Highlands Hammock ScampCamp - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-25-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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Highlands Hammock ScampCamp

I've just returned from Highlands Hammock SP in Sebring. Had a wonderful time, met lots of great people and looked at lots of Scamps. As usual, I had the only U-Haul there. Lots of tours given over the seven days. :E :E

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Temps were rather cool, for Florida anyway. Lows in the high 20s F, highs up to 70 F.:winter
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Old 01-26-2003, 04:09 AM   #2
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Debi,
Nice pictures.
What is the green/blue roofed object which seems to be a 'look through' tent?
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:58 AM   #3
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Sun Twist Outdoor Screen Room by Playhut

Les,

That is a screen room. It has a door (with two zippers) on the side closest to Doodle. The green/blue roof is a sun filtering material to provide shade. :sunny

It doesn't have a floor; instead, it has stake loops to secure it to the ground. The tent is 6' x 6' x 6' when setup, about 30'' in diameter when folded, and weighs about 15 pounds. 'Course, all of that will need to be converted to metrics, sorry. I leave my bed setup all the time; when traveling, the tent slides in under my mattress.

I got it from California Fun Toys http://cftoys.com/noname24.html, though many companies are selling it on the web. CFToys price was a little higher, but they offered free shipping to Florida. That can be very expensive. It all worked out about even.

The most complicated thing about the tent is folding it back up. Playhut has put a how-to pictorial up at http://www.playhut.com/howto_dreammach.htm, but the item being folded is about half the size of the screen room. For the tent, I would add to their instructions that once your foot is on the bottom in step 4, never take it off until you're ready to pick up the folded unit. :wak

At 5'2'', it took quite a bit of practice to get it right. It was comical to watch me fold it in the beginning; now I almost make it look easy.:colors
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Old 01-26-2003, 10:34 AM   #4
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Hi Debi

Hi Debi!

Looks like a lot of fun!

How many fiberglass rv's were in attendance?

And can you give us a "highlight" report from all the trailer tours?

What moderification or decoration mottif did you like best?
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Old 01-26-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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Debi,
Is the tent 'just for fun'?
How is the performance in wind and / or rain?
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Old 01-26-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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Trip Report & Tent Review

Charles, Thanks for the welcome home. Last count I heard, there were 36 rigs with approx 65 people. Two Casitas, one U-Haul, and the rest Scamps.

I toured old and new Deluxe 5th Wheels and several 13ft units. My favorite modifications on 13ft units included a shower added to one, awnings added to the windows of another, and a rock shield on the back window of a third. My favorite modifications to the 5th Wheels included a tandem axle, a power cutoff switch between the tow vehicle and trailer, and the space behind the stairs to the bed being used to house a vacuum cleaner.

People touring Doodle liked the 6'2'' of headroom in the center, the wider door, the double fiberglass shell, and the beefy door latch.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e349bb71c74aDoodle2.jpg/>

Les, the tent is mostly to keep the bugs away. Most of my travels are in the Southeast (Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina) where the bugs can be fierce. The screen room allows me to sit out in comfort. With all four corners staked, it holds up very well to the wind. The blue/green top is a cloth type material, and not waterproof, so rain is still a problem.
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Old 01-27-2003, 08:14 AM   #7
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People touring Doodle liked the 6'2'' of headroom in the center, the wider door, the double fiberglass shell, and the beefy door latch<<

Who wouldn't like that!!!:o

But what did you see on there's?
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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

But what did you see on there's?
The 13ft Scamp's inside configuration is much like my own, so there was no real advantage there. Someone said my bed looks bigger.:bed I have a double (74'' x 54'') Aerobed for my mattress. Is that bigger? I've since verified that the bed area is 76" x 47", the matress fits with a curl under the back window.

On the 16ft and fifth wheels, the added counter space was my favorite item.

Probably the best of all worlds would be to find a 16ft U-Haul. But those are ''rarer than hen's teeth'' as my Mom used to say.
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We're back too!

Hi Debi, Teddy & I just got back as well. after the camp we went down to Collier Seminole SP for a few days. Came back to 6 inches of snow. :crying Uggg.
It was great meeting you and all of the other campers. 3265 miles traveled. :steer
For pictures go to clubphoto.com and enter "Larry Page".
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bed bigger

I think those 13ft scamps have a 48 inch bed. so 54 is bigger. I have a 48 for one cushion and 57 for the other. I don't know what kind of sheet to use. :laugh

very nice camp there, Larry.
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Great Pictures

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Orginally posted by Larry PageFor pictures go to clubphoto.com and enter ''Larry Page''.
For those interested, Larry's got some great pictures of the ScampCamp posted on his photo site. Included are many of the interesting modifications.
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