What is a Scamp Travel Trailer? An Owner’s Review


scamp 13 travel trailer
Scamp 13 Deluxe Trailer

If you’ve been looking into small trailers, you may have heard about Scamp Trailers. Like many people, you might be wondering, “What is a Scamp Trailer?”

A Scamp Travel Trailer is a lightweight, compact molded fiberglass travel trailer that can be ordered with or without a bathroom. Scamp manufacturers a 13′, a 16′, and a 19′ trailer. Each size has many floor plan options and all floor plans have the option for a wet bath.  A “wet bath” is a bathroom where the toilet and shower are located in the same enclosure. Scamp trailers are made in the USA and Scamp outsources parts from manufacturers in the USA. Scamp Trailers, a family-owned business, has a reputation for manufacturing travel trailers that are durable, economical, and lightweight. Scamp trailers have many advantages. All Scamp trailers come equipped with sound-dampening fabric insulation that lines the walls. Each Scamp has a galley kitchen and a dining table that converts into a bed. Let’s look at some information about the Scamp Trailer:

How Much Does a Scamp Trailer Cost?

The 13′ Scamp trailer costs between $19,921 and $25,856. The 16′ food Scamp trailer costs between $24,274 and $31,289. The 19′ Scamp trailer (fifth-wheel) costs $35,445. These prices are for the base model with no options.

Why are Scamp Trailers so expensive?

Rather than being cookie-cutter trailers on an assembly line, Scamp trailers are built to order. Building a trailer to order is far more expensive than building on an assembly line. Each Scamp is built using a fiberglass mold.

Purchasing the molds is expensive and the fiberglass material is also more costly than materials used on traditionally built trailers like wood and aluminum. The number of trailers that can be built is limited by how many molds are available and the length of time it takes to process each trailer in the mold.

Scamp trailers are made in the USA in Backus Minnesota. Scamp Trailers sources all parts from companies in the US. In addition, they are quality-made trailers and the company does not skimp on design or finishes.

What is the Wait Time for Purchasing a Scamp Trailer?

The wait time for a Scamp Trailer is nearly two years. If you ordering a Scamp trailer right now, you will be ordering model.

Can a Scamp Trailer Fit in a Garage?

Even the smallest Scamp, the Scamp 13, will not fit in a standard-sized garage. The shortest Scamp, the Scamp 13 is 7′ 6″ inches tall. Most garage doors are 7′ tall. The 16′ foot Scamp is even taller coming in a 7′ 10′ tall. And, the Scamp 19 is even taller. The tallest part of the Scamp 19 is 8′ 10″!,

What Vehicle Can Tow a Scamp Trailer?

A 4-cylinder car with a tow rating above 2200 lbs. can tow a Scamp 13, making it one of the easiest to purchase without always needing to upgrade vehicles. We towed our Scamp 13 with a 4-cylinder Toyota RAV-4. The Scamp 16 can be towed by most mid-sized trucks or SUVs with a tow rating above 3500 lbs. and the Scamp 19 can be towed with a truck with a tow rating above 3400 lbs. Be sure to check your vehicle tow rating.

Do Scamp Trailers Have Brakes?

Electric trailer brakes are an option at additional cost on the Scamp 13 and come standard on the Scamp 16 and Scamp 19. Trailer brake requirements vary from state to state. Be sure to check your state trailer brake laws for your size trailer.

Do Scamp Trailers have Bathrooms?

Scamp 13, 16, and 19 can all be ordered with a wet bath. A wet bath is a bathroom where the toilet and shower are in the same enclosure.

How Do I Buy a Scamp Trailer?

Scamp trailers are purchased directly through the factory. You have the option of picking the trailer up at the factory or having it delivered. There is a fee associated with delivery. Scamp has a network of owners who are happy to show you their Scamp trailer.

Can you finance a Scamp Trailer?

Scamp Trailers does not facilitate the financing of their trailers; however, there are many companies that will finance a Scamp trailer.

Does Scamp Trailer Offer a Generator?

A Honda EU2200i generator is available as an option when you purchase your Scamp. The Honda 2200 is a 2200 Watt Inverter Generator.

Floor plans and Sizes

You can order a Scamp trailer in three different sizes: 13′ 16′ and 19′. In addition, they come with many different floor plans.

Sizes

How are Scamp Trailers measured?

Scamp trailer size is measured lengthwise from the bumper to the hitch.

Scamp TrailerSize
Scamp 1313 feet
Scamp 1616 feet
Scamp 19 (fifth wheel)19 feet
Scamp Trailer Sizes

Floor Plans

Scamp Trailers come in several different floor plans each size. It’s important to note that each size has a standard or deluxe option to choose from.

Standard vs Deluxe – What is Included?

The two main differences between the standard Scamp and deluxe Scamp are that the Deluxe Scamp is outfitted with beautiful oak or birch cabinets and comes standard with a larger main bed. We had the deluxe version of the Scamp 13 with the wood cabinets which makes it look more like a camper and less like a boat.

The Scamp 13 Standard has a 44″ wide bed, with the option of ordering the 54″ bed at an additional cost, while the Scamp 13 Deluxe comes standard with a 54″ bed. Both the Scamp 16 and 19 standard are equipped with a 1.9 cu. ft. refrigerator, while the deluxe is equipped with a 3.7 cu. ft. refrigerator. A 6.7 cu. ft. refrigerator is an option on one Scamp 19 model.

Scamp 13

The Scamp 13 is very compact and cozy.  Both the standard and deluxe models are available with or without a wet bath.  If you forgo the wet bath in the standard model, you can choose the sofa that converts to bunk beds.  Options for the floor plans for the deluxe model are front dinette, front bunk beds or wet bath.  All floor plans come with an interior kitchen and a dinette that makes it into a full-sized bed. 

The best thing about the 13′ Scamp is that you can pull it with a smaller vehicle.  Our first camper that my husband and I had together was a 13′ Scamp. We loved it because we could pull it with our 4-cylinder Toyota RAV-4. As always, be sure to check your vehicle tow rating and your trailer gross vehicle rating (GVWR) before towing. 

Scamp 13 Floor Plans
Scamp 13 Floor Plans
Scamp 13 Floor Plans
Scamp 13 Floor Plans

In the standard Scamp, the bed width is 44″, but you can also get the standard with a wide bed which is 54″ wide.  The deluxe model comes with the larger 54-inch bed.  We had the deluxe model and it was cozy for two of us on a 54-inch bed; I can’t imagine sleeping two people on a 44-inch bed.  The length of the bed is approximately 75″  so if you are 6′ 3″ you can sleep on the outside of the bed, just barely, since the bed is curved near the wall.

A 1.9 cubic foot refrigerator that runs on propane or electricity comes standard but doesn’t have a freezer.  When we had our 13′ Scamp, I missed having ice for drinks and ice cream for dessert. 

As options, you can get an air conditioner, a furnace, and an awning. A power roof vent is also optional.  And like I said, the deluxe models have beautiful oak or birch cabinetry.  All models come with a 2-burner stove and, as an option, you can get two five-gallon propane tanks.

If you are not interested in getting a wet bath with your Deluxe Scamp, you can opt for the front sofa that turns into bunk beds or a front dinette that will convert to a child-sized bed.

Scamp 13 Specifications:
CostBase Model (no options): $19,921 to 25,856
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating2200 lbs.
Water Heater Capacity6 gallons
LP Gas Capacity5/10 gallons
Sleeps2-4
Standard FlooringVinyl or Carpet
Fresh Water Capacity12 gallons
Grey Water Capacity21 gallons
Waste Water (black tank) Capacity9 gallons
Stove2-burner
Refrigerator Size1.9 cubic foot
Rear Bed Width44″ or 54″ (standard or deluxe)
Interior Height6′ 2″
Overall Width6′ 8″
Scamp 13 Specifications
OptionCost
Furnace (16,000 BTU)$420
Roof Fan$275
Electric Trailer Brakes$275
54″ Rear bed (Standard Scamp Only)$500
Group 27 Battery Pack$50
Roof Air Conditioner$799
Duel 20# Propane Tanks$120
Solar Panel Kit$475
Scamp 13 Costs with Options

Scamp 16

Scamp also manufactures a 16′ trailer.  The Scamp 16 has seven floor plans, making it the most versatile of the Scamp trailers. The deluxe model has four floor plans.  Layout “D” has two convertible dinettes and a couch that folds into a bunk bed.   This layout doesn’t have a bathroom and sleeps five.  Layouts A, B, and C have a wet bath, but layout “A” has an additional dinette so that you can convert the rear dinette into a bed and still have a place to eat.  This option sleeps 3. 

The Scamp 16 Standard has five floor plans.  Layout 3 has a front sofa that converts into bunks and no bathroom.  Layout 4 has a wet bath along with the front sofa that converts into bunk beds.  Both these layouts sleep four. Both layouts 5 and 6 have a wet bath, but layout six has an additional dinette so that you can convert the rear dinette into a bed and still have a place to eat.  This option sleeps 3.  Option 6 has a little more counter space and storage. 

Scamp 16 Floor Plans
Scamp 16 Deluxe Floor Plan
Scamp 16 Floor Plans
Scamp 16 Standard Floor Plans
CostBase Model (no options): $24,274 – $31,289
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating3500 lbs.
Water Heater Capacity6 gallons
LP Gas Capacity5/10 gallons
Sleeps2-5
Standard FlooringVinyl or Carpet
Fresh Water Capacity12 gallons
Grey Water Capacity21 gallons
Waste Water (black tank) Capacity9 gallons
Stove2-burner
Refrigerator Size3.7 or 6.7 cubic foot
Interior Height6′ 2″
Overall Width6′ 8″
Scamp 16 Specifications

Popular Scamp 16 Options with Cost

OptionCost
Furnace (16,000 BTU)$420
Roof Fan$275
Electric Tongue Jack$210
12′ Awning$1,100
Group 27 Battery Pack$50
Roof Air Conditioner$799
Duel 20# Propane Tanks$120
Solar Panel Kit$475
Popular Scamp 16 Options with Cost
Scamp 19 (fifth wheel)

The Scamp 19 is a compact fifth wheel.  The Scamp 19 is similar to the Scamp 16 but has the addition of a queen-sized loft bed that sits over the truck bed.  The front sofa converts to bunk beds. The standard Scamp 19 has a smaller side bathroom.  The rear dinette converts into a bed. The Scamp 19 Standard sleeps 6.  The Deluxe Scamp 19 has two layouts, layout A and Layout B.  Both layouts have a slightly larger bathroom at the front of the trailer.  Layout A has the bathroom located in the front of the trailer.  Layout A sleeps four; two in the loft bed and two in the converted dinette.  With layout A, you can have the optional 6.7 cubic foot 3-way refrigerator, which seems like a nice advantage to me.  Layout B comes with a 3.7 cubic foot 3-way refrigerator.

Scamp 19 Floor Plan
Scamp 19 Floor Plans
CostBase Model (no options): $35,445
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating3400 lbs.
Water Heater Capacity6 gallons
LP Gas Capacity10 gallons
Sleeps4-6
Standard FlooringVinyl or Carpet
Fresh Water Capacity12 gallons
Grey Water Capacity21 gallons
Waste Water (black tank) Capacity9 gallons
Stove2-burner
Refrigerator Size3.7 or 6.7 cubic foot
Interior Height6′ 2″
Overall Width6′ 8″
Scamp 19 Costs with Options

Popular Scamp 19 Options with Cost

OptionCost
Furnace (16,000 BTU)$420
Roof Fan$275
Electric Trailer Brakes$275
54″ Rear bed (Standard Scamp Only)$500
Group 27 Battery Pack$50
Roof Air Conditioner$799
Solar Panel Kit$475
Popular Scamp 19 Options with Cost

Conclusion

I thoroughly enjoyed our Scamp and think you would enjoy one too!

Crystyn Chase

Crystyn enjoys traveling to new locations off the beaten path. She's passionate about RV adventure travel and her desire is to share that love with readers. She is married to Doug and has a playful German Shepherd named Trinity. When not on the road, Crystyn enjoys gardening and food preservation.

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