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Old 02-22-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Scamp height with AC

We are looking for a Scamp with ac have a clearence problem with most trailers
Have a couple inches over 8' in the shed.
we are looking at scamps it appears some of the older ones have side air conditioners.
2 part question how tall with the roof ac? What years have the side ac?
Thanks Scott
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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Hi Scott, welcome to FiberglassRV. Scamp had a major fire in Jan 2006 and the manufacturing facility burned to the ground. 13' Scamps built prior to that time were several inches shorter (in height) than those built after. Both the 13' and 16' trailer are now 7'10" (outside height) and that's without roof A/C. Factors that give height on earlier trailers include age of axle which has a tendency to squat over time. However, earlier trailers must have been manufactured to accept roof A/C. One can not just add roof A/C to any older Scamp.

I don't think you'll get perfect measurements on any particular year of trailer... except new. Each one will measure slightly different and if you absolutely need it to fit inside a garage door, you'll need to measure the trailer you wish to buy.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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We are looking for a Scamp with ac have a clearence problem with most trailers
Have a couple inches over 8' in the shed.
we are looking at scamps it appears some of the older ones have side air conditioners.
2 part question how tall with the roof ac? What years have the side ac?
Thanks Scott
I have a prefire 13 with roof A/C. It fit under my 8ft door at my other house. So it is just under 8ft tall with a Coleman Mini-mach. maybe 7' 10" including the A/C.
The new 13 Scamps are 2"taller and commonly use a Polar Cub A/C.
While the inside height is the same on both the 16 and the 13, They are not the same height overall (outside height). Since the 16 uses a down angle 3500# axle,while the 13 uses an up angle 2200#. There is several inches difference as a result.
Any 13 made prefire (before 2006) should fit easily into your garage with a Coleman Mini-Mach on the roof. Others will need a measured.
Be advised that Scamp also used a leading arm axle on some 13's at least as late as 2001. This would yield an even lower overall height.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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My 92 16' no roof ac fits in my garage - nice to have as the going rate for storage for an RV within my area is over $100 per month. Something worth think about when looking at trailers.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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YIKES! Do they charge by the foot? We pay $20 a month in a secured storage facility. All the parking spaces are parallel to the buildings so blocks wind, rain and some of the sun. It's right across the street from our house and is owned/operated by a gas station who also rents Uhauls. They dont advertise or call it "RV Parking" specifically but if it will fit in a space you can park it there. Maybe try something like this instead of RV specific storage?

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My 92 16' no roof ac fits in my garage - nice to have as the going rate for storage for an RV within my area is over $100 per month. Something worth think about when looking at trailers.
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YIKES! Do they charge by the foot? We pay $20 a month in a secured storage facility. All the parking spaces are parallel to the buildings so blocks wind, rain and some of the sun. It's right across the street from our house and is owned/operated by a gas station who also rents Uhauls. They dont advertise or call it "RV Parking" specifically but if it will fit in a space you can park it there. Maybe try something like this instead of RV specific storage?

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Melissa, its one of the downsides of living in a city with some the highest real estate values in the world - every thing costs more. It is the type of storage place you mention- we dont have any RV specification storage spots close by - there are some about 25 or 30 miles away though and they are actually cheaper.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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We are looking for a Scamp with ac have a clearence problem with most trailers
Have a couple inches over 8' in the shed.
we are looking at scamps it appears some of the older ones have side air conditioners.
2 part question how tall with the roof ac? What years have the side ac?
Thanks Scott
We have a 1995 13 footer that has been stored every winter inside the garage. It has the side A/C and fits under the 8 foot door with no problem. The old TV antenna was our concern (missed door by about 2 inches) so I just shortened the rod and mounted a directional antenna for digital TV to it. Works great and can be aimed using the old antenna crank.

We had planned to upgrade to the 16 footer but like storing our equipment inside. I wish there was a side A/C option on the 16 footer. We have never had a problem with the old design. We would buy a new trailer now.

Our biggest problem now is not having enough shower water capacity for the tankless water heater. At 2.5 gpm our little tank has to be refilled almost every day. LOL
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