Originally Posted by Blake
For one the interior materials are extremely cheap. My table swelled twice the thickness because of a little moisture. The cabinet doors are basically compressed card board. Every time I take it out something else falls off of fails. Window cranks, fridge latch, stabilizer jack, the list goes on and on. Not a lot of help from the factory. About the only thing I like is the weight
and ac. Guess I wasn't looking for answers just wanted to see if its a common thing. Just venting out of frustration...
Wow! We have a 2005 16' Side Dinette & front bath/shower. Got it new in 2005.
Not had those problems. But no crank out windows
on ours, different fridge but never problem with the latch (that would be from the manufacturer of the fridge), if the rear stabilizer fell off, I believe they are bolted on. Possible someone didn't tighten it on well enough. Some of the axels were welded on upside down at one time. Things can be done wrong.
We had a DC wire crimped where it entered the Scamp from the battery
. I was able to find it & mend it. Started blowing fuses. Campground host suggested to check where it entered the body of the Scamp.
Dinette table in back has always been a bed, never noticed it swelling. The side dinette table has never swollen any with moisture.
Never had any complaint about the cabinet doors. Ours are some kind of composite wood, but not cardboard. Much like many of the other makes of stick built RVs. But have had them to open on rough roads. Often because I have too much stuff in the cabinets. We bungee them together through the pulls to keep them closed. Would have liked them to be fiberglass. We painted the inside of the shower door just to keep it more free from water effects when showering.
We chose the green material because it seemed thicker than the other materials in 2005. Still holding up, but just the side dinette seats get used.
We'd ordered ours sight unseen (never been in a Scamp). But did go by the factory before it was made.
But my son picked it up for us & brought it down to Loveland, CO where we meet them.
If wanting wood cabinet doors (& cabinets) one would have to order the Deluxe with wood interiors.
Ours hasn't been perfect, but no great disappointment. I would have liked a wider rear bed & at least 14" tires
& wheels...15" would be even better.
Haven't broken any rivets, but have had a couple leak when rains hard. Rear Side Window by bed leaked once as well.
Have had trouble with leaking with the TV antennae a few times.
But other RVs (TT & MH) have had problems as well in the past.
Hope you get the defects worked out. And be able to Enjoy your Rig.
Give them a call, have a list of what has gone wrong with details of what has happened. Photos would be good. Keep calm.
If still too frustrating, I'm sure you will be able to sell it for what you have paid, maybe a little extra. Lot of people want one.
Good Luck with solving the frustration.
Post Edit: I have seen others get or make new doors for the cabinets.
Hman: haven't had any problems with the sew holder on front & still using the original hose. But have a better one since 2006. Can't remember if I bought the connections or if they came with them. It is the 10' one. But never have used it in a campground with sewer hookup.
With Scamp's the grey water drain is in back & the black water drain is in front. I added a sewer cap on the grey water drain with a garden hose fitting so a hose can be use to drain it without having to use the large according sewer hose.
Could the holder be placed on top of the tongue? Or on top of the bumper? Seem it would on the 16'. ???