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Old 02-18-2013, 02:19 AM   #29
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Just keep asking questions, lots of info here. I'm halfway through a rebuild on a 19' scamp, and I hadn't set foot in a camper other than a tent camper, before I bought it. Heck, I don't even know how to run anything in it. I prefer the "dive in over your head and come out swimming" approach. It forces you to deal with it and figure it out.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #30
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Yeah, but Jared you've been diving in the deep end, and off the cliffs, and in shark infested waters LOL! You take on huge projects and do a pretty darned good job.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #31
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Here is a closer view of the towel rack(?) in the ceiling and the bumper.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #32
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The bumper sure looks Scampish! :-)

My best guess is that the rear lights are not stock and a PO interesting modification. As is the bar on the roof at the rear.

Starting to wonder if someone liked doing fiberglass work (as seen with the front window & lower vent fill in) and decided to build up the rear roof section and add the interesting lights at the top rear. The OP may be able to tell if that was the case by taking a look at the rear upper roof section and look for spots where the paint is coming off. Is there a patch job under the paint or original white gel coat? Could be totally wrong but it may be worth looking at to rule it out as a possibility.

The original poster may also want to start a new thread asking folks with Scamps from the 70's or so what their serial number sequence is - might be a way of ruling it out as a Scamp.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #33
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Just another thougt re ID of trailer. On your photo DSC00286.jpg on the roof in the upper left corner there looks like what may have been fiberglass fill in - may just be the photo though. But if there is, does it look like it may have once had an Scamp style Escape Hatch in that position? They are large rectangular vents. They have a couple of sizes 18" x 25" & 15" X 22" - without going out and measuring mine I think the larger one was the old style, could be wrong though ;-)
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #34
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If you were in the area I'd just give you a lot of the old stuff like the sink, faucet, old fridge.
Wow! I wish I was close to Vegas. I would probably take you up on that. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 AM   #35
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Craigslist is free and you'd be surprised at how friendly people can be. You are in the land of RV's in Az. I would put an ad in your local Craigslist under the RV section titled "Need" Rv parts. I would then nicely ask for what you need and explain what you are trying to do. You will be surprised at how many people have good stuff just taking up room in their garages. Just keep re-running the ad and I guarantee you will be flooded with offers for cheap or even free stuff to fix it up.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #36
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When I was looking for a used refrigerator, I looked under "camper parts" and "popups" with a $250 price cap on Craigslist. I found that there are lots of popups being dismantled because the canvas tops rot off, and stickies that have met their end. Also look for RV salvage places nearby. See Ebay for RV cushions.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #37
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I have a sickness that doesn't allow me to pay retail for anything. Arizona is a fertile ground for used parts. Most trailers in places that have rain leak, rust, mold, etc. You don't have to worry about that down there.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:30 AM   #38
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My best guess is that the rear lights are not stock and a PO interesting modification...

Starting to wonder if someone liked doing fiberglass work (as seen with the front window & lower vent fill in) and decided to build up the rear roof section and add the interesting lights at the top rear.
Building on this idea...

It looks like the interior photo showing the ceiling area above the rear window shows a stock Boler/Scamp curved top rear edge... but from the outside it is a sharp corner (the photos are in post #31). Kristi would need to look at this in person - it is hard to tell from a two-dimensional photo with the curves and that textured surface.

This would make sense if Carol's suspicion is correct and the rear edge under the (superfluous and inappropriate) wide vehicle identification light set is built up on top of a stock Boler/Scamp body shape.

Custom fiberglass work could also explain the belly seam area, which is definitely not stock Boler/Scamp but on a body which otherwise has a Boler 1300 / Scamp 13' shape.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #39
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It would be sad if someone put that kind of work into a trailer that ended up in such a state.
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It would be sad if someone put that kind of work into a trailer that ended up in such a state.
Hey, Arizona isn't all that bad.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #41
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I am going to put this up for sale at $1200 on craigslist. If it doesn't sell by my first day off in a couple weeks when I can go to Motor Vehicle, then I will get going on repairs. I know it is pricey for its condition, but I really won't feel bad if it doesn't sell.
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Hey, Arizona isn't all that bad.
You don't know how bad until you've seen the cowboy re-enactment in Williams.

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