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Old 02-16-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hi I'm Miriam: traveling with 2 kids by myself

Hi I'm Miriam. I live in rural Northern California with my husband and 2 kids (1.5 and 6). My husband is committed to a job that takes him away for 3 months every summer. I want to travel with the kids and figured small fiberglass trailer is the perfect way for us to travel and have beds and kitchenette available. I want my children to have lasting memories of the days when their mom took them around the country in a 13' trailer.

I am actively looking for a 13 footer with bunks. No preference on year or make but prefer everything to be in working condition. I go to bed thinking about scamps and Bolers and burros. Oh my!

Living in a rural town had increased my appreciation for all types of community organizations. I actively participate in online forums like this one and locally in my town with several nonprofit groups. I hope to learn and share with you.

I just posted a referral for a scamp that doesn't fit out needs but will make a great egg for someone else.
Thank you for including us in this community.


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Old 02-16-2016, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hi Miriam! I found your post about the 13 foot scamp in Nevada. I am going to look into it! I am in the same boat; traveling with my munchkins. Who are about the same ages (2 and 5). I really LOVE the one you found; and am debating figuring a way to reinstall some bunks on it. Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:27 PM   #3
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Miriam,
Have you looked here?
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:41 PM   #4
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Welcome, Miriam!

When I was a kid, we traveled all the way across the country to visit grandparents. Due to work, my Dad could only travel with us one direction. So for two or three weeks it was Mom, four kids, and a pop-up trailer. Wonderful memories!

A Scamp will be perfect! Best wishes finding the right one for you.
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:35 AM   #5
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Welcome Miriam
Sounds like a great plan. Spring is coming so more trailers will be coming up for sale but the good well priced ones do go fast so you will have to be ready to jump
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:02 AM   #6
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Late thought, Mariam... One thing to look for when you're shopping is trailer brakes. CA requires them over 1500 pounds, which includes most 13'ers once you load them up. Some older units lack them.

To allow a margin for adequate performance in our mountainous, high altitude West, I would personally want a tow vehicle rated for at least 2500 pounds and 250 pounds of tongue weight. We use a 3500 pound-rated Pilot to pull our 13' Scamp bunk model.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #7
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You are not going to believe this; within about an hour of posting this intro, someone responded to a want add I had posted locally about a month ago. We drove about an hour and scooped up a 2002 13' scamp with bunks. It needs some minor work but she will be camp ready in no time. I hitched her to my 4-runner (6500 tow capacity) and home she is. I am overjoyed!!


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Old 02-17-2016, 09:17 AM   #8
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That's awesome Miriam! We would love to see some photos.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:22 AM   #9
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No way, you are so lucky.
Congratulations. We need pictures!
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:53 AM   #10
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Wow!!! You work faster than I can type! Congratulations! Tires and bearings first...
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I also vote for pictures. Don't skimp. Outside, and inside.
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Well done and congratulations. Love having you and your enthusiasm in the FG community.

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PS: pics yes, preferably with munchkins.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:53 AM   #13
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miriam--i was a single mom with twins. every summer, the 3 of us borrowed grandpa's truck camper and just went!best times of my life.
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Wow ! Great post Miriium. We were both school teachers, and spent many summers hauling our two 'yung-uns' all over this continent in various 'camping experiences'. They're grown now, and often relate how advantaged they both felt that they were exposed to 'everything' by our adventurous traveling. We continue, now, in our retirement, while they plan the same for their next generation. There is so much to see and experience throughout Canada and the USA. 'Keep on Campin'.
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