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Old 05-22-2015, 07:37 AM   #1
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Scamp 19 hitch modification

I have the base rails installed. The design is in mind and next week, my weldor son and I will complete the modification and the install of the hitch in the Nissan. Then it's on to this summer's trailer maintenance and modifications.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:24 PM   #2
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This was my solution to this problem - do a search on
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #3
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This was my solution to this problem - do a search on
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Thanks John,

That topic devolved a bit, but I Like your solution. Your hitch is much more elegant than what I am planning. (Well, for now anyway). I am going to adapt my bolt in Scamp hitch to fit the base rails using some 1/2 x 1 1/2 bar stock.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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This is the completed hitch. Next step is to get the Scamp out of the shed and get it rewired.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #5
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did you try it? can you post picture of the scamp hook on your Nissan
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Don't know anything about a scamp 5th wheel but your hitch looks real close to the cab of the truck. A friend of mine took out his rear window because his hitch was too close and on a tight turn corner of camper hit the window and smashed it.
Will yours clear and/or did you have to modifie the goose neck on trailer?
Others may want to know.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:50 PM   #7
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Hi Gerry, I'll show you my Tacoma - 5th wheel set up in a few weeks, a the Spring Fling. I don't know anything about the Frontiers. My setup worked out so that the tightest truck turn will still have about 8 inches between the cab and the Scamp loft. Backing up is a different story, jackknifing can result in a disaster.
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I looked at a scamp 5th wheel years ago and it wasn't a ball couple but a regular pin and plate like I have for my 31ft holiday rambler 5th wheel.
Trouble was my 3/4 ton Silverado's bed was too high to get under the camper so I didn't buy it.
John is your a goose neck or pin & plate?
Just looking at Dennis's pictures the hitch assembly is over the axle, which is where it should be, but it looks real close to the cab of the truck.
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I looked at a scamp 5th wheel years ago and it wasn't a ball couple but a regular pin and plate like I have for my 31ft holiday rambler 5th wheel.
Trouble was my 3/4 ton Silverado's bed was too high to get under the camper so I didn't buy it.
John is your a goose neck or pin & plate?
Just looking at Dennis's pictures the hitch assembly is over the axle, which is where it should be, but it looks real close to the cab of the truck.
That king pin and plate had to be a DIY add on, I think Scamp always had the 2" ball, about 15" up from the bed. Yes, for a Silverado you would need the 3" lift. Mine has it and it is about right, even for the Tacoma.
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