Scamps enjoy a low initial price in part because stock they are stripped. Things you would think would be standard on a camper in 2017 like a furnace
, gray water tank, black water tank, toilet, awning
, AC, LED lights
(last I knew) are all extra.
is still a good deal but I would get the factory options you want up front as it can be a hassle to add later.
Also, carefully consider bed size. The small bed, 44 inch, is small, really small. Thats only slightly larger than a traditional twin bed (39 inches). To enjoy camping, you need to be comfortable in the camper. If you are cramped, it can discourage taking trips and using the camper. The "big" Scamp bed is 54 inches wide, which is the size of a double bed.
Another thing is having a place to sit inside the camper, without taking up the bed. Think what happens when you get bad weather. We made the mistake of buying a camper with no place to sit.
You and your spouse (or whoever you plan to camp with) need to have a long talk on what is important to each of you. For instance, I wanted to buy a vintage Trillium
1300. My wife cancelled that plan. No toilet, no A/C = no dice! Fortunately the conversation took place before I bought the Trillium
IHMO, a lot of people over-estimate the capabilities of their tow vehicle AND underestimate the weight
of their trailer. Manufacturers list dry weight
, which is always a JOKE on trailers. Check out weights in the real world for more useful information. Secondly, people often just look at one number on their tow vehicle, the tow rating. They overlook payload capacity and tongue weight limits. Most tow vehicles run out of payload and tongue weight capacity long before they run out of "towing capacity". My truck has an ample tow rating of 9,800 pounds. Should handle anything, right? Well, I run out of payload capacity with a trailer of 5,500 pounds or less.... Irritating. Towing with a marginal tow vehicle is no fun!
Jon makes a good point below, one advantage to the stripped down Scamp is you can get the trailer really basic if that is what you want. No other F/G to my knowledge comes so basic. Basic also means light
weight, which opens up TV options.