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?
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!
See also: Could This Be The Ultimate Space-Saving Truck Camper Design?
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.
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.
Outside of the custom Scamp 5th wheel.
This Scamp has a fully-adjustable air ride suspension – you can take the camper virtually anywhere.
He added a storage compartment on the rear of the trailer.
Stainless steel guards on all windows.
The main door mounts to a 1″ square solid steel frame that goes around the entire door jam.
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.
And plenty of storage room in the cabinets.
The bathroom also features a stainless steel sink and a full fiberglass shower area.
Sitting area in rear.
All interior walls are carpeted, including the inside of the door.
The exterior entry step raises up so you’ll have more clearance when traveling off-road.
There’s two 20 pound LP tanks and a 13 gallon fuel tank for the generator.
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.
3 thoughts on “This Scamp 5th Wheel Trailer Might Just Be The Ultimate Off-Road Camper”
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
Thanks Manny, glad you like it!
This is a great site !
Comments are closed.