I am Barbara, or BC in beautiful Southeast Alaska. I just bought a beautiful 2001 Scamp
13 from a very good friend who found it a couple of months ago in town. I was horribly jealous but managed to rise above for the most part.
On Monday she decided to sell it, as she had used it the past weekend for the first time and did NOT like towing it. She has a VW Eurovan and knows she can borrow the Scamp
back anytime. He boyfriend had first right of refusal but she let him know pretty clearly that he couldn't have it. So she asked me and I said YES YES YES pretty please.
So here I am, all of a sudden with a real beauty right outside the house! We have to make a space next to our garage for it and will build some kind of shed for it after moving some plants and putting down some tracks for the wheels. We had hoped it would fit in the garage but our 1941 garage is a standard 7 feet or slightly less so no go.
I've been fantasizing about small RV options as car camping with a tent is a hassle here in the rainforest - not to mention absolutely not bear resistant. I looked into Truckcampers (requires having a big pickup truck! And a camper! And lots of $$$$ and they are pretty cramped feeling -based on the few I've been in.) Then I had a pretty intense phase with Sportmobiles . . . But there aren't any here, and they are kinda "fancy looking" - maybe too flashy? Also very $$$. Oh, then there was the origami trailer idea, Aliner, but luckily too far from SE Alaska to be an impulse buy.
So then fate intervened and I had a Scamp
13 in terrific shape dropped in my lap (figuratively -
). I don't have a hitch on my 2004 Subaru Forester, so have one ordered to be installed by local mechanic. (I don't want to even try to install it myself.). Also ordered a trailer dolly from Harbor Freight today, and a BAL tire leveler (no pizza bag yet). Oh and LED light
bulbs for interior lights
- ALL after doing LOTS of research on this forum with the great Google Search tool. THANK YOU ALL for making this forum the fabulous resource it is!!!
So far have had a couple of cocktail parties with friends and lunch with my fairy godmother (who sold it to me) while on the street. Have yet to try to use the propane
for anything and plugging in will have to wait till we get it next to garage, but for now its the cutest playhouse ever. My husband and I plan on using it for trips in Alaska and the Yukon but will take some one- night ears here in town once we get a hitch on the car!
More photos are in my profile.
(I just previewed this and it looks OK, but the past couple of days there is some image in the background of a lot of posts on this forum - don't know if its my ipad acting up)