Originally Posted by Jane Tea
...My question is : how expensive is it to change this [Scamp 19] to a pull behine. I found one picture on this site but no real answers to how and how much does this adaptation cost?
Don't do it!
A fifth wheel is designed to be pulled with the hitch weight
centered over the rear axle
. It typically carries 15-20% of its weight
on the hitch. That can be many hundreds of pounds. The metalwork to turn it into a bumper pull adds even more weight
and has not undergone any kind of engineering analysis to ensure safety. To top it off, that kind of hitch weight usually requires a weight distributing hitch set-up, something the Scamp
19 frame and macgyvered add-ons were not designed for.
I'm afraid this is a bad idea on many levels. Instead look for a used travel trailer, molded fiberglass or otherwise, within the tow rating of the vehicle he will be using. Or get a truck to pull the Scamp