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Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-07-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By zack sc
Picking up new Scamp 13: where to camp?

My sister-in-law is picking up a new Scamp 13 in Backus, MN in a week or so, and she realized that she doesn't really know where to camp. Is it going to be hard to find places to stay in a Scamp in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-04-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By zack sc
Thanks a lot!

Thanks. These comments are really helpful. I did not know about these options.

PS. I spoke to a guy at e-trailer today, and he did not seem aware of these options either (surprisingly).
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-04-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By zack sc
Using a rockerball to add 1" of height to my ball mount?

I have been towing a newish Scamp 13 with a 2012 4Runner using a 2" drop ball mount (in a 2" receiver). I do some camping where I have to move around from spot to spot, so getting the trailer level...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,284
Posted By zack sc
This is an excellent thread. Really helpful and...

This is an excellent thread. Really helpful and interesting. Much appreciated.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Thanks Alex. I won't mess with those.

Thanks Alex. I won't mess with those.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Thanks Gordon. Are there any particular switches...

Thanks Gordon. Are there any particular switches you would recommend? The wire associated with the "rear of trailer" fuse, is a bit heavier gauge than I expected. (And it is a 20 amp fuse.) I think I...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Thanks a lot. For the rear camera, I am not sure...

Thanks a lot. For the rear camera, I am not sure which wires to cut. It is really difficult to tell which wires go to the camera,
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Are these brown things connectors? Is that a...

Are these brown things connectors? Is that a possible place to put a switch? Can you take them apart (disconnect the wires) and then use them again? Thanks very much.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-19-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By zack sc
Adding 12 volt dc switches in a Scamp 13.

I like to be able to switch off particular segments of the DC power in my 2021 Scamp 13. It has a couple things that draw power, like the back up camera, and others that glow pretty brightly at night...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-14-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
So the delay, in the end, didn’t really seem to...

So the delay, in the end, didn’t really seem to matter. I guess technically, maybe I had some expired temporary Minnesota plates for a while,. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the exact date when the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-14-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
I got it registered last week. In the end, there...

I got it registered last week. In the end, there was no real problem at the DMV, and they did not even come out to look at the vin or to look at the trailer or anything. So maybe I didnít really need...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-26-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By zack sc
What are some of your other favorite true deep...

What are some of your other favorite true deep cycle batteries?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-25-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By zack sc
Powering Scamp furnace with auxiliary 12 volt supply.

I have a newish Scamp 13 with a back up camera that will drain about five amp hours overnight. There is an on-off switch for the entire 12 V system, so I can turn that off when boondocking and not...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-25-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By zack sc
I would like the second what Gordon2 says; 12 V...

I would like the second what Gordon2 says; 12 V batteries are really interesting and worth learning about. And I have a question: In the 12 V, group 27 Lead-acid world for Boondocking, is there...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-25-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By zack sc
I had a 50-50 chance of getting that upright. I...

I had a 50-50 chance of getting that upright. I think I have an idea what to do next time.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-25-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By zack sc
Tension rod. Seems good. Thanks for the excellent...

Tension rod. Seems good. Thanks for the excellent idea.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-25-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By zack sc
Thatís a good idea. Thanks. I am going to try...

Thatís a good idea. Thanks. I am going to try that now. Where is easier to set up, and when itís not up things will still slide on the floor easily, which might be good for moving things around when...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By zack sc
Using traction or a shock cord to keep things from shifting around under the rear bun

I was thinking of maybe putting some traction on the floor under the rear bunk of a scamp 13 to keep things from sliding forward while towing. I mean, stuff like they use on stand up paddle board...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By zack sc
A lot of complex issues here. As it may take you...

A lot of complex issues here. As it may take you some time to sort all that out, there is one thing to bear in mind to optimize the longevity of your new battery. Lithium batteries do not like to be...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
Thanks a lot everyone. I have not gotten around...

Thanks a lot everyone. I have not gotten around to going to the DMV yet. I will report back when I do. I’ve just been having too much fun and sort of outback areas and haven’t gotten around to it....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-23-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By zack sc
Scamp 13. Towing with furnace on.

I have a pretty new Scamp 13 with the built-in furnace. This is a really naÔve question. I wondered, when I am relocating from a day spot to a night sleeping spot, maybe traveling 3 miles or so, is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-18-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
Do we need insurance for the Scamp? How does that...

Do we need insurance for the Scamp? How does that work?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-18-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
I didn't end up going last week. I am gonna go to...

I didn't end up going last week. I am gonna go to the DMV on Wed or Thurs hopefully. Thanks all for the great advice! I guess some AAA offices can do it? (Long Beach) But maybe most cannot? Anyway,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
I am going tomorrow. I let you know how it goes.

I am going tomorrow. I let you know how it goes.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
PTI?

Thanks. Good advice.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-12-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
Someone at AAA said I have to go to DMV? Because...

Someone at AAA said I have to go to DMV? Because it involves creating a title. Really surprised me. I thought AAA could do all that. Am I getting the runaround?
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-11-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,979
Posted By zack sc
Has anyone tried the Milliard 6 inch...

Has anyone tried the Milliard 6 inch Tri-Fold-folding mattress? It will save me a lot of money compared to Southern Mattress. There is a cot size: 75 x 31 inches which I think may fit pretty well in...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-09-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,979
Posted By zack sc
is 78 inches too long?

I am thinking about a twin-size tri-fold mattress to use for a single back bed (instead of the Scamp Cushions). Standard size for that is 78" x 38" x 4". And I am wondering: is 78 inches too long?...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-08-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By zack sc
Thanks Jon. I think I will do the same. Use the...

Thanks Jon. I think I will do the same. Use the 2" drop drawbar for local and off-road, and keep a 4" drop drawbar around for longer highway trips. That way I mostly have the front about 2 inches...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-06-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By zack sc
Awesome discussion here. As always, thank you...

Awesome discussion here. As always, thank you very much. Really appreciate it!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-01-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By zack sc
2Ē high

Interesting. I think what youíre saying is that towing with the front a couple inches high is a good thing in general. Is that right? I am actually doing that already just to keep the Jack foot from...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-01-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By zack sc
I think that with the Jack foot off, I can...

I think that with the Jack foot off, I can probably get away with the existing Jack. I have had to make another accommodation: I tow with a 2 inch drop hitch instead of a 4 inch drop. A 4 inch drop...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-01-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By zack sc
Yes.

Yes, that is exactly what Iím talking about. The Jack foot. Mine looks just like that and I can take it off very easily. I remember being really surprised to read something that said:: donít keep...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-01-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By zack sc
Registering a new Scamp in California.

I just bought a new Scamp and had it delivered to California. Does anyone have any advice for getting it registered at AAA or going to the DMV? I am wondering if I need to bring the Scamp with me in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-01-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By zack sc
Towing with skid plate on or off: which is better.

I have a scamp 13 which I tow with a 2012 forerunner. I have always assumed that you should leave the skid plate on when you tow, but recently I think I’ve read or heard somewhere that you’re...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-28-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By zack sc
Installing an on-off switch for Furrion back-up camera.

I very recently got a new Scamp 13 (bunk option in front). Because I camp a lot around trees I paid for the rear/back-up camera option. It is a Furrion Vision S4.3 with infrared night vision ......
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-25-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By zack sc
New Scamp, front window shield: do I need it?

I got a new Scamp and it has a big, beautiful front window (no bathroom option). (see picture) When I am camping it is nice to enjoy that view out the front window, so I take the shield off. But the...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 03-01-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By zack sc
Thanks Civilguy. I would like to try that one....

Thanks Civilguy. I would like to try that one. Very difficult to find it at the appropriate price. ($170). Home Depot doesn't sell or ship it to my area... Also, but the way, it is really heavy;...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 02-28-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By zack sc
A really really small microwave.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a very very small microwave oven. I would love to have the convenience, but, in a Scamp 13, what I have been able to find so far has seemed too big. I tried a 0.6...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-07-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By zack sc
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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-07-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By zack sc
Lead-acid battery inside tow vehicle?

Is it OK to keep a small, 22 Amp hour, sealed lead acid battery inside my tow vehicle, like on the floor on the passenger seat side? I was thinking of keeping it around for just back up, and wondered...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-28-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By zack sc
cool idea. thanks.

cool idea. thanks.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-26-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By zack sc
Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot Gompka. Everything you say makes sense to me.

Regarding the Jackery 1000 (kWh), there is a lot to like about it; the light weight, the beautiful design and interface... I charge...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-19-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By zack sc
Thanks a lot!

I realize maybe there are certain things I need to be aware of related to braking in a new scamp. Axles, breaks, adjustments...? What do I need to know and do in that first year with a new Scamp?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-19-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By zack sc
Best chocks and advice for parking Scamp on hillside in windy area?

I often have to camp in areas where there are ridges, ravines and sometimes high winds. I have never had a problem, but I figure I don't want to learn the hard way and find my Scamp 13 in a ravine...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By zack sc
Is it better to have a new Scamp delivered by flatbed or towed?

I am getting a new Scamp 13 delivered soon, and it turns out I have a choice between having someone deliver it to California by towing it or waiting a week and having it delivered by flatbed. I don't...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-04-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By zack sc
Well, not exactly. I’m not connecting directly to...

Well, not exactly. I’m not connecting directly to the battery but rather to the MPPT input. But I do think that the NPPT input is generally expecting a higher voltage, as you say and so I haven’t...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-03-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By zack sc
I think it’s actually about a 18 degree grade. In...

I think it’s actually about a 18 degree grade. In that case, it must be about 2000 feet long with a drop of 600 feet. ( I didn’t do a precise calculation, but I think the angle whose sin is 0.25,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-03-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By zack sc
Integrating a lithium ion battery with the Scamp 12 volt system.

I recently bought a deep cycle Trojan battery, group 27, which is mounted in the usual place on the tongue of my 2015 Scamp. Then I also bought a Jackery explorer 1000, a 1000 W hour lithium ion...
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