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Old 01-21-2006, 07:40 AM   #85
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A couple of pictures from the Scamp factory. One from Thursday, the other I grabbed this morning.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:02 AM   #86
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I suspect the curved door problem is not the curve per se, but how the door is built. It is possible to build a curved door that keeps its shape.
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:17 AM   #87
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I suspect the curved door problem is not the curve per se, but how the door is built. It is possible to build a curved door that keeps its shape.
It's pretty hard to have a door that's the right shape when it's molded to the wrong shape. The bottom curve of my 2006 Scamp has a larger radius than the bottom of the trailer. I doubt they'll fix it with new molds at this time.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:59 PM   #88
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They are going to buy a used 13 footer and 5th wheel to dismantle and make
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Doesn't Scamp own a 13 foot model? When I picked my trailer up at Backus years ago, it was perched up on top of a pole!

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Old 01-21-2006, 03:31 PM   #89
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Doesn't Scamp own a 13 foot model? When I picked my trailer up at Backus years ago, it was perched up on top of a pole!
Hey, Dan, you wouldn't expect them to dismantle their executive suite, would you?
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:32 PM   #90
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Doesn't Scamp own a 13 foot model? When I picked my trailer up at Backus years ago, it was perched up on top of a pole!

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hahaha, it's still there. Jack posted a picture the morning after the fire and there that 13 footer sits, still proudly on the pole: Jack's post
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:51 PM   #91
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I somehow doubt all the guts are in that.. tho it survived the fire, so it's awful gutsy!

They will need all the parts, and probably that one is only good for the outer shell.

+.. why take it down? It probably would cost less to by an old junker and do it from that than to take that down and get it back up!

I think they should go with a new floor plan myself.. something like a bigfoot 17
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:04 PM   #92
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Actually I'd be happy if they just made the mold so the curve of the door matched the curve of the trailer. The curved door would be just fine if it was the same shape. The door on my brand new 2006 trailer doesn't match the curve of the trailer. Which would indicates, at least to me, that the problem with doors is design shape and NOT the sagging over time myth. Could be fixed with a new mold.
I wonder if they put the wrong door on it? Our '03 door fits tightly although the trailer came with other defects. Poor quality control. Maybe the fried egg incident will give them the opportunity to create a better manufacturing process.
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I wonder if they put the wrong door on it? Our '03 door fits tightly although the trailer came with other defects. Poor quality control. Maybe the fried egg incident will give them the opportunity to create a better manufacturing process.

Could be. I'll look at some of the other doors when we're at the Northern Oregon Gathering. The part doesn't fit right the bottom curve. The trailer curves a bit more than the door right at the bottom.

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I stand to be corrected here, BUT BigFoot had a major plant fire in their history too. The 19 foot and 5th Wheel molds were lost in that one and consequently new models like the 21 footer AND a new factory emerged.
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Gina,

You seem to like Bigfoots. I'm going to have to invite you to look at my Bigfoot 17'. There are two basic floorplans. Mine has the bathroom in the middle, not in the corner like the other model.
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:21 PM   #96
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Fiberglass friends,
Has anyone heard of a cause for the Scamp factory fire?
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #97
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If you want to follow Scamp's rebuilding process....go to their website: Scamptrailers.com
They have a link on the left side of the page regarding the rebuilding process. There are several pictures of how they are going to remake the molds for the 16'. Very interesting. May the milder winter aid in their rebuilding process.
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:01 PM   #98
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Chris I see the date on the pictures is the 26th. Looks like they are moving ahead. There many people wishing them the very best. I know that Resin and Acetone are very flammable. I belive the fire started in the layup shop.
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