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Old 05-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #15
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Hi Paul and Barbara, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here!

As you can tell, you're getting lots of opinions, all are valuable. I think the decision whether or not you need a bigger bed has more to do with your stature. Taller/larger people need more space than the more petite. I'd go with the bigger bed. You can always find places to store stuff, but you can't change the bed size once the trailer is manufactured (without lots of modifications).

I have found there are two things people want when they camp. A comfortable place to sleep and a comfortable lawn chair for sitting outside. Everything else is gravy!

Good luck with your decision!

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #16
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Space to sleep is the key.. whatever is comfortable. We just got back from 63 days with the small bed with no problem... we have a teardrop with the same size bed area so we are used it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #17
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If you would have asked before I slept in it, I would have said I want the bigger bed. I am 6'2" and my wife is 5'8".

However, now having used a standard bed, I would stick with the standard bed if I ordered a new 13' Scamp today.

You will get lots of opinions. Good luck!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #18
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We have had both the standard and the Deluxe (larger bed etc.) Scamp 13', but if you look at our layout on our profile you'll see that we have a lot MORE storage than we did with standard front bunk/couch. We love the Deluxe layout.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #19
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We have a 2008 13' Scamp with the standard bed, my husband and I are not large people, husband is tall 6'1" but slim and I am petite yet we have to sleep head-to-foot, we are both "side sleepers" we would gladly give up the 10" in storage for a wider bed! Good luck and enjoy ! Small sleeping space or not, the Scamp is awesome!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:22 AM   #20
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I recently sold my Scamp 16' for the very reason of the incredibly narrow bed. We found the 4 feet is not wide enough to sleep two normal (us) people with any degree of comfort. Narrow beds can make for some very long nights.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #21
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As a 13' Scamp owner, I'd take a wider bed. I'm sleeping in the bed 8 hours a night, and spend much less time using closet space or the sink in the camper. We do use the sink (mostly getting ready for bed at night, or putting my contacts in). If the sink could stay the same size and the propane stove shrink to one burner, I'd be real happy, as I never use the stove.
As for closet space, I'd probably miss it a bit, but like Floyd said, the extra 10" space for under bed storage would make up for it. Most of what's in that closet tends to not get used much anyway. I'm guessing I could take it out and not miss 80% of it!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #22
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For me a larger bed would be of more value. I never use my sink. Even with a hookup available I generally keep water outside under my awning for dishes and other needs. Just too small inside. I do like the stove for morning coffee....prep before bed and reach over to turn it on in the morning. Then I can finish waking up to freshly brewed java. Good luck on your decision.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #23
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Smile Washington?

You live in Washington and want to buy a Scamp which is built 2000 Miles away? Do you realize delivery runs $1.50 per mile?

I would at least look at Escape up in Chilliwack which is only a few hundred miles away and you could pick it up yourself. You would get a lot for an extra $3000.

I think Escape still make 13's by request.

Whatever you decide, good luck, and welcome to FGRV.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #24
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in ref to buying trailers from far away...My wife and i just had a new Parkliner delivered to our home on the oregon coast from the North Carolina plant... the price for delivery ran about .83 per mile on a back haul (they were picking up a boat in southern oregon to deliver back east)...there are deals out there!

On bed size, we sleep in our van conversion that we put a custom 52"x82" Froli Sleep System. We use the space under for storage and wouldn't be without it. On size of bed? My wife and i are regular sized folk, me @5'8" and she at 5'4". The bed is larger than we really need, but the storage under is sure great!

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #25
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Bigger bed. I sleep okay in ours but my husband has some bad nights. He's a big guy (and I'm no Twiggy, myself) and turning over can be a tight move.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Roger C H View Post
You live in Washington and want to buy a Scamp which is built 2000 Miles away? Do you realize delivery runs $1.50 per mile?

I would at least look at Escape up in Chilliwack which is only a few hundred miles away and you could pick it up yourself. You would get a lot for an extra $3000.

I think Escape still make 13's by request.

Whatever you decide, good luck, and welcome to FGRV.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #27
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I just went out and measured the closet's 20 inches. There is no way I'd give up 10 inches in my closet. I don't hang items as I put shelves in which I like better. I can't imagine having only 10 inches for storage in the closet.

But most definitely I would not want to loose any counter space and I don't care for stoves that are mounted front to back. I don't like the idea of reaching over a burner to get to the other one. Mostly I wouldn't want to loose the easily accessive storage under the sink. I know lots of big people that are happy with the standard sized bed.

Then there are those where the husband sleeps on the bed and the wife sleeps on the couch. Works great for them. Your not living in this trailer. There are also couples who purchase the 16 footer with side bath and front couch and sleep separate also. What ever works.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:19 AM   #28
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WE bought a new Scamp 13 last year and wish a bigger bed would have been offered. We just got back from a 16 day westward adventure and are considering a "trade-up". Most of our storage goes to the bed of the Ranger we tow with except for clothes and a few other essentials, books,iPods etc. Kinda feel like I have to warn her when I want to change positions. Just sayin.

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