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Old 06-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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New Scamp shakedown - What accessories needed?

We're traveling from Arizona to Backus early next month to pick up our new Scamp 13', front bath model. We will be camping on the return trip and plan to mix it up from full hook-up sites to dry camping. What accessories will we need to fully utilize and familiarize ourselves with all functions of our Scamp?

So far we have: wheel chocks, BAL leveler, jack pads, T-level, 25' water hose, water bandit, adjustable water pressure regulator with gauge.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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We're traveling from Arizona to Backus early next month to pick up our new Scamp 13', front bath model. We will be camping on the return trip and plan to mix it up from full hook-up sites to dry camping. What accessories will we need to fully utilize and familiarize ourselves with all functions of our Scamp?

So far we have: wheel chocks, BAL leveler, jack pads, T-level, 25' water hose, water bandit, adjustable water pressure regulator with gauge.
Power adapters for what ever power you find 110 or 15 amp or 30 amp as well as a good outdoor power extension cord and attachment that goes on the end of your water hose for making the filling of your water tank easier.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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We're traveling from Arizona to Backus early next month to pick up our new Scamp 13', front bath model. We will be camping on the return trip and plan to mix it up from full hook-up sites to dry camping. What accessories will we need to fully utilize and familiarize ourselves with all functions of our Scamp?

So far we have: wheel chocks, BAL leveler, jack pads, T-level, 25' water hose, water bandit, adjustable water pressure regulator with gauge.
I would suggest locks for the hitch to add to your list.
You'll probably need kitchen stuff. I would recommend a small pot stack from an outdoor store. The pots will do double duty as mixing bowls. A small skillet, is also nice. On the first trip plastic silverware and disposable plates might be a good thing that will give you time to decide what you really want. I use a water filter to fill the fresh water tank, you can get by without it, but I've found I have to drain and sanitize the tank less often using a good ceramic/charcoal filter in line when filling the fresh water tank.
You'll also want to have lighters to light the stove with. I carry at least 2 BBQ lighters.
We use sleeping bags for bedding. Makes changing from dinette to bed much easier.

Don't worry about it too much, you'll be going by lots of stores that you can get some of the stuff as you need it.

Relax and enjoy the trip. As you get experience you'll be able to determine the stuff that works for you, that's a never ending process.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Your trailer will come with a sewer hose but with a 13 footer you may want an extension. I use one because some sites can be long and where I want my trailer sitting the standard sewer hose won't reach the sewer hole.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #5
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Fill your black water and gray water tanks with clean fresh water then empty them through the "slinky" hose to check for leaks. Better to get wet with fresh water than waste water in the event of a bad slinky.
Get a bottle of "Odorlos" black water tank treatment.
Take along a one of those grille lighter stick things for the stove and the water heater.
Don't use the shower without a curtain.
You might consider a fresh water shore water filter ($17 @ Walmart)I use one to protect the trailer and keep the system clean.
A flare/reflector kit.
A brake spoon might be handy ,if you have the skill for it's use.
A small tool kit with a multi screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, a small tarp, A lug wrench and jack (sometimes the tow vehicle's will fit)
duct tape,electrical tape, A length of 3/16ths nylon rope, a tire pressure guage.How about a small First-Aid Kit?
It is important to watch the curbs and angles of approach to driveways and parking lots... take it slow on these until you are able to judge them, to prevent damage.
Don't forget bedding, towels, washrags pillows , along with cooking and dining utensils.
AND,Last for now... Toilet paper. we like to use a container like the one in the photo,remove the core and dispense from the center, this allows you to keep it both dry and handy in the bathroom...
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Thank you from me too. I made a check list from your suggestions for when our Scamp is completed. 10/29
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We carry a 6 ton bottle jack, a small compressor, a couple of light chairs, a second length of water hose, and an extension cord.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
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A small collapsible table for outside if boon docking.Also flash litres or battery powered LED lights.
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A camera, a journal, comfortable chairs for sitting outside. A sense of humor and a love for adventure!
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