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Old 09-14-2010, 09:54 PM   #29
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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.)

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Old 09-15-2010, 09:19 PM   #30
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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.
I think you'll love the 5er. We snagged a super deal on a 2010 Deluxe Layout A that works wonderful for us. I've added a rack for the canoe on top but nothing else yet. It came with a 3" factory lift that is going to get reduced to a 1.5" lift real soon now so it fits in the garage better. It's a great match for our Toyota Tacoma.

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I think you'll love the 5er. We snagged a super deal on a 2010 Deluxe Layout A that works wonderful for us. I've added a rack for the canoe on top but nothing else yet. It came with a 3" factory lift that is going to get reduced to a 1.5" lift real soon now so it fits in the garage better. It's a great match for our Toyota Tacoma.

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I looked at the picture of your Scamp on your trailer profile. I sure do love those jalousie windows in the loft. Will be wonderful for getting fresh air in when it rains.

I'm not sure the 3" lift will be high enough for us. We have a full sized Silverado and the rails are so high we can barely see over them. I'll worry about that when we get closer to buying, though!
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:54 PM   #32
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(Now I use a Wonder Washer and bungie the drying rack to my Aliner's back bumper.)
Is this the Wonder Wash that you use? If so, how do you like it?
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John, yes that's the one I have except I have an older model. Before they improved it, there were problems with the handle and the lid. My handle came off, but it is even easier to use by just spinning the barrel by hand. It's important to spin it slowly enough that the clothes fall from top to bottom each spin.

It gets our camping clothes VERY very clean. I imagine the new improved version shown in the video would be even better. I love my little machine.

I also have the small 2 lb. spin dryer that Laundry Alternative sells. It can do one large towel or one pair of jeans at a time, or several smaller items. It dries them dryer than the spin cycle on my washing machine at home in 2 minutes. It does run on electricity, though, so you can't use it boondocking.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #34
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One of these should do the trick, they have been around a lot longer and take up a lot less room.
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Gosh Darn, I forgot these things double as a musical instrument. Perfect for around the campfire too!
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Roy, I would probably wear dirty clothes if I had to wash them on one of those!
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Wonder Wash, neat, never heard of it before. You learn something new every day!
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Some notes on things I read in this thread:

Trilliums have Ensolite walls. They also have opening windows on all four sides. Also the windows, with the exception of the door window, are all jalousie type which allow being open in the rain. These are some of the reasons we bought a Trillium.

Re: washing clothes. I understand you can get a clean 5 gal bucket with a sealing top at most hardware stores. This can be anchored to the tongue of your rig. Add water and cold water detergent and you have a wash machine which will have your clothes cleaned by your next stop.

Don't Scamps have exposed plywood floors, ala Aliner?
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