Scamp Trailer Reviews

Scamp trailers have been part of the travel trailer scene since the ’70s. They have stood the test of time in terms of durability and quality. Entirely American made in their plant in Minnesota; scamp trailers have a solid base of ardent supporters who love these compact trailers. The lightweight fiberglass body, budget-friendly price, and low maintenance features of the scamp trailer are just some of the many reasons campers love these trailers.

Like everything else, there are pros and cons to scamp trailers that any potential buyer needs to be aware of before getting a scamp trailer. Here are scamp trailer reviews on the pros and cons of the scamp trailer.

Scamp Trailer Quality 

When it comes to quality, reviewers have only good things to say about Scamp Trailers. Here are the key reasons why scamp trailers stand out in terms of quality.

1. Easy to tow

Scamp trailers are fiberglass trailers. This makes them lightweight and very easy to tow even for smaller vehicles.

2. Fuel efficient

In addition to their lightweight body scamp trailers have an aerodynamic design. This design is beneficial in terms of enhancing the tow-ability of the scamp trailer but also increases fuel efficiency by reducing wind resistance and the force required to pull them.

3. Agile and convenient

If you have struggled to maneuver a huge RV on narrow winding roads and into tight parking spaces, then you know how convenient a lightweight and compact trailer is. Scamp trailers are easy to maneuver and compact enough that you do not need to worry about parking spots.

4. Durability

Many of the original scamp trailers built in the ’70s are still in use today. When it comes to durability, scamp trailers have one of the best ratings compared to competitors. Getting parts for even the oldest models of scamp trailers is a simple affair as the Scamp plant in Minnesota always has recommendations and options for parts and other maintenance issues that may arise.

5. Sturdy and reliable

Do not let the compact size of the scamp trailer fool you. These trailers are constructed with hard fiberglass shells making the scamp trailer a very sturdy camper with impressive resistance to wear and tear. Fiberglass is one of the best insulators for RVs, and with a scamper trailer, you get the best insulation possible, especially in cold temperatures. Unlike other trailer brands, the scamp trailer has no canvas or soft pieces to worry about, and you can be confident even in the rough terrains and camping spots.

6. Adaptable

Scamp trailers come with a wide range of floor plans that give you the option to get a trailer that suits your needs. From optional amenities to furnace options, you get a lot of customizable options that will make your scamp trailer more personalized and suited to your needs.

7. Great for solo camping trips

If you are traveling solo, the last thing you need is a complicated set up that will take you hours to finish. You do not need to worry about that with the scamp trailer since it is pretty much park and go. There are no poles to set, no level systems to figure out once you find a suitable parking spot you are set up.

8. Affordable

User reviews found this to be one of the better-priced travel trailers in the market. This, in combination with the great quality of the scamp trailer, makes it great value for money. Scamp trailers also have great resale value, and you will not have to worry about getting a good price should you decide to sell off your scamp trailer.

Cons

The compact size of the scamp trailer can be a deal-breaker, especially for those who travel with a lot of cargo and for group traveling. If you want a spacious RV that can fit a lot of cargo and six or more people, you may find the scamp trailer too small for comfort.

Some floor plans of the scamp trailer come without a bathroom, but since this is optional, it is really not a full-on disadvantage.

Scamp Trailer Models

a) 13-Foot Standard Scamp Travel Trailer

This is the original scamp trailer and remains largely unchanged from the initial design.

This scamp trailer comes with a wide range of floor plans to choose from, making it easy to customize to your needs and make it feel homier. This scamp trailer comes with the option of having a bathroom or not depending on the layout you choose. Reviewers love this scamp trailer for its durability, compact size, and ease of customization.

Main features

  • 13 feet long with a gross vehicle weight rating of 1,200 – 1,500 lbs
  • Sleeps one to four
  • Dining table which converts to a bed
  • Shower and toilet (depending on the floor plan chosen)
  • Fitted kitchen with a sink, sink cabinet, refrigerator, two-burner stove
  • Wood panel interior cabinet doors
  • A sofa that can convert to bunk beds
  • Crank open windows & screens
  • Fiberglass construction
  • Gravel shield
  • Tires: 13” C load radial
  • Spare tire & cover
  • Safety chains
  • 11-gauge steel tube frame
  • Mounted rear stabilizer jacks
  • Screen door
  • Battery pack
  • Greywater tank
  • Hot water heater

b) 16-Foot Scamp Travel Trailer

The 16-foot scamp travel trailer offers the most options in terms of customization of the three types of scamp trailer models. Reviewers love this model because of the personalization options and the increased space compared to the 13-foot scamp trailer. Cozy and comfortable, the extra space in this scamp trailer means you can add in more creature comforts and create a home on wheels travel experience.

Main features

  • 16 feet long with a gross vehicle weight rating of 1,750 – 2,000 lbs
  • Sleeps one to four
  • Dining table which converts to a bed
  • Shower and toilet (depending on the floor plan chosen)
  • Fitted kitchen with a sink, refrigerator sink cabinet, microwave oven, and standard oven, two-burner propane stove.
  • Wood panel interior cabinet doors
  • A sofa that can convert to bunk beds
  • Clothes closet by the door
  • Marine headliner wall fabric
  • Four-inch cushions
  • Extra lights and outlets available
  • Crank open windows & screens
  • 3500-pound torsion axle
  • Tires: 13” C load radial
  • Spare tire & cover
  • Safety chains
  • 11-gauge steel tube frame
  • Mounted rear stabilizer jacks
  • Screen door
  • Battery pack (group 24)
  • Propane tank
  • Icebox standard
  • Porchlight
  • Greywater tank
  • Hot water heater

c) 19-Foot Scamp Travel Trailer

This scamp trailer is the newest model in the range and is designed to offer the most space and luxury.  Unlike the 13-foot and 16-foot model, reviewers loved the fact that it comes with a standard shower and toilet in all floor plans. The additional space found in this model is also a plus since it can sleep more people and hold more cargo.

Main features

  • 19 feet long with a gross vehicle weight rating of 2,200 – 2,800 lbs.
  • Dining table which converts to a bed
  • Queen-sized bed in the loft
  • Shower and toilet
  • Fitted kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, sink cabinet, microwave oven, and standard oven, two-burner propane stove
  • Wood panel interior cabinet doors
  • A sofa that can convert to bunk beds
  • Crank open windows & screens
  • 3500-pound torsion axle
  • Tires: 14” C load radial
  • Spare tire & cover
  • Safety chains
  • 11-gauge steel tube frame
  • Mounted rear stabilizer jacks
  • Screen door
  • Battery pack (group 24)
  • Propane tank
  • Icebox standard
  • Porchlight
  • Water pump
  • Greywater tank
  • Hot water heater

Summary

Scamp trailers have a solid reputation, and most reviewers would agree that this brand is one of the best travel trailer options you can buy. With a range of optional features and floor plans to choose from, a scamp trailer goes above and beyond to provide a truly personalized travel trailer.