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Old 01-29-2014, 12:38 PM   #113
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Norm, sounds awesome! Yeah having a southern 2nd home sounds good... get to stay away from the freezing weather we are having up north lol.

Best of Luck!
Last time I saw my cousin who lives in Florida but spends most
of his time here with his mom, he said from now on he will stay
in Florida in the winter time. Just toooooo cold here and he can't
handle it. But here we have it. Atlanta, Texas, and Florida Panhandle
(where he lives) is icy and snowy and colder than here.

It's not funny, but I can't help but laugh when I think of how he said it.
I went by there today and he was gone. Made me think about what
he said a couple months ago and now this weather.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:28 PM   #114
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Here is a unique idea if frame troubles plague owners of older FGRV's.

1956 Mercury Canned Ham vintage trailer

With the right trailer, there is room enough to carry extras if needed.

Oh I love it!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:29 PM   #115
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With both a front and back porch……...
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #116
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Interesting! I like the idea for extra carrying capacity.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:47 PM   #117
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Bifocals

[QUOTE=mary and bob;439345]As for intelligent viewing, my problem is that with bifocals it's hard to get something in focus that is inches from my nose. I put trailers up on a set of solid wood ramps that we used in a truck repair shop to get a little more working room, and use a good bright work light.[/QUOTE

I have to take my bifocals off to look at objects that are too close. On several occasions I have removed my glasses to get a closer look and then fumbled around trying to find my glasses so I could see
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:57 PM   #118
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Sorry to go off topic for a bit, but was it you (Norm and Ginny) that I met in December at Seminole Canyon in Texas?

I was the guy (Greg) from California that had just started a multi-year trip in my new to me Scamp.

If that was you guys I am sorry to hear about the frame issues but I am glad you got it all worked out and nothing bad happened on the road.

Thank you for the tour of your Scamp and all the good ideas.

If that was not you two then just ignore this post.

Regards,
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #119
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Steve, I've had the same problem. Trying to look at something say under the dashboard and not being able to use the close up portion of my bifocal because of the angle. I went to a local Longs Drugs store and found a pair of reading glasses off the rack that were almost spot on for close up work and the best part is I can use the whole lense no matter the angle. Now if I could remember where I put them things would be great
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:00 PM   #120
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Hi Greg,

We are one and the same. We are now back in FL and had a great time in AZ and NM. It turns out that we saw a lot of Scamps in our travels, 4 at Mcdowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills, AZ, one of the nicesr parks we've ever been in with 59 miles of trails, bike, horse and foot.

Hope your travels are going well.

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:49 AM   #121
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Well, I am late to the party, as usual, but I have a Scamp frame failure story, too. This happened pre-hack, so my original version is lost in the ozone.

I bought an 89 16' Scamp in 2003 while living in Alaska. It had a lot of hard miles on it already. For summer solstice of that year, Nancy and decided to pull it up the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean. (This is the "Ice Road Truckers" highway.) It is over 400 miles of gravel road used mostly by semi-trucks supplying the Prudhoe Bay oil field. We made it all the way to the end and back in about ten days. Needless to say, the trailer took a tremendous beating. Just a few miles short of returning to our house in Anchorage, I noticed the trailer tracking strangely. When I inspected the trailer back in our driveway, I found the frame broken through at the A, on one side only. It apparently broke a few minutes shy of completing the 1800 mile round trip between Anchorage and Prudhoe.

With crude strapping and steel rods, I managed to bind it up and tow the trailer over to the nearest welding shop. I wish I had kept pictures of the repair, but it involved a couple of extra bracing plates on both sides. Much stronger than the original frame design. I never blamed Scamp for this issue. I had obviously vastly exceeded what the trailer was designed to do. My sister had a similar experience pulling an old Perris Pacer 13 with a jeep down a 4-wheel drive road in Baja. She had to get the frame welded in a little Mexican village. We both found out that these trailers are built for lightness, not for strength. Neither of us abuse our trailers like this anymore. But if I had a 20 year old Scamp now, I would consider adding some reinforcing plates at those critical stress points. Norm, your trailer should be good to go for quite a while longer.
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Here is a picture of the Dalton Highway trip - June 2003.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:01 AM   #123
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David,

Thanks for relating your story. I think it's important for users to realize what might be needed for some of our adventures. We plan another trip to Labrador and will feel confident that our Scamp is ready for a little more than the normal.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:38 PM   #124
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Tongue Weight

I weighed the tongue of our modified and repaired frame today. It now weighs 211 lbs. This represents an increase of about 11 lbs over our previous high weight.

The weigh-in includes a 1/2 full water tank, an almost full propane tank and empty grey and black tanks.
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A full black tank should offset the extra weight?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:37 PM   #126
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A full black tank should offset the extra weight?
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A half full fresh water tank is already taken a fair bit of weight off the tongue. Adding more weight to the trailer at some point your going to be scary light on the tongue vs the axle weight... Personally have found trying to tow with a 200lb tongue weight on a standard 16' Scamp already on the fine line, considering the axle weight is at least 2400lbs loaded.
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