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Old 07-22-2017, 11:35 PM   #1
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First fiberglass camper Scamp 19

Hi, great to find a community like this. 2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4X4 Dual cab with a Scamp 19 5th wheel. Bought it in Houston, will get it out to California later this fall. Any tips on hauling it from Houston to San Diego would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:16 AM   #2
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Hi, great to find a community like this. 2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4X4 Dual cab with a Scamp 19 5th wheel. Bought it in Houston, will get it out to California later this fall. Any tips on hauling it from Houston to San Diego would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome to FGRV Juan. Can't really tell by your post, is your tug the Toyo or did you buy this as a combination sale? If it's a combo sale, a plane flight is the way to go. If the Toyo is yours I hope the hitch is included. Check the date codes on the tires as '06 originals are out of date. Have the axle bearing checked and greased up. The trip back is pretty much a piece of cake until you hit Honey Springs grade coming up out of the desert to San Diego county, that's a 10 mile grade, OD is a no no on that . I go up that with my Ranger 4.0 auto & SD17 at 55, 3700 rpm just fine, even with the air conditioning on.
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Welcome to FGRV Juan. Can't really tell by your post, is your tug the Toyo or did you buy this as a combination sale? If it's a combo sale, a plane flight is the way to go. If the Toyo is yours I hope the hitch is included. Check the date codes on the tires as '06 originals are out of date. Have the axle bearing checked and greased up. The trip back is pretty much a piece of cake until you hit Honey Springs grade coming up out of the desert to San Diego county, that's a 10 mile grade, OD is a no no on that . I go up that with my Ranger 4.0 auto & SD17 at 55, 3700 rpm just fine, even with the air conditioning on.
Hi Dave,
Not bought as a combo. Truck is already mine in CA. My dad in Houston is handling the transaction. Having a local RV shop install the hitch
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Good deal, long distance buys can be tricky but you've got an ace in the hole. Is he bringing to SD or are you making the trip?
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:26 AM   #5
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I'm making the trip both ways.
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Never been in Houston but was stationed in north Texas way back and made that trip back to SD a few times. Going both ways you'll get the low down for the return trip. Don't know if you've towed anything in CA but the speed limit is 55, I pretty much stay between that and 60 and have never had a problem with the CHP. I've had many folks with trailers pass me at 70+ and have never seen them pulled over but...........
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:09 AM   #7
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Take some warm blankets and pillows.

Great Truck (I have) nice trailer, will be no problem.
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I assume the Scamp 19 has the raised suspension. That will be needed to connect to the Tundra due to the cargo bed rail height.
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I assume the Scamp 19 has the raised suspension. That will be needed to connect to the Tundra due to the cargo bed rail height.
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?
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Take some warm blankets and pillows.

Great Truck (I have) nice trailer, will be no problem.
Thanks! Yeah I love it.
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Never been in Houston but was stationed in north Texas way back and made that trip back to SD a few times. Going both ways you'll get the low down for the return trip. Don't know if you've towed anything in CA but the speed limit is 55, I pretty much stay between that and 60 and have never had a problem with the CHP. I've had many folks with trailers pass me at 70+ and have never seen them pulled over but...........
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Good to know since I've never towed anything in CA.
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Have you installed a brake controller?
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Have you installed a brake controller?
Yes I have a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 installed.
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Hitch Height

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!"



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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?
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