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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-15-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By jjorgensen
CVT towing

Most current CVT transmissions top out at 1500lbs, because they use a belt between to pinch rollers and the rollers adjust to different pinch sizes to provide forward movement and variable ratios. ...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-31-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
Bad gas mileage

our experience has been bad gas mileage, without head winds we can see anywhere from 17-19mpg, even going through mountains (7% grade), however when we hit head winds (20+) miles per hour our gas...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-23-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By jjorgensen
I would have to agree, we only cover our Scamp in...

I would have to agree, we only cover our Scamp in the winter time, and it does take at least an hour to put the cover on and another hour to take it off in the spring. I would much rather have a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-22-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By jjorgensen
We got our cover off of ebay, but we did not go...

We got our cover off of ebay, but we did not go with a cheap one, we have used it 3 winters without issue and will use it for at least another one. We've never had a problem with rodents, but we...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-15-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,582
Posted By jjorgensen
The escape is also built on the focus platform...

The escape is also built on the focus platform and it still hauls very well and is very stable.
I will say that I wouldn't tow our scamp without trailer brakes on the escape as the difference in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-14-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,582
Posted By jjorgensen
We have a 2016 Escape and love it

We took our scamp 16 from Iowa to Glacier National Park in MT and back and never had a problem, we went up through the continental divide and were able to comfortably maintain 40 mph, we could've...
Forum: General Chat 06-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,764
Posted By jjorgensen
We've named ours the stargazer, as we like to...

We've named ours the stargazer, as we like to take it to places where we can see the stars. Also we are star trek fans and its the name of a lesser know starship.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-13-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By jjorgensen
Adding a water heater

I've got a 6 gallon atwood water heater and i'm looking at putting it into my Scamp 16. I'm trying to decide the best location for the water heater.

Currently I'm thinking under the drivers side...
Forum: Money Matters 05-13-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By jjorgensen
Progressive

We insure our Scamp through progressive, I was able to get a quote through their website, I don't recall what all I had to have but I do believe I had to put a VIN number in to get the quote.

For...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,518
Posted By jjorgensen
We purchased a 8" memory foam mattress and just...

We purchased a 8" memory foam mattress and just cut it to size using a hot knife, we had to open the cover that came on it to cut it down, but after trimming and sewing it back together it fits...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-06-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By jjorgensen
That definitely a good possibility, if its...

That definitely a good possibility, if its anything like the Scamp the wiring comes in through the front bench and they use crimp splices, I had trouble with the front passenger light and it ended up...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
I found the article on the brake controller that...

I found the article on the brake controller that Frank put in, it is full of pictures, the problem he had was the plug he purchased was defective and he had to replace it, and after that everything...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
I put a brake controller on my 2016 and had no...

I put a brake controller on my 2016 and had no issues, took me about 2 hours to run the 12v and brake controller lines to the hitch. Hardest part was getting through the firewall plug in the dash.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
Looking at the Escape capacities on the 2016 even...

Looking at the Escape capacities on the 2016 even if you are pulling 3500lbs you still have room to add another 500lbs in the Escape before hitting the GCWR. I believe the Scamp 16 also tends to run...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
The 2013-2017 Ford Escape 2.0L with tow package...

The 2013-2017 Ford Escape 2.0L with tow package is rated at 3500lbs, you just have to look at the specs page to see that option as they don't advertise it well.

The old 2.0L was only rated to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
Another thought comes to mind, if you are looking...

Another thought comes to mind, if you are looking at something new the general rule is to have at least 1500 miles on a vehicle before you tow with it.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,594
Posted By jjorgensen
We just purchased a 2016 Escape with towing our...

We just purchased a 2016 Escape with towing our Scamp 16 in mind, we got it with the factory hitch installed. With the factory tow package we are rated at 350lbs of tongue and 3500lbs of trailer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-06-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By jjorgensen
Yes, the trailer was Registered in South Dakota...

Yes, the trailer was Registered in South Dakota when we bought it, but the previous owners had used an incorrect VIN and Iowa DMV told us we needed to get the right one as it wouldn't be accepted as...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-06-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By jjorgensen
VIN Number

I would check to make sure they gave you the VIN correctly. We had an issue with our VIN number as stated when we bought our Scamp, we purchased it in SD and lived in IA and Iowa told us that the VIN...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-23-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,123
Posted By jjorgensen
We use a friction sway control on our 16ft scamp,...

We use a friction sway control on our 16ft scamp, I got mine at Harbor Freight, looks to be identical to the curt system. Trailer Sway Control Kit...
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