We just purchased a 2004 13' scamp---13' vs 16'
Let me first say we had a 2001 16' scamp that we sold first.
I like the new 13' much better. Here's why. The 16' was a loaded model with big fridge
,bathroom,AC,side dinette,furnace,hot water and more. Put simply, there was everything and since there was everything it was all crowded together. Using anything was always a pain or some kind of sacrifice because of it being crowded. Also it had a small hallway dark in the front closed off by the bathroom door. The side dinette is no fun as under one side you have the wheel well under you feet and the cushions slide off the shiny fiberglass. When you convert the side dinette to a bed the cushions start to slide toward the hallway every time you turn while sleeping (quite annoying) till you wake up and have to fix them. The big fridge takes up so much room it makes the 16' feel smaller then a 13'. not to mention the annoying thing on the roof from the fridge vent and the large metal panels on the outside of the camper for the fridge (I don't even know what those are for). The AC on the roof is a real eyesore and in time will make your camper squat down from the pressure(I removed the AC a few years ago and replaced it with a clear dome). With all the water lines it took 2 hours to winterize and I did not go camping again even if the weather got better for fear of dewinterizing and rewinterizing again. These are just some of the loaded 16' Scamp problems. Disclaimer::: None of this may personally bother you.
Now let me tell you how cool my 13' model Scamp I just got is. First off,same size bed. Second a much wider hall way. Now you will say it's not as long a hallway as the 16 and you would be right, but still the wider shorter hall is way more easy to move around in and also way easier to get in and out of the main dinette table seating (what a relief). Also my 13'has big windows
of the front and back and sides and sink area. These windows
make the camper very bright and cheery with a positive feeling when you are in it. The 16 is just the opposite (dark & negative). Now the sink/stove top cabinet is way wider then the one in the 16' and they turn both the sink and the burners the wide way with good space between them (I wanna cook in there now). Under the same cabinet we have a furnace
and a small fridge that does not have the annoying roof stuff or large outside vented panels. Only two small outside low panels (no roof stuff). There is no awning
that takes away from that classic EGG LOOK. Our 13' also has a bunks that will mostly be used as a couch and the cushions don't move or slide as they are held in by the sink/stove cabinet on one side and the screen door thingy on the other. Oh yeah, the bottom bunk is better for sleeping the that side dinette was on the 16". There is also more storage in the 13' than the crowded 16' -believe it or not. I prefer the lower wheel wells, now I don't need a step like I had to use with my 16". The first thing my kids said when they got in the 13' was how could this be bigger inside than the 16'!!!! There are many more good things with the 13' like now I can pull it with my 4 cylinder car and I can even pick up the tongue by hand. The list of things that I like better on the 13" vs the 16' go on and on. Let me just say this, when I look at my 13' from the outside with nice clean sides and top I see the classic egg that we all fell in love with. I don't see that at all with the 16' with all it's protruding junk. That is all. I hope I did not offend anyone. It's just my opinion. Thanks