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Old 05-05-2017, 12:36 PM   #1
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Scamp 19 lift height

Can anyone with a Scamp 5th wheel that is lifted take some measurements for me? I am curious what is the bed rail height of you truck and the height from the bottom of the loft to the ground.

My problem is I got a killer deal on a 1987 Scamp 19 however I think the axle is bad. The trailing arms are pointed up in relation to the frame. It has stock 13 wheels. My tow vehicle is a 1977 Chevy K10 with 35" tires. The bed rail height is 59". I have considered lowering my truck some or installing flat bed.


I spoke to scamp and they said with their hi lift axle and larger tires it can clear a 58" bed side.


I will use this suspension https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Axl...SR35HDS02.html
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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I am not sure how to upload photos so he is a link to my gallery.

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Old 06-03-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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So I think I am just going to return my truck to stock ride height. That would put the bed sides at 53" to 54". Anyone run a Scamp 19 with that height truck?
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:39 PM   #4
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I think I figured out how to attach pictures.
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:03 AM   #5
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I did some measuring right now. The bed of the Tacoma is 31 in. from the dirt, the ball is 14 above the bed, sides of bed are 19 high. The Scamp has 14 inch rims and the 3 inch lift.

The trailing arms appear to be about horizontal, here are some pics. I am sure that by lowering the truck, getting a new axle, 14 inch rims and adding the 3in. lift (unless it already has it) will do it for you. Good luck!

We have been in one place too long - see the mushrooms growing? Need to get the wheels turning again.

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Old 06-04-2017, 09:46 AM   #6
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:06 PM   #7
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Thanks Paul. Anyone with 15 inch tires care to share their measurements?
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:18 PM   #8
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Ball location

Can someone with a Scamp 19 please tell me how far into the truck bed the ball needs to be located. I am sure I have to keep in mind how much space is available from the main body to the front of the bed area. My Nissan Frontier crew cab long bed has a total of 54" from the center line of the axel to the outside edge of the bumper. I am thinking the ball will not be over the axel.

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Can someone with a Scamp 19 please tell me how far into the truck bed the ball needs to be located. I am sure I have to keep in mind how much space is available from the main body to the front of the bed area. My Nissan Frontier crew cab long bed has a total of 54" from the center line of the axel to the outside edge of the bumper. I am thinking the ball will not be over the axel.

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If I remember correctly, the ball should be 59.5 inches, or less, from the point above the corner of the bumper. (use a bubble level, or your good eyeball, to get it close). Please verify this number, it can be found somewhere on the Scamp web page. Above the axle does not need to be exact. +/- a few inches is good, but hitting the tanks with the bumper corner when turning sharp, would not be good.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:43 AM   #10
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Neat project Gene. Subscribed..

Do I see plywood flooring? I thought the scamps were all fiberglass on top of a steel frame.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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They do have plywood floors coated with polyester resin on the bottom for waterproofing. I have replaced one rotted section and have two more small sections to work on. They were all caused by leaks in the haul that were not corrected by the previous owners. One rotted section in the back was due to a large opening covered only with duct tape.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:32 AM   #12
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Old axle is out! I might have to trim the fenders to fit the larger tires.
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Old axle is out! I might have to trim the fenders to fit the larger tires.
Lookin good Gene. Be very sure your jack stands are secure. I had both of my dexter 5k axles out when I installed a 4" lift and it was a bit hair raising by myself, on a hill side..

Don't become a statistic please.

Its going to look great with big wheels and lift!
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:59 PM   #14
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I got one side of the suspension mocked up underneath the trailer. The goal was to figure out how tall to build the subframe. I think I am going to use 2 x 4" 3/16 wall tube.
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