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Old 01-27-2011, 05:25 PM   #15
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Over the last few year there have been a couple (or possibly the same one more than once) Scamps for sale that have been modified to bumper tow. There was a bolt on framework that ran from the trailer frame under the trailer and also under the overhead. Kind of an "L" shaped affair that could be removed to return it to a bed hitch.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #16
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I always get in trouble but, why would you do this?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #17
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Because not everyone loves having the bed of the truck taken up by the hitch but still wants a 5th wheel.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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Yeah I guess, I've got a 31'Nomad 5er here but I guess I never really worried about the hitch because it was removable and the trailer was big enough to haul the junk that didn't fit the bed. I have seen guys pulling Gooseneck horse trailers to the dealers with the second trailer hooked to some kind of two wheeled dolly.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:08 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=Wayne Hill;234771]Good morning,
I was wondering if anyone has modified their 19 ft Scamp to enable it to become a bumper pull?
By either modifying the trailer frame and hitch or extended the ball mount on the SUV or a combination of both?.
Is the frame a one piece support or is it bolted onto the existing trailer frame somewhere so that modifications can be made to it?
I think the weight would be too great for most smaller TV's But it has been done and quite sucessful by a friend of mine in Wi. This set up has worked for the many years now and he has done this all his life so not just a whim. I have seen another that was not very safe Here is a picture of Frank's set up
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:54 AM   #20
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Lyndon Laney;
Thanks for the photo. You are right, it would be too heavy for most smaller SUVs - typically tow rated at 500 lbs and 5000 lbs? Just running the numbers on my SUV, pretty much anything added to the front frame of the trailer would put my SUV over its rated capacity. Interesting hook up none the less.
It gave me a good visual of what "my" initial design would look like.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:40 AM   #21
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Why not just get a bigger trailer?
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #22
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Just buy a rig like thisClick image for larger version

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #23
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Take that fancy wing off and put on a scamp hitch and you would be the talk of the campground. LOL
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #24
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good lord!
Not only does this sound incredibly dangerous, but looking at the SUV in the pictures (is that a Jimmy or Bronco?) it can't be that good for the vehicle either.

That being said, I'm sure this is done a lot more than we think. Everyone knows someone who "rigs" something up... it doesn't matter where you are
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