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Old 06-16-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Excited new Scamp Owners!

Hi. My family of four are (as of last night!) new owners of a sweet little 1990 16-foot Scamp. The kids are already calling it "Scampy" and have worked out who is getting the top bunk.

We looked for a small Airstream or Argosy for a few years before we finally decided that we couldn't possibly afford anything in our tow requirements. We started looking more toward fiberglass trailers the first of this year, and also suffered a few disappointments there. It was very hard to find what we were looking for while dodging scammers, trying-to-do-a-quick-flip dealers, and people who would sell the trailer out from under us as we were traveling to pick it up. (Yes, we had someone do this.)

BUT we found this site and met some pretty decent folks, and though we were mourning the loss of a little U-haul fiberglass beauty that someone on this site had up for sale (we didn't act quickly enough and someone got to her first - our faults ), we ran across our soon-to-be Scamp just a few hours away from us!

To make the transaction a little sweeter, we were able to run over and pick her up on Father's Day, something that really made this Father's Day extra special.

We bought it from a super lady who had a hard time letting it go, so we are going to love on this Scamp and hopefully give it a good home for many years to come. In fact, we are so tickled with our trailer that I'm kind of glad nothing else we tried to buy worked out. We couldn't be happier with our new-to-us Scamp.

She needs a little repair, a deep cleaning and some TLC. We are very thankful to have found a support system as we begin our Scamping journey!

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Old 06-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Wow a Father's Day Scamp, how special! We need more details, layout, features, etc.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:25 PM   #3
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Oops! So excited forgot to post specifics. I think it's the #4 layout like yours, Tim. Has a bath (yay... but it's not functional right now) plus the sofa/bunk conversion along with the table/bed conversion at the other end. We love it because it really hasn't been "messed about" with much, though no one has had the time to really love on it either. (But I think that is easier to fix.)

I'll try to figure out how to post more photos under my profile. This forum is still a bit new to me. ha!

We're big do-it-yourselfers, plus Husband is very handy and creative (he's an architect raised by a contractor). We own a Craftsman style home built in 1925 that we have completely remodeled all ourselves. Just another exciting project that we get to enjoy along with way!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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We (my 11 year old daughter, 6 year old Australian Shepard girl, and my old self) really like our layout 4. I have modded a couple of things. Like making a new support system for the front upper bunk. I am in fact going to secure it semi-permanently (reversible to stock configuration) in the up deployed position soon. It will be more secure for my daughter to sleep in and leaves the bottom open for storage that way. I also removed the furnace and am cutting in and adding a shelf below the cooktop for a small microwave. The Scamp itself is an adventure, let alone traveling with it.

I see you are in ‘Bama, we are headed your way the first full week of August. Will be hitting a few State Parks, Chewacla, Rickwood Caverns, and Frank Jackson. Going to get out of this Florida heat and enjoy L&MA (lower & middle Alabama). This will actually only be our second trip in the Scamp. The first was down to the beach for a week the end of May, it was fantastic (and cheap with the Scamp). To be honest, we have spent many Friday nights "camping" in the Scamp in the driveway at home. Had to practice sleeping in it I suppose. I hope to expand our range soon up to Georgia and Tennessee. I have to spend the time and make the memories while the kid will still have anything to do with me.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:52 PM   #5
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Yes! About the memories thing... Our son is a Cub Scout and really into it, so he and my husband tent camp a lot. We ladies started joining them last year and loved it. What a great way to spend time together having good clean fun. Now that we have the camper, we look forward to longer camping excursions and not having to cancel our trips because of a little rain.

Have fun in AL on your trip. Those are some beautiful places! But I have to tell you... It's hot here too! Whew.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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Oh and if you get a moment, share your top bunk modification! Our kids are almost past the 80 lb weight limit now. We are also going to just leave it in the bunk position. Makes things easier!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
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I'm very happy for Tonya and her family - they really wanted my U-Haul but I had a buyer already in line before they contacted me. The Scamps are great trailers and really a better size for their family. Congratulations to Mark & Tonya - we'll be wanting to see how they fix up their new addition.
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Woohooo exciting stuff! Make a ton of memories. You'll be happy you did every single time.
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Congratulation! This is certainly a Father's Day to remember. It's great to see these old fiberglass trailers go to loving families such as yours! Welcome to the forum. For glamping (but not too girly, so the guys can enjoy it too) ideas see my posts and feel free to contact me.
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Congratulations! It's not just a trailer, but will now be a treasured family heirloom. I inherited my parent's little trailer, and have been enjoying it tremendously ever since. I have rediscovered the joys of "camping", when I thought I was more of a city boy at heart. Looking forward to your posts/photos as you put your own personal touches on it. Happy travels, Filbert
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:57 AM   #11
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Congratulations! It's not just a trailer, but will now be a treasured family heirloom.
Oh wow Filbert, how cool that you are the second generation camper! Would love to be able to use this Scamp with our grandchildren one day, and maybe the children will want to *borrow* it often. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but that sure would be neat!

When we decided to buy, we didn't really even look at the traditional-style travel trailer that fills all of the RV sales lots right now. They look nice, but when we were shopping used, we noticed that most of the standard trailers seemed to be "disposable" campers - not worth much or in any usable condition after so many years. We hope the Scamp is something that can be handed down one day.

Of course, I guess any camper is what you make of it and how you care for it. Look at Shastas! Who would have thought those would have such a following one day...

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! And Gilda, you certainly have a fun style. Your Scamp is so cute. Thanks for sharing your pics with me!
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Welcome.. Wishing your family great memories.
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Tonia, if you enjoy your camper as much as we do you will have a ball using it. We have a 'Fifth Wheel" but a Scamp is a Scamp. Easy to pull, easy to park and very easy to enjoy. Have fun and we'll be hearing from you again K know.
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Sorry I spelled your name wrong. Typing is a third language for me.
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