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Old 01-18-2016, 12:23 PM   #1
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1996 16 ft Scamp renovation near completion

Drove from NY to Iowa and back in less than 48 hrs to pick up my used 16ft 1996 scampin April. Scamp was gutted out by previous owner but he left the upper oak cabinets in and had a build the framing for a full size bed in back. Played around over the summer (thanks for all those that contribute on this site for their help), did enough to have a bed in back and small dinette up front where table could be set to make a small bed. Good enough so that in August my 17yr old son and I could make a 1700 mi trip from NY to Acadia NP, then Boston and off to Philly before heading home. Basically had a glorified tent on wheels. Storage was just rubber maid containers and coolers. Continued work through the fall and this unusually warm winter so far and am nearing the completion of the restoration. Finally made good use of the old kitchen cabinet doors that were out in my garage the past 10 years. Excited about trips to the Adirondacks this spring and summer
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:24 AM   #2
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Wow! Looks great. Saw this on the Scamp Forum, and complemented you on your talents and skills. Really nice job.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:57 AM   #3
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Drove from NY to Iowa and back in less than 48 hrs to pick up my used 16ft 1996 scampin April. Scamp was gutted out by previous owner but he left the upper oak cabinets in and had a build the framing for a full size bed in back. Played around over the summer (thanks for all those that contribute on this site for their help), did enough to have a bed in back and small dinette up front where table could be set to make a small bed. Good enough so that in August my 17yr old son and I could make a 1700 mi trip from NY to Acadia NP, then Boston and off to Philly before heading home. Basically had a glorified tent on wheels. Storage was just rubber maid containers and coolers. Continued work through the fall and this unusually warm winter so far and am nearing the completion of the restoration. Finally made good use of the old kitchen cabinet doors that were out in my garage the past 10 years. Excited about trips to the Adirondacks this spring and summer
Very nice work ! Curious what is the material for your counters ? Pat
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:03 PM   #4
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Dan,

LOOKS GREAT! Thanks for the pictures. Very impressive.

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Old 01-23-2016, 10:41 AM   #5
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Dean and Doug thanks for the props. Pat, the counter tops are my first attempt at doing formica lament on particle board. Purchased 2 sheets 4 x 8 of lament with some cracked edges from lowes for $14 so I figured I had enough in cases I made a mistake or two. A lot easier than I thought (lots of advice on youtube), a few small mistakes but nothing very noticeable. As mentioned, cut down old birch kitchen cabinet doors that have been hanging out in the garage for 10 years. Got to play around with my router I received for birthday. Birch did not match rest of oak wood. So I used a real dark stain to give contrast. Just finished putting in the finishing touches on the wine rack I built in the cabinet above the fridge. Plan on making good use of wine rack ( only holds 4 - 750 ml bottles so will have to have restocking plan). Can not wait to get out on the road with it. Thanks again


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It is really encouraging to see an older trailer being brought back to tiptop condition. Your work looks real nice and cozy. Please keep the photos coming.

What kind of system will keep the bottles in the wine rack while traveling? Or is it only on arrival that the shelf will be stocked? And what New York wines are you suggesting we should all try?
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Dean and Doug thanks for the props. Pat, the counter tops are my first attempt at doing formica lament on particle board. Purchased 2 sheets 4 x 8 of lament with some cracked edges from lowes for $14 so I figured I had enough in cases I made a mistake or two. A lot easier than I thought (lots of advice on youtube), a few small mistakes but nothing very noticeable. As mentioned, cut down old birch kitchen cabinet doors that have been hanging out in the garage for 10 years. Got to play around with my router I received for birthday. Birch did not match rest of oak wood. So I used a real dark stain to give contrast. Just finished putting in the finishing touches on the wine rack I built in the cabinet above the fridge. Plan on making good use of wine rack ( only holds 4 - 750 ml bottles so will have to have restocking plan). Can not wait to get out on the road with it. Thanks again


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Very nice ! Love the contrast of the woods ! Pat
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Dan,

Really coming along. Looks amazing!!!

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Rich and Val,

Each of the four wine cubbies has U shape cup in front and then lined around inside edge with layer of Styrofoam and bubble wrap which I then covered with pool table green felt. Bottles seem to fit snug but so that no wine goes to waste, will fasten small black net across front just in case.

Have the good fortune of being nestled between two wine trails (Niagara Wine Trail to the west and the Finger Lakes Wine Trails ~ 1 hr to the east). They both have world class wines, but most are on the sweet side. I prefer a smooth dry red merlot (never seems to take much arm twisting to drink other varieties though). My favorite, shown below is a Barolo (Italian red) made at a business here in Rochester where you make your own wine. After lots of sampling, I settled on the Barolo. Unfortunately, only made 36 bottles and supplies are running low. Will have to sample and make more (its a tough life).
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Rich and Val,

Each of the four wine cubbies has U shape cup in front and then lined around inside edge with layer of Styrofoam and bubble wrap which I then covered with pool table green felt. Bottles seem to fit snug but so that no wine goes to waste, will fasten small black net across front just in case.

Have the good fortune of being nestled between two wine trails (Niagara Wine Trail to the west and the Finger Lakes Wine Trails ~ 1 hr to the east). They both have world class wines, but most are on the sweet side. I prefer a smooth dry red merlot (never seems to take much arm twisting to drink other varieties though). My favorite, shown below is a Barolo (Italian red) made at a business here in Rochester where you make your own wine. After lots of sampling, I settled on the Barolo. Unfortunately, only made 36 bottles and supplises are running low. Will have to sample and make more (its a tough life).
Dan something caught my eye . Rochester . You live in New York . Are we talking about Rochester,New York ? Both myself and Linda were born in Rochester at St Mary's . Both still have family there . After the war our parent's moved West to California . Our families worked of course at Kodak and lived near by . You make your own wine ? Wow . Pat
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Small World

Small world. Unfortunately Kodak is but a shell of what it use to be (when is the last time you took a photo with film) and St. Mary's is no longer a hospital . Rochester is evolving with the times. Had a chance to take the family on a 52 day trip across the country in 07. Visited many national parks. Absolutely loved California (minus the traffic near L.A.). Saw a lot, but also know we missed a lot. Can not wait to get back out there.

As far as wine making, the business here in Rochester does most the work. We just did a lot of tasting, picked the one we wanted and mixed in the grape juice, oak chips etc. Later you stop back and do the filtering then of course the sampling and bottling.
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Small world. Unfortunately Kodak is but a shell of what it use to be (when is the last time you took a photo with film) and St. Mary's is no longer a hospital . Rochester is evolving with the times. Had a chance to take the family on a 52 day trip across the country in 07. Visited many national parks. Absolutely loved California (minus the traffic near L.A.). Saw a lot, but also know we missed a lot. Can not wait to get back out there.

As far as wine making, the business here in Rochester does most the work. We just did a lot of tasting, picked the one we wanted and mixed in the grape juice, oak chips etc. Later you stop back and do the filtering then of course the sampling and bottling.
Dan what is now St. Mary's ?we know about Kodak . There are still some filmmakers that want this film for their movies only Kodak developed. Every time at the end of a film and see Kodak it is a thrill . We don't care for LA either . We live outside in a little more rural area . Interesting the wine making . Pat
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Hello Rochester..

I saw Rochester NY and thought fondly of the mid '90s when I used to go to travel from Madison Wisc. to Delphi on Lysle Ave in Rochester...spent many of weeks there.

I always Remember getting in late evenings and going to Nick Tahoes for garbage plates. My wife and I even drove out there for the Lilac festival just to get a garbage plate....lol.

There was a micro brewery downtown on the Genese that we used to like..what a small world.
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Linda and Pat,

St. Mary's has changed hands a few times within the health care industry. Still houses medical offices and such but no longer a hospital in the traditional sense. Billie your right Nick Tahoes garbage plate is a Rochester tradition just a stones throw or two away from St. Mary's. Visited the Lilac Festival last year. Loved the lilacs did not like the $50 parking ticket, small price to pay for soaking up the lilacs.
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