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Old 02-17-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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I find that most of the websites for the trailers give limited info but about 7 years ago when we considered purchasing one of the small units I remembered that Casita had carpeted walls/ceiling and that we had been more interested in the Burro because maybe it didn't. We did decide at that time to go with the wood framed/metal sided (the kind that shakes apart). I would not want a unit with carpeting on the walls/ceiling for several reasons (alergies, dust, in high humidity - mold). So does Scamp have carpet everywhere? I liked that Eggcamper's interior from the pictures. I don't even like carpeting in the house. Any help would be appreciated. Cathy
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Scamp does not have carpet but a fabric covering over alumin foil bubble rap-like matteral (insulation), at Scamp Factory they assured me that the fabric would not mold, it is on ceiling of shower/bathroom. It can be vacuumed. Seems like Scamp owners call it rat fur. It is a tan, and kind of fur-like. We like it. Perhaps some of the older Scamps had another type of wall covering. I am not sure.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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Some relevant discussion threads for you:
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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Pre 1987 Scamp's used Ensolite, often called Elephant Skin/Hide.

If the trailer develops mold on the carpet, ya got more serious problems going on than just the moldy wallcoverings.

The rat fur in my trailer is tan and I feel makes the trailer a cozy environment.

Brian provided some great links too.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #5
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Pre 1987 Scamp's used Ensolite, often called Elephant Skin/Hide.

If the trailer develops mold on the carpet, ya got more serious problems going on than just the moldy wallcoverings.

The rat fur in my trailer is tan and I feel makes the trailer a cozy environment.

Brian provided some great links too.
Ours is TAN as well, not sure why I was thinking gray and I am an art teacher, too. I've labeled the rat fur as gray in other replys as well.

Embarrassing!

Donna D do you know what this rat fur is called, other than fabric?

I agree on the cozy enviroment.

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Old 02-18-2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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Burro and UHaul have a narrow carpeted strip covering the ceiling joint, otherwise white gelcoated fiberglass interiors which are bright and easy to clean. One of our motivations for seeking a UHaul or Burro was my wife's claustrophobic reaction to Scamp's ratfur interior. Chacun son gut!
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Ours is TAN as well, not sure why I was thinking gray and I am an art teacher, too. I've labeled the rat fur as gray in other replys as well.
Embarrassing! Donna D do you know what this rat fur is called, other than fabric?
I agree on the cozy enviroment.
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Color? I've seen the real light blue used too in a Scamp...thought it looked cold. As much as I complain about all the BROWN, surprisingly the tan rat fur is a-okay.

Scamp calls it "Head Liner Wall Fabric" in their parts list. Rat fur is easier...
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:09 PM   #8
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Hi,

We have had no problems with our Casita and like the easy cleaning of the insides. We both have alergy issues, etc. but not from the Casita. If you keep your trailer clean and aired out you will be fine unless you have water leaks. Under and attached to that carpet is a layer of foam that serves as insulation...works great!

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Old 02-18-2007, 06:11 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure the "rat fur" is an automotive upholstery fabric, and I can believe it is used for custom headliners. Around here, some of us call the short-pile auto upholstery fabric which became very common in the 1980's "mouse fur", because it's usually grey, and because here in Alberta we don't have rats.

When I talked to a Scamp staff member by phone about wall covering once, he called it rat fur. I guess they have rats in Minnesota.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:47 PM   #10
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When we were researching Scamp a long time ago, we found information in their literature that the wall liner is a "marine grade fabric" which made us think it might also be used in boats. We live in a very damp marine climate on the Oregon Coast and have never had a problem with mold except under the sink when I left a damp sponge too long without proper ventilation, but it cleaned up nicely. Rust is another matter!

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