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Old 02-28-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
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I have gotten some conflicting information. Can someone give me the inside height for the 13 and 16 Scamp and 13 and 16 Casita. I am 61 and I am curious to find out which one would suit me.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Matt,
I see that you found the Fiberglass RV Forum.
Here are the inside heights for Casita models: 13'=5'10", 16'=5'10", 17'=6'3".
Scamp publishes the interior height for the 19' 5W at 6'3" but shows nothing on the web site for the 13" and 16" models.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
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Scamp publishes an inside height of 6'1". I haven't measured the inside of mine, but I would guess that's before the insulation, rat fur, and carpeting are added. At 5'11" I can stand up straight and can feel the ceiling when I have my shoes on. That 3" published difference is what determined which one I purchased.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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didnt someone mention that they were going to make the 13 ( dont know about the 16) 3 inches taller this yr and some other mods ???
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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Scamp 13' is listed as 6'1"
Scamp 16' is listed as 6'3"

This is from their information packet materials they send out.

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PS I gave you the same answer on the Casitaclub forum.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:17 PM   #6
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Thanks guys

Looks like I really need a scamp. I didnt realize casitas were so short.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:58 AM   #7
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Scamp 13 is not 6'1". I visited Scamp in Backus MN last year, and the salesman gave me a tour of their latest models. I am 6'1" and had to bend uncomfortably to stand in their 13 footer. When I commented on this, the salesman laughed and said, "That's okay - you'll get shorter." Guess he meant that as a senior, I should look forward to osteoporosis!

I can stand up straight in my UHaul 13 - just. If I had any hair on top, it would probably brush the ceiling.
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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When you get in a new Scamp or Casita and find that the ceiling seems a little too low, you might try checking to make sure your feet are touching the floor.

I say that because I've been in several Scamps and one Casita, and neither of them had that problem, at least any that I checked.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:08 PM   #9
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That is why the extra elevation in our Burro is so important to me, since I quickly learned that I float about 1/2" above the floor whenever I get into it (that's happiness for you).

The carpeting stays pretty clean and free from wear too.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:34 PM   #10
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Even egg-euphoria can't lift my size 14s off the ground! But interior height becomes an issue on those occasional days when the weather has you egg-bound, and was a determining factor in my choice of FGRV. You really have to go on first-hand experience, not the specs in the sales brochures; most are written to sell rather than inform.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #11
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Jack, you forced this response out of me. Last April I bought a new Scamp 13 deluxe. I was quite OK standing inside. Soon I discovered however that instead of being 6'-1" per my last measurement 20 years ago, I was only actually 5'10" tall. And I had numbness in both legs.

In August my back started hurting way too much and so I got an XRay and an MRI. This and visits to two doctors defined five separate back problems including a 15 degree list to starboard.

In mid January 2006, I had a 10 hour operation and though I am now walking, I have a ways to go before I'm Scamping without pain pills.

Oh yes. I measured again. The operation added a bit. I am now 5' 11 1/2". I'm curious if my head will brush the ceiling.

Moral: Don't assume you are still as tall as you were as a young man. Shrinkage is a very real thing. Before you check the trailer height, check yours.

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"Levitation Lessons" The most definite method of keeping floors and carpets clean ever devised by man. At $50.00 for a half-hour lesson, class size limited to 25, there is no comparable method, anywhere, at any price. This is sweeping the country. Be the first in your community to take advantage of this amazing technique. The results will absolutely astound you and your friends and relatives. Never clean floors again!

Per, you need to get your shingle out at once. An ad in the yellow pages is a necessity. You'll certainly want to get some seminars planned for this summer in various parts of the country. You will also want to check with your attorney for getting franchise agreements together. You may be a bit soon to start selling corporate shares over the New York Stock Exchange, but I'm sure the NASDAQ would be interested.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:05 AM   #13
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If you want BIG money, try to figure out how to levitate the ceilings on the smaller FGRVs!
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