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Old 04-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hey buddy, can you let me hold a Scamp?

Hello, Don't hit me too hard (being new). I think I just found a great deal on a used Scamp and since I know next to nothing about them I found myself here. Where can one find the old manuals to these campers? I call the Scamp peeps and I guess the fire did them in on all that info. I should be picking her up Sunday a 1990 16 ft Scamp. I am just going off the pics that was sent but it looks really good for that age. I think I am getting a great deal and hope I am not being roped in. I have read alot about them on this site and have being reading alot but, is anyone post any paper work on Scamps? I am not new to the RV life style but I am new to Scamp.
So if anyone has or knows of any info of a 1990 16 ft Scamp please point me where to find find any and all the info one would want.
I have my fingers crossed that Sunday is my lucky day!!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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There is a lot of information in the Document center including a Scamp manual.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Time will tell. I hope you got one that needs very little. But if it needs a lot of TLC, you've found a good resource in this forum. Folks here have fixed just about anything that ever needed fixing on Scamps.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum Shawn and congratulations.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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to FiberglassRV Shawn. We're glad you're here!

And yes, we're all hoping the trailer is everything you need and want. Download the Buyers Check List, print it and take it with you. It will remind you of things to investigate.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thank You everyone for the nice welcome!
Can some one point me to someone that can give me a few tips on the 1990 16 ft Scamp? I called Scamp and they said they are all the same but a couple things has changed since the "FIRE".
#1: Did anyone come up with a great idea on getting this thing in a 7ft garage?
#2: I read where the height is 7ft 10? Would that be from the top of the vent?

Thanks goes out to Thomas G. for helping me find the
Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Scamp I wished it had the specs in it.
I pick the Scamp up this Sunday and would love to fit it in the garage before the HOA finds out and takes me back to court (again).

If anyone has around a 1990 16 ft Scamp with pics in your profile I would love to see them.
Once again Thanks everyone!
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I pick the Scamp up this Sunday and would love to fit it in the garage before the HOA finds out and takes me back to court (again).............
Lots of tricks to lower FG trailers. Use the Google search function to find many suggestions. Like these.

  • Use 8" rims with no tires or use a car dolly to move it on hubs.
  • Take off the vent cover
  • Add weight inside like sandbags to lower it on its suspension.
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Vehicle Dollies - 2 Piece, 1500 Lb. Capacity
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #8
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Welcome Shawn.

I have a 92 16' and the owners manual that is on the Scamp website today is pretty much the same as what my manual reads as far as how items work and maintenance and specs etc. Just a bit more detail as to the how to's. There have been *very* few changes to the current Scamp 16' vs older ones. The real big one is they did sometime in the early 90's move the electrical and city water connection from the passenger side of the trailer to the drivers side ;-) The fixtures they used for those connections are still the same though. They also changed the hitch to except a 2" ball & the style of the rear lights. Some of the appliances such as the fridge & electrical convertor are different models though but wired up the same way. They also stopped offering the AC placed in the bottom of the tall closet at some point and offer it on the roof only now. Thats pretty well it as far as major :-)) changes that I am aware of or I have noticed when looking at new vs old. The inside layouts have remained pretty well unchanged on the 16' - hard to tell a new scamp from an older one inside - although there may be a layout or two they didn't offer before. About all they have really changed over the years inside is as said the make/model of fridge and the upholstery fabric and its not been many years that Scamp has actually started to give a few few options of colour choices in that regard so people often use the colour of the upholstery when looking at the inside of an older Scamps as a way to determine what decade it was built in. Even the door knobs on the cabinets & interior lights etc remained the same up until a couple of years ago when the companies who made them stopped making that style. There may have been a few other changes on the 16' but all pretty minor.

I don't recall ever hearing that any of the dimensions on the Scamp 16' changed after the fire which was in 2006. The Scamp 13' did though have a change in its interior height which was 6'1" until the fire & changed after the fire to match the interior height of the 16' which is/was 6'3".
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As I understand right now the Scamp is 7ft 10 inches, I would need to lower it by 11 inches. So if it has 13inch wheels and tires and I put 8 inch wheels only I think I would still come up short. But since I have airbags on my truck could I fill them up to lower the back end of the Scamp go about half way then lower the truck air bags to fit? Sound good?
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As I understand right now the Scamp is 7ft 10 inches, I would need to lower it by 11 inches. So if it has 13inch wheels and tires and I put 8 inch wheels only I think I would still come up short. But since I have airbags on my truck could I fill them up to lower the back end of the Scamp go about half way then lower the truck air bags to fit? Sound good?
I could not keep our Scamp 13' connected to our tow vehicle to back it into our garage, even with the 8" wheels without tires. I made a small dolly like unit with a trailer ball on it, to connect our trailer to it, and use our Jeep's winch to pull the trailer into the garage.
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Tom could you just take the wheels off and put the drum on the wheel dollies?
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David, do you any a pic of that on this site? Thanks
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David, do you any a pic of that on this site? Thanks
No, but a furniture moving dolly modified to accept a trailer ball is what it looks like.
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Tom could you just take the wheels off and put the drum on the wheel dollies?
Yes, that is the suggestion.
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