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Old 05-26-2016, 09:04 AM   #29
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Well Floyd, as partly based on your innovative designs, I went ahead and decided to purchase a 13' Scamp that's in AZ!!!! I would love to know more if you don't mind, so I might pm you. Thanks, Margaret
Congratulations on your purchase! Can't wait to see pictures when you get it picked up!
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:10 AM   #30
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Would a 13' foot Scamp be too small for me and two dogs?

Good advice, Mike and Carol, when it's possible. Some are constrained by time and/or geography, making it difficult.

Sometimes you just have to start with what you can find and make it work. Later, if you determine something different will work better, you can look for the "perfect" trailer while you enjoy the one you have.

With a well-maintained molded fiberglass trailer, especially the smaller ones, selling is pretty easy and painless.

Best wishes on your new trailer, Margaret!
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:41 AM   #31
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Good advice, Mike and Carol, when it's possible. Some are constrained by time and/or geography, making it difficult.
While I agree one can always get by with any layout I have to ask why take the chance if you really do not need to?

Having purchased my last two trailers sight unseen & well outside my geographic location (actually outside my own country) I fully understand the problems with used trailer purchases.

BUT one can usually find a trailer of the same make and layout - although perhaps not the same age or condition one might be looking for & go see it to at least get a feel for whether it is or is not the right trailer. Heck when I purchased my first Scamp there was only one other one registered in BC with our local government at the time - they were and to some extent still are a rare thing in these parts - But I still managed to find one within a half days drive to go look at before deciding which size I could live with.

Look at Craigslist and go see one for sale - even if you have no intention of purchasing it (be nice and let the seller know ahead of time you are just looking). Ask on this forum for an owner near you who is willing to let you take a peak at theirs. If the trailer is still being made ask the manufacture for a referral to an owner near you. Unless the trailer is a very rare trailer with few coming up on the market it should not be difficult to find one to see first hand before heading off over 4 or 5 states/provinces to purchase one sight unseen. ;-)

While I agree one can always get by with any layout/size I have to ask why take the chance if you really do not need to.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:30 PM   #32
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It's the owner not the trailer

I see happy people in all sizes of trailers and have met sad RVers in giant Motorhomes.

On our NL Caravan we have one trailer, a 25 foot big foot, that is almost twice as long as the smallest a Scamp 13. The Bigfoot is 99 inches wide compared to a Scamp 13's 80 inches.

The Big foot's fridge is huge, a normal person could almost sleep in it. It just means they carry more food and shop less often. Both couples are happy.

It all begins with you,
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:50 PM   #33
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I have a 16 ft scamp & camp extended periods with 2 doggies. It's a perfect match & tows easily w my 4 runner. With that said, am upgrading to 2017 17b escape in February 2017. Can't imagine full timing in a 13. IMHO.


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Old 05-29-2016, 09:24 PM   #34
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Ok, so this is what I'd like to do:

Hi all,

First of all, the Scamp I'm buying is a 2016 that was never used; due to confidentiality, I'm not going to explain why.

This is what I'd like to do, thanks to Floyd and Jon:

I don't want to get as fancy as Floyd did. I would simply like to ditch the table and place a plank across the seats in order to have (a) more room, and (b) a dedicated single sized bed.

However, a carpenter/contractor I'm not, so I would love some "how to" tips.

This forum has been great for me!!

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #35
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Congratulations on your purchase! Can't wait to see pictures when you get it picked up!
Thanks emij,

Do remind me!

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:26 PM   #36
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I see happy people in all sizes of trailers and have met sad RVers in giant Motorhomes.

On our NL Caravan we have one trailer, a 25 foot big foot, that is almost twice as long as the smallest a Scamp 13. The Bigfoot is 99 inches wide compared to a Scamp 13's 80 inches.

The Big foot's fridge is huge, a normal person could almost sleep in it. It just means they carry more food and shop less often. Both couples are happy.

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I like the first line. I bet there probably are some sad folks in the giant motor homes!

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:28 PM   #37
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I have a 13 with bath and two small dogs. I wouldn't do it without the bath, I hate peeing in the woods at night in the cold. I'm going to change the standard bed to a U shape, the design I just saw on the scamp site looks totally doable for me - and I'm terrible with tools. Good luck and happy scamping.
Hi Kkightly,

Would you mind giving me a bit more info. about that, or can you direct me to a link?

Thanks, Margaret
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:30 PM   #38
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In my opinion, it's too small.

Camping in a 13' trailer and living in the same trailer are two very different things. In my view a bathroom is essential for your particular situation and 13' with bathroom is very small. There is also the question of how often do expect to actually tow the trailer or will you be stationary for extended periods of time?

In either case I would seriously consider something bigger and don't fear Margaret, the 16' trailer is not much different then the 13' from a towing perspective. It may even tow better and you won't regret the extra space.

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Randy, I appreciate the thought, but it's too late!!

I made a down payment on the 13 footer, but hope to modify the design a bit (of the bed/dinette).

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:33 PM   #39
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Here's what I would do for only one person. I'd ditch the big table and build a bridge across the back of the dinette wide enough to serve as a single bed, making it into a U-shaped seating area. A small pedestal table or even a folding TV table would easily serve for indoor dining, and there'd be space to sit on the sides without disturbing the bed at the back.

Floyd has done this- hope he will see this and show you pictures.
Ok, ditch the table, and build a bridge . . . I misunderstood the first time I read this.

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My wraparound couch design can be configured into a 34" bunk and a 20" two person dinette table permanently setup on the widebed models while still having the option to drop the table and make it into a full bed.
With the older standard model that would be a full 30" bunk and a 14" wide dinette table. The seating would of course still be wraparound for roomy comfort.

The pictures show the 20" table set up with the bench at 24" all around. The rear pulls out to 34" if a person were to travel alone leaving the table up.... or drop the table and make the 54" bed for two.
Hi Floyd,

Your info. has proven to be really valuable for me. Now, it would be great if you could provide me with a "plan" or something of the sort?

Also, did you use entirely new cushions, or how did you figure that part out?

Thanks so much!

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:59 PM   #41
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Hi Margaret,

I went to Home Depot, picked out 3/4" thick cabinet grade plywood, and they cut a piece for me that is 29.5" (you need to measure between the bench seats of your own trailer) x 20" . I lightly sanded the cut edges when I got home.

I also bought at Home Depot: Melamine Edging, Edgemate, 13/16" x 25'. I wanted to protect the fiberglass (I don't know if this necessary or not!), and this is easily applied to the sides and bottom edge of the plywood; use a home electric iron on a high heat setting like cotton. This edging may also be available in a peel 'n stick type.

You can use any dimension you want instead of the 20" I used. Out of the remaining plywood, I got another 29.5" x 4" piece, and I am still playing around with all the pieces and cushions, added some pillows, and just having fun! I can have the bed 20" wide, or 24" wide by putting the 20" and the 4" piece together. When I decide to put the bed away, I put the plywood under the bench cushion. The 4" piece of plywood can be used as a small platform for my coffee or wine!
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:35 PM   #42
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Hi Floyd,

Your info. has proven to be really valuable for me. Now, it would be great if you could provide me with a "plan" or something of the sort?

Also, did you use entirely new cushions, or how did you figure that part out?

Thanks so much!

Margaret
When you are ready, contact me direct and I will do what I can to make the conversion easy.
I did mine pretty much right out of the box 12years ago.
I had Scamp make the bridge cushion aftermarket in matching fabric by simply having them shorten a standard side seat cushion.
I then ordered a third back cushion complete with the small hinge cushion.
This conversion can be as simple as a single piece of plywood and a used couch cushion, or you can make it look as custom as you like or even an OEM look.
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