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Old 06-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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Let's see, they changed the mold on the 16' to accept a rear sliding window back in the mid 1980s. Oh that was the same time they changed to Reflextix/Ratfur. So, those changes were more than 25 years ago. Yep, they stay right on the cutting edge of improvements They change fabric every couple of years... so, I guess you could count that as being an "update."

They still drill a gazillion extra holes for curtain rods and mount that wonderful looking Stinky Slinky tube on the front where it's a main focal point on this cute little trailer.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:06 AM   #16
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I went off and tried to find a photo of one of those Scamp motorhomes from the 80's which was impossible in the time I allowed anyway and came across reviews of the Scamp and they were detailed. It was sort of funny because it had 3 - 5 star, 2 - 4 star, 1 - 3 star and 3 - 1 star. Is anyone of them wrong, no. It just has to do with the individual and their expectations. The most critical one was someone who had never seen a Scamp prior to purchase and I would never recommend spending that much money without seeing it first and I'm guessing this person probably won't do that again either. Scamp is a classic and the answer to the dreams of many.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #17
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In other words a policy of constant but cautious improvement.
Reminiscent of the original Volkswagon.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
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They still drill a gazillion extra holes for curtain rods and mount that wonderful looking Stinky Slinky tube on the front where it's a main focal point on this cute little trailer.
Thanks to FGRV.com posts I ordered mine without the curtain rods!

I do wish the tube was mounted underneath or something. It does detract from the front facade. I could also make a few other suggestions to improve fit and finish but overall I am satisfied with it.

But I agree that it comes down to expectations. If you're looking for a step up from a pop-up it's wonderful. If you are stepping down from something larger and more luxurious I don't think you will enjoy it unless perhaps you go with the custom wood interior.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:39 AM   #19
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??? Did I miss it?? Do we have an option other than the stick on foam?
Nine years ago, I switched my door gasket to an Omega shaped closed cell foam gasket and a square closed cell threshold gasket. We then switched to a more attractive "D" shaped closed cell gasket on a few subsequent trailers. One of these was shown and pitched to Scamp, who after some time, decided to start offering it as an aftermarket replacement choice.

The open cell foam is still the only gasket offered on new trailers, citing concerns about allowing the door to cure completely before the install of the closed cell gasket.
You can now buy the "D" shaped closed cell gasket from Scamp upon request. I installed one for a friend as recently as two weeks ago.
The solid threshold gasket (3/4"X1") must still be obtained locally.
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floyd: Got to ask "cure" in reference to the fit of the door, is that sort of like "settle" and has it got to do with the hanging hardware of the door or something with the fiberglass itself? I'm sure the answer is obvious to most but I would guess, the hanging hardware and just getting comfortable in its space?
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[QUOTE=floyd;398185 One of these was shown and pitched to Scamp, who after some time, decided to start offering it as an aftermarket replacement choice. <cut>

You can now buy the "D" shaped closed cell gasket from Scamp upon request. I installed one for a friend as recently as two weeks ago.
The solid threshold gasket (3/4"X1") must still be obtained locally.[/QUOTE]

Floyd you must be a very special customer that they keep a secret stash of parts for in case you ask When I called there two months ago to ask about what other options they might have for the open cell gasket that was the only option I was given.
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Floyd you must be a very special customer that they keep a secret stash of parts for in case you ask When I called there two months ago to ask about what other options they might have for the open cell gasket that was the only option I was given.
What I find sometimes is that if someone doesn't know, they just make something up rather than ask. It happens all the time to me. Someone says "Well, all you have to do is call them." and I call them and get "I'm sorry ma'am, I have no idea what you are talking about." By the third time I call as I can be persistent, "Oh, yes, we have had that available for a couple years now."
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:07 PM   #23
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Floyd you must be a very special customer that they keep a secret stash of parts for in case you ask When I called there two months ago to ask about what other options they might have for the open cell gasket that was the only option I was given.
Of course I am very special, I'm glad you noticed!
However, I have never ordered or received a gasket from Scamp.
I have however installed gaskets sent from Scamp other owners, and have witnessed other trailer owners who got theirs from Scamp.
As I said earlier, the open cell is still the only gasket installed on new trailers... hence the only option given.
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floyd: Got to ask "cure" in reference to the fit of the door, is that sort of like "settle" and has it got to do with the hanging hardware of the door or something with the fiberglass itself? I'm sure the answer is obvious to most but I would guess, the hanging hardware and just getting comfortable in its space?
I assume that what was meant was "cure chemically", but I didn't make the claim.
I do know that concrete is only 90% cured after seven days.(the other 10% takes a hundred years)
I thought fiberglass cured in a few hours, but I defer to Scamp's expertise in the matter, also consider that fiberglass does outgas for a while after being formed.
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I dunno about that. Every time I work with fiberglass it takes weeks for the smell to go away.
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I dunno about that. Every time I work with fiberglass it takes weeks for the smell to go away.
Then would it be safe to assume that you concur with Scamp's conclusion on the application of closed cell gaskets?

Of course "a while" could easily be construed as "weeks".
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Scamp redesign looks to be an improvement.
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