I haven't yet introduced myself, so now that I'm officially a Scamp
owner, thought now would be a good time to do so!
I am Tirah, and my husband is Dave. We live in Northern California with our two small children. We have always wanted to buy a very small travel trailer, especially once we had children, but we never knew a small enough one existed until recently when I discovered fiberglass trailers online. We fell in love and finally bought a used one last weekend, a 1985 13' Scamp
. It's a bit of a cosmetic project, but it's structurally in great shape. We have experience with "fixer-upper" houses, so we're looking at our Scamp
in a similar light
. I'm a stay at home mom until my youngest is six, so I work on the trailer a little each day while my kids play (it's parked in the backyard).
Our new (used) trailer's clean-up is coming along.
I ripped out the carpet and scrubbed/bleached the floor, and I've washed all the walls, cabinets, and countertop. Floor is in good shape, as are the walls. Took the covers off the cushions and am washing both cover/cushion. Today, I'm going to caulk and paint
, and later this week will be installing vinyl tiles on the floor. I am also going to try some of that "metal adhesive" that someone suggested (for making appliances look stainless steel) on the cabinets. I'm going to take a stab at sewing slipcovers for the cushions and curtains for the windows
. I have some old sofa covers that might serve as decent fabric for the cushion covers. My mom gave me her old sewing machine yesterday.
While cleaning out the closet right above the wheel well yesterday, I ran into a huge female black widow spider. Ick. I'm going to spray some foam insulation into all the crevices and cracks in the trailer today to try to keep out nasty bugs, especially because my two year-old likes to explore everything inside the trailer.
I'm envying all of your modified trailers. It's amazing what you all have done. I can only wish my trailer comes out even slightly as nice as some of the ones I've seen on this board.