The Dakota V8 is more truck than is required to pull the Scamp.
The Scamp had been sitting 50 feet from the ocean, closed up for about 15 months, and the door had leaked, allowing water into the interior.
I purchased the Scamp and the truck as it sat when the PO flew home without it (the PO had serious medical problems) so...
There were several items of bedding in the closet just inside thhe door, all soaking wet and mildewed, so the whole interior stank. I started hunting down anything made of cloth that could be thrown away and discarded it. Carpet, cushions and curtains are the only fabric items I did not throw away. I will wash the curtains. I guess I will just fabriz the cushions and carpets, although my mom is pushing vinegar spray for the odor. And we all know moms are often right.
Anyway, just getting rid of what I have, plus leaving all the windows
open and the fan on made it at least bearable to be in. The smell is fading fast.
Likewise the exterior was a mess. It had sat under a tree for 15 months and was covered in gunk and mold. I found a fella that does detailing on the side and hired him to help me scrub down the outside. I didn't get it polished, but once cleaned the original gel coat still looks good.
I secured a camp host position at Crosswinds state park in Jordan Lake in Durham, so I towed it right in and set up Wed morning, and slept there last night.
I will be living in it full time starting pretty much now.