Pitfalls on by a used 16' Scamp - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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I now have a popup that I pull with my 2007 Forester. Max Tow rate of 2200 pounds. Looking to get a used 16' Scamp. I do not know if this is correct forum. I need you'lls advise on what to look out for, what kind of type faults Scamps have and when I look at one, a check list of things to ask. Can you'll help?



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Old 08-19-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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Hi EJ,

I am towing with a 2005 Subaru Forester. Mine is rated at 2500lbs and I thought the new ones were rated higher. Anyways, I don't think you could pull a 16' Scamp very well. Depending on the model I believe they are around 1800lbs+ dry so loaded they will be well over 2000lbs. The bigger issue may be the tongue weight.

I find the Forester is awesome for pulling our 13' - fully loaded at 1800lbs and with 2 adults 2 kids it handled the Rockies with no issues. If you don't have them I HIGHLY recommend getting a brake controller and a trailer with electric brakes.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:52 AM   #4
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Thank you for the info, helpful. Now I am looking at one in WI. How do I ask to find another Fiberglasser in the area to take a look?
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:10 AM   #5
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Just... ask!

Start a thread asking for "Anyone willing to look in WI for me?" or somthing like that.

I bet you have volunteers in minutes, knowing this group.
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