We just joined the group yesterday, but we have been lurking in the background for several weeks. We live in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Three weeks ago we took possession of our 2016 Scamp
Standard 13, layout 1, equipped with numerous options (A/C, furnace
, city water. bike rack, refer, electric brakes
, and others). Over all we are delighted with our purchase. It arrived in pretty good shape, but does have two scratches in the gelcoat (fortunately where they are not terribly apparent) and a door that does not seal completely. I contacted Scamp
and am now waiting for the gelcoat and door shim they promised me. There are also numerous errors and omissions in the printed material and online videos supplied by Scamp
I have added a battery
cutoff switch and voltage monitor adjacent to the power panel, and a 12 volt outlet and dual USB charging port below the rear of the table on the port side. In addition we removed the couch back/upper bunk since it serves no really useful purpose, and fabricated two very simply cpvc posts to turn the gravel shield into an awning
for the front window. Our pillows now act as bolsters in lieu of the couch back -- lighter and more versatile.
We are towing the Scamp with a 2015 Ford Transit Connect. Have made only a local test drive thus far, but the mileage varied from 17.4 to 25.5 on that drive, and I experienced no difficulties with acceleration, climbing hills, braking, or trailer sway. Better results than expected!
There can be a problem installing a brake controller in late model Fords, especially with the Primus IQ controller recommended by Scamp. If anyone using such a tow vehicle needs help, please contact me.
I've attached a picture of the rig set to go.