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Old 01-14-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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News on Scamp 19...

Scamp now offers "power legs" on new "5ers"
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Other then the cordless drill?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #3
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For years, the front "stabilizers" on the front of Scamp 5th wheels were the old-fashioned "stab jacks." This is a "new-improvement" for Scamp!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:45 AM   #4
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We found our existing Scamp 5er's front landing gear was designed to have an optional motor drive attached. It was an easy addition, just bolt the motor drive on, wire it to the battery and a double-throw switch. The most difficult part was finding a place to mount the control switch . . . I didn't even take pictures of the install process.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:25 AM   #5
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WOW... It's hard to keep up with all the changes at SCAMP these daze.....
Just imagine, a powered jack, hoodathunkit?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #6
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At the fall rally in Cherokee I saw another Scamp 5er that had modified his with a motor and switch. I dropped back from a 35' fifth wheel with three slides and all the bells and whistles. Just got tired of it all and it seemed to take me away from the camping experience. I don't mind a few cranks on the landing gear. It builds muscles. LOL
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It's a worthwhile add for people with joint problems. Slightly over five years ago an old rotator cuff shoulder injury acted up, irritated by the work I was doing. A couple years of physical therapy and two more years of gradually increasing exercises, and I've recovered most of what my shoulder could do beforehand.

Cranking the landing gear on our Scamp 5er up or down was torture. Lynne had to do the cranking for me. Adding the electric motor kit made it so I could solo with the rig again. If you have shoulder problems, I highly recommend it.

You can buy this kit, ATWOOD 5TH WHEEL JACK MOTOR KIT 75391, for around $250, but I bought the used motor off of eBay for $60 or so and bought a switch, switch housing, and wire from local hardware and car parts stores. The installed unit does not interfere with using the hand crank, by the way.
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At the fall rally in Cherokee I saw another Scamp 5er that had modified his with a motor and switch. I dropped back from a 35' fifth wheel with three slides and all the bells and whistles. Just got tired of it all and it seemed to take me away from the camping experience. I don't mind a few cranks on the landing gear. It builds muscles. LOL
That was me at Cherokee. I too ebayed one, but both motor and switch were new. Do not remember exact price but believe under $120.00 for both? Very easy mod and well worth the time and money on hot days and especially when setting up on a camp site that has a steep angle front to rear!!
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Yea just messing with you. Injuries can make a person appreciate the more updated or modified equipment. Not slamming anyone that wants them. Heck sometimes I still miss the big 5er. I say if you want it or need it and can afford it. Go for it. You only live once; right?
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