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Old 09-16-2015, 09:53 PM   #1
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New to Scamp 13

My wife and I just purchased a 2010 Scamp Standard 13 with full bath up front.
We came from a 1974 GMC Canyon Lands motorhome so aside from missing all that space, we really like our cozy little trailer!

I like that we are spending more time outdoors and we get to drive a nice new car that is comfortable and gets 20 mpg! I will continue to enjoy all the great ideas here and learn what others have experienced. The PO had every option you can get with the exception of a 12 volt outlet which I immediately put in. I put on new tires and a fresh battery and we left home without looking back. We are on week 4 now and plan on at least a couple more before we head home.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV, Curt!

Nothing like jumping right in. One omission in your post concerned me. You mentioned new tires and a new battery. You did have the bearings serviced, too, right?

Happy travels!
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:24 AM   #4
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Thanks!

It's a 2010 with very little use. I did grease the bearings. How often are these supposed to be repacked? For what it's worth I have been about 2800 miles and no signs of dangerous operating temp.
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12 months or 5000 miles is what I hear most often. We usually take one longer trip and several shorter trips a year, less than 5000 miles total, so I do the annual repack right before our long trip. Sounds like you may hit the miles long before a year is up. Which is a good thing!

GMC Canyonlands... is that the front drive, fiberglass bodied, low-rider motorhome? Always thought they looked cool, but I don't have the skill set to maintain a motorhome, especially a vintage one. Scamp is so simple and basic.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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That's exactly why I got one...simple to fix, better MPG and less maintenance.
That's sounds often for wheel bearings. Thanks will look into it.
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Welcome aboard. We too went from a Small Motor home to a much smaller 13 foot Scamp 3 years ago. Best choice we made. Its so nice to park the 13 at the campsite and jump in the tug and go do what ever. It took all the hassle out of a camping trip.
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it's liberating to forget the trailer as being a home on wheels. That really messes up the whole point of trailer camping, which is to be outside and in nature. One of the coolest things I had never done is pulled over while driving through Big Sur and just set up the little folding chair and table and had lunch. The Motorhome never pushed me in that direction.
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I'm sure the Pacific Coast Highway is a much nicer drive with a small egg than a large motorhome. We were there last fall. This was just south of Big Sur.
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