1977 Scamp Wallcovering - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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OK, here goes. This my be stupid but do most people take the "coverings" off the wall. I'm the new owner of a 1977 13ft. Scamp and the previous owner has taken everything off the walls. Sorry I'm so new I don't know if this even makes sense.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hi angie,

Are you talking about the closed-cell foam insulation with the off-white "elephant skin" texture on the inside?

If so, that's known as Ensolite, and no, most people do not remove it. It provides needed insulation in addition to making a presentable wall surface.

It does sometimes get removed because it was too dirty, smokey, moldy, torn, or etc. (although many times I think it could have been saved, by cleaning). But then people usually look to recover the walls, although it is a project. (Ensolite is still available, although since it does not have the off-white skin anymore, you paint it like a wall.)

Without insulation the trailer will be a bit noisier and less insulated. Also it will let more light in through the walls, and you will have condensation issues in certain temperatures.

There were some brands of trailers that came "plain" (very early Bolers, Compacts, etc.), but most people seek to install something now.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:19 AM   #3
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I have removed some small sections, one at the back so I could replace the spare tire mounting back-up plate. In each case the stuff was really glued on tightly and a real pain to remove.

So if your wall covering was in bad enough shape that removal was necessary, be glad the previous owner did the "heavy lifting" already!
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