We love our vintage Scamp
. Several times we have checked our what's available on the new market as we could easily afford a newer, better, more comfortable unit. After a bunch of analysis and talking about it, we decide to just stay with what we already have.
To cause us to make a 'move', here's what would sell us.
1. Similar aerodynamics and weight
as the Scamp
2. Insulation to make those winter evenings and nights enroute from Washington to California and other points south on our winter excursions more comfortable.
3. Stronger frame, especially in the area where it curves into a V as required for the ball hitch.
4. Soft, compliant suspension similar to the early Cadillac front wheel drive models of the mid-80's.
5. Option of several hub styles to fit the wheels of whatever tow vehicle one might own. (Saves on needing a spare for the trailer plus, if one tows with a light
full size pickup, the load rating for typical LT tires
is more than enough (my 83 diesel Blazer rides nicely on a set of 31x10.50-15 Michelins)
6. Interior cabinets should not have doors, i.e. should not be designed to look like a house kitchen, for better visibility of contents, air circulation and ease of cleaning.
7. All interior surfaces should be molded, smooth and shiny so at the end of each trip clean-up can be accomplished with a garden hose or small pressure washer.
8. Should have a built-in composting toilet similar to "Airhead" or "Natures head" that are becoming popular with the boating crowd.
9. Seat backs need to be sloping. This could be accomplished with tapered cushions in existing designs.
10. Exterior gel-coat deteriorates quickly unless a lot of cleaning and waxing is done often. An automotive paint-clear coat finish would solve this.