Average Scamp Trailer Weight (13, 16, 19)

If you plan on getting a Scamp trailer, something that is important to know is how heavy it is going to be. This is especially the case in terms of your vehicle’s towing capacity. Now, there are three main models to consider, the 13, 16, and 19 footers.

So, how much does a Scamp trailer weigh? 

The average weight of a Scamp trailer is 930 kg or 2050 pounds, with the smallest models starting at 1,200 pounds or 544 kg, and the heaviest ones going all the way up to 2,900 pounds or 1,315 kg

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13 Foot Scamp Trailer

First, we have the 13 foot Scamp trailer, which is the smallest model, the one that most people usually think about when they hear Scamp. Here, you can get both the standard model as well as the deluxe model. 

The standard model comes complete with dual bunk beds, so it can sleep up to four people. It actually has a dining table that converts into the bunk beds, as well as two seating areas with storage underneath. It also features a closet, an additional storage space, and a very small kitchen area.

We then have the deluxe model, which has an additional bathroom. It features a toilet, a shower, and a small sink, although it has just two regular beds instead of two bunk beds. It also features an additional refrigerator, which the standard one does not. 

Most people would consider the 13’ Scamp trailer a good option for two people, as it does have fairly limited space on the inside, but of course, it’s also the most cost effective and the lightest to tow. It’s also ideal as it is quite compact, which makes it handy for easy driving and storage

The 13 footer will cost roughly $15,000, whereas the deluxe option can cost between $18,000 and $22,000, depending on the exact options you choose.  

Scamp 13 Weight

The dry weight of a standard model 13’ Scamp trailer is between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds, or 544 to 680 kg, with the deluxe model reaching up to 1,600 pounds or 726 kg. Do however keep in mind that when fully loaded, these models can easily reach 2,000 to 2,200 pounds

13 Foot Scamp Specs

  • Width: 6 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 7 feet 6 inches
  • Length: 13 feet
  • Ceiling height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Bathroom: Yes with the Deluxe
  • Sleeping capacity: 2 or 4, depending on the model 

16 Foot Scamp Trailer

We then have the 16’ Scamp trailer, which is a slightly larger and upgraded version of the 13 footer. Yes, here you can choose from the standard option as well as the deluxe option, and exactly what features you get depends on the exact model.

However, all standard 16’ Scamp trailers come with a small kitchenette with a small fridge, a small sink, and a small two burner propane stove. You’ll also get a small storage closet, as well as a convertible four person dinette booth at the backside of the trailer. 

Depending on the model you choose, you may also get just a toilet or a fully functional bathroom, additional storage space, the option to sleep either 3 or up to 5 people, and more. Keep in mind that if you get the deluxe version, it’s likely going to have a better bathroom, kitchen, and more storage space, but will likely sleep less people. 

In terms of the price, for the standard that has basic features, expect to spend around $17,000, and for the fully loaded deluxe that comes complete with a fully functional bathroom, expect to spend up to $25,000. Perhaps the most important thing to consider is that there are 7 different layouts to choose from here. 

Scamp 16 Weight

The weight of the 16’ Scamp trailer can vary greatly depending on the exact model and floorplan you go with. On the low end, the standard model is going to weigh between 1,750 and 2,000 pounds or 794 and 907 kg. The 16’ deluxe is going to weigh between 2,200 and 2,600 pounds or 998 to 1,179 kg

16 Foot Scamp Specs

  • Width: 6 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 7 feet 10 inches
  • Length: 16 feet
  • Ceiling height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Bathroom: Optional wet bath – depends on the floorplan chosen
  • Sleeping capacity: 3 or 5, depending on the model 

19 Foot Scamp Trailer

We then have the largest of the three main Scamp trailer models, the 19 footer. Here you can choose the standard floorplan or one of two deluxe floorplans. What stands out is that all of the 19 foot options can sleep at least 4 four people. 

They also all come complete with a wet bath so you can actually shower. They also all come with lots of interior space, plenty of storage and dining space, and a decent kitchen with a small two burner propane stove. Perhaps the degining feature here is that they all come complete with a large queen size bed in the front. 

The standard option also features a convertible bunkbed, so it can sleep up to 6 people. The deluxe models generally only sleep 4 people, but have additional storage, dining, counter, and kitchen space, and may also come with a fully functional bathroom, a refrigerator, and more. 

Of course, this is the most expensive option available. The 19’ standard model will start at $20,000, if it has limited options and features. If you go for the deluxe version, and you get it fully loaded, it may run you up to $30,000.

What Is The Weight Of A 19 Foot Scamp Trailer?

The 19’ standard Scamp is going to weigh between 2,000 and 2,400 pounds or 907 to 1,089 kg, with the 19’ deluxe coming in at between 2,400 and 2,900 pounds, or 1,089 and 1,315 kg

19 Foot Scamp Specs

  • Width: 6 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 8 feet 10 inches
  • Length: 19 feet
  • Ceiling height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Bathroom: Wet Bath 
  • Sleeping capacity: 4 or 6, depending on the model
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The Weight Difference Standard & Deluxe Scamp Trailers

So, why are the deluxe trailers usually quite a bit heavier than the standard models, by a few 100 pounds usually? One reason for this is that the higher end deluxe models may sometimes be made out of heavier and more durable materials. 

Moreover, both the standard and the deluxe models come with some standard features, but there are a lot more options with the deluxe models. Although the deluxe models generally sleep fewer people, beds aren’t all that heavy. 

However, the deluxe models do usually come with additional amenities, such as refrigerators (or bigger fridges), larger propane stoves (and larger propane tanks), as well as functional bathrooms that include toilets and showers.

Metal cooking gear, fridges, toilets, and showers, as well as other such additional features, are usually what will account for this overall weight difference. 

Simply put, with deluxe Scamp trailers, you will usually have more features and accessories on the inside, particularly in terms of the kitchens and bathrooms, and these heavy objects generally account for that weight difference between standard and deluxe models. 

After all, the standard and the deluxe models are technically the same size, so it is the interior components that make the weight difference. 

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Other Factors That Affect The Weight Of A Scamp Trailer

There are a few other things that will affect the overall weight of your scamp trailer. Let’s take a quick look at the list of things that will affect the overall weight of it. 

  • How large the propane tank is, and how full of propane it is will make a big difference.
  • How large the water tank is, and how full of water it is makes a difference.
  • Additional dining tables, seating, and additional storage spaces will all add to the weight. 
  • Having a full wet bath as opposed to just a toilet will make a weight difference.
  • The amount of beds or people that the trailer can sleep makes a difference too.
  • The specific type of propane stove the kitchen has can make a difference too.
  • The materials which the trailer is made of will also influence the weight.

There are then a variety of additional features and add-ons that may also contribute to the overall weight difference between various Scamp trailers. These include the following. 

  • A gas or electric hot water heater.
  • 12 Volt water pump and grey tank.
  • Having one or dual propane tanks.
  • Having a 12 Volt electric range hood.
  • A large 8 foot son bonding.
  • A 16,000 BTU furnace.
  • A heat strip.
  • A 3 speed roof fan.
  • A roof mounted air conditioner.
  • Electric brakes.
  • Deluxe carpet or vinyl flooring.

What Cars Can Pull A Scamp Trailer?

Seeing as today’s article is all about how heavy these trailers are, it’s also beneficial for you to know what cars can pull these trailers. Let’s take a quick look at the best cars to use to pull a Scamp trailer.

Keep in mind that the list of vehicles we have provided you with below have excellent towing capacities and should be able to tow even the heaviest and largest of these trailers.

  • Nissan Armada
  • Nissan Titan
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Dodge Ram
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Dodge Journey
  • GMC Terrain
  • GMC Canyon
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Audi Q8
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • BMW X5
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe
  • GMC Yukon
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Infiniti QX80
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Dodge Durango SRT
  • Ford Expedition

Can A Subaru Outback Tow A 16 Foot Scamp?

The Subaru Outback is a capable vehicle, so it’s pretty practical to tow a 16 foot Scamp camper. The towing capacity of the Subaru Outback ranges from 2,700 to 3,500 pounds.

The dry weight of a 16 foot Scamp camper is around 1,900 pounds. So it’s entirely possible for an Outback to safely tow a 16 foot Scamp camper.

When towing, it’s important to make sure that you’re properly equipped. Make sure your Outback has a Class III trailer hitch, trailer wiring harness and the necessary safety chains and hitch ball.

It is advisable to also invest in an electronic brake controller before you set out on your journey.


There you have it, folks, you should now know exactly how heavy a variety of scamp trailers are, what vehicles you can use to tow them, as well as what affects the overall weight of the individual trailers.

For more information check out Scamp’s website.

Madeline Cooper