Originally Posted by Jon in AZ
I've never seen a Scamp 19 deluxe with front-to-back loft sleeping. Doesn't the front bath prevent that? I have seen some standards modified for front-to back loft sleeping.
I think Scamp offered the 19D in a side bath model with a couch/bunk between the bath and the upper loft. I found a link to 2013 with this layout https://www.smartrvguide.com/2013-sc...e-deluxe-a1384
Jon, comments below are not directed at you- just general responses to other posts on this thread.
We've had our 01 19D front bath for around ten years and have it fairly well dialed in with mods specific to our camping style. Although Cindy is right around her acquisition specs when we married some forty five years ago, I'm north of seventy, 6'4" and on the wrong side of 250# but getting into or out of bed and sleeping comfort have not been issues for either of us. We did add a Southern Mattress product the same week we bought the camper. And I installed a Maxx fan above the berth and Maxx vents on both windows
which provide really good air flow in all weather. Benefits of this layout to us - The slight addition in privacy is welcomed when we have family along. For me, being able to stand fully upright in the shower is awesome.
I've pulled true fifth wheels and goosenecks and find no advantage in either over the hybrid hitch used by Scamp and am not sure why this seems to be a concern for some. I can easily remove and install the Scamp hitch by myself in a couple of minutes which is important to me with the limited bed space in a mid size truck (Chevy Colorado). FTR, I also own a late model half ton 4WD Silverado for farm use but prefer the mid-size for long distance travel, camping and offroading.
Escape makes an awesome trailer but compairing their current 5.0 TA to a Scamp 19 is apples and oranges just on size and weight
. We like boondocking
off Forest Service roads and on BLM lands and I find the size of our single high lift axle
Scamp more suitable for that style. Double axle trailers handle a bit differently when manuevering in tight quarters. Comfort level when towing is personal for each of us. For me, the fifth wheel Escape is just too much trailer for my Colorado in the places I want to go but I understand that may not be the case for everyone.
As to aesthetics, the only things I'll take issue with on this subject are negative comments about my wife, my kid or my dog. I will say the camper that best meets our needs (tow vehicle, camping style or whatever they might be) is what each of us should own.
OP - Good luck to you in your search. Hang around here, let us know what you end up with, ask questions, contribute and trip reports with pictures are especially appreciated.