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Old 11-01-2021, 07:37 PM   #1
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F250 vs. SCAMP

Anyone hauling a scamp gooseneck with an F250? Iím concerned with my bed height I have a 2020 F250 and my scamp 16 is an 86 model. We bought it cheap and will be over hauling it, but first Iíve got to figure out how to get it to my house 2 hours away...
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Old 11-01-2021, 07:48 PM   #2
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Scamp 16 is a "bumper hitch", so there should be no problems with the height. Scamp 19 is a different story and the height does matter. If that is the case, the Scamp should have the three inch axle lift.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:12 PM   #3
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Scamp 16 is a "bumper hitch", so there should be no problems with the height. Scamp 19 is a different story and the height does matter. If that is the case, the Scamp should have the three inch axle lift.
Paul, thanks for the quick response. My apologies Iím a newbie to Scamp. I think Iíve convinced myself itís a 16 but is actually a 19 gooseneck. Iíve got a flat bed but I donít have the correct ball in it. From my understanding the trailer has a 2Ē ball. Would you see any issues with flipping my 10Ē drop B&W hitch on my bumper pull hitch upwards and towing like this? May look funny but I just need to get it home and then address the issue ��. The neck on the camper comes out at like a 45 degree angle so I think I would just have to keep an eye on my corners while turning.
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To tow the Scamp 19 you must have a 2 inch ball. We have seen all kinds of "interesting" pictures on this forum of how to tow, or not, a Scamp. But seriously, you probably could tow it with the 10" drop flipped to be a 10" rise. When you hook up and verify good ground clearance, you can probably get it home safely if it is not too far and not in rush hour traffic. Good luck!
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I believe that Scamp recommends 45” height to top of 2” ball. If flipping your 10” drop gets you close, you should be OK.
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Old 11-02-2021, 04:21 PM   #6
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I believe that Scamp recommends 45” height to top of 2” ball. If flipping your 10” drop gets you close, you should be OK.
But it will tow much better if you raise the Scamp's axle and mount the 2" ball over your F250s rear axle like a goose neck.
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But it will tow much better if you raise the Scamp's axle and mount the 2" ball over your F250s rear axle like a goose neck.
Won't argue that, but he is looking to just get it home.
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Old 11-04-2021, 05:37 AM   #8
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I tow mine with a F250 6.7 4x4
The box rails are definitely to high..
I built a bumper tow hitch that worked fine to get it home but if I had to do a longer run I would have put braces from it to the bed bolts.
Then I built my own "Gooseneck" hitch and it works great towing off the factory's bed "puck system"

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Happy to help if you have any questions...
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Old 11-04-2021, 06:25 AM   #9
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This is the "bumper tow" hitch I built to get mine home...
I am not Sure if the 10" lift is high enough How far back from the bumper would it be? Wondering about the flat decks aft corners hitting when turning?
Do you have a picture of your flat deck?
Do you have the "factory puck towing kit" in the flat deck?
If it's a flat deck you don't have bed rails to worry about?

This was my "get home hitch" that I built.
P.S. put better chains on the factory ones that mine came with were a joke
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Just remember that the pin weight is somewhere around 400 lbs!
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