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This Scamp 5th Wheel Trailer Might Just Be The Ultimate Off-Road Camper

Scamp trailers is based out of Backus, Minnesota.

The company makes fiberglass camping trailers that are light and easy to tow.

So why did one Scamp owner take his 1987 fifth wheel and make it 2 1/2 times heavier?

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To add things like:

  • a furnace
  • 70 gallon potable water tank
  • 60 gallons of gray and black water capacity
  • full fiberglass bathroom and shower
  • 10 gallon hot water heater
  • extra 3″ of rigid foam insulation under the main floor and upper bunk
  • carpeted interior walls
  • stainless steel guards on all the windows
  • birch wood flooring
  • and so much more…

He spent five years and over $25,000 turning his trailer into an awesome off-road, wild-camping RV.

How He Modified His Stock Scamp 5th Wheel Camper

The owner originally bought the Scamp 5th wheel trailer because – at only 6’8″ wide – it allowed him to travel and park in narrow places.

But he soon stripped the entire interior and frame, all the way down to the fiberglass shell!

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After redesigning the interior, he added new cabinetry, a back storage compartment, plus a ton of other features.

The only original parts are the fiberglass shell and the windows.

He said,

If you only have a 2 wheel drive truck, you won’t be doing justice to this camper.  This RV Camper will follow anywhere your 4 wheel drive truck will go. I’ve taken it down many Jeep only trails with ease.

Whoa!

Outside of the custom Scamp 5th wheel.

Outside of a custom Scamp 5th wheel trailer

This Scamp has a fully-adjustable air ride suspension – you can take the camper virtually anywhere.

This custom Scamp has totally free flex suspension - take the camper anywhere

Free floating suspension

The trailer comes with a remote leveling controller and fully-adjustable air ride suspension

He added a storage compartment on the rear of the trailer.

Storage compartment in a Scamp trailer

He added a storage compartment on the rear of the trailer

Stainless steel guards on all windows.

Stainless steel guards on all windows

The main door mounts to a 1″ square solid steel frame that goes around the entire door jam.

Door mounts to 1 inch square solid steel frame around entire door jam

Custom entry door on a Scamp fifth wheel trailer

There’s a three-foot by four-foot skylight that opens over the upper bunk area.

There's a three foot by four foot skylight that opens over the upper bunk area

Stainless steel sink and lots of countertop space in the kitchen.

Stainless steel sink and lots of countertop space in the kitchen

Stainless steel sink in the kitchen of this Scamp fifth wheel trailer

And plenty of storage room in the cabinets.

Kitchen cabinets in a custon Scamp trailer

The bathroom also features a stainless steel sink and a full fiberglass shower area.

The bathroom also features a stainless steel sink and a full fiberglass shower area

Sitting area in rear.

Sitting area in rear

All interior walls are carpeted, including the inside of the door.

Carpeted interior in a Scamp trailer

The exterior entry step raises up so you’ll have more clearance when traveling off-road.

Exterior entry step raises for extra clearance for off road travel

There’s two 20 pound LP tanks and a 13 gallon fuel tank for the generator.

There's two 20 pound LP tanks and a 13 gallon fuel tank for the generator

This trailer is made for extreme boondocking.

This trailer is made for extreme boondocking

If you’re a person who loves back country camping or finding that perfect secluded fishing spot, this Scamp trailer seems like it would fit the bill. With the extra insulation, you could take it into the snow or desert and still be comfortable.

See also: This Homemade Truck Camper Is a Work of Art. Wait Until You See the Inside.

At 5’11” tall, the owner can stand up anywhere inside. He did say that you might have some difficulty ‘fitting into’ this trailer if you’re any taller than that.

Right now this trailer is for sale through eBay.

It’s located in Hurricane, Utah, and the auction ends November 9th.

If you’re not familiar with Scamp trailers, watch the video below.

httpv://youtu.be/Ldmb86uRLyw

 

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3 thoughts on “This Scamp 5th Wheel Trailer Might Just Be The Ultimate Off-Road Camper”

  1. man what a great guy it,s nice to see someone with a lot of know how i own a 13 foot 1983 scamp that is in need of body sag help( door ) if u can help it would be great i,m in steamboat colorado

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