I'm in the market for my first trailer. The Scamp
13' is very appealing, especially since I don't need to purchase a dedicated towing vehicle. I plan to opt for the layout with a wet bath (I'm single, no children). I plan to live in the trailer long-term, potentially one or two months. I would like input on what you have changed. I have a few of my own thoughts to start.
Starting with the convertible bed, Berthaduniverse built a very utilitarian table. Here's the link:
Having prep space is very important. I love to cook. I spend most of my time in the kitchen. What modifications have you made to the kitchen/prep area? If the weather outside is favorable, I would cook outside with my Coleman stove.
I would prefer a deeper, stainless steel sink, like the Dometic va800
. Having a cover over the sink and stove is essential. The 1.9 cubic foot fridge
seems a bit small and doesn't have a freezer. Have you swapped it out? How do you like to store dry foods and large appliances? (e.g. organizers, modular storage, bins, etc).
I live in the Pacific NW so having a heat source is important during the shoulder season. Some owners of the trailer note that the standard furnace
is poorly placed. Additionally, 16,000 BTU seems a bit overkill. Would I be better served opting to install either a Webasto or Propex heater? I like the design of the Propex HS2000 and it seems it would be a space saver.
I'm an avid backpacker and roughing it is part of my language, so the toilet is a luxury (honestly, I would be happy with just a hot shower). I have read some pros/cons of having a black tank. I would consider either a cassette toilet or a composting toilet instead. The Thetford C220
looks like a great alternative or the Nature's Head
composting toilet. I like the convenience of these designs and would consider just using them for urine.
Last, about electronics. I'm not a heavy user. But I would wire the trailer for solar
. I might consider mounting a small television with a Chromecast to stream media, or just use a laptop. What other modifications have you made? What other things would you wish you knew before buying your Scamp