If you don’t go for what you want (in this case a Scamp trailer), don’t expect things to just plop into your lap. Okay, don’t judge me. I’m learning to operate under my new rule of “Don’t stop yourself (within reason). Let someone else tell you no.” Give me a minute to explain.
All too often people stop themselves from doing something they always wanted to do because they find reasons why it won’t work. They talk themselves out of jobs (I’m too old), out of opportunities (I don’t have the money), out of life (it’s too late for me now). I’ve decided to stop talking myself out of my heart’s desires (within reason). I’ve decided to take things as far as I can and let someone else tell me no.
The Scamp Trailer Thing
I’ve been looking at Scamp trailers for about 3 or 4 years now. My family thinks I’m nuts. My hubby, who is claustrophobic, shutters at the thought of a Scamp. We actually went into a 16’ Scamp a few years ago and he still talks about how tiny it was. Every time he tells the story, the Scamp get smaller and smaller. If you hear him tell it, my daughter’s old Barbie dolls couldn’t even fit in it.
Well, the other day as I was driving home from the store I saw a Scamp! I live in the northeast and we folks up here in the northeast don’t know much about Scamps. We know about Winnebagos, Jaycos, Air Streams and a host of other RV manufacturers, but Scamps are not on the top of the list. So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw a real live Scamp trailer in my neighborhood.
Scamp Trailer Reaction
I really don’t know how to act. What do I do when I see a Scamp trailer in the neighborhood? Immediately I find out the mailing address and go home to write a letter to the Scamp owner asking if the Scamp is for sale. I kid you not! It’s rather forward of me, but referring back to my first two paragraphs above, why tell myself no? If it’s not for sale the owner will say so. Depending on the owner, she might say more than just no. We won’t even discuss the fact that I don’t have the cash to purchase a Scamp at this time, but that’s a small detail!
A few days after mailing the letter I got a call from the Scamp owner. She loved my letter and thought it was “cute.” But, unfortunately, the Scamp isn’t for sale at this time. However, she will keep my contact information because when she’s ready to sell it, she’ll keep me in mind.
All in all, I consider the whole interaction a positive one. No, I didn’t get the Scamp, but I made my desires/intentions clear to the Universe.
Detailed Scamp Trailer Specifications
Okay Universe, if you’re listening here are my specs. I’d like a 16’ Scamp trailer with the # 6 configuration. The one with the front bathroom:
Having a bathroom is very important to me. The side dinette table is also a nice feature. With the side dinette, I could set up my workstation without having to convert the bed back to a table every day.
I don’t need much space. After all, I won’t be living in it full time, just traipsing around a bit.
Oh well, a gal can always dream, can’t she?