Originally Posted by Carol H
Or they have conducted consumer studies that give them a pretty good idea as to what the advertised base price of their trailers need to be in order to get people in the door to seriously consider their trailers..... there are MANY items that are optional on Scamps that are actually stock items included in the base price of some of the other fiberglass trailer manufactures.
Apparently some other manufactures feel there are items (such a brakes) we all need to have a comfortable and safe towing/camping experiences that are to important o leave as an optional item.
Carol, you most likely are correct about both points!
Prior to now, I had never owned a travel trailer as small as the 13-foot Scamp, the smallest being 17-feet long. The largest I've owned was a 29-foot 5th wheel. All have had electrical
However, I have never owned a boat trailer with brakes! And my last pontoon boat would have weighed much more than a Scamp 13!
A person does have to be aware of the object being towed and drive VERY CAREFULLY.
Oh! I just remembered I once owned a 4-foot long "Time-Out" motorcycle trailer ( somewhat like a small pop-up) that folded out to be a 4-foot by 7-foot sleeping platform. It had surge controled electrical
brakes! That trailer would make a Scamp 13 look huge!
If I can get the brake brackets installed when I order my new axle, I plan to do so.
At this moment I'm doing good to affort the new axle, there is no way I could also buy brakes.
Thanks everyone for your comments!