibilities. I do under stand this changes balance and the like but there's no doubt that small fiberglass trailers need some fresh thinking.
No problem Norm
We love the front kitchen in our Boler, and it has allowed us to make the rear dinette / bed a true double at 54". The extra front weight from moving the kitchen forward can be offset by relocating items (ie. battery, water tank, etc) behind the axle). All these changes need are a focus on the all the implications .. design, function, weight, ... I also wish some more of the FGRV manufacturers would try some different designs and floor plans.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #64
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Scamp has very good designs in their 16' trailers. These designs have been developed over many years. I hadn't realized that the molds for their fifth wheel is the same design for the 16. Scamp already has a lot of options to choose from, so adding more molds might complicate the manufacturing line.
Then again next time you go into a Walmart or a mall look around and people are getting bigger. Times have changed, 30 years ago we didn't have fast food, we didn't have hamburgers, pizzas, etc. Everything was home cooked. Most people had jobs that were more physical. I don't mean to offend anyone or say that everyone needs a larger bed but things change. The new houses now have a minimum of a queen bed. You can't even find a hotel now with a full bed.
Scamp doesn't have a two month waiting period for a trailer because they are hurting for sales. Also there isn't a whole lot of room to expand the bed in a 16. It will take some innovation and engineering to put in a full bed in the 16. Scamp also has the 5th model with a queen bed, but then not everyone has a truck. We'll see what new innovations Scamp has for us in the future. Who knows maybe 2014 has 17 in the works?
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I've seen where they use the fold down microwave door in the Casita Freedom Deluxe as a counter. Maybe a fold out table or fold down cabinet door can be implemented for more counter space. They could even make a slide out board above the silverware drawer for more counter space.
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Ian.

Sorry I was really responding to Marky's comment about the 16.

I suggested to Scamp that they consider a front kitchen. That would free up the rear of the trailer making for some new possibilities. I do under stand this changes balance and the like but there's no doubt that small fiberglass trailers need some fresh thinking. Maybe the Nest will drive some changes.

In many of the Class Cs you now see powered beds that electrically unfold. Very fast 'bed make up' may reduce the necessity for a continuous made up bed.
They already offer counter space which wraps around the front all the way to the front closet and adds a front window. There are several like that which are more than a quarter century old.
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I agree Norm that on the 16' Scamp the modifications needed to make the bed 54" wide are easy and the kitchen in yours is large enough that shortening the kitchen counters would work. But in the 13' that isn't the case, the standard kitchen is only 44" wide with only about 8" between the sink and stove, remove that 8" and the kitchen becomes the same size as my casita Freedom Deluxe = no counter space
Of course, when extra counter space is needed(seldom) you can use the table.
Or, in case the bed is made up, here is our solution...( that's the stove cover, locked into the drawer.)
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I agree Norm that on the 16' Scamp the modifications needed to make the bed 54" wide are easy and the kitchen in yours is large enough that shortening the kitchen counters would work. But in the 13' that isn't the case, the standard kitchen is only 44" wide with only about 8" between the sink and stove, remove that 8" and the kitchen becomes the same size as my casita Freedom Deluxe = no counter space
here is a picture of "Shelly" which was a gutted older 13 Scamp which we added a SMEV kitchen (only 32"). This was done to accommodate a full Queen sized bed which came all the way to the door.
The bed was permanent and the front was converted to a dinnette. the table can serve as counterspace when needed. I considered just a "loveseat" in the front and extending the countertop all the way to the front, but that could be done with a "fold up"
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Ian.

Sorry I was really responding to Marky's comment about the 16.

I suggested to Scamp that they consider a front kitchen. That would free up the rear of the trailer making for some new possibilities. I do under stand this changes balance and the like but there's no doubt that small fiberglass trailers need some fresh thinking. Maybe the Nest will drive some changes.

In many of the Class Cs you now see powered beds that electrically unfold. Very fast 'bed make up' may reduce the necessity for a continuous made up bed.
I have considered building a front kitchen 13 Scamp.
I once owned a 1969 Thorobred (12' stickbuilt) which was a front kitchen. The trailer slanted forward in a very anti-aero design. That made the kitchen very "usable".
The Scamp slants "backward" in the front, which would affect the "usability" of the kitchen even without an upper cupboard...
It is still doable, and I still hope to build one some day.
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I agree Norm that on the 16' Scamp the modifications needed to make the bed 54" wide are easy and the kitchen in yours is large enough that shortening the kitchen counters would work. But in the 13' that isn't the case, the standard kitchen is only 44" wide with only about 8" between the sink and stove, remove that 8" and the kitchen becomes the same size as my casita Freedom Deluxe = no counter space.
Our 13' Scamp has a 54" bed and has a lot of counter space, but to be fair, it is a Deluxe. I could see using a fold-up shelf between the stove and the couch on a Standard model.
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