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Old 06-28-2020, 07:34 PM   #1
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Bunk vs dinette option for a new Scamp 13.

Hi. I am looking to buy a new Scamp 13 (10 ft egg on a 13 foot trailer), and I would love to get some advice on whether to get the bunk or the dinette option for the front. Originally we were thinking dinette, but then have changed that to bunk option. So we are kind of on the fence and would love to hear other peoples opinions and/or experience with bunk or dinette. Also, any other advice is welcome.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:30 PM   #2
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It would depend on whether you would be having any children with you at times.
I have seen a conversion by a member who took a front bunk, converted it to a dinette/bunk/shower (curtain enclosure), so he had the best of all worlds (situations). There are soooooo many types of RVís with endless floor plans, because everyone has their idea of what works best for them, so only you can decide what will work best for YOU. Best of luck with your decision.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:01 PM   #3
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Bunk vs dinette option for a new Scamp 13.

A factory front dinette is only available on deluxe (wood interior) models. Is that what youíre looking at?

They will build several variations of the no-bath 13í deluxe. One is layout A shown on the website with front dinette and a storage cabinet in the corner next to the stove, which makes into a child-size bed. Two is the same without the storage cabinet, which makes into an adult-sized bed. Three is the sofa/bunks similar to standard versions.

It is also possible to take a sofa/bunk unit and modify it into a dinette in such a way that preserves the upper bunk for 3-way function (sofa, dinette, double bunks). Youíll have to do it yourself, though. Here what that looks like in an older 13í standard. Click image for larger version

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I personally find the sofa more comfortable for sitting due to the angled backrest. A dinette, with small, slippery cushions and a bolt-upright backrest, isnít comfortable for much longer than it takes to eat a meal. We usually eat outside, and if the weather isnít cooperating, we set up the rear table.

I havenít done it, but others have installed a Lagun swing-away table mount to eat at the front sofa without modification to the factory bench or cushions. That allows the rear dinette to be left as a permanent bed.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:20 AM   #4
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A factory front dinette is only available on deluxe (wood interior) models. Is that what youíre looking at?

They will build several variations of the no-bath 13í deluxe. One is layout A shown on the website with front dinette and a storage cabinet in the corner next to the stove, which makes into a child-size bed. Two is the same without the storage cabinet, which makes into an adult-sized bed. Three is the sofa/bunks similar to standard versions.

It is also possible to take a sofa/bunk unit and modify it into a dinette in such a way that preserves the upper bunk for 3-way function (sofa, dinette, double bunks). Youíll have to do it yourself, though. Here what that looks like in an older 13í standard. Attachment 135711

I personally find the sofa more comfortable for sitting due to the angled backrest. A dinette, with small, slippery cushions and a bolt-upright backrest, isnít comfortable for much longer than it takes to eat a meal. We usually eat outside, and if the weather isnít cooperating, we set up the rear table.

I havenít done it, but others have installed a Lagun swing-away table mount to eat at the front sofa without modification to the factory bench or cushions. That allows the rear dinette to be left as a permanent bed.
Thanks a lot Jon. I am going to think about all that.
"A dinette, with small, slippery cushions and a bolt-upright backrest, isnít comfortable for much longer than it takes to eat a meal." This kinda makes me think I will not choose the dinette option.
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Hi. I am looking to buy a new Scamp 13 (10 ft egg on a 13 foot trailer), and I would love to get some advice on whether to get the bunk or the dinette option for the front. Originally we were thinking dinette, but then have changed that to bunk option. So we are kind of on the fence and would love to hear other peoples opinions and/or experience with bunk or dinette. Also, any other advice is welcome.
Traditionally, cargo and utility trailers have been measured by box length, while RV trailers have been measured from coupler to bumper... Thus the Scamp13.
With the advent of "toy hauler" RV trailers the distinction has begun to blur and so have the standards.
If you want to discover which makes sense, try putting a 12 ft utility trailer in a 12ft space. Then of course try and put 12ft of cargo on it!.
We have been shopping for a stick built for a family member lately and I must say you better read the specs and bring a tape measure 'cause they are all over the place.
Box length is certainly important for cargo while overall length more important for RVs. You do make a good point... its a 13ft RV trailer.
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I notice that in subdivisions for housing that the "setback" often includes the porch, some only the foundation, and some the roof overhang.

Best to know before breaking ground!
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On our Scamp16D-A with front sofa/bunks, we installed a Lagun Table mount system to allow dining on a table while sitting on the front sofa. I think you should be able to find a spot for the Lagun bracket on most front-sofa Scamps ... ??
https://www.lagunusa.com/

There are a couple of pix of that table (before final staining/varnishing) in this Google Drive folder (no password needed) ...
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...EVhNVo1VHQ0WFU

Best of luck on your decision(s)!

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