After browsing the site for a few weeks and finding some great information, decided it may be a good time to put up our first post. We are excited new owners of a 84 Scamp
16 we picked up locally about 2 weeks ago.
was owned by someone that picked it up in 'really rough shape' and had been doing some restoration on it. It looked perfect when we picked it up although the owner did say that the interior lights
were never tested and that one part on the floor was getting mushy... oh well - we wanted a scamp
and this was the one we would invest in
After getting it home however we spent time investigating further and found that the floor was worse than expected. They had redone the floor by the dinette already, but had mould already and wasn't done with the right plywood. Also it was not sealed underneath so... not that surprising.
So we went about cutting out the old floor. Some thoughts...
Here is what we went about focusing on first.
- Used Marine grade plywood, took about 2 1/2 sheets.
- We cut templates out of cardboard first to get a perfect fit
- Sealed both sides of the floor with S1 penetrating epoxy
- Cleaned up the surface rust and frame - repainted with POR 15
- Layed down some 3M 4200 to seal the corners and floor to the frame
- Used self tapping STAINLESS hardware!!
And for the finish we put down Vinyl plank flooring. We did a tight fit and I face nailed it on the corners. So much better!
With some heavy weather we found 2 windows
were leaking (front and rear) and also the vent where the fridge
was. If anyone has some information on how to remove and reseal the windows
without skrewing it up would be really great!
Next... moved onto the wiring... MESS!!! found like 50 splices, some that went nowhere. Lots of frayed wires and this explains why the tail lights
were not turning on with the towing lights
. Brake lights
worked, but good thing we never drove it at night. Got a brand new towing harness and moving onto a 12v upgrade this week with a new fuse panel and converter. We also decided to remove the furnace
... we got a new furnace
on the way and will wait to do the fridge
later. Were not sure yet how useful the fridge will be in the PNW.
I hope to keep detailed track of my wiring adventure if anyone cares. All together its been a busy couple of weeks... we want to use this thing already!!!
Looking forward to getting to know the community - Hope you like our Scampi