It seems of late we're getting lots of questions about pulling Scamp Travel Trailers with various tow vehicles. I've started adding to our resources the current Scamp Travel Trailer Specifications and floor plans for referral. There has been a persistent rumor on 13 Scamps that they weigh 950lbs dry and while that was probably true at some point back in the 1970's with a stripped down standard Scamp, they generally weigh more in the 1200lbs and up depending on what options and modifications have been added.
We weighed our 1981 13 Scamp in 2009, fully loaded for 30 days out on our San Diego to Washington trip, on the Oregon scales late one night and it came in at just over 1700 lbs. (Tip: Oregon leaves their digital scales on overnight or at least they did in 2009)
Here are the new Scamp 13 Spec/Floor plan pages that have been added. This is the information currently listed by the Scamp Trailer manufacturer. (These can also be found on the menu under Resources--Buy New Scamp--)
While tow capacity is important on your tow vehicle you must also consider hitch weight, hitch height, and wheel base as well as the GVWR as well in determining whether you can pull a trailer with your vehicle. Towing a trailer can be very dangerous, and while towing sometimes can be accomplished with a vehicle, we would highly recommend towing safely and within the published limits of the tow vehicle.
I'll be adding the floor plans and specifications for the Scamp 16 and Scamp 19 in the days ahead to the resources.