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Old 09-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hello from Co. After years of wanting to RV again, I bought a used 16'ft Scamp travel trailer...It has been 20 yrs since I backed up my travel trailer. Now I am solo what was I thinking? Pure adventure and joy to have this choice again. Fear it but do it anyway! So first outing next weekend and hopefully as we become accustomed to each other we will go to Az in Jan. Any advice comments, help or two cents ..all welcome!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Hi Aiyana. You GO, you can do it! And, to FiberglassRV we're glad you're here!!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Hi Donna see you have a scamp any helpful hints since you have one would be great! Mine is pretty bare in some ways but well preserved. Right now trying to match receiver and ball. Mine needs a little TLC on outside and inside but happy about what I bought.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Helpful hint? How about, your trailer doesn't need to be perfect... it only needs to be perfect for you!

BTW: I consider "clean" to be a theme... sometimes I hit it, sometimes I don't... but I have a great time every single time I camp. I'm betting you will too
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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Welcome Aiyanna, best advise I have is to just get out and explore and enjoy the trailer.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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Thank you

Plan to replace axle, brakes and tires first and foremost..The rest bit by bit as I journey!
Thank you both for welcome so excited!!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Plan to replace axle, brakes and tires first and foremost..The rest bit by bit as I journey!
Thank you both for welcome so excited!!!
Might as well go whole hog, and change the coupler as well, especially if it is a 1-7/8" ball. Maybe get the chains looked at and fitted to your tow vehicle as well.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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Plan to replace axle, brakes and tires first and foremost..The rest bit by bit as I journey!
Thank you both for welcome so excited!!!
Aiyana, those are all REALLY good ides. If you are planning on doing Arizona in the winter you might want to consider picking up a new battery as well (Costco has good prices) if it more than 4 years old or you dont know how badly its been abused. LED replacement light bulbs for your interior light fixtures will go a long way in helping you stay in some of the nice dry camping spots for a few days.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #9
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Thank you two also

Yes already thought about battery & chains. Kwel idea about LED lights and also coupler. I would rather get replaced than be stuck somewhere or worse.
You all have been so helpful sure I will use your great advice in future too! Thank you!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #10
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Hi! Don't fret about backing up. Just take your time, go slow, get out often to look. After a bit you'll get the hang of it again and it will be easy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Thanks Mike

Did 1st try with little guidance and woohoo, did not run into anything!! I will get the hang of it with lots of practice..Thanks for encouragement!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Today feeling a bit "overwhelmed". Trying to sort things out and think think things first.. Brakes 1st..I am having difficulty and please don't laugh with the hitch pin it is a devil to take off and put back on...any ideas?
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #13
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Aiyana, those are all REALLY good ides. If you are planning on doing Arizona in the winter you might want to consider picking up a new battery as well (Costco has good prices) if it more than 4 years old or you dont know how badly its been abused. LED replacement light bulbs for your interior light fixtures will go a long way in helping you stay in some of the nice dry camping spots for a few days.
Thank you did get a new battery..now if Spring will get here!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #14
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Tomorrow will be the first time I tow the DreamWeaver(scamp) oh my, hope I don't hold my breath too long! So excited, little nervous to say the least! Will take the back road, in about 20 mi. A friend will be my cheering section this time! Have someone lined up to buff her, and gloss her a week from now! Received tire cover awesome job! Will finish drape this week, felt I needed extra as well as pillows. Now I am over cabin fever and moving into Wanderlust!
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