We love our Scamp and it has done very well for us. It fits the Tacoma, and it fits comfortably into boondocking spots. Even so, there have been some "what if" thoughts wandering around in my head. The Tacoma is approaching 240,000 miles so I'm thinking about potential replacements. But should a replacement be Scamp sized, or should it be more capable?
Since we were "just down the road" from La Grande, where Northwood builds the Arctic Fox and Fox Mountain 5th wheel trailers, we headed there to get a brochure and specs list. How capable should a new truck be - just in case?
The area around the factory was parked full of rigs, from pickup campers to large 5th wheels and everything in between. If we ever replaced the Scamp it would have to be a true 4 season unit, be no more than 30' long, and be capable of boondocking.
A review of the specs indicated that all of these units would require at least a 3/4 ton pickup, so if we were serious about a future trailer upgrade, we shouldn't be looking at 1/2 ton pickups as a Tacoma replacement. On the other hand, if we stay with the Scamp, a new Tacoma could be a logical choice.