The Scamp Trailers Service Department
Contact us for all of your Scamp Service needs!
- Roof Air Conditioning
- Roof Fans
- Axles, Jacks, Hitch and Coupler Components
- Interior Furnishings
- Appliance Upgrades
- Window Repair and Replacement
- Electrical Repair
- Propane Systems
- Additional Lighting or Outlet Installation
- General Maintenance
Don’t have a Scamp?
Let us know what you need. We can service many other fiberglass trailers, depending on the project we may be able to assist you.
Can roof air conditioners be added to older Scamp trailers?
When a roof air conditioner is installed, it is necessary to reinforce the roof to support the added weight and stress. To accomplish this, a thick fiber mat is rolled into the ceiling. In most cases, the Roof Support can still be added after the fact and an Air Conditioner installed. The trailer will typically be at our shop three days to complete this procedure.
As of 2010 all 16ft and 19ft trailers come with the roof support by default.
As of 2018 all 13ft trailers also have the roof support by default.
For many years, if air conditioning was not ordered with a trailer, the support was optional and the buyer would choose whether or not to have it. This is indicated in the buyer’s paperwork as an item line “Roof Air-Prep Only”. Another way to check for this is to look for a 120 volt NM-B type wire tucked behind the ceiling fabric strip. This wire will be on the same side of the trailer as the breaker panel.
Can a bathroom be added to a Scamp without a present bathroom?
We do not add a bathroom or shower after the fact nor do we have any recommendations on how to do it.
When initially built, trailers requiring bathrooms are laid out accordingly before anything else is installed. Water lines are run, wiring is run, and fabric is installed to allow for correct installation of the shower and toilet. This can be difficult to accomplish after the fact. Also, when we first began offering front bathrooms we changed the frame to allow for the black water drain from the toilet. Without this frame change the front of the trailer cannot properly accommodate the present toilet or shower floor. Additionally the bathroom wall shape was modified in 2006 and again in 2021.
When should my Scamp be winterized?
Generally it is recommended to winterize the water system on your trailer whenever the weather becomes such that it could freeze. This is going to vary depending on the period of time that the temperature would be below freezing, and the type of storage facilities the trailer is stored in. Other than winterizing the Scamp so it cannot freeze many people use their trailers in temperatures up to minus 20 degrees. When not intending to use the trailer for several months it should be stored and winterized (if in danger of freezing) as specified in the owner’s manual.
When should my axle be replaced?
The typical life expectancy of your axle is 20 years. This will vary depending on use and maintenance. As the axle ages the suspension will often lose strength causing the trailer to ride lower to the ground. In effect, your trailer may ride one or two inches higher after the axle is replaced.
Do you have replacement parts for my vintage Scamp?
We have many parts needed for maintaining older trailers. Some parts have changed but can still be fitted and used in place of older parts. Most any fixture or appliance can be fit to an early model. Early window replacements such as the rear side square windows and 8×18 front window are no longer available. Also some of the current cabinets, body and frame components are no longer compatible with early Scamps.
What PSI should my tires be at?
ALWAYS verify the PSI recommended by the manufacturer of your tire. You will find this on the sidewall of your tires.
13′ Trailers typically have 175/80R13 C-Rated Tires with a max PSI of 50
16′ Trailers typically have 175/80R13 D-Rated Tires with a max PSI of 68
19′ Trailers typically have 205/75R13 Tires with a max PSI of 50
Newer trailers have a sticker on the tongue verifying the tires / PSI that were originally installed on the trailers.