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Old 08-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to order a new scamp without the carpet? I sure like the finished walls of my burro.

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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The Burro's have a double wall that why it's got a nice interior wall. A Scamp without carpet would be like the interior wall of your closet. Nasty scratchy fiberglass without gelcoat.

I'm not sure who else has double wall construction but I have seen a few others that do it.
Scamp and Casita do not.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
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I have a 13' Scamp -- NO carpet or rat fir on my walls.

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried to order a new scamp without the carpet? I sure like the finished walls of my burro.

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There's a lot of advantages to the carpet on the walls, mostly it provides insulation from both temperatures and noise. It's also easier on the head when you bump into it.
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[quote]I have a 13' Scamp -- NO carpet or rat fir on my walls.

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Elephant Hyde, is that the technical name for this or just made up name?
1983 13' Scamp all original inside.

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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There's a lot of advantages to the carpet on the walls, mostly it provides insulation from both temperatures and noise. It's also easier on the head when you bump into it.
Ah, but I am short...hard to hit my head unless I really try!!

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:34 PM   #8
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The EggCamper has double wall construction so you get a nice gelcoat finish on the inside. Same general idea as the Burro and no rat fur or elephant hide.
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The Burro's have a double wall that why it's got a nice interior wall. A Scamp without carpet would be like the interior wall of your closet. Nasty scratchy fiberglass without gelcoat.

I'm not sure who else has double wall construction but I have seen a few others that do it.
Scamp and Casita do not.
Does it have to be double walled to be finished? I thought boat hulls were single walls...and they are finished inside. couldn't one finish the interior if they wanted to?

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The finished parts of boat hulls are double wall. Look inside hull compartments or under hatches for the ugly truth.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #11
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Elephant Hyde - aka ensolite - a closed cell foam with a tough white top. Standard in a lot of trailers, like my Surfside. I've never had a trailer with carpet, but it seems to me ensolite give you the best of insulation, noise reduction and cleanability.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:10 PM   #12
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I do not believe you can order a Scamp with Carpet, they install Marine Fabric....you can get carpet from Casita, however.
We like the Marine Fabric.....**Backus does not like the term "Rat Fur", nor do we. It just does not look like rat fur, wrong color for rat fur, not really furry. A Fuzzy Downy Wooly, yes, a Soft Fuzz Down would be it, perhaps.

**"The marine fabric (they prefer this term over 'ratfur' ) looks better than I imagined and is supposed to be very water, mold, mildew and odor resistant." http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...l=Scamp+factory

Ensolite (Elephant Hyde) looks a lot like vinyl couch uphostery, easy to clean but dated. Not like fuzzy-woolydown and very water, mold, mildew and odor resistant and so soft to the touch and to bumped heads and elbows.

I believe Casita makes a unit for export to Japan without the carpet.

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Edit added: Perhaps Scamp would let you get one without the fabric installed and you could have the walls finished to your liking. Under the marine fabric is a space aged bubble wrap-like metalic insulation, which seems to work well. R-15. Maybe get two layers of it put in and figure a way to cover it without the tan fuzzy-woolydown. Maybe a poromeric imitation leather would work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poromer...tation_leather My first thought was Naugahyde. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naugahyde And it seems they still make it: http://www.naugahyde.com/

Naugahyde over the space-age bubble wrap insulation. It will work, I just know it would work. Scamp might even glue it on for you if you bought the Naugahyde and had it at the factory for them.

But Remember: Sleeping in a travel trailer with ceiling and walls coved in tan fuzzy-woolydown must be something like sleeping in a Marcipual's Pouch. Cozy!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:49 PM   #13
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Scamps with wood interiors:

http://www.scamptrailers.com/Showroom/Delu...dInteriors.aspx
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Does it have to be double walled to be finished?
No. I have been in several older single wall trailers with painted fiberglass interiors.. no ensolite or carpet. The "stuff" was either removed by the owner(s) and repainted, or it simply never had it.

You will suffer from lack of insulation tho. I am sure Scamp would be happy to listen to the question. If there is a reason they don't want to leave it off, they will tell you.

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