My wife and I just got our first RV - a 13' Scamp
trailer. It's in pretty sad shape, but we look at it as a blank slate and have some great plans for it. However, there are some issues we need to get worked out first.
The trailer was a rental at one time and it appears that many years ago, someone somehow tweaked the tongue and it was ever-so slight twisted. A jackleg repair was made to the passenger side of the tongue right through the sticker identifying the model year. There is no ID number stamped into the frame but it does have an official Colorado Trailer ID number (so that's not an issue the title
is clear and is being processed by the DMV now). Despite the slight twist, the trailer still tows straight, amazingly enough. The unit will be going into the welding shop to have the tongue straightened before it goes ANYWHERE.
BUT...it does make us wonder...is there another way to tell what year our trailer is -- like the shape/location of the tail lights
, the positioning of the graphics, type of windows
, etc.? Or at least a guess to get us in the right decade?
As it sits, it's truly nothing more than a fiberglass shell on a trailer frame...it was completely stripped to the fiberglass shell. BUT...the cushions were included and were (yes, were...they are now in the trash - YUCK!) a dark brown/tan plaid. The carpet is low-knap and is chocolate brown in color. We assume the interior originally had the "elephant hide" -- it's still on the door...and the remnants of the material caught under the bolts for the door hinge is a black foam-backed vinyl.
The tail lights
are round, and the marker lights
are down low on the shell and are thin and rectangular in shape. The front and back windows
are just plexiglass and the side windows
are dark-brown framed sliders with rounded corners. It appears THEY are original...except one. One of the previous owners removed the vent or AC unit from the roof and cut a new window on the driver's side, using the cutout to patch the hole in the roof, so the extra window you see in the attached picture we KNOW is NOT original. But that's OK. It makes the trailer unique!
Any thoughts? It makes it really hard when the design hasn't changed in many years!!!
Thanks for your input! I look forward to hearing from all of you!