Originally Posted by ncrrover
Hello everyone! This may open up a big discussion (no arguing hehe) but I have to ask...which is the better camper. I recently purchased (several weeks ago) a 1977 Scamp
13' but previously owned a 1979 Trillium
1500 15'. Both were/are in good condition. I know that I like the size of the 13 footers but honestly I think I may have liked the overall construction of the Trillium better. What do you guys think? Thanks! Mike
I too have owned both. My final choice is a 13Scamp Deluxe.
The Trillium is a well made trailer which, due it's shape, gives a roomier impression on the inside. It is comfortable and reliable.
The Trillium has what I would call an "Odie complex". Steps must be made to curb it's overzealous road manners. It is prone to moderate
sway and behaves like an enthusiastic puppy while being towed. Also, due to it's shape, the Trillum tends to require more power to tow and yields lower fuel economy as a result.
If you wish to do a rehab on an older Trillium you will find it easier to remove from the frame, being connected much the same way as prewar cars.
Scamp has a well deserved reputation for building great value and quality into it's trailers. The 13 has been in production for 43 years and many Scamp trailers from the '70s are still in service. Rehab on on the frame or floor of a Scamp can be more difficult than the Trillium but frame off work is far less often needed on any Flberglass trailer than some discussions imply, especially if properly maintained.
My Scamp is the most stable and efficient trailer I have ever towed.
It has all the comforts of home in a smaller package.
The Deluxe interior is beautiful, and gives the feeling of luxury.
The design of the 13 Scamp is brilliant and efficient both inside and out.
All molded fiberglass trailers are great and it is an accomplishment to stand out in such company for more than 4 decades.