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Old 02-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #15
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I haven't used my camper yet, but I can't imagine not having one. I'm installing an external hot/cold setup like Jim posted, but the quick detach hose for mine has a garden hose end that came with a nozzle. I just wanted it to clean things off outside.

Yes, the shower is small. It's also plenty usable. Those things have what? 10-12 gallons of water if you're using your fresh water tanks? Now, divide that by the number of people, and number of days you'll be there. Your showers are going to be a few minutes at most, hence why I went to 40 gallons of fresh water. You're not going to be taking a 30 minute soak in there (unless you were on city water, even then, I wouldn't).

If the campground shower is nice, and available, I'll use it. However, at least two of the places I will go to don't have any. Also, what happens if their facilities break down? The ones I know of also shut down for the colder half of the year.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:47 PM   #16
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #17
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lol bamchickabambam
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:08 AM   #18
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Good news, we found our little scamp. We drove up to Fargo ND to pick it up yesterday. It's a '07 Scamp 16' FB. The PO has done quite a few mods to the trailer including:

- Door switches for the front closet doors
- Additional lighting over the b-room door
- Outside storage underneath the scamp in front of the axle.
- a Reese LDH

Today I hauled the scamperoo to backus in order for scamp to install a furnace. The roads were terrible but it tracked well. Very nice folks down at scamp, I was happy to have them work on the scamperoo.

Here's one pic, I'll post more in a couple of days. Tomorrow we begin the long drive bac to E WI, so it'll be a couple days before I take more pics
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #19
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Congrats Paul on your nice find!
You may want to look for a drop receiver to get the trailer a bit more level before heading home on your long drive. As it sits in the photo you may find it wants to do a little swaying at speeds over 50mph with the noise up that high.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #20
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ditto to what Carol said!! Nose down a bit is better than nose up.

Thanks for posting the pics. Make many, many good memories along the way.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #21
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yeah, none of that nose in the air stuff here lol

Congrads for ya's!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #22
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She's a beaut!

Can't wait to see pics of the inside...

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #23
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Thanks for the towing tips. Those pics were taken right after picking up the trailer. The LBH the PO gave me some adjustment but I'm still about half a bubble up from level. The LDH prevented any sway towing the trailer home, but I guess I have a bit or research to do on a hitch that will drop the nose a bit more. That being said, once the tug and trailer are loaded up, maybe it'll drop it some more as well. I read some good info here on the forum regarding taking the trailer to a scale, so I'll do that once I get everything loaded as well.

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Who is that handsome feller in the mirror, Paul?

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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A couple of the more interesting mods done by the PO that can be seen in the pics.

1: He had a local mattress firm make a custom mattress for the rear dinette.
2: He installed lights in the front closets that turn on when the doors are opened.
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Thanks for the towing tips. Those pics were taken right after picking up the trailer. The LBH the PO gave me some adjustment but I'm still about half a bubble up from level. The LDH prevented any sway towing the trailer home, but I guess I have a bit or research to do on a hitch that will drop the nose a bit more. .
A simple solution is to just get a ball mount bar with a drop to it. You can even buy them at Walmart. Fill your propane tank, unhook the trailer, level it and then measure to the top of the ball. Then hook up the trailer to the tug and measure to the top of the ball again. The difference between the two measurements will give you a pretty good idea as to how much of a drop you need on the ball mount bar to get it level while towing.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #27
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Good idea carol thanks. Ironically, I'm already running this hitch which has an adjustable drop. http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...605&part=66024

The 1/2 bubble off was before adding the weight distribution arms. I'm sure they jacked it up a bit more.


Indeed Francesca that is me, hope I didn't give everyone a scare with that pic. Hah
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #28
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Looks like a really nice Scamp, congratulations.
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