I'm currently camped in the UP of Michigan after having spent a couple of nights at Ruttgers PIne Mountain Camping in Backus. Ruttgers was a nice place--very clean, and the people who worked there were very nice too. When I arrived at the campground after picking up my Scamp, there were already two 16 Deluxes camped there. Didn't get a chance to talk to the folks, but they both appeared to be new. After I set camp, another new 13' Deluxe pulled in. Pretty good showing I'd say. I shook down my trailer pretty well while I was close to the factory, and thankfully didn't find anything wrong with it.
Since I didn't need the second day in Backus for shakedown, I drove up to Itasca State Park to see the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Saw a mama bear and a couple of cubs while I was there (of course, I see those pretty much every day at home in NC...) but still fun to watch them. Nice looking campground there too. If you're ever in Backus, I recommend making the drive up there. It's a nice park.
Anyway, back to the Scamp. We went through a pretty quick but adequate tour of our new camper, and everyone I met there was very nice. There were several nice surprises on my camper. All of the rivets are now covered with little plastic caps both inside and out. Maybe that will help prevent leaks--time will tell But they look nice. They're installing compressor type Dometic fridges now. 12V or 110V No propane. I can leave it running while I'm driving without any degradation of it's performance. This fridge works far better than any of the evaporative type RV fridges I've had in the past. Night and day better. Also, the stabilizers are now the crankdown BAL jacks. Another significant upgrade over what I expected to receive. I really believe they're trying to upgrade things on a constant but not necessarily advertised basis.
I pulled it from Backus to Michigan this morning in pouring rain with my Toyota 4Runner, and I honestly couldn't tell it was behind me. It didn't try to sway when big trucks passed by or in the pretty heavy crosswinds I encountered. It cost me about 5 1/2 MPG over what I normally get (when I filled up, it calculated to about 18 MPG).
Suprisingly, the bed is fairly comfortable. We got the 54" bed upgrade. The cushions are very firm, but not uncomfortable. Other campers I've had with multi part cushion beds have been uncomfortable at the seams, but with the seams running perpendicular to the sleeping direction of the bed, I can't feel them at all. I'm 6 feet tall, and the bed fits me fine without my head or feet hitting the walls.
Anyway, I'm a happy camper. I'll be camping my way down through MIchigan, Ohio and Kentucky/Tennessee on my way back to North Carolina. My trip is off to a good start, and hopefully that will continue!