YEAH!!! New- to me- Scamp in my backyard!!!! - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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YEAH!!! New- to me- Scamp in my backyard!!!!

SO excited! I saw my first Scamp last year at Merelfest in NC. I finally found one on this side of the US!!! Cannot wait to get it cleaned up and get scamping!! It is a 1978 and I am the 3rd owner. Looking forward to my new adventure! Lisa

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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How exciting, what a wonderful Christmas present.
We love pictures.

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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Hi Lisa, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here!

Sounds like Santa made an early delivery at your house. And yes, we love pictures!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard Lisa, congrats on your new adventure. Ditto to the pics.

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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Congrats! And here's to many happy camping trips!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Welcome, and congrats on your early Christmas present.: )
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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Congradulations! Im Very Happy for you! So nice to find something local....Im goin to look at one this coming weekend...I cant wait!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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Yay! You are going to love it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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Hooray- welcome to the club!

And now... please allow me to be the first to offer completely unsolicited advice!

You probably already know that your tug's hitch is too high- that combined with whatever rack that somebody's added to the back of the trailer is a recipe for sway, especially with the short wheelbase tow vehicle I see in the pic.

A drawbar with a few inches of drop should level her out, but you'll definiteley need to watch the weight on the rear- remember to shoot for 10-15% of trailer weight on the tongue.

Happy Scamping!

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #12
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Merry Christmas

Congratulations on your new acquisition!

Take it to a reliable rv place and get the wheel bearings repacked or do it yourself.

Check the date on your tires. Trailer tires typically go bad from age before wearing out, sidewalls dry out, checker, etc.

I see your tires have white stripes. They probably are not trailer type. There are big discussions on this forum about this topic. You have to make your own decision.

Spend your first night in your trailer out on your driveway. That way if you forgot anything, it is close at hand.

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