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Old 02-15-2020, 04:33 PM   #21
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We have had one for 20 years! Super easy to tow, never had any problems even in high cross-winds. We have towed it with both 4-cyl and 6-cyl Tacoma's.

The cross-wise bed is funky (one person has to crawl over the other to get out of bed, plus I always worried about kicking the screens out). Early on we converted it to the other direction by adding a pull-out shelf to extend the mattress...we pop a dinette cushion on the shelf for our feet, and slide the shelf under the mattress for travel. Works great and makes it close to a king-size! The steps still work for getting up and down.

We've been pretty happy with it, although it is getting pretty old now, and requires more maintenance.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:00 PM   #22
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Let’s not forget the bigger Scamp 19 (30 foot long). And no, not photo shopped. It is real.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:44 AM   #23
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scamp deluxe

did you scamp deluxe have a different ladder? Seems I saw a picture?

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We had a Scamp 19 standard (which has the transverse bed) and then replaced it with a Scamp Deluxe (which has the front to back bed) and then replaced it with an Escape 5.0 single axle.
Spouse is 6'2" so, while the Scamp Deluxe worked better than the Scamp Standard, there was still a height (and sleeping length) issue. We liked the Scamp Deluxe better than the Scamp Standard but we like the Escape better. No height issues and better sleeping comfort plus the full fiberglass factor and the standard 5th wheel hitch. We think it tracks better than the Scamp. It comes down to personal pro's and con's. There is also a price difference!

And now that the Escape 5.0 is tandem axle there might be a need for a different tow vehicle...it's borderline I think, depending on finish and loading.
Oh, and we thought the Scamp 5th wheel was so ugly it was cute! Reminded us of Moby Dick!

Either way, have fun!
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:03 AM   #24
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We had a Scamp 19 standard (which has the transverse bed) and then replaced it with a Scamp Deluxe (which has the front to back bed)...
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.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:13 AM   #25
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all i can say

[all is can say is wow! that is a very unique looking rig!

thanks for the post

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QUOTE=CPW;768575]Letís not forget the bigger Scamp 19 (30 foot long). And no, not photo shopped. It is real.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:55 AM   #26
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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.

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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
Thanks. I hadn't seen that deluxe layout before. That must be what the earlier poster had. It still required modification from the factory set-up, though. The owner purchased an aftermarket mattress and turned it longways onto the upper bunk in place of the stock cushions. It's an easy, no-build change, and the same is still possible with the standard 19'er.
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