Just a quick update. DH and I have definitely decided on a Scamp
19. We will probably be able to get it in late 2011.
We've decided that the nightly crawl-over might not be so bad if we could crawl down to the bottom of the bed to stairs instead of directly over each other. I'd have hand grabs installed.
Here is a drawing of my tentative plans for mods. The batteries will be at the center rear of the trailer. I use AGM's, so they don't require venting, although I will probably add it anyway for super safety. That's to help reduce the Scamp
19's high tongue weight
The washer is just a whimsical dream at this point. Only to be used where we had electricity but no laundry facilities. The washer uses 10 gallons per load, and I'd drain it into a Blueboy tote. I'd use a wooden folding drying rack bungied to the back bumper. Since we prefer camping in National Forests, this would work some of the time anyway. (Now I use a Wonder Washer and bungie the drying rack to my Aliner's back bumper.)