Yes, it is a 1975 Scamp. It was at three of the gatherings I went to this year. I've put three pictures of it in this message.
The owner of this Scamp used to have a teardrop trailer. She was at a vintage trailer meet with her teardrop a couple of years ago. It was raining and she was getting tired of it. A local man stopped by the meet to look at the trailers. He told her about this Scamp that used to belong to his father. She went to his house to look at it and bought it that day.
Many of the teardroppers are moving up to eggs or stick-built vintage trailers. One man refers to them as "stand-up" trailers. I've included a picture of the teardrop that he built and towed behind his 1929 Model A Tudor for almost 10 years. They now have a 1960's trailer that has separate beds and lots of room compared to the teardrop.
Like I said in my previous message, I wasn't really interested in towing anything behind my Model A. Now that I've done some towing with my
Ranger pickup I would feel more comfortable towing with the A at slower speeds.
One thing I found out last year is that most vintage vehicles insurance policies do not allow towing anything. A man in Ohio had to get a standard insurance policy for his Model A coupe to be able to be covered while towing a 1935 Bowlus trailer.
A standard insurance policy from State Farm for my Roadster was $1200 per year when I ask about it several years ago. A vintage vehicle policy from State Farm runs about $230 per year. Vehicle use is limited to car shows and club events but it is a lot cheaper. The man with the teardrop has two different insurance policies. One for the trailer and one for the Tudor. If there is an accident they work together.
This motivated me to think about a larger trailer than a teardrop since I wasn't going to tow a trailer behind the Model A. It didn't make sense to tow a teardrop behind my Ranger. I already have the same sized sleeping area in the bed of the Ranger with my canopy on it. Once I discovered fiberglass egg trailers I was obsessed with getting one.
I am considering looking into having a professionally-built, custom hitch put on the the Model A. There is a local company that has been building custom hitches for a long time and I would like to talk to them to see if it would be possible to tow the Scamp with my Roadster. The hitch would have a certified rating and would hopefully reduce my liability in case of an accident.
I will be putting a new axle
under my Scamp this winter and it will have brakes
. I really feel that it needs it with my Ranger and there is no way I would tow it with the Model A without electric brakes
on the trailer. My Model A Roadster is 12 volt negative ground so wiring a brake controller in it would be easy.
I realize we've strayed a little from the original topic of this thread. I have learned a few new things about chocking my trailer. I really like the BAL Light
Trailer Tire Leveler. I'm going to take a look at them tomorrow. I think it would be really useful to raise the trailer to put stands under the frame to take the load off the torsion axle