How much does a 16 foot Scamp cost?

In today’s blog post, we will answer the following question: How much does a 16 foot Scamp cost? We will also discuss the pros and cons of the 16 foot Scamp trailer and whether it is an investment worth making. 

How much does a 16 foot Scamp cost?

The basic price of a 16 foot Scamp trailer is $11,600 and the costs will go up depending on the number of amenities you plan on adding to your trailer. 

The 16’ Scamp has five different layouts, they can also be custom-built to what you want. You will start with the basic package and you just keep adding on things until you get exactly what you want. 

The 16’ Scamp deluxe package, for example, comes to $22,000.  This model in particular it’s a lot heavier than a regular fibreglass trailer because it’s got heavy wood flooring. Regarding the extras, a roof fan for this Scamp trailer is $175, $7.99 for the TV package, $900 for the awning, and so on. 

ModelAverage Price (with no add-ons)
Scamp 16′ Deluxe$11,600 to $19,200
Scamp 16′ Standard$9,100 to $15,000
Scamp 16′ Standard Front Dinette$9,400 to $15,500

Is the Scamp 16 worth the price?

We have created a list of pros and cons below, in order to help you decide whether the costs of a Scamp 16 are worth it or not. 

  • First of all, a Scamp 16 is a fiberglass trailer, which makes it lightweight and easy to tow even by a small SUV. This means that you wouldn’t need to buy a different vehicle to tow your trailer!

Now the downside of that is that they’re hard to find. Scamp only makes a certain number every year. It’s a small company based in the US. You may be looking quite a few years for a used Scamp trailer!  And if you want to buy a new one, the waiting list is somewhere between eight months, maybe close to a year. 

  • Secondly, you will love the layout of your Scamp 16. We especially recommend the layout with the side dinette, the bed in the back, the kitchen and the bathroom in the front. It has every possible convenience that you may want or need in a small camper. 

The downside of that is the bed is kind of small. It’s roughly like a full-size mattress with rounded corners, and the space from end to end is only a little bit over six feet. So, if you’re tall, the 16’ Scamp is really not a good option for you. 

  • Thirdly, there is a low risk of water leaks. Because your Scamp trailer is a  fibreglass shell and it comes in two pieces – so the top is a single piece and the bottom is a single piece – that fit together so there’s only one seam that runs around the outside. That’s a huge bonus for decreasing the risk of getting a leak. 

The downside of that is the interior of the Scamp can be kind of dark because it doesn’t have really giant windows like some of the newer campers out there do. The only source of natural light is the tiny little kitchen window and the tiny little window in the door. 

  • Another thing making the 16-foot Scamp worth the costs is that it is a small business, made in the US. They focus on quality instead of quantity as they only produce a certain number of travel trailers every year. This is also great because a lot of the parts are interchangeable!

A downside to the Scamp 16’  trailer is that some (vital) parts break quite often: poor quality doors and windows, the water tank leaks, the door doesn’t close properly, and so on.  

  • One of the things we like more about the 16-foot Scamp trailer is the vintage feeling that they have inside. 

On the flip side of that, consider the trailer has had pretty much the same sort of layout for several years and it doesn’t have a lot of the modern features that you find in newer campers like USB charging ports and led lights and things like that. 

  • The 16-foot Scamp trailers offer plenty of storage. You will be able to fit all of your camping gear, clothes and other essential things for longer trips with no issue. 

As a downside, however, Scamp trailers are definitely not fit for all four seasons. You must only use it when the weather permits it and winterizing your trailer should be a good practice. 

Why buy a 16-foot Scamp travel trailer?

For several reasons in fact! Their size, weight, fuel economy, aesthetic qualities … you are spoiled for choice!

  • The layout: Often, Scamp trailers have more compact dimensions than aluminum sheet trailers, which makes them easier to manoeuvre.
  • The weight: For the same size, a fibreglass trailer is lighter than an aluminum model. It could therefore be easier to tow by a utility vehicle or a minivan, for example.

Remember to check the towing capacity of your vehicle to make sure it is able to tow your trailer, regardless of its composition!

  • The fuel economy: Who says less weight says savings at the pump! Indeed, since a Scamp camper is generally lighter than a sheet metal trailer, it will require less effort to be towed, thus reducing fuel consumption! In addition, their more aerodynamic shape offers less wind resistance, which also helps to increase fuel efficiency.
  • The Scamp camper is more aesthetic: It’s all a matter of taste, of course, but the glossy finish and the various graphics on the exterior of the Scamp camper are the most beautiful effect! In addition, unlike aluminum sheets which can sometimes have their paint peeling, fibreglass remains beautiful for a long time … obviously provided you take good care of it!

The bottom line

Very compact and, as their name suggests, very light, Scamp campers are made of moulded fibreglass; in this way, no water infiltration is possible through the walls! In addition, they are ideal for travelling long distances and they are easy to tow, given their low weight and compact dimensions.

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FAQ on How much does a 16-foot Scamp cost?

How much does a 13-foot Scamp trailer cost?

The cost of a 13-foot Scamp trailer will highly depend on what trailer model you use. The most popular Scamp Travel Trailer is the 13’ one. Now, depending on the layout you want to buy, whether you want your trailer to have a bathroom or not, the average price of a trailer is $12,395 with add-ons.   

How much do Scamp travel trailers cost?

The cost of a new Scamp travel trailer varies from $7,900 to $17,500 depending on the trailer model and the add-ons.

Do Scamp trailers have bathrooms?

All Scamp trailers have wet bathrooms as an option included on certain layouts. It is important to understand that not all Scamp trailers have bathrooms as standard and that the company often refuses to add them after purchase.

How big is the bed in a Scamp trailer?

The bed in a Scamp trailer can have one of the following three dimensions: 42’’, 44’’ or 54’’. When building your Scamp trailer, you have the option of choosing the size of your bed as well. Each Scamp trailer, even the 13 Standard can have a bed as big as 54’’. 

Do Scamp campers leak?

Yes, Scamp campers are prone to leaks. In truth, fibreglass campers, such as the Scamp models, are less likely to leak. Still, improper maintenance is the main cause of Scamp camper leaks and if it has been a while since you last thoroughly checked your camper roof and seals, don’t be surprised if you find water leaking inside!

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