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Old 12-24-2020, 10:37 AM   #21
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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?
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Old 12-24-2020, 02:14 PM   #22
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Hi, Zack;
My 2005 has the water storage tank on one side. I assume your's will too. Hot water tank is stored elsewhere.
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:21 PM   #23
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What did you finally decide to use?

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I'm looking for a mattress to replace my hard-as-rock cushions on my Scamp 13.

Anyone have experience with Magic Sleeper Mattress company or another company that makes mattresses to fit a Scamp? I'm unsure of dimensions for a 2005 Scamp as mine is in winter storage elsewhere. Not sure if dimensions are the same as for a Casita.

Your suggestions are most appreciated. Thanks
What did you finally decide to use to replace your scamp need? How it is working for you? I'm in the same boat and would appreciate any info that for found out! Thanks Kim
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:23 PM   #24
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What did you finally decide to use to replace your scamp bed? How did it work for you? I'm in the same boat and would appreciate any info you found. Thanks Kim
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:48 AM   #25
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is 78 inches too long?

I am thinking about a twin-size tri-fold mattress to use for a single back bed (instead of the Scamp Cushions). Standard size for that is 78" x 38" x 4". And I am wondering: is 78 inches too long? Will I be able to scrunch that in there? (This would be for just forward of the curved area...)
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:21 PM   #26
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With our Boler, we opted to go with the three piece bed foam. This made it easier to access the bench storage areas where on one side we don't have an outside hatch.
Easier to lift or flip one section than to flip the whole bed.
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:33 AM   #27
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If you have one nearby....check out IKEA....they have lots of great mattresses and are reasonaby priced. We bought a 4 1/2 inch mattress from them several years ago for our Casita.....fits great....sleep like a baby.....very well made product. My two cents.
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:44 AM   #28
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Check out Southern Mattress. They make a quality custom mattress, a bit more expensive than a DYI foam but well worth it in our experience.
We had a Southern Mattress in our Casita for the entire 5 years we owned the camper. Pure heaven!

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Old 04-11-2021, 06:23 PM   #29
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Has anyone tried the Milliard 6 inch Tri-Fold-folding mattress? It will save me a lot of money compared to Southern Mattress. There is a cot size: 75 x 31 inches which I think may fit pretty well in the back of a Scamp 13. Do you think that is a good fit? Has anyone tried the Milliard Tri-fold? ($149.99 on Amazon)
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Old 05-15-2021, 07:36 PM   #30
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Something else you can do to help is buy a few packs of the workout floor puzzle squares then cut to fit the bottom. It helped me out in my Scamp. It don't make it softer but it adds a layer of insulation for colder weather.. 👍
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:53 AM   #31
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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.
We were just camping and due to Covid all the meets we cancelled so other glass egg ppl were camping together and kindly had a look at our trillium. They suggested inserting an outside entry hatch to access storage so you donít have to move the mattress as we have a trillium they suggested getting a hatch cover from escape .Iím sure you could find a custom fitted hatch cover from your trailer co if your wanted to go this route
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:08 AM   #32
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We have a 2004 19ft Scamp 5th wheel and replaced the original double bed--made from the same materials as the seat cushions with a custom cut bed from Mattress Insider. We got the 8" Natural Latex Luxury RV mattress. They were great to work with in the ordering process and the mattress is fantastic. Pretty pricey at $600 but, if you camp a lot and like a good night's sleep, well worth it.
Memory foam draws sweat right out of me. But natural Latex does not. Love Latex!!!
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