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Old 02-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Joined this AM but wasn't authorized til now, I'm, Pete from Wi, not an owner yet but will be soon. Going to Madison RV show Fri, think I want a Scamp but they aren't going to be there. We'll see. Not too happy about the bed size of the Scamp, I'm 6'1"...will that be a problem? I learned about this site from a Scamp owner I talked to, love it so far!
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Hi Peter from WI from Donna D. in Oregon. It's doubtful you'll see molded trailers at the RV show, but ya never know! Whatever you look at... talking stickies here, pay particular attention to the fit and finish. I think you're going to find it sadly lacking (in 99% of the brands). THEN, you can compare with molded and know they're ALL a better value. Can you tell I'm a bit prejudiced

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Joined this AM but wasn't authorized til now, I'm, Pete from Wi, not an owner yet but will be soon. Going to Madison RV show Fri, think I want a Scamp but they aren't going to be there. We'll see. Not too happy about the bed size of the Scamp, I'm 6'1"...will that be a problem? I learned about this site from a Scamp owner I talked to, love it so far!
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Hi Peter from WI from Donna D. in Oregon. It's doubtful you'll see molded trailers at the RV show, but ya never know! Whatever you look at... talking stickies here, pay particular attention to the fit and finish. I think you're going to find it sadly lacking (in 99% of the brands). THEN, you can compare with molded and know they're ALL a better value. Can you tell I'm a bit prejudiced

Once again, welcome!
Hi Donna, I'm a little concerned ordering a scamp on-line w/o seeing it first, I'm only barely familiar with the Scamp and the other contenders are only words and pictures, I've only seen a Scamp so far.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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I understand your hesitancy. My suggestion is to call Scamp... and all the molded manufacturers and get names of people who have agreed to show their trailers in your area. You do need to experience first hand and personal viewing to know if you're making the right decision for yourself.

At 6'1" I think you may be happier with a Lil Snoozy or perhaps the Parkliner as both have queen size beds. Casita has a model that converts to a king and Escape has a 19' trailer with a queen. It really depends on your budget and tow vehicle limitations.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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Pete,
I'm 6'2" and I am ok in my Casita which much like a Scamp.
Don't rule out Casita. They are the "other half" of that family. I don't know about Scamp but Casita people will give you the id of some Casita owners who have agreed to show their unit off. That's one way they market their units.
If you are willing to consider used, try this page:
Molded Fiberglass Trailers | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
or this one too:
The Casita Club - Casita Travel Trailer Website and Forums

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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I have seen one Scamp so far a 16' and will see another tomorrow a 13', which is what I'm interested in. Thanks I need all the help I can get!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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How about these in Craigslist
1976 Scamp
or this one
Scamp camper, easy-fun camping
or this one
2011 Scamp Camper 13' New
or this one
1998 scamp clean verry rare
Appears Craigslist has more of them than I would have thought.
Be careful with Craigslist listing though. There are some scams. If it looks too good to be true it likely is.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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to the forum Peter. When I joined a few months back a few people actually stepped forward and volunteered their trailers to view. Like others have said, many companies run referral programs and may have someone that will show you a trailer in your area. Give them all a call.
As far as your height goes I personally would be more concerned with head room than bed size. If you're on your own lying diagonal might work ok. I know different brands interior height can range from 5'10 to in the high 6's. If you use the search function I believe there's a thread on trailer heights.

Good luck your search,
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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Watch out for some of the older trailers. You won't be able to stand in them. Our older Uhaul and our earlier Burro are/were OK for 6'1" hubby, but some other older ones would have him ducking.

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #10
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How about these in Craigslist
1976 Scamp
or this one
Scamp camper, easy-fun camping
or this one
2011 Scamp Camper 13' New
or this one
1998 scamp clean verry rare
Appears Craigslist has more of them than I would have thought.
Be careful with Craigslist listing though. There are some scams. If it looks too good to be true it likely is.
Thanks Gene, will look at those, I've seen only one the company directed me to and will see another today. Not many in my area I like alot of the others. I'm an old tent camper that wants to get in out of the rain (with hard sides)

Thanks again Pete
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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Welcome Pete, I bought my U-Haul on line, E-bay, was just the way he described it, is woundedrful, nice and easy transaction. Would do it again.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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you might want to look at the "egg camper" made here in grand rapids michigan. the guy that designed it is 6foot5 inches. it costs a bit more i think about $17,000. i looked it over and the quality is very good.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #13
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Pete, We are 20 miles west of Madison (no FG at the RV show). We have our trailers nearby, in storage, if you want a look. The Scamp is a 13 with toliet, so it may not be what you want. PM me, if interested for directions.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #14
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Pete,
Im just short of 6 ft tall and yes the bed size in our Scamp 16 ft standard, lengthwise is tight for me, it is the width (44in) when sleeping two it really gets tight.........Im just glad we bought our Scamp used, because if I would have went up to Backus last year and plunked money down i know I would have cheap'ed out and not gotten the Deluxe 16 which has the wider (54in) bed....now our thinking is remodel or get something different
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