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Old 12-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Hello, I am a new member but not new to this great forum. I have been using the forum to help with outfitting the Scamp camper we are planning to order. We go to Utah a couple of times a year to go 4 wheeling and hike and we are looking at the Scamp as a replacement for our tent. Therefore, we are going to keep it simple – 13 ft. with the Standard package. Options: outside outlet and porch light, additional 120 volt and 12 volt interior outlets, brakes, vinyl floor, vent fan, group 27 battery and 54 inch bed. Furnace maybe, but no A/C and no bathroom, the places we camp don’t have electricity and a $5 shower every 3 or 4 days seems to work. Let me know if I am leaving off any must have options or anything we need to delete from the Standard package, (city water/curtains?). We are going to try to make it to Backus before we place our order; probably a good idea since the only one we have seen was a 1984 that had been “personalized”. Any help appreciated, Terry.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV Terry. The Scamp folks with be with you soon with some ideas and answers.
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Welcome to the forum Terry. I would suggest that you order the axle with a downward angle, to give you the most ground clearance. We have been going to Moab for years, tenting, and then with our 13' Scamp. This year will be our first time to attend the Easter Jeep Safari, and the first with our Lil Snoozy.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum Terry. How are you planning to keep your food cold? I sure enjoy having the 110/12v/propane fridge. I don't use the 12v option but sure like the propane option for boondocking.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #6
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Lil, I think the "package" includes a 3-way fridge.

Terry, welcome to the forum! Your selections sound like exactly what I'd order if I had to replace mine tomorrow (except the outside outlet - what for, since you won't be plugged in?). I would get the furnace. Never thought I'd use ours until we did a shoulder-season trip last week. City water? Never use ours, but I'd still get it. If you plan to use the on-board fresh water system much, you might want to get the 12V pump. Wish we had the wider bed.

I'm excited for you! Enjoy your new trailer!
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:39 AM   #7
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David, I will ask about the axle mod, thanks; agree Moab is a great area to 4 wheel and camp.
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #8
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Lil, the refrig is part of the package TM
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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Jon, I probably won't use the outside outlet either, but for $40 I thought I might add it. Furnace is a good Idea, it snowed on us last spring. Haven't decided on the pump, plan on using the sink to brush our teeth and I have had to replace the water pump on my boat a couple of times. We have been keeping a water jug on the picnic table for drinking and washing dishes which worked fine when we tent camped.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #10
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That's what we do also. We don't use any on-board plumbing. Bottled water for drinking and a 6-gallon container outside for cooking and washing.
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Scamp keeps a list of owners that will give tours to potential buyers. You might want to check with Scamp and see if there are any in your area.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:45 PM   #12
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Thanks Pam, they gave me a couple of owners within 150 miles of me, I live in Southern Illinois, but both had sold their campers. I will call them again tomorrow to see if they have a list for IL, Ky, IN and Missouri.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #13
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Yes, I would leave the curtain hardware off as they use a crazy amount of rivets to put them on and then you can add what you want later and not put holes to the outside.
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Cool Welcome to FGRV

The furnace is a good idea.

We camped in Utah at Bryce Canyon in the middle of July and it got down to 25º at night!

Many people on this forum are former tenters, including us!
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