Scamp 13 Pros and cons of bathroom - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #61
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 2010 Scamp 16
Michigan
Posts: 3,740
Ken how could you offend? OP asked for opinions. Your observations seem valid to me.

Having had both I would be reluctant to give up the space in the 13 but bathroom was sometimes very convenient when I had a larger camper. It may be that the OP will decide that getting larger camper is worth it to have that convenience you mention.

So much depends on how and where you camp. My sister more often than not camps where they have sewer hook up at their site. Myself I'm more likely to pick someplace that any "dump station" will have to be dug by yours truly. Or involve a drive to some other location. Have done both in the past, lived through it so it must not have been all that bad.
RogerDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2014, 08:56 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 93 Burro 17 ft
Posts: 5,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman View Post
Once we're dressed the curtains come open.
You wait until you're dressed to open the curtains? Where's the fun in that???

to the OP: I've never had a 13'er, but in general I've found that a comfy sitting place without having to unmake the bed is a highly desirable feature. Even more desirable than a shower, which I do value. (A porta potti makes a toilet unnecessary IMO).
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 04:56 PM   #63
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,070
Registry
I'm with mike. My 13 has the sofa where I can sit down if desired without making bed. I use porta potti for urgent night calls and camp showers and toilets for all the rest.

I would have preferred a 13 deluxe for the little front dinette, but I bought used and was blessed with what I found. To me the shower and bathroom in a 13 is a space grabber, but to each his own. I have a gray tank and dirty dishwater is all I want to deal with.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 7,056
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneOleMan View Post
But with the bathroom the OP would have the option of staying inside, (rain, wind, etc.) or exploring the vast outdoors in the middle of the night. As for me I really like "options".
Some people camp to enjoy the outdoors, some people camp to fuss with stuff. To each their own.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 10:39 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 8,445
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman View Post
Some people camp to enjoy the outdoors, some people camp to fuss with stuff. To each their own.
Some people camp, some travel, so some need a camper and some need a travel trailer...To each his own.
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #66
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 8,445
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampyTime View Post
I'm with mike. My 13 has the sofa where I can sit down if desired without making bed. I use porta potti for urgent night calls and camp showers and toilets for all the rest.

I would have preferred a 13 deluxe for the little front dinette, but I bought used and was blessed with what I found. To me the shower and bathroom in a 13 is a space grabber, but to each his own. I have a gray tank and dirty dishwater is all I want to deal with.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
Let's see 54" out of 120" equals 45% of the interior already dedicated as a place to sit.
16% seems a fair concession for a complete and private shower, sink and toilet.
Add to that the utility of the extra closet space and the dinette/bed concession starts to look generous.
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 11:39 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 1988 16 ft Scamp Deluxe
Posts: 25,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
.....but I can always find a loo to empty my porta-potty.
Anyplace you can dump your porta-potty, I can dump my black AND gray water. Try that with your porta-potty
Attached Files
File Type: pdf BlueToteProject.pdf (164.3 KB, 22 views)
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 04:54 AM   #68
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,070
Registry
I like that I can sleep 3 adults in my scamp. My two adult children sleep on the dinette bed and I sleep on the lower bunk of the sofa. That's more important to me as an option than a bathroom and shower.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #69
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 8,445
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampyTime View Post
I like that I can sleep 3 adults in my scamp. My two adult children sleep on the dinette bed and I sleep on the lower bunk of the sofa. That's more important to me as an option than a bathroom and shower.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
That is precisely why the bunks make objective sense and are the right choice for many Scamp owners...a place for people to sleep. Simple choice is another good reason.
Strawmen can sleep outside.
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
deryk's Avatar
 
Name: deryk
Trailer: 2012 Parkliner 2010 V6 Nissan Frontier 4x4
New Jersey
Posts: 2,085
Registry
Now my ParkLiner is only 15' long and I wouldn't trade that bathroom for anything lol...but like its been said...its all about what you need out of the trailer. I almost bought a Scamp 13 deluxe and I would have been doing the bed every morning....but its only me. Families have different needs.
__________________
deryk

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.... J.R.R. Tolkien
deryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 06:40 AM   #71
Junior Member
 
Name: Annette & Wendy
Trailer: Scamp 13
Virginia
Posts: 6
Registry
Thank you all for your advice and suggestions regarding choosing to have a bathroom or not. It helped a lot in making our decision. We chose not to get the bathroom in our 2015 13' Scamp. We love the openness and extra space for sitting and sleeping.

We'll use the porta-potty at night and are going to try CleanWaste's Toilet in a Bag option to manage the waste. We want an option that's environmentally-friendly and this seems to be the best bet for the baby Scamp.
__________________
Annette & Wendy
Wajourney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 06:25 PM   #72
Member
 
Name: Danny
Trailer: Scamp
Texas
Posts: 43
Here is what we did! The dinette is a permanent bed with a privacy curtain at each end of the kitchen cabinet that can be let out to separate either the front section or the bed section.
Attached Thumbnails
DSCF3955.jpg   DSCF3952.jpg  

Laughingindian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bathroom, scamp, scamp 13


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pros and cons of a very small 3-way refer rabbit Modifications, Alterations and Updates 21 03-19-2012 12:03 PM
Pros and Cons Alan Ursacki General Chat 11 10-01-2011 05:18 PM
Atwood Everest Star 7912 Furance = pros and cons Kurt in BC Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 02-18-2008 12:05 AM
Pros and Cons of fiberglass and Casitas Paris Winchell Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 08-02-2007 12:33 PM
Pros and Cons of different types of windows Peggy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 06-15-2007 05:25 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.