Sunday, December 9, 2012


The Scamp is a timeless design dating back to the early 70's. Not only is it timeless, it's little changed and still sports just two taillight assemblies without a third brake light. One of these days I'll get around to updating the taillight ensemble, but in the mean time I wanted to add some reflective tape. The belly band is slightly less than 3/4 inch, limiting options.

I hit the jackpot when I tripped into Tape Jungle online. They had multiple colors of 1/2 inch wide engineering grade reflective tape in ten yard rolls at a very good price. I ordered a roll of red and a roll of white on Thursday about noon and received a shipping confirmation less than two hours later. The package arrived in the mail on Saturday. Pretty exceptional for less than $15 with free shipping! (The free shipping may be a holiday special.)

I used white tape to mark the front corners, the transition between the main body and the doghouse, and the hitch. The big advantage to reflective tape on the forward areas will be in camp when the trailer is often unlit and disconnected from the truck.


  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Just ordered my tape today, free shipping still available.

    1. I just discovered that the tape doesn't hold up well to a pressure washer. I have some frayed edges now but got the Alaska Highway grime off.