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Old 08-28-2015, 07:57 PM   #15
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Owners of Little Joe, Lite House, Hunter and Lil Snoozy trailers might beg to differ.
Clif, are you telling me that these people have trailers with doors on the WRONG side?
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #16
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If it is fiberglass you could change it how you like. Since this is just curiosity then yes it can be done, how easily - no more problem than replacing the frame and floor on a Scamp.
The door could fairly easily be hinged from the other side, just fill the holes and drill new ones.
The frame can be modified and as a matter of fact if the step down from the dance floor is behind the axle it would be considerably stronger than the cut down section on the Scamp.
If you have the time and money then I would say have fun.
There is plenty of work in just replacing the floor and filling in the cutouts not needed etc.
I have plenty of work and money in rebuilding my 1986 Scamp with replacing the floor extending the frame, moving the bath adding twin beds etc.
Turning around the shell would be just one more thing.
One small change begets many more to compensate.
Why not?
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Remove it from the frame and put it backwards and reattach.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:44 PM   #18
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Clif, are you telling me that these people have trailers with doors on the WRONG side?
No, these trailers have the door on the right END!
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No, these trailers have the door on the right END!
Now, that's just wrong. I think they should flip around and have their door on the other end. You know, just to be different. That might mess up the aerodynamics on the Snoozy, though.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:01 PM   #20
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Interesting thought LP but the easiest thing that comes to my mind is just use it like it is. Think about this.....as much as eggs get looked at with curb side doors, how much more would you get with a street side door?
Kind of like a right hand drive car gets looks.
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Interesting thought LP but the easiest thing that comes to my mind is just use it like it is. Think about this.....as much as eggs get looked at with curb side doors, how much more would you get with a street side door?
Kind of like a right hand drive car gets looks.
Well, this is certainly true. OTOH, thinking of that member here whose door was almost torn off the hinges by a "looker" who was coming back out, maybe we don't want to encourage *more*...!
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Well, this is certainly true. OTOH, thinking of that member here whose door was almost torn off the hinges by a "looker" who was coming back out, maybe we don't want to encourage *more*...!
You are correct but that door was stick built and had some major rot going on too. Like I told them, it was probably a blessing in disguise for a fix.
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... that door was stick built and had some major rot going on too. Like I told them, it was probably a blessing in disguise for a fix.
Oh.
Well, then. As Emily Litella used to say:



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Old 08-29-2015, 05:22 AM   #25
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RV sites are set up as to allow a little privacy with the doors being on the curb side. You wouldn't consider moving your electrical plug or black water to the other side just because you can!
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I'm with Dave here. I think you should use it as is. Just for the charm of it. Just because you can. Yes it would be inconvenient in every way… utilities on the wrong… err, right side… picnic table and fire grate behind the trailer… lookers unable to find their way out...

But I wouldn't stop there, nope. You absolutely must locate a vintage right-hand-drive Jaguar to pull it with. Think how much fun you could have at toll booths!

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Of course, the Jaguar would solve all the problems about campground hook-ups. You'd probably never get there.
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I say do it and prove the naysayers wrong! Just post plenty of pictures for us to enjoy! lol
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:54 AM   #28
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In Europe, the doors already are curbside :-) the frames don't have hight differences, level the entire length. I suppose, Ellpea, on my little trailer you could put the shell back on reversed. And on just about any travel trailer built on the continent.
The british may have the doors on the wrong side because they drive on the wrong side and have the steering on the wrong side ( being an island they developed different ;-) and you are right, these are fun musings
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