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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Adding external storage capacity to Scamp 13?

I'm interested to see (I'm a visual learner) what solutions members have devised to add external storage to a Scamp 13. My primary need is to create storage for electrical and plumbing components - not much weight. I believe the tongue is my best option as I've already built a bike rack for the rear.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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I have been dealing with the same issue. I have been able to get most of my set up stuff in this waterproof tool box. I was going to mount it outside but after packing it I decided to use the first out/last in storage method. It just sits in the floor during travel and outside while camping. It holds plastic chocks and blocks, electrical adapter and fresh water stuff.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Take a look at the thread Preparing a 1991 Scamp - page 16 - Norm added small boxes under the trailer for holding small/light items.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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I don't know how well these would ride on the back of a 13 footer, but on my Casita 17SD I have a Stow-Away roto-moulded plastic carrier that fits in a 2" receiver that I fabricated and welded under the frame. They also make smaller sized carriers as well. If it sounds interesting to you, here's a link and a few pics of mine.

http://www.stowaway2.com/
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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I just added an outside "Baggage Compartment Door" to my Hunter Compact-II to give outside access to the space otherwise trapped under the dinette seats/bed. All my setup stuff and tools go in there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I love my tongue box and would do it again.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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I just added an outside "Baggage Compartment Door" to my Hunter Compact-II to give outside access to the space otherwise trapped under the dinette seats/bed. All my setup stuff and tools go in there.
Times ten on the suggestion that folks explore this alternative, even on the smallest of trailers...it's surprising how much "stuff" one can cram into nooks 'n crannies once they're made accessible from the outside.

I did this on all four corners of my Trillium.

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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Check out this thread, there some storage modifications made underneath the trailer.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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Tongue boxes are nice.

As in the case of most (all?) Bigfoots, we have one on our 13' Lil Bigfoot. BUT (big but) they add tongue weight when you may not want more tongue weight. Scamps seem to be a little heavy on the tongue to start with anyway. Keep the weight of the box itself in mind.

If anyone knows where to buy a fiberglass one like BigFoot uses, sing out...
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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How many gigabytes of storage do you need? Just kidding.
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Don't you mean "eggabytes", Mike?

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for the photos, ideas, threads, ... even a yolk or two. Much appreciated!
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Looks like Walmart on-line has about the best price on the white box when you figure in shipping.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #14
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I just added an outside "Baggage Compartment Door" to my Hunter Compact-II to give outside access to the space otherwise trapped under the dinette seats/bed. All my setup stuff and tools go in there.
Hi...could you post pics of what you did ...thanks
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