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Old 05-18-2015, 11:03 AM   #15
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You are correct and I apologize. I was getting confused between a 13' (Patriot) and a 16' which comes in several models. You are also right in that a 13' Patriot Standard there is a couch in front which can be converted to a double bunk, kid weight, and no bathroom. But in the 13' the standard model sold so few that Casita discontinued it a few years ago. I've never seen one so I don't know how well that couch would sleep an adult if that's what Becky needs.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:14 AM   #16
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Depending on which company, most early FB trailers had no grey water holding tanks until some time in the early '90s. Quite a few people buy their first small trailer with an intent to use the bathroom and kitchen very sparingly to not at all, so they may think that doesn't matter. That includes me. I think most eventually get converted and come to like the indoor plumbing at which time no grey water capacity becomes a real hassle. As always there's a way around that with a portable waste tank, but I think that's a PITA.
As long as there's at least a grey tank, upgrading the rest of the plumbing is relatively easy. I've done it on two mid 90s Casitas. But without even a holding tank It's a much more major project.

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:38 PM   #17
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…in a 13' Patriot Standard there is a couch in front which can be converted to a double bunk, kid weight, and no bathroom. But in the 13' the standard model sold so few that Casita discontinued it a few years ago. I've never seen one so I don't know how well that couch would sleep an adult if that's what Becky needs.
The lower bunk has no weight limit. Its size is similar to most other 13'ers of this basic design, about 26"x75". I'm an average-size adult male and sleep comfortably on the lower bunk in mine. Headroom is limited by the upper bunk, which is why I suggested removing it if there are no kids. Only four screws hold the hinge to the mounting ledge, so it's a 5-minute job to take it out.

I have seen several older Casitas with this configuration come up for sale recently. Not as common as Scamp or some others, but worth watching for.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:42 PM   #18
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2015 Scamps do not have a grey tank as standard, they don't even have a pressure system, much less a loo, and they sell a lot of them just like that.

Many of us like the simplicity and convenience of external drain tanks and Porta-Potty's with self-contained holding tanks.


You never have to move the entire trailer to empty either one, or be on the look-out for a dump station or get in a long line with 5 others to dump when you are leaving after a 5 day stay.

I don't see a lack of those tanks to be a drawback at all, especially if someone is trying to save $$$ and weight, but that's a matter of choice.

FWIW: I removed the loo and fixed holding tank from my Hunter and replaced it with a Dometic Sea-Land porta-potty and that works a lot better for us as we, as was mentioned, boondock a lot, and are often for a week at a time between "Campgrounds", and finding dump stations can be a real problem.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:56 PM   #19
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Welcom Becky,

I just bought a 1980 Burro 13', much like the Scamp 13'. I'm in Saxapahaw, NC, between Graham and Chapel Hill. You are welcome to come look at mine to see if a 13' would do for you.

As I bought mine and am considering the "upgrades" I plan to do, I fully realized that the 13' is only big enough for two people if you really like to cuddle in the rear bed.

My plan is to make the rear bed a permanent sleeping spot and put a table, permanently at the front bench, removing the "bunk beds" altogether.

In reading over all of your responders advice, it's all very good, I noticed only one thing that you might want to consider. Will any midsize to small towing vehicle, regardless of the quoted towing capacity, I would advise adding a transmission cooler, especially if you are going long distances or a lot of mountain towing. I'm doing this in a couple of days to my 2010 Kia Sportage 4 x 4, not because of any known issues, but my towing capacity is about 1800 lbs. My Burro weighs less than a 1000 lbs, but to be sure I don't over heat the transmission on the mountain roads, lots of steep uphill driving, I'm insuring that I have no tranny problems in the future. This is going to cost me about $200.00, but well worth the "insurance" against a $3000.00 tranny job should something go wrong.

Hope that will help a little on an unasked question and good luck and happy camping. If you want to see mine, just let me know.

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I am new to camping but I am looking for a small easy to handle 13' camper. I like the looks of the Scamp. I don't need bells and whistles just clean and in good condition. Located in NC. Thanks!!!
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:58 AM   #20
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Welcome to the site Becky, it's great to have you here

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #21
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There is a 13 foot Scamp for sale in the classified section here and it is located in Charleston SC. FOR SALE -2003 13' Scamp -Great Shape


Welcome from another NC resident (Eastern NC)
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:56 PM   #22
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matthews is very close, how do i call scamp to get up with this person?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:19 PM   #23
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There is a woman with a 13 Scamp in Matthews NC (outside Charlotte) if that is near you. I spoke with her and I don't think she is on the forums. She was more than willing to show it. I lost her number but if you call Scamp they will have it as part of their referral program. They might have other owners in other parts of NC willing to show the trailer also.
Finding a used one in your price range that does not need a lot of work will not be easy. I just sold a pop-up camper that slept two easy, 3 not so easy, and the thing weighed only 1560 fully loaded. It was like new and in your price range.
I had to say that a pop-up might be better for you to start out with, but maybe it is. However, if you like camping, then you will (trust me on this), want to sell the pop-up in a year or tow and get a fiberglass trailer, even if it means much more money along with a new tow vehicle.
how to I call scamp directly
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how to I call scamp directly
800-346-4962
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email info@ScampTrailers.com
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:45 PM   #25
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Welcome from another NC resident (Eastern NC)
On a note unrelated to the original subject, we should have a mini-Carolinas rally.. but only after I get my Scamp! Maybe Stone Mountain (NC) state park? See my post: http://www.scampcamper.com/forums/my-favorite-campsites
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:58 PM   #27
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Yep, you need to actually get inside one and look how space is utilized. I don't know of any 13'ers that have enough floor space for an inflatable mattress and I am sticking with that number due to your other criteria.


Again, unless a new tow vehicle is in the plan, we always start out by finding out what you can tow, so time isn't wasted on non-starters due to size, then comes budget. It's a lot easier to rule out what doesn't fit into those two parameters.
Bob there is one 13 foot camper with the floor space for a queen air mattress that being the Hc1 and it also can have 2 separate side by side beds
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:28 PM   #28
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One reason I bought a Scamp is so I never, ever, ever have to sleep on an air mattress again! Good to know in the HC1 I have other options.
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