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Old 05-04-2020, 05:38 PM   #21
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We have a 2016 and love it. It tows really well, especially in cross winds. We bought it because Scamp is fairly close to home. Although I would agree the build is not as nice as the Escape it is better than other "regular" brands out there. And they cost less than Escape. The other major factor is the weight. I scaled ours and got a weight of 3600lbs, significantly less than the Escape. It is a smaller trailer though. We tow ours with a 2016 Chevy Colorado and have no issues.
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:40 PM   #22
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There is currently a scamp 5th wheel one Washington state listed on fiberglass rv for sale
I know zip about this nor have any connections... just happened to see it

https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...19ft-5th-wheel
Yeah. No bathroom, must be why it hasn't sold. Otherwise these go quickly.

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Old 05-04-2020, 06:16 PM   #23
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I had a Scamp 19". It towed real well. One of the reasons I sold it was because no one wanted to put a fifth wheel hitch in my brand new truck. In the 4 years since I now have 90k plus miles on the new truck and warranty doesn't matter.

I have seen the one at Mukilteo. He replaced the floor and it doesn't have a bathroom. Not a big deal for me but the guy either evades my inquiries or half answers them. He must not realize I'm a cash buyer who is serious.
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:00 AM   #24
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We have a 2016 and love it. It tows really well, especially in cross winds. We bought it because Scamp is fairly close to home. Although I would agree the build is not as nice as the Escape it is better than other "regular" brands out there. And they cost less than Escape. The other major factor is the weight. I scaled ours and got a weight of 3600lbs, significantly less than the Escape. It is a smaller trailer though. We tow ours with a 2016 Chevy Colorado and have no issues.
Good combination you have there Mike. 01 D19' with a 2019 Colorado 4x4 double cab here.

We previously towed with Tacoma's (05 & 12). They were great but Toyota replaced the 4.0L with a 3.5 which felt underpowered to me. The Colorado's 3.6 has about 15% more HP and torque, both at lower RPM's, and gets 2-3 better MPG. If it proves to be as reliable as the Tacoma's, I'm back in Chevy's camp.

I agree the Escape 5.0 is a good looking quality camper but, for now, the old Scamp still checks all the boxes on our list. Now, if we could just get this virus mess behind us.

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Old 05-05-2020, 06:42 AM   #25
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Yeah. No bathroom, must be why it hasn't sold. Otherwise these go quickly.



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I like that one a lot. The full jalousie windows are fairly rare. It would be a great start for someone that wanted a separating toilet or porta-potty. The S19 is easily modified to a longways loft bed. Great price!
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:57 PM   #26
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Even though the Bigfoot was mentioned, I think it deserves a picture or too. There's even more pictures at the link.

I still lust after those little upholstered chairs.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/registry/1478/
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:32 PM   #27
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They actually had a a tandem axle also. I don't know if that was an option or like the Escape they just evolved that way.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:13 PM   #28
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Yeah I'm not sure either...I've never paid enough attention to year vs tandem/single axle. But I agree. If I had a bigger truck (tempting to start cross-referencing threads) either a Bigfoot 19 or Bigfoot 5th wheel would be such, such nice campers. Kind of an unbelievable amount of space, in the molded fiberglass world.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:58 AM   #29
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Scamp 5th Wheel

We love our Scamp 5th wheel!
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:57 AM   #30
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I'm on the hunt again for another fiberglass camper. I'm thinking I might look for a 5er but if another Oxygen or similarly unusual trailer comes along I could go that direction also. My question here is which companies make a fiberglass 5th wheel? I owned a Scamp 19 and almost owned a Bigfoot. I love the Escape and I recently saw the ad for the 1985 Custom Lite. Are there any others out there that I could be looking for?
I am selling my Bigfoot 5th wheel and it is in perfect shape $7500 cnd Peter 613-756-1850
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:59 PM   #31
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Not the biggest fan of escape myself but when we went to the factory we looked at their displays.Both my wife and myself said if we going to buy an escape it would be their 5th wheel.We also looked into a scamp 5th wheel but that was not for us.
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Old 05-09-2020, 02:47 PM   #32
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I am selling my Bigfoot 5th wheel and it is in perfect shape $7500 cnd Peter 613-756-1850
That seems like a great deal. What year is it? Where are you located? Can you post some pictures?
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Old 05-09-2020, 02:50 PM   #33
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They do produce an all composite 5th Wheeler in Australia called Travehome, largest size is 29ft
https://www.travelhome.com.au/
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #34
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Travelhome 5th wheeler

This is a 29ft Travelhome
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:07 PM   #36
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They are some of the few builders of 5th wheelers in Australia
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:16 PM   #37
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WOW, that's beautiful. I bet they are pretty heavy and expensive.
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:41 PM   #38
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Really attractive all right. You mention it is "all composite". What does that mean? I didn't see anyghing on their site about construction or materials.

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Old 05-09-2020, 03:48 PM   #39
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Steve, not expensive but somewhat heavier than the Scamps etc. This company has been making them for years. They do not have slideouts like others but do have an attachable annex at the rear for some models
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:50 PM   #40
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They are all composite , primarily fibreglass and other resin based composites
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