I am in the process of updating the blog posts I had written on lightweight trailers from 2007 to 2010. I will start with the ones I have written about before and then see if I can find some new ones. The economy has been hard on RV manufacturers and I expect I will find some travel trailers are no longer made.
Small campers are very economical; especially important with today’s high fuel costs. All three size Scamps have been designed to be towed by small cars, SUVs, mini vans, and trucks. The aerodynamic design assures high fuel efficiency and most people can tow the Scamp with a vehicle they already own.
Scamp Standard Fifth Wheel Trailer
I originally wrote up the Scamp 19-foot fifth-wheel in April of 2010.
All photographs and floor plans are from the ScampTrailers.com website.
Overall length: 19 feet
Overall height: 8 feet 10 inches
Overall width: 6 feet 8 inches
Interior length: 17 feet 10 inches
Interior height: 6 feet 3 inches
Interior width: 6.5 feet
Approx. weight: 2000 lbs.
Tires: 13” C load radial, spare tire wheel and cover
Hitch weight: 400 lbs. approx
5000 lb. hitch, 3500 lb. axle
Torsion bar suspension
Mounted stabilizer jacks
Fiberglass construction, R15 insulation, 11 gauge steel frame, fiberglass coated floor
Dual gas tanks, 12 gallon fresh water tank
20 amp power converter, 12 and 120 volt lighting, 25’ service cord, porch light, outside step
Sleeps one to six: table converts to bed, sofa converts to bunks, queen size bed in loft
Two burner stove, sink, ice box
Upholstered interior, cushions, carpet
Wood panel interior doors
Sliding windows/screens with curtains, rear opening window, roof vent
Privacy room (for porta-potty)
Scamp Custom 5th Wheel Trailer
If you choose a custom Scamp 5th wheel, you have the same excellent construction with additional floor plans and amenities. This plan has upgraded woodwork, toilet and shower and stairs to loft, among other upgrades. This 5th wheel will sleep 4 comfortably.
Scamp Standard Travel Trailers
Scamp also manufacturers a lightweight 13-foot and 16-foot travel trailer, with and without front bathroom or bunk beds Below are two layouts for the standard 13-foot and five layouts for the standard 16-foot lightweight travel trailer. The 13-foot can sleep 4-6 people without the bathroom. The 16-foot can sleep 4-6 people dependent on configuration.
Scamp Custom 13-Foot and 16-Foot Travel Trailers
If you choose a custom Scamp 13 or 16 foot lightweight travel trailer, you have additional floor plans and amenities.
I see Scamp travel trailers and 5th-wheels at campgrounds and on the road. On the road, they look like they are easy to pull. In the campgrounds, they look very livable. ScampTrailers.com has an owners’ club and a parts store, accessible via the website. One thing the website does not have is the prices. However, looking at used Scamp trailers, I would guess the 5th wheel is over $20K, especially if you upgrade. As for the 13 and 16-foot travel trailers, I would just be guessing. However, the Scamp line of trailers are well-built, aerodynamic trailers. Notice that no interior space is wasted. Depending on where you live, you may want to add the air conditioner and an awning.
If I did not need the space for sleeping, I would want a bathroom or at least a porta-potty in a privacy room. You can do away with interior bathrooms completely by setting up a tent in the shade with a porta-potty, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and a jug of water. If you have little ones, line the floor of the tent with plastic. Hang lights or place solar lights along the pathway to the tent and no one gets lost.
While looking for prices, I did recognize the fact that Scamp Trailers hold their value,