Originally Posted by PMWIZARD
Are the wood cabinets a necessary option to get in a new Scamp
? Or does the weight
make it an unnecessary option?
Here is a comment which I wrote yesterday at Scampers Yahoo group which addresses the question of the deluxe wood interior...
"Most of you know that the Deluxe Interior makes the SCAMP
weigh more... and the rest know it ain't so!"
"I would not contest the assertion that the average deluxe weighs more than the average standard.
However I contend that nearly none of the additional weight
is due to
differences in equivalent cupboards.
Common sense tells you that the the average deluxe buyer will buy more options and accessories as well as additional actual cupboards.
Comparably equipped the difference is negligible.
In fact two Identical Scamps can vary in weight by a considerable amount, simply by how long the individual parts spend in the mold under the gun.
Now, a lot more emphasis is placed on weight than such factors as frontal area and aerodynamics.
The Scamp shape has proven to provide better towing performance for me than any other fiberglass trailer which I have towed, and my Scamp is far more equipped and heavy than any other 13ft fiberglass trailer which I have brought home so far. That is based on such subjective things as handling and towability,and such objective things as fuel economy on two different TVs.
While the advent of offering a shower in the standard 13 may have affected sales of the deluxe to some degree, there are too many variables to be sure.
I have always expressed a great enthusiasm for these little trailers in every available form. I have an egalitarian affection for them all! Still, I am able to appreciate the unequaled craftmanship which goes into every Custom Deluxe, and the real value which is added by the talented folks at Scamps Custom cabinet shop.
No other Fiberglass trailer maker offers the variety of choice and thus the
value level of a Scamp."
Now, to answer your question... By definition, no option is necessary.
I have had a fully loaded (plus some) Scamp Deluxe for eight years now and have pulled it 60,000 miles without incident, most of that was with a 4CYL Ford Escape
. The 10" wider bed is perhaps the only substanitive difference which remains as far as options are concerned, the rest is just a matter of surrounding yourself with the subjective luxury of the finest interior in the industry.
If you like the Deluxe, buy it. If you don't..don't, but there is no need to see this particular option as any sort of impediment to towing.
Our Scamp has propane
, a 29 battery
, fantastic fan, A/C with heat strip,Bal stabilizers, square tube bumper, furnace
,flush toilet, water heater,shower, microwave
, and much more. Each of these options adds weight and not one of them is necessary.