Originally Posted by rdickens
On request, Scamp
will build their 16 foot Deluxe A with the sofa/bunk-beds up front instead of the front dinette...
The standard side bath (layout 4) has the same functionality and a lower cost, except the dinette bed is narrower (45" versus 54"). There's a decent chance of finding a used standard layout 4.
Scamp bunks are weight
limited to about 120 pounds. (I say "about" because there is no official rating from Scamp. I've heard numbers from 80 pounds to 150 pounds (that's what a guy in the parts department at Scamp told me on the phone ). I've had my 160 pounds on it and nothing creaked, bent, or broke, but 120 pounds sounds more plausible. That number was reported by a forum member who visited the Scamp factory and spoke with the production manager.)
Something to consider as your kids grow: most bunks being weight-limited, except...
, mentioned in an earlier post, has adult sized and rated bunks. Their queen is a full 60" wide, too. But they're pretty far from you.
Bed size is also something to consider as you compare options. There is no standard for RV beds as there is for residential mattresses. Many beds designated "double" or "queen" are smaller than standard. You have to ask. Both beds in the Bigfoot
gaucho layout are pretty narrow: 44" and 48" as I recall.
Given proximity and the unfavorable exchange rate to buy a US product, I still think Escape might be your best bet to buy new, or a Bigfoot or Boler 17'er if you're planning to shop used.