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Old 08-18-2016, 08:53 PM   #15
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Jorden that is one fine looking little trailer. Hope you get the fridge figured out soon. If you ever come way south do it in the winter I didn't see an ac. I know someone will be able to help you out a friendly bunch here.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:19 PM   #16
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Great find! Looks awesome!
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:59 PM   #17
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I found it on Kijiji for $4000. Best coffee I ever had. Thanks for the ideas about the fridge. I will look into the manuals tomorrow.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:13 PM   #18
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What a beaut! Welcome to the club! Camping and hiking in British Columbia has been among the finest I've experienced!
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:24 AM   #19
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Sweet camper!
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:47 AM   #20
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LOVE it! nice kitchen for such a small camper. I have been trying hard to cut down on the amount of leftovers, since that's where most of our fridge space goes. DH doesn't care for leftovers. The rest of the world manages with fridges half the size of a standard USAn fridge, so I should be able to also, true?
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:11 AM   #21
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....I have been trying hard to cut down on the amount of leftovers, since that's where most of our fridge space goes...
And I go out of my way to make enough for leftovers so I don't have to prep and do dishes as often! To each his/her own.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #22
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Welcome! Thanx for the pics! Nice looking trailer! How fun!
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:25 PM   #23
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:22 AM   #24
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Welcome. You have joined the FGRV world in style, that's for sure! I really love your camper - so open and so vintage, and distinctive.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:59 AM   #25
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Great little trailer! That extra 2 feet gives you room for a dinette table, something the 13 foot Bolers have to re-configure to get. I have the same fridge in my 1977. Still going great on propane and electric. Anyone familiar with older propane fridges can help you to light it. It's a little tricky at first, but worth the effort if you are off the grid, have propane and want to keep things cold. Would be a good idea to check for leaks just in case. I didn't see a heater in your pictures, but mine was long gone, so I removed it and got more cabinet space. If you want to replace it, there are many great alternatives if you are using it in the winter. Hope it enjoy it!
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:57 PM   #26
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What a beaut! Welcome to the club! Camping and hiking in British Columbia has been among the finest I've experienced!

Hi Gilda,

I am considering getting a 13' Scamp sometime in the near future. I am curios to know what kind of car your are using to pull your Scamp?


Happy travels!

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Old 08-21-2016, 01:01 AM   #27
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Thanks everyone for your interest. I feel welcome. I think I lucked out with this little trailer, it's in good condition. I love the kitchen (but the sink smells and I need to figure out the water system ). It's so nice to make coffee in the morning with so little setup. I'm so looking forward to getting to know it and incorporate my own design elements. I look forward to getting to know you guys too!
The sink smell is going to be an issue of getting decent venting for the drain and the waste tanks working properly. There will be lots of information about that in the forum and also on websites that sell plumbing for RVs.

One place to start looking at for the stinky sink is the trap you have under the sink. The standard P trap arrangement relies on water sealing off the odor from the waste tank to keep it from coming back up the tube and into the sink. But many people have changed over to a waterless trap, the HepoV. It has the advantage of not needing to be filled with antifreeze for winterizing. You don't have to worry about water sloshing up out of it while driving over bumpy roads. There will be threads in the forum from people who have made the change to the HepoV style of trap. But the waste tank also needs to be vented properly as well and of course there will also be threads on that.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:25 PM   #28
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Hi Gilda,

I am considering getting a 13' Scamp sometime in the near future. I am curios to know what kind of car your are using to pull your Scamp?


Happy travels!

Estella
Hi Estella,
I imagine you are asking about our TV as it is pictured in my avatar on the day we picked up our Scamp in Backus, Minnesota. It is a 2008 Subaru Legacy. While it has been a great car for towing our 2011 13' Scamp, we purchased the car before considering towing. We chose the Scamp partially because our car could tow it. We've had great experiences camping with and towing the Scamp. We frequently get "second looks" and questions from curious observers as they cannot believe a sedan can tow a trailer!

There have been a couple small shortcomings. One is the low ground clearance which makes for occasional dragging of the hitch when we go over bumps or steep driveways. Frankly, we are thinking of purchasing a different TV soon. We LOVE our current Subaru and are interested in getting a Subaru Crosstrek as our next TV. One 13' Scamp owner on this listserve raves about his. Basically, the car is an Impreza that is raised to have higher clearance, which would address our issue. In addition, it is a hatchback which might make it easier to load and unload our camping paraphernalia. Some reviews say that the Crosstrek does not have great "oomph", pick-up.

Two models that have historically been very popular models with Subaru are the Forester and Outback. Nowadays they are much larger and more expensive than in the past and seem more like SUVs than a "crossover" (whatever that means). We, two, do not need such a large car as our TV will also be our everyday car and we are minimalist campers, aside from the fact that I like to "glamp up" our trailer. Although the Crosstrek is a bit smaller than our current Legacy it has enough torque and towing power to pull a Scamp. We have not yet gone for a test drive of the Crosstrek, but expect to do so soon.

Following is a photo of our camping trip in Lodi, California wine country arranged through Harvest Hosts, www.harvesthosts.com.
'Hope my answer helps you make your decisions.
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