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Old 07-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #15
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Better check with Scamp on this...They are great about answering questions regarding their trailers. I pull our Scamp 19 with a 2013 Ram 1500..our axle is raised 3 inches and I've noticed a couple of times where it would have been a problem if it wasn't. Changing the hitch height could possibly change how it handles when towed. Configured correctly these trailers are going machines. We pulled ours to Alaska and back last summer, absolutely no problems with the trailer, it just sat "back there" and said, "Let's go!"
Good to know. When I bought the hitch they told me the same thing. Once I get the hitch installed, I'm going to take measurements but I do expect I'm going to need the 3" raise kit. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:04 PM   #16
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Congratulations! The 5th wheel Scamp is very stable to tow, it should be easy. Did you buy the hitch from Scamp? (It is not a real 5th wheel hitch, by the way.) You should be able to get it home regardless of how level it is when hitched up and then work on the 3 inch lift.

There was this Scamp in TX for sale:http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post652076
This one is/was a beauty, judging form the pictures. Is that it?
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:26 PM   #17
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Congratulations! The 5th wheel Scamp is very stable to tow, it should be easy. Did you buy the hitch from Scamp? (It is not a real 5th wheel hitch, by the way.) You should be able to get it home regardless of how level it is when hitched up and then work on the 3 inch lift.

There was this Scamp in TX for sale:http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post652076
This one is/was a beauty, judging form the pictures. Is that it?
Hi Paul, wow, very nice but no not that lucky. This one looks immaculate!

Good to know they're stable. Do you know if the 3 inch lift has any effect on the towing stability at highway speeds/crosswinds?
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:42 PM   #18
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Hi Paul, wow, very nice but no not that lucky. This one looks immaculate!

Good to know they're stable. Do you know if the 3 inch lift has any effect on the towing stability at highway speeds/crosswinds?
Hi Juan, no, I think the towing stability is not affected by the 3" lift at all, mine has it. I have pulled mine in all kinds of headwinds and crosswinds without any signs of problems. It is so steady that that a couple of times I did not realize how fast (about 75) I was going and raised my lead foot quickly. The dynamic behavior has a lot to do with being connected to the truck right above the rear axle, not three feet behind.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:16 PM   #19
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Hi Juan, no, I think the towing stability is not affected by the 3" lift at all, mine has it. I have pulled mine in all kinds of headwinds and crosswinds without any signs of problems. It is so steady that that a couple of times I did not realize how fast (about 75) I was going and raised my lead foot quickly. The dynamic behavior has a lot to do with being connected to the truck right above the rear axle, not three feet behind.
Good to know, what truck do you pull it with?
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:07 AM   #20
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It does not. But I'm figuring that out now. The previous owner was towing it with a full size Chevy 4x4. Is the raised suspension really necessary? Can an adjustment not be made in the hitch height?
just measure the camper tongue at level then measure the receiver hole on truck ,they sell drop hitches reasonable prices any where from 1 inch drop or rise to 8 inch drop or rise
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:39 AM   #21
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just measure the camper tongue at level then measure the receiver hole on truck ,they sell drop hitches reasonable prices any where from 1 inch drop or rise to 8 inch drop or rise
Good info for a bumper pull but this one is a 5th wheel connection.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:33 AM   #22
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Good to know, what truck do you pull it with?
I pull it with 2013 six cylinder four door, short bed Tacoma (see on the left).
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:02 AM   #23
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just measure the camper tongue at level then measure the receiver hole on truck ,they sell drop hitches reasonable prices any where from 1 inch drop or rise to 8 inch drop or rise
Great to know. I'm going measure like you said and go from there.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:10 AM   #24
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I pull it with 2013 six cylinder four door, short bed Tacoma (see on the left).
Seems like a great setup. Do you have pictures of your rig posted anywhere? None of my whole rig yet but here's one of the trailer.Click image for larger version

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Eyeballing your picture I would say that it does not have the 3" lift. The wheels look higher in the wheel well than mine. I'll look for a picture, I took some recently. Here it is. Those are ten foot lightweight boats. We replaced one heavy canoe and two heavy twelve foot kayaks last year.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:30 PM   #26
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Eyeballing your picture I would say that it does not have the 3" lift. The wheels look higher in the wheel well than mine. I'll look for a picture, I took some recently. Here it is. Those are ten foot lightweight boats. We replaced one heavy canoe and two heavy twelve foot kayaks last year.
Nice rig!! Yeah the previous owner confirmed it doesn't have the 3" lift.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:20 PM   #27
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This must be the one with the American flag painted on the front. I've seen a few 5ers for sale down that way recently.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:52 PM   #28
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This must be the one with the American flag painted on the front. I've seen a few 5ers for sale down that way recently.
It sure is Steve. Thoughts?
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