Adding 2" Receiver to Scamp - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Adding 2" Receiver to Scamp

Hello,

It's been quite a while since I've posted here. I did a few searches and didn't find a thread. When we ordered our 13' scamp new from the factory in 2005 we opted not to get the 2" receiver hitch welded onto the rear of the trailer.

We have now changed tow vehicles and need the ability to carry our bikes on the rear of the trailer with a hitch mounted bike carrier.

Has anyone installed the receiver after the fact? I'm guessing it's welded onto the existing frame. Any pics?

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #2
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Check this out.
Amazon.com: Scamp Hitch Receiver: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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just be careful, the added weight on the rear can cause sway due to low tongue weight.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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I should have known to just search Amazon. Everything can be bought on Amazon. Thanks!

Since this isn't manufactured by Scamp I'm assuming this is a different product than what Scamp sells and installs on their trailers.

Have people had problems with the Scamp version of this product?

I'm aware of the addition sway caused by the weight in the back. Any members regularly use this method of transporting bikes?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #5
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two bikes on the rear of our 13' Uhaul with no problem. We load the trailer so as to have sufficient tongue weight. Take in to consideration that bikes on the rear will tend to bounce so you want a good rack. I'm on my 3rd, and still not totally satisfied.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #6
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(Amazon) Orbital Machine Works makes a few metal items for molded RV's, mostly for Casitas. Looks like their Scamp hitch is made to bolt on but I guess you could also weld it on if you desire. Harbor Freight sells an 2"X 18" receiver tube, any good machine shop could also make you a hitch. Shipping will be a big factor to consider since you are dealing with a fairly heavy item.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/18-long...ube-69815.html
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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I have installed several. On the sixteen it is alright to install in a conventional way with the receiver below the bumper and below the new square tube crossmember.
When installing on a 13, it is better to cut a square notch out of the bumper and attach the receiver tube in a "T" fashion to the new crossmember. The receiver should be welded on all three sides at the bumper.
The purpose is to provide an extra 2+" of ground clearance for the receiver at the bumper and also to not affect the trailer's angle of departure.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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I don't know what a Scamp bumper looks like, but, this might work.

Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver for 4" Bumpers Ultra-Fab Products Specialty Trailer Hitches UF35-946401

E-Trailer has others also.

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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I don't know what a Scamp bumper looks like, but, this might work.

Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver for 4" Bumpers Ultra-Fab Products Specialty Trailer Hitches UF35-946401

E-Trailer has others also.

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That's pretty cool, but not even close to being a good fit on a Scamp.
The Scamp has an angle iron bumper which also really must have an extra frame crossmember to support the receiver.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:18 PM   #10
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Folks,

This is Jim at Orbital Machine Works.

We make a 2" receiver for the Scamp, and several items for Casitas.
Have a look at our online store: Casita and Scamp addons The Perfect Casita by Orbital Machine Works

Also checkout our FAQs which address some issues with adding rear receivers.
http://www.perfectcasita.com/faqs.html

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #11
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I built one for the back of my Trillium. This is only temporary as I need to get my spare on the back also, someone mounted it on the front, didn't do a very good job. I plan on cutting the rear bumper off as its bent.
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I built one for the back of my Trillium. This is only temporary as I need to get my spare on the back also, someone mounted it on the front, didn't do a very good job. I plan on cutting the rear bumper off as its bent.
Just to add, I bolted it to the angle under the fiberglass tub, but welded it to the bumper.
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