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Old 04-25-2017, 05:26 AM   #1
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Hi my name is Mary and I look forward to finding a scamp 13 ft that I can travel with my dog Juno!! Im driving cross country from Pa to Colorado in May and would love to find a scamp on my road trip!! I will keep looking for any possibilities , anyway hope to join up with the group at some point in my scamp
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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Did you consult the Rally Map of this site?

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Old 04-25-2017, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have ordered a 13 ft scamp but if I find one before it is ready to be built I might consider it. I just need to know if anyone pulls there 13 ft scamp with a subaru forester 4 cylinder, the Scamp outfitters said people do it all the time. Can someone reassure me before I buy!!
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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What year is your Forester? My 2014 was rated to pull 1500, with max of 200 on the hitch, IIRC. Had a 2002 that was rated more, maybe 2000 lbs. Years in between may have been even more (3000?), but a couple of pieces of regular advice I've found since I've been checking this stuff out, is you don't want to be right at your tow max, and a salesman's job is it sell trailers.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:39 AM   #5
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I have ordered a 13 ft scamp but if I find one before it is ready to be built I might consider it. I just need to know if anyone pulls there 13 ft scamp with a subaru forester 4 cylinder, the Scamp outfitters said people do it all the time. Can someone reassure me before I buy!!
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Hi, Mary! Check out the Trailer Weights in the Real World thread. There's bound to be a Scamp 13 listed there, outfitted for camping. ("Dry weights" listed on some manufacturer brochures can vary - many don't include weights of appliances, much less full water and propane tanks, and your camping gear.) Once you have an idea of how heavy your Scamp will be, you can check the tow rating of your vehicle (via your owners' manual or the Subaru website, perhaps).
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:22 PM   #6
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thank you so much !! I will ck it out
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:59 PM   #7
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If your Scamp is fairly basic- no bathroom, limited options, packed lightly, you might scrape by. But not by much, so it will be marginal. Loaded Scamps with the bathroom package, A/C, awning, etc. can approach 2000#.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:18 AM   #8
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I have ordered a 13 ft scamp but if I find one before it is ready to be built I might consider it. I just need to know if anyone pulls there 13 ft scamp with a subaru forester 4 cylinder, the Scamp outfitters said people do it all the time. Can someone reassure me before I buy!!
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I pull my 13 foot (1975) Scamp with a 4 cylinder Ford Escape and have not had any issues. Towing capacity is supposed to be 1500lbs. and the Scamp paperwork says it weighs ~ 950lbs.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:25 AM   #10
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New Scamps have a base dry weight (per the Scamp website) of 1250 pounds. That's without battery, LP, or any options. It doesn't take too many options to get up to 1300 or 1400 pounds empty, which doesn't leave much capacity for your food, clothes, and other camping gear.

Lydia, you might want to weigh your empty Scamp. The older ones do tend to be lighter, but I'll bet it weighs more than 950 pounds. Better yet, weigh it loaded, since that's what really matters.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:21 AM   #11
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New Scamps have a base dry weight (per the Scamp website) of 1250 pounds. That's without battery, LP, or any options. It doesn't take too many options to get up to 1300 or 1400 pounds empty, which doesn't leave much capacity for your food, clothes, and other camping gear.

Lydia, you might want to weigh your empty Scamp. The older ones do tend to be lighter, but I'll bet it weighs more than 950 pounds. Better yet, weigh it loaded, since that's what really matters.
Thanks Jon...it probably does weigh more, but so far, so good. I tend to travel light, but I'm sure that I'm over 1500lbs. I live in the Adirondack Mountains / northern NY and haul my Scamp up & down some decent mountains! My next tow vehicle will have a heavier towing capacity. Before the Escape, I hauled it with a Subaru Outback Sport! I'm probably pushing my luck, so will get it weighed once I pull it out of storage in a week or so!
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Smile Hi, I am new here

My name is Bruce and joined this site to learn more about fiberglass travel trailers.
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