Tough spot, Rick. Are the kids too tall, too heavy for the upper bunk, or just don’t like the limited headroom? There are larger molded trailers, but the beds aren’t that much different in many cases.
Scamp’s 16' layout 7 sleeps four without using the upper bunk, but beds are still pretty narrow. A Casita
17’ Spirit standard offers the same layout with a larger dinette bed for the adults. The Escape
19 is pretty roomy and sleeps four without bunks (queen and double), but we’re talking a big investment. Any of these larger trailers might also require a tow vehicle upgrade.
Looking beyond molded fiberglass, there are conventional (non-molded) trailers with larger bunks, but again, a new tow vehicle might be required. A tent trailer gives the most sleeping space for the money and might avoid a tow vehicle upgrade. Look for a minimum 10’ box length to get larger pull-out beds.
If you decide to keep the Scamp
, the tow vehicle can be an alternative to a tent for overflow sleeping. Our Pilot sleeps 1-2 with rear seats folded. Removing the top bunk in the Scamp makes the bottom bunk more usable for a larger person. Sleeping in opposite directions makes the dinette bed roomier for two.
One last thought… depending on how old the kids are, beware of making a long-term change to solve a short-term problem. Ours were 6 and 9 when we bought our Scamp. Now they’re 15 and 18. By the time the Scamp was starting to feel cramped, I realized we only had a few years left for family camping. Between sports and part-time jobs, we haven't been able to travel as much during the high school years (COVID was a factor, too). We’ll be down to three for our next Scamp trip.
Thinking further ahead, the Escape
19 also makes a nice empty-nest trailer, with room for grandkids down the line. Always good to take a long view with molded trailers!
Welcome out of the shadows, and best wishes, whatever you decide!