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Old 11-21-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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wanted: Scamp 16 without roof A/c

Have a height restriction so have to go without the roof air. Would prefer layout 6 but open to others. Im in Northern Cal. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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If you find one with rooftop A/C it would be a simple matter to remove the A/C and install a Fantastic Fan in its place. They each require a 14X14 opening.
The Fantastic Fan can be ordered with a flat top instead of the normal dome.
Be aware that if you are buying a trailer over about 5years old that it may have a Coleman Mini-Mach which is ( I think 9-1/2"tall) 4" shorter in height than the Mach, which is shorter than a Duo-Therm.

Whatever small difference you might pay you could recoup in the sale of the A/C unit, or save it and reinstall when you are ready to sell.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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I bought some very small wheel/tire combos to mount on my trailer to get it into the garage. It lowers the trailer enough to get it in and out easily.

I have also mounted a front hitch on my truck to more easily control putting our trailer in the garage, with good visibility vs using my reg rear hiych..
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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How does that work putting other wheels and tires on? You deflate the regular tires on the trailer? Cant picture it. thanks
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
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Chip -
Where did you buy the small wheels/tires? What size were they? Do you have a part# and/or price?

Thanks bunches!

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Old 11-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #6
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How does that work putting other wheels and tires on? You deflate the regular tires on the trailer? Cant picture it. thanks
No need to deflate the regular tires. Simple remove the tires and rim they are on from the trailer and put smaller rims and tires on it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:11 PM   #7
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Smaller trailer tires on rims are available on line at etrailers.com and at most RV dealers that also sell and repair pop-up tent trailers. Arrow trailer supply in SoCal has them in stock.
The 4 on 4 lug pattern is common on earlier Scamps and is available down to 8" rims.


With a $50 Harbor Freight floor jack changing both tires should take all of 10-15 minutes.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:07 PM   #8
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No need to deflate the regular tires. Simple remove the tires and rim they are on from the trailer and put smaller rims and tires on it.
Do you mean for example changing out size 14" tires and rims for 13". Do I have that right? Is this an ok practice for most trailers?
Thanks Carol
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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How does that work putting other wheels and tires on? You deflate the regular tires on the trailer? Cant picture it. thanks
Here is how we got our Scamp through our 7' garage door.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:11 PM   #10
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David B....that is exactly right! You can go down to an 8 inch tire wheel combination, like I did going from a 15 inch wheel/tire combo. There are some small tires that have relatively light load carrying capacity.

Did you roll the trailer on just the wheels? That would make the trailer even lower. Could roll the wheel over rubber mats.

Tire/wheel combos come in 4 and 5 bolt patterns. Wal-Mart has some but can be a bit pricy at $42 each. Etrailer!? has them for $24 each but they get you for shipping of $20-25.

I picked up my wheel/tire combos off Craigslist as take offs from a guy who had bought bigger wheel/tire combos for his utility trailer. They were like new but tread really doesn't matter since they will be used so little.

Finally, I have an impact wrench that makes the swap even faster and easier.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:36 PM   #11
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I did just roll the trailer around on the steel wheels, as when I had changed out my old axle from leading arm configuration, to trailing arm, and had repairs done to our cracked frame, our trailer was now to tall to fit through the door with the rubber on the small wheels. I got ours at a yard sale for free.
I did have to use the winch on our Jeep to pull the Scamp through the door opening for it to fit. Once in I could roll it around using a trailer dolly.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:53 PM   #12
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David ...very cool...never thought of that!

Put a hitch on the front of your vehicle and put the trailer anywhere you want..c
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #13
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so very helpful, and of course I assume no risk of damage to the axel? Or any other part of the trailer?
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #14
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so very helpful, and of course I assume no risk of damage to the axel? Or any other part of the trailer?
huntden...my trailer is in very good condition. Bought from a fellow Emory employee who was the second owner and moved up to a larger trailer.

We had late in life granddaughter and have to put off traveling for a while...and we still have a 40ft boat that has not sold...c
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