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Old 07-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #15
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Congratulations on finding such a great and unique trailer. I've had my '77 Scamp for almost a year, but didn't use it until this summer. I'm finding it an easy and fun camper that I can handle alone. So you made a good choice. Enjoy!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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Thanks so much for all of the good advice. We're looking into replacing the axle . . . and thanks too for the towing/loading advice. We are totally new at this.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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I'd heard that one of the people who owned the Scamp company split off on his own and manufactured the Acorns for only a few years. My little Acorn appears to be identical to the Scamp of that vintage and size. (Except mine is cuter) Tee Hee !
No that's Casita...

The Acorn was produced in 1979 for one model year after Scamp was sued over the use of the name by another RV manufacturer. They won, and resumed production as Scamp by 1980. Scamp actually went into production (I believe) in late 1976.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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Hello Nancy. Welcome from one Wisconsinite to another.

Enjoy your trailer. I can't say enough about how much we luv ours! I hope to see you out there.


Jen in South Central/ South Eastern WI (Dodge County) ...Scampin in the "Taj MaTent"
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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Hey Nancy, Welcome to FGRV and welcome from North Carolina.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:37 PM   #20
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No that's Casita...

The Acorn was produced in 1979 for one model year after Scamp was sued over the use of the name by another RV manufacturer. They won, and resumed production as Scamp by 1980. Scamp actually went into production (I believe) in late 1976.
I thought they initially started production of the Scamp in late 1972 using the boler American molds from earlier that year. Quoting from here:
Why Scamp: Lightweight Camping Trailers for Easy Towing & Comfort - Scamp Trailers
"But by the end of 1972 about 130 trailers had been produced." It is really hard to determine from the text how many of those were boler Americans and / or how many were Scamps.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #21
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Busted! I copied that info from a 2006 thread....
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:23 AM   #22
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Talking Really really small Scamps

"Thousands of Scamp Owners have logged millions of miles in the ever-popular Scamp 13" If you like the idea of a small, lightweight trailer without the inconvenient setup, then our Scamp 13" is the perfect trailer for you."

Those Scamp people really know how to make small trailers.

Their models are 13" long with 6" headroom, according to the quote from the link above.

Funny, they look bigger in the photos.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:13 AM   #23
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FYI, From the Acorn Facebook page.

"In 1978 a company named Eveland's Inc. was in the middle of a lawsuit for the rights to the name of Scamp. During half of 78' and half of 79 the company changed the name to Acorn. The company won the lawsuit and the following year continued the production of these lightweight fiberglass trailers under the original name of Scamp.

In 2006 the Eveland's had a fire and lost the whole factory including any informal records of the Acorn Trailers. The founder and the current owner estimate that only a couple hundred of the Acorn Trailers were built! If you own one of the few on the road today then you are lucky to have a rare Acorn/Scamp!"
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #24
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Maiden Voyage of the Acorn

Well, we got the Acorn, because we could pull it with our 10 year old Subaru Forrester . . . only after reading up on towing, we got nervous about it maybe being too much for the Subaru ("the Blueberry") to handle . . . so we went out and bought a truck - 2011 V6 Ford Ranger ("Roger") with tow package already installed . . . then we got the tow ball thingee with the drop hitch thingee, which go into the hole in the tow thingee on the truck and everything worked out fine. Today we took our little Acorn out for her maiden voyage (with us) . . . and it was GREAT! We did 55 mph . . . hills . . . rough and winding roads . . . Now we have to finish a couple of things and a camping we will go. I'm giddy with excitement
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #25
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Congratulations and have a great time with it. You're in a great area for camping, too. I have a sister who lives 20 minutes north of Marinette, so I get up that way sometimes. It's pretty country.
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I think a number of us thoroughly understand "giddy with excitement."
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