Page, You were smart to test your plan..I will say spending 30 days in one spot is different than traveling about. But again your were wise to test.
We're on the road more than most. Ginny and I spent 11 months in our Scamp
16 and were totally happy, the space has been more than adequate.
We normally carry satellite TV and our wi-fi hotspot. We actually don't watch that much TV, watching it when we wake up and at night.
When we started Ginny thought we didn't need TV however we did add it in year two eliminating our home cable, having satellite TV at home and on the road. It draws very little power and is easily handled by our battery
We also have a Verizon wi-fi hotspot, like our Sat/cable TV situation, we had Cable Internet at home and now use the hotspot at home and on the road. It works practically everywhere we go, nice because it keeps us in touch, allows the downloading of books, .... The addition of road TV and road Internet hardly impacted our yearly costs.
Saying all that we just returned from Newfoundland and did not have TV or our hotspot. We were still very happy exploring here and there, proababy reading more than normal. We did spend a week in some places but find that once we have breakfaast we're typically not back to the Scamp
As to a Scamp
13 versus a Scamp 16, I think there's not a lot of difference in the towability since they both have the same frontal area. Some Scamp 13's approach our Scamp 16's weight
, as well there's one Casita
13 that weighs as much as our Scamp 16. I believe both the 13 and 16 are very towable,
As to the bathroom, we never use it for showers, mostly for night time use as a toilet. Like others we find most campground showers more than adequate and some great.
With respect to wants and needs, after every major trip we review what we used (needed) and what we didn't, attempting to improve what we carry with us. Similarly we attempt to improve our tow vehicle, like shortening the distance from the ball to tow vehicle's rear axle
. Likewise as we travel we keep an active list of small and big projects for Scamp improvement.
In reality, though we love our Scamp, it is only the means allowing us to explore North America. Most amazingly, when we are no longer able to tow our Scamp it will be in it's 30s and still capable of providing a safe and comfortable trailer for another family.