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Old 11-05-2006, 10:55 PM   #15
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But I notice another thing about the post fire 13' Scamps. There's another 2" of interior head room. The interior height went from 6' 1" to 6' 3".
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:26 PM   #16
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...But I notice another thing about the post fire 13' Scamps. There's another 2" of interior head room. The interior height went from 6' 1" to 6' 3".
Yes, I recall reading a report of that in one of the Scamp post-fire rebuild topics. They had to build all new moulds from existing trailer shells, and while the 16' is a straight copy, it was said that they took the opportunity to stretch the 13' model taller. It's nice to see that the people at Scamp are still trying to improve their product, even in ways which require much more effort than just switching coupler sizes.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:34 PM   #17
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Here's what I would do if I were picking up a used trailer with unknowns -- I'd go to Wally and buy both sizes of hitch balls -- Based on what I had on my tow vehicle for trailer light wiring, I'd buy the adapters to change my TV to the three standard Scamp connectors (Flat4, Bargman/Pollock7 and the Round 6-pin), plus I'd also get one of those kits with a set of lights and a long wiring harness, intended for use on boat trailers.

I'd leave all the stuf in the orig packaging and save the receipts so that I could return the stuf that I didn't use.

BTW, anyone getting one of those new receiver ball mount bars made by Reese with the impression inside to hold the ball while tightening should also check to see if the hitch balls they have will fit without a washer (on a long ball shank, the threads may stop too soon because the ball base may drop down into the bar unless it is one of the new Reese ball mounts intended for the purpose.

BTW, altho the new 13' has the higher headroom, that also means that it is even less likely to fit into low garages -- My researches show that a Scamp 13' is maybe the lowest non-folding camping trailer available, except some of the actual teardrop trailers (not the T@B, however).
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:14 PM   #18
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Well all... thanks for the replies. It's indeed a 1 7/8" and everything looks good to go! We'll probably go back and pick it up in early December, just in time to use as housing for Christine and I when the whole family gathers near Flathead Lake for Christmas... should be a good test of the furnace! Thanks again for all the help... what a fine bunch of people on this forum!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:17 PM   #19
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Howdy all... it looks as if we may have found a trailer! Woohoo! It's a 1994 Scamp 13'. It belongs to friends of my parents and is only 200 miles away (right next door for us Montanans!) I'm going over to look at it tomorrow afternoon... looks promising!

The question I have is this: does anyone know if it takes a 2" or 1 7/8 ball? Scamp's literature seems to suggest that they are all 2" now, but I take it that in the past the smaller size was used on the 13 footers. When did Scamp switch?

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Matthew, you are right about 200 miles being only right next door here in Montana... What part are you from? There are not a whole of Fiberglasss Owners here in Montana... Hope all went well for you.
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Matthew, you are right about 200 miles being only right next door here in Montana... What part are you from? There are not a whole of Fiberglasss Owners here in Montana... Hope all went well for you.
Hi Pat... We're in St Ignatius, whereabouts are you?
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:19 PM   #21
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I should have also added that the trailer is in Cascade... just south of Great Falls. I grew up there and my folks still are there.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:58 PM   #22
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Hi Pat... We're in St Ignatius, whereabouts are you?
Were up in Kalispell. Nice and close to Glacier and Flathead Lake along with all the other great places to camp. Heck it is only 30-40 miles from my house to about 15-20 great places to go...

Hope all goes well with your new trailer...
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