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Old 06-28-2013, 09:50 AM   #29
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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.
Yes indeedy! I think that is a feature of the 13' models. We've taken to sleeping head to toe just so there is more shoulder room. As of late, I've got my eyes on a 15' Trillium 4500 that comes w a double bed size mattress. Trilliumrv.com
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #30
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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.
That response makes lots of sense when factoring in the delivery costs of the Scamp and the relative nearness of the Escape factory...
We live in Washington and faced the same dilemma, but it was tempered somewhat by the higher initial cost of the Escape and by a promised delivery fee of $1700 by the Scamp factory. (We finally bought a used 13' locally.)

And welcome to this great forum!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #31
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Step outside the box for a moment, if you haven't already ordered your 13 footer yet.
The real question isn't really the size of the bed or the storage area, etc.
The real question is "room", I like a roomier scamp and for this reason I would opt for the smaller bed. The bed in actuality will offer 5 inches on either side of you which in reality will be more like 2.5 inches on both sides. So having a roomier Scamp is the way I would go, pick up the additional storage, you WILL need it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #32
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For me it's a no-brainer. I am 6'7", 240 pounds, my dear little wife is 6'2", weight---classified. If like us you also got a 75 pound dog, get the bigger bed.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #33
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This is [one] reason for the choice I made.
I wanted at least a queen size bed and I
wanted a FULL TIME bed. With my problems
and bad back I could not see me setting up
and tearing down a dual/purpose table and bed.

Stripped down Queen bed and windows

My other pictures:

Backyard Photo Shoot

You have to add up all your wants and needs to make the choice for you.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #34
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Wayne offered us the option of the 54" bed when we ordered our 13' last month. We decided to stay with the 44" standard bed. It just seemed to be in scale to the rest of the camper. We usually sleep close together anyway even in our queen bed at home. Additional thought, not only do you lose 10" in the closet and the sink/burner cabinet, but the upper cabinet becomes a 2 door instead of a 3 door cabinet. It's great though to have the option available for anyone who wants it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #35
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We are looking at a 13' Scamp that has the standard bed and a sink/range cabinet. There is no storage closet next to the bed and I'm wondering if the sink/range cabinet can be moved 12-15" so a larger bed can be installed? Anyone have knowledge of that potential mod? Here is a pic of the trailer interior:
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #36
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We are looking at a 13' Scamp that has the standard bed and a sink/range cabinet. There is no storage closet next to the bed and I'm wondering if the sink/range cabinet can be moved 12-15"so a larger bed can be installed? Anyone have knowledge of that potential mod? Here is a pic of the trailer interior:
That would be a pretty extensive mod, time consuming and if you're not a DIY person, expensive.

IMO, wait until the right Scamp comes along, it's out there somewhere waiting for you.
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My wife says DIY are my actual initials. What I was wondering is if there are structural components involved that might affect the integrity of the trailer. Someone was talking about making a roof brace removable and I would shy away from something like that. But if this cabinet is bolted/riveted in with no structural component I would be confident of moving it, just wondering if it had been done before or if there was a topic in the forums that details such a mod.

Since the bigger bed is a recent option from Scamp, I doubt I'll find one anytime soon in the used market.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #38
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Hi Dan, what jumps out at me is the tranfer of weight forward from the original specs by moving the complete cabinet towards the coupler. Not sure if it would make a huge difference but....just sayin'.
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Hi Dan, what jumps out at me is the tranfer of weight forward from the original specs by moving the complete cabinet towards the coupler. Not sure if it would make a huge difference but....just sayin'.
Excellent point, hadn't thought of that issue. We're going to go take a look at it this afternoon so I'll get a better overall idea of how things will fit our needs.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:59 PM   #40
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We've only spent a few nights in our 2005 front toilet scamp with the 44" bed, but we're amazed at how well it worked (although I did fabricate a bit of plywood to fit under the cushion between the closet and the sink counter.) But then, we sleep in a double bed at home, so maybe we're used to it. It works better than you'd think.

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My wife says DIY are my actual initials. What I was wondering is if there are structural components involved that might affect the integrity of the trailer. Someone was talking about making a roof brace removable and I would shy away from something like that. But if this cabinet is bolted/riveted in with no structural component I would be confident of moving it, just wondering if it had been done before or if there was a topic in the forums that details such a mod.

Since the bigger bed is a recent option from Scamp, I doubt I'll find one anytime soon in the used market.

The cabinet/closet between the door and bed/dinette is structural. The roof is likely to sag without it, also in the pictures it appears that the support on bed/dinette side of counter is missing. I think this is a trailer headed for trouble.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #42
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Well Paul, what did you decide and now that you have had your Scamp a couple of months, what do you think? We ordered a 13 ft Scamp standard and were thrilled we could get the 54 inch bed. My wife and I like to spread out a bit and the dog is always in there with us. Plus, we ordered extra cabinets as advised by everyone so we don't believe it will be an issue.
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