Originally Posted by zack sc
This is a really helpful thread. Thanks all!
I am getting a new Scamp
13 in late January, and I am wondering if I should call Scamp
and ask if they can just hold the rear cushions -and maybe give me a small credit? Then I could go with one of the options here, for example, Southern Mattress. I am guessing they probably have a pretty reliable template for a Scamp
13 and that I could order a mattress from them even before I get the Scamp, or maybe that is not wise and I should wait and measure?
I plan to keep back as a bed all the time, but I am a little concerned about getting into the areas under the rear seats. I am not sure what is in there beside the converter and fuse box. (I won't have any hot water, just a furnace
, so I guess one side is electrical
and the other side is just storage?) I have spent about a year with a 2015 Scamp, and I found that I never set up the rear dinette. I expect to sleep in the new one about 150 days per year.
One side is electrical
with room for storage. The other is completely filled by the fresh water tank. With a permanent bed, the best storage is under the table, and it's pretty easy to access with duffles and/or long bins.
On mine the power center is toward the back of bench on the electrical
side, so you could probably cut an access hatch toward the front (just don't cut the reinforcing wood fiberglassed inside the bench or cut too close to the corner, which is where the strength is). Others cut an exterior hatch to access that compartment from outside (it'd be a good place to store leveling blocks, water hose, and other set-up items). Replacing the pull-out cord with a detachable cord would solve the problem of stuff in the compartment getting tangled in the power cord.
If you decide to add additional interior storage access, Scamp can make matching doors in whatever size you want. Bottom of the side closet is another spot that begs for another door. Trade for the cushion delete?
Speaking of which, Scamp is typically willing to honor delete requests, but don't expect much of a credit. Another option is to ask for the covers only, which are valuable and easier to store. Then you'll have them if you or a future owner decides to go back to a convertible dinette. Foam is fairly easy to source, and the covers provide a template. Just a thought...
Congratulations on your new Scamp! What layout are you getting?