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Old 01-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Scamp 19 questions

Hello forum,

I have just learned about the Scamp 19. What I need to learn about is how to hook up to a standard gooseneck or 5th wheel. I have a B&W turnover-ball and Companion 5th wheel.

Any/all suggestions welcomed.

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Old 01-13-2018, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hello forum,

I have just learned about the Scamp 19. What I need to learn about is how to hook up to a standard gooseneck or 5th wheel. I have a B&W turnover-ball and Companion 5th wheel.

Any/all suggestions welcomed.

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You might want to also look at the Escape 5.0TA.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:08 PM   #3
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I am learning about that one also.

I have a lead on to decent Scamp 19 but cannot tow it!
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:31 PM   #4
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Their hitch is even with the fender humps in the truck bed.
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What type of hitch?
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Scamp 19 uses a ball and coupler, Escape is a true 5th wheel.
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Thank you
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:27 PM   #8
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Take a look at this thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post678856
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:32 AM   #9
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All,

Thank you for the info. It appears that a dedicated hitch is needed for the Scamp. This unfortunate when your truck has a gooseneck and/or 5th wheel.

I have two options I am investigating:

https://www.scampowners.com/forums/s...seneck-adapter
(still waiting on a PM reply)

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/...onnection.aspx

The other thought was; is there a plate assembly that could be mounted to the top of a 5th wheel lower portion?

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:11 AM   #10
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All,

Thank you for the info. It appears that a dedicated hitch is needed for the Scamp. This is unfortunate when your truck has a gooseneck and/or 5th wheel.

I have two options I am investigating:

https://www.scampowners.com/forums/s...seneck-adapter
(still waiting on a PM reply)

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/...onnection.aspx

The other thought was; is there a plate assembly that could be mounted to the top of a 5th wheel lower portion?

Dennis
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:22 AM   #11
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You could have an adapter fabricated that drops down into your gooseneck receiver on one end and a 2" ball at the other to connect to the scamp. It would probably need some lateral support similar to your current companion hitch. Or attach a 2"ball to your current hitch. The other option is to modify the trailer to attach a kingpin or true gooseneck. Their is one thread with A removable kingpin adaptor. What type of truck do you have? I had to lift my Scamp 19 severe inches to clear a modern full size truck.
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Here are pictures of an "Adapter" if you will and the parts needed to fabricate the "Adapter" to mount on the Scamp 19 factory hitch that will allow you to use a "Gooseneck" ball hitch setup in the bed of your truck.

Pretty simple, cheap to build and free's your bed of the clutter of a "Fifth Wheel" Scamp hitch setup.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #13
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I have a 19.
My hitch pins to the rails in my truck bed.
I have had 2 tow vehicles and never a problem with the Reese Hitch.
The Hitch is adjustable vertically.
If the Hitch is an old type it would give you problems this wheel wells.
You can see the new type at Scamps website.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:42 AM   #14
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This is the option that looks promising. I have PM'd the original poster to get details.
(I don't have a Scamp 19 yet to measure details)

I have a gooseneck and 5th wheel configuration (B&W Turn-over Ball & Companion Slider)
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:54 AM   #15
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This would allow you to put standard rails in your truck and use the Reese style hitch that Scamp sells.

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Curt/16310.html
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Hello forum,

I have just learned about the Scamp 19. What I need to learn about is how to hook up to a standard gooseneck or 5th wheel. I have a B&W turnover-ball and Companion 5th wheel.

Any/all suggestions welcomed.

Dennis
You do know the receiver is not the standard gooseneck size of 2 5/16", it's only 2". With that said there are pictures and description of mods on the Scamp end to achieve what you want to do. Search here and the SO I, Scamp Owners International, forum.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:53 AM   #17
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Yes, I know it is 2". I have found the trailer modification article on SOI site. I have PM'd the poster to get more details. I really like this option as I can use my existing B&W Turn-over Ball.

Also, the Curt option looks doable. I cannot find anything on the Scamp site about the "new" hitch option. Actually cannot find any technical hitch details on the Scamp site.
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<sniped>I cannot find anything on the Scamp site about the "new" hitch option. Actually cannot find any technical hitch details on the Scamp site.
Are you talking about the modified 'Reese' hitch system? It is much better than the old style hitch that was permanently taking up space in the truck bed. If so what are your questions, I will answer them best I can.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:09 PM   #19
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I have a B&W Turnover Ball and Companion 5th Wheel adapter.

There appears to be three options:

1) Modify the Scamp trailer connector (2in. coupler), add a gooseneck adapter.
(this where I need some detailed specs).

2) Reese system that accommodates the "new" Scamp ball (what ever the hell that is, Scamp doesn't seem to advertise it, need web link.)

3) Anderson gooseneck adapter (secures into the Turnpver Ball). Don't know if this is the correct height.

Bottom line. Why would Scamp produce such an odd-ball and not provide some work-arounds?

Dennis
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"New" Scamp hitch

It is in quotes because it is not that new. It is definitely at least five years old. The "old" one mounted to the wheel wells, and as mentioned, it was permanently in your way. With the new one, only the flat rails stay mounted.
Go here:
https://www.scamptrailers.com/parts-store/
and look at the 5th wheel hitch items. It is right up front.
With the standard rails in place, it should be possible to use different hitches.
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