Hi! We are a family of 4 and have a 1993 Scamp
13 that we acquired last fall
but we haven't used it yet. We got it primarily for a trip to Alaska next summer, and as the weather turns nicer we are planning the improvements and updates we need to make, and I'd love some input on how to prioritize the needs, particularly considering that we will be using it for a long stretch of time (7 weeks) on a long trip.
Just to further clarify, we intend to stay primarily at national/state parks and hookups are not a priority- we'll hook up if it's there, but we won't seek it out. (We're tent campers so the scamp
itself feels like an upgrade anyway).
Here are the things we definitely are planning to do:
- fixing a soft spot in the floor under the dinette bench due to a past water leak.
- getting new upholstery from Scamp
-re-installing the missing wood in the bunks so we can use them
-doing something with the cabinet doors (paint or just make new ones)
- add vinyl flooring (we have some leftover from a basement project).
-paint/rustoleum the tongue and bumper
-buff/wax the outside
I'm wondering about the following items- I suppose it would be best to do all, but all of this can add up to lots of $$ if we do everything we want to. So what would you prioritize? (some of these we obviously have to do but there are various options/price points)
, as far as we know, is original- it's not in terrible shape as far as we can tell. Considering we're going on such a long trip, we were wondering about getting a new axle
-I think the converter is also original. Do we need a new one of those?
-Our tail lights
work, but the other exterior trailer lights
do not. I know we need to fix that.
-Currently have 2 propane
tanks and the battery
is inside under the front seat. Considering going to 1 tank and moving the battery
back to the tongue.
-We need some kind of gray water disposal setup- the previous owners just let it drop on the ground.
-We have to buy whatever else we need specifically for a trailer as opposed to a tent (chocks, other cords? adapters? I don't even understand what we need in terms of power hookups because we've never done it).
-Front window rock guard? Currently don't have one.
And other things I have my eye on but aren't priorities:
-new faucet, or maybe even a new butcher block countertop to go with the new faucet
-mouse hole conversion
Anything I'm forgetting?