You can expect an average scamp trailer weight to be about 2,050 pounds (930 kg).
When looking at the specs for different scamp trailers, the weight will also be listed as dry or wet weight. Dry weight refers to only the frame of the trailer without fuel or cargo. When the propane gas tank is full, with water tanks, and with cargo, that is known as wet weight.
For pulling a scamp trailer, it’s recommended to use a vehicle (truck, SUV, or car) that can tow at least 3,000 pounds to tow the average 16′ scamp trailers. You can tow 13′ scamps with a smaller vehicle as they’re under 2,000 lbs. Of course, you’ll need a bit more torque and towing power with a truck if you plan on taking a longer and heavier 19′ scamp trailer that features a 5th wheel design.
Make sure to check your vehicle’s towing capacity. This can be found in your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website as your gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).
6 Example Scamp Trailer Weights
The following chart features example scamp trailer weights of specific models ranging from the lightest to the heaviest used on the road. Additional details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Here’s the scamp trailer weight chart:
|Scamp Trailer Model||Estimated Dry Weight|
|13′ Standard||1,200-1,500 lbs (544-680 kg)|
|13′ Deluxe||1,300-1,600 lbs (590-726 kg)|
|16′ Standard||1,750-2,000 lbs (794-907 kg)|
|16′ Deluxe||2,200-2,600 lbs (998-1,179 kg)|
|19′ Standard||2,000-2,400 lbs (907-1,089 kg)|
|19′ Deluxe||2,400-2,900 lbs (1,089-1,315 kg)|
Source: Scamp Trailers
Additional Weight and Trailer Options
The additional weight you will encounter with a scamp will come from a few areas. Those areas being storage, add-ons, seating, and propane (wet weight). These areas create an additional weight to consider when towing and traveling with your scamp.
Make sure to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual and read the section on towing capacity. It’s always safer to leave some extra wiggle room to not damage your engine.
Scamps provide a small and lightweight way to get a camper out on the road, whether that’s at a national park or campground. Each make, model, and size comes along with its own weight based on use and if any add-ons are installed. The key factors to consider the weight of a scamp trailer come down to:
- What’s stored inside
- Fuel tank/gas/water
It’s important to know the correct weight when looking to tow and transport your scamp trailer. If you’re unsure and want specific weights, you can always check the manufacturer’s website or go to a local cat scale to get a more accurate weight.