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Old 09-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hi, y'all (from an expectant Scamp parent)

2012 13' Scamp, toilet/shower model ('cause my GF says that at our age a toilet is a very good idea). Due date 9/23 (the egg, not the GF ... and the toilet somewhat earlier.)

The Scamp (tentatively named Eggcentric) doesn't have AC, 'tho Scamp says it's braced for a roof-mount. I'm not sure that I want the extra weight up there. Is anyone using a portable AC in their FGRV? It wouldn't get a lot of use up here in the northwoods, and a portable unit could ride in the pickup (with the dogs) for warm weather travel.

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hobofoto in northern wisconsin
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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to the Forum Rick.
I see you're pretty excited........LOL
And for good reason.

There will be Scamp owners along soon.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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A 13' Scamp with front bath is tiny inside at best and finding space for a portable a/c will be next to impossible. Beside that, they require external vents etc, a real PITA.

I would look at the roof top unit if I HAD to have one. There are some with lower profiles available.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Hi Rick, welcome to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

There are lots of kind and helpful people here on the forums, I'm betting some will be along shortly.

Did you get a Fantastic Fan? Many people have found it works very, very well for cooling down a small trailer, especially at night.

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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my new scamp

Our 13 is due Dec 30th. Should be fun to go pick it up that time of year. We too opted out of AC. I have seen some nice portable installs in the closet with venting thru the floor. That way you leave it home most of the time. Most of our camping is in the Spring and Fall. Any Summer trips usually involve Lake Superior which often keeps the nights cool. Daytime we are outside.

Good luck with you new baby, john
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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Hi Rick, welcome to FiberglassRV. You will always get the answers to your questions here. It may take a day or so but it will come. Glad your on this site.

Where is Wisc. are you. I was born and raised in Superior. Always loved the north, even though I now live in Fl. The north is always on my mind.

Good luck with your unit and we'll talk again

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Old 09-20-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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The Scamp (tentatively named Eggcentric) doesn't have AC, 'tho Scamp says it's braced for a roof-mount. I'm not sure that I want the extra weight up there. Is anyone using a portable AC in their FGRV? It wouldn't get a lot of use up here in the northwoods, and a portable unit could ride in the pickup (with the dogs) for warm weather travel.

TIA,
hobofoto in northern wisconsin
Welcome Rick, the previous owner of my trailer gave me a portable AC & a custom made bracket that goes in the back window when needed. The first year I had the trailer and I was heading into warm weather areas I packed the AC in the tug & ended up using it once. I ended up added a Fantastic Fan and since then I havent brought the AC along in 5 years of camping although I have camped lots of times in areas with temps in the high 90's low 100's. I dont spend much time in the trailer during the day and the fan does a good job of cooling things down most nights. Normally only have a couple of days of camping a year where I think the AC would have been nice but have decided it really isnt worth the space it takes up packing it. If the weather is unbearable hot for more than a couple of days I tend to move on and look for a cooler location. If I camped often in areas where the temps hit the 100's I might feel the ac was worth bringing.
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Hi Mike! I'm in Eau Claire, a couple hours south of Superior. I frequently get up to the Bayfield area and I often camp in the Chequamegon forests. They're wonderful in the summer!
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Hi Carol! Thanks for confirming what I was beginning to suspect: the fan should be enough. I'll try that for at least one season.

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Rick, I know those area well. keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. By the way, I have a 5er. Its is 1995. done a few things to it but its an on going project.
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Hi Rick, welcome to the forum. Are you going to have a egg shower. Just messing. Good luck with the new unit and proud egg parents to be.
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Our 13 is due Dec 30th. Should be fun to go pick it up that time of year. We too opted out of AC. I have seen some nice portable installs in the closet with venting thru the floor. That way you leave it home most of the time. Most of our camping is in the Spring and Fall. Any Summer trips usually involve Lake Superior which often keeps the nights cool. Daytime we are outside.

Good luck with you new baby, john
Howdy, Rick! Welcome to FiberglassRV.com! Congrats on the new Scamp - just two more days (or one, since this day's half over).

And welcome back, John. I remembered your wooden toys...
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #13
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I picked up my new-to-me 13' Scamp yesterday in Backus, MN, on a gorgeous fall day - the first day of autumn! 13 hour round trip, including 2-1/2 at the dealer's. Had to make one minor correction to my 7-blade RV adapter, but that only took a couple of minutes. I'm really happy with the way the Scamp tows - almost unnoticeable behind my F150. Sorta like Doctor Who's policebox, it's bigger inside than I expected. We'll take a shakedown cruise to a county park this weekend - after I read all the manuals. I'm grinnin'!

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Congrats Rick! And Happy Camping!
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