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Old 07-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #43
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I had heard that some National Parks had gotten strict on gray water drainage (not sure if that is 100% true) and so I went ahead got the huge 27gal gray water tank. I'd seen the stinky-slinky tube carriers that had become yellowish from the sun's UV rays and I was able to get Scamp to not mount the stinky-slinky tube carrier to the front of my Scamp. Since I will only have sink gray water, I picked up an adapter from Wal-Mart to adapt the large stinky-slinky outlet down to a traditional garden hose size. Now I have no need for the stinky-slinky or its carrier. Just a thought ......

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Ray, I could have written that paragraph you just posted. I did the exact same thing for the same reasons! I did get the gray water tank, because I heard the same rumor. I also told them to include the slinky and carrier tube, but just put it inside so I could mount it somewhere else, if at all. I thought it might make a fishing rod holder, but it's pretty short. I bought the garden hose adapter from Amazon.

Thanks for clearing up that closet shelf configuration too. When my wife and I checked them out, my mind was reeling with questions and trying to take it all in. Since then I've slept and forgot much of what we saw. Your posts are coming at a great time for us!


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Old 07-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by rdickens View Post
I'd seen the stinky-slinky tube carriers that had become yellowish from the sun's UV rays and I was able to get Scamp to not mount the stinky-slinky tube carrier to the front of my Scamp.
Smart move. I really hate the way those tubes look! If you ever decide in the future you need to carry the stinky-slinky, I've seen several other ways to mount a carrier on this site that are far more satisfactory.

I have also heard what you heard about some parks and grey water. It's my understanding that as long as it's fully enclosed, you're good. So a garden hose attached to a portable grey water tank or even to a 5-gallon bucket with a lid and a fitting should suffice (open bucket is a no-no). In your case, since you have the on-board grey-water tank, the hose is just to do the dump. (BTW - I had wondered why I was seeing some 13' Scamps without a bathroom that had the hose tube on the front. Now I know.)

As to modifying the cabinet, I'm with you about not doing anything in a hurry to a brand-new unit! If it's anything like the standard-size closet, if you feel around on the inside face of the cabinet, you may find some glassed-in reinforcement (thick spots in the fiberglass). If you eventually decide to open it up more, as long as you stay away from the stiffeners and away from the corners (which give it vertical rigidity), you should be good to make the doors larger.

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #45
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When cutting holes, or openings in fiberglass, metal, or similar materials, it''s best to leave the corners rounded or radiused whenever possible. It spreads the stress over a wider area. A sharp corner concentrates the stresses at that one point, and it's more likely to crack. Many drill the corners and connect them with a saw. The drilled hole provides that radius.

That said, it will be a while before I start cutting holes in our camper. That will reduce the stresses in our marriage.

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Old 07-09-2014, 02:29 PM   #46
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I second Jon's notion that a Scamp16_std layout4 might have been our 1st choice .... if it had a 54" bed
I have a layout 4 and kind of lust after a layout 6. The grass is always greener I guess. But then as pointed out elsewhere you can not really fit the bigger 54" bed in a layout 6 with the dinette. Maybe they can make a layout 6 17?
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #47
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Scamp Full Size Bed = Smaller Table Size

Doesn't the 16' deluxe have a 54" bed or is it only the 13' deluxe that has the 54" bed. The plan B deluxe has a dinette. If it does have a 54" bed then it can be done in fiberglass.

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Old 09-03-2015, 11:43 PM   #48
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It's funny, we're home now sleeping in our Queen sized bed. We wake sometime sadly feeling as though we've slept alone, yearning for the closeness of our 44 inch Scamp bed.
When DH and I married, I had a double bed and he had a queen. He was certain that the queen was the thing, so mine went into the guest room. A few years later we gave our bed to company and slept in the double. He later remarked that the double was "more fun." I agree!

When we've slept in his van the bed is even smaller than a double and there is even more snuggle time.

I think snuggling is chicken soup for the soul.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:25 AM   #49
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We had company, 6 family members, for a long weekend and Ginny and I moved out to the Scamp and our 44 inch bed for 3 nights of comfort.

There is magic sleeping in the front yard in the Scamp, definitely it's the not the location. There is something about sleeping in the Scamp that provides our most restful nights.

It may hark back to when you were a baby, the hearing of the mother's heart beat, the warmth of her body, the sound of her breathing, the security of her presence. Yes it is snuggling.

Yes your bodies are in contact, yes it requires some measure of compromise. No, We're not sleeping on a foot thick, $500 mattress. Yes we occasionally wake each other during the night. All I know is it works for us.

Snuggling and cuddling, sharing a tight space, 16 again. In life as we age it's fun to find the magic of youth.

I recently read an article where they wrote of couple of advantages of marrying young. You probably married poor and you grew up together. You were just happy to be together, really the reason you married. Ginny and I can afford most levels of comfort, but the reality is our little space in the Scamp is our favorite place.

We're reaching the end of our stay in our beach cottage, less than 30 days to go. It was our favorite home, it had the smallest lot, the smallest house, the least expensive, yet we had a lot of fun here.

Sometimes the bigness of the stuff we surround ourselves with masks what life is really about.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:17 PM   #50
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Just wanted to say, some of us are happy with the smaller bed and the bath. At home my 6'2" husband and I sleep on a double bed (and we have shared a twin bed-cozy-) and we love snuggling up together. We are not big people and have always found the Scamp bed adequate and would rather 'waste' the 30% on the toilet and shower. Especially the shower as I never feel the campground ones are really clean.

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