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Old 03-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Just a little Nervous

My husband is tearing the Scamp apart to remodel for a front bunk. It is, or (was a deluxe model) with the nice wood cabinets all around until we decided to make it to fit our needs. I want to be able to take my little grandson camping with us so we needed the extra bunk. My husband is a "Jack of all trades" kind of guy, so I may be a little nervous now, but in the end I'm sure it will be just perfect for us.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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I personally would buy a different trailer or have the kid sleep on the counter if he's small enough.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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I just had to chuckle. Seems like there's been people who've torn out the front bunks and added cabinets, now you have the front cabinetry and want front bunks. All you folks need to get together and swap

Mary Ann, I'm sure you'll end up with a trailer that's perfect for your needs. But remember the 80/20 rule. Are you tearing the trailer apart for the 20% your grandson will be with you, and then you'll need to live with the changes the other 80% of the time and it's not convenient for your camping needs then?

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Donna, I think we are all a little crazy! When we first started looking for a trailer, I'm the one who wanted one. I do the craft shows, and the markets. I'm all over Northern, and Central, MN doing my shows. Most shows, I set up Friday night and the shows are Sat. & Sunday. In this case, I would have to make 3 round trips to the shows, or rent a motel for 2 nights. Sometimes I have to leave my house at 5am to get there on time. I wanted a small trailer so I can have a place to stay at night because I do my shows alone and I'm not to keen on motels... to many stories about the bugs. I will have plenty of people who will want to go camping. When the bunk isn't needed, the cushion can be removed and we will still be able to use it to put buckets and other things on the platform. In the end, I think it will all work out, right now it looks terrible...lol

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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That trailer is too georgeous to tear apart and kindof rare too! Dont do it, LOL!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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Do remember that kids have a persistent habit of growing. We have one that will be 50 this summer. It seems like only yesterday that he was a little boy.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:16 AM   #7
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In the end, I think it will all work out, right now it looks terrible...lol

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You'll be fine Mary Ann. We're all just in a little shock. If you've been reading any of the Problem Solving or Mods forums, you know what some people have to do to have a trailer that looks like what you're tearing apart. But, this is your trailer and you obviously know what you need/want.

Please help us all to understand... document the destruction/reconstruction with some photos.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:10 AM   #8
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Buy him a tent of his own. Click image for larger version

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Your trailer is way to nice to tear apart. What if he hates camping?
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #9
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I never say don't do it, but I love the looks of that trailer and would love that kitchen area. I think too you will wish you had not done it. It is one of the special ones that was made to order for someone and wow, it looks so nice the way it is. A tent or screenhouse right next to the trailer, or a kid sleeping on the floor would be what I would do. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when it becomes your own inside. I have never seen so many "don't do it" posts. I hope you don't feel negative about us as we usually don't say those things to the newbies. I think we all just love the looks of your little camper as it is now even though it only sleeps two.
Please keep us posted and let us see it as your hubby goes about its transformation.
Also, you travel around Mn. doing the craft shows. Do let us know when you are in our area. Would love to meet you. It is fun to put a face with a name on this board and get to know other campers.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:42 PM   #10
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Let the kid sleep under the rear bed and tell him it's a cave.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #11
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Let the kid sleep under the rear bed and tell him it's a cave.
Great idea! Once he is too big for that he will want to sleep in a little tent on his own outside! If he gets scared out there on his own he can put a mat down and sleep on the floor in the trailer until he has out grown the fear factor which will happen fast and he will want back out on his own again! Do you think I have been there done that???
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:47 AM   #12
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Sleeping at night is overrated. Just buy him Nintendo. He'll sleep all day.

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Hi: Mary Ann in MN...If your trailer "Looks terrible" right now, I fear my vote won't count. In the end it's yours to do with what you want and as long as there's the possibility of returning it to pre purchase condition...Go Ahead. I'm not one to buy things for our use then conform them for others. If that was the case we'd have a 40' guzzler, with 3TV's, 2A/C's, and a cartridge of 12 gauge shells!!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies everyone. This remodel is not only being done because of my grandson. Once it's done, I think it's going to give us more space then what we had before, and we won't feel so boxed in.

As far as those of you who said about buying a different camper...I think we all know how hard it is to find used campers. If we could have found one with the bunks close to home, that's the way we would have went. This one was close to home, great condition in and out, lots of extras, and the price was right.

I also found out from Scamp, that the table cushions are 10" longer in the Deluxe than in the standard. That makes the bed 10" wider, and gives a little more sleeping room.

I'm a Happy Camper!
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