I'm just now getting around to writing my long-overdue introduction. Thankfully, this delay is because I've been having a blast renovating and camping in my new-to-me Scamp
My partner and I purchased our 2003 Scamp
in early November of last year. It was in beautiful shape and has been well cared for by two previous owners. The interior was still stock from the factory, and with the help of this forum we have made a number of modifications to make her our "own". We are former tent campers and still frequently backpack, so this has been a major upgrade for us.
Since November we've removed the carpet and installed Allure Ultra vinyl flooring, which has been wonderful since we travel with two dogs. We also painted all the existing cabinet doors, hardware, and furnace
. Lastly, we removed the couch/bunk bed and turned it into a small dinette. I was really nervous about making that first slice into the fiberglass
, but with all the helpful mod instructions on this forum it turned out beautifully. We also added a small shelf over the dinette table utilizing the former bunk tab. We leave the bed set up full time and the addition of a small dinette has made this little trailer just perfect for us.
Our current TV is a 2012 Subaru Forester, with a towing capacity of 2400lbs. We are very careful with overall weight
distribution, and find our tongue weight
is generally under 175lbs. That said, we will be upgrading our TV at the end of the year as we have found that the Forester is just too underpowered for towing in the mountains of the PNW. Until then, we'll be taking it nice and slow which is just fine by me.
We'll be at the Taidnapam gathering in a couple weeks and hope to meet some of you there. Happy camping!