Questions on the 16' Scamp - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-02-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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I'm looking at some of the larger fiberglass campers an have questions on the Scamp.

1. The brochure lists the R rating as R15. How does Scamp insulate to get this number?

2. I don't feel the 13" tire that Scamp lists on the trailer is adequate on gravel back roads and a trip to Alaska in 2009. Will a 15" load range D fit the wheel well and axel as after market add on.


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Scamp gets the insulation number from the Reflectix published numbers (and the other stuf they use also), but it really depends on the orientation. It's a double-foil with bubble-wrap in between, and then the marine carpet, aka rat fur, is installed on the inside of it. So, you have fiberglass, Reflectix and carpet.

Larger wheels might not fit; even if they did, your 'bounce' room would be shortened. If you want extra room for larger wheels, have a spacer welded between axle bracket and frame.

BTW, I dragged my 91S13 all over BC, YT, AK and some of NWT with 13" wheels and had no problems, but on the rougher roads, I lowered the tire pressures on truck and trailer to make them less susceptible to rock damage and I also slowed down. I didn't go on either the Dalton or Dempster Highways.
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