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Old 01-23-2003, 08:36 AM   #15
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>I am working on '76 Scamp. It's not in as good a shape as yours.
>I have the about 8in.x8in. metal vent in the roof above the sink.
>Today, I sent a couple of hours looking for a vent online no luck yet.
>I thought metal would keep with the look of the trailer.

Same here, plus I don't really wanna cut a bigger hole in the roof, and try to seal it.

>I have found a 14.25x14.25 Ventline vent. <snip> I hope you find the trim.

Me too. Looks like I'm gonna havta fake it. Fab something... or... replace it.

>Don, what color is the high density polyethlene cutting board you are
>making your doors out of and table? Were would a person find it in
>a 4x8 sheet?

This is an experiment, sorta. I had to learn a little first. 1) I didn't want to use that cheapo composite glue and sawdust pressformed wood to replace our cabinet doors. 2) I didn't want to actually make real cabinet doors using cabinetry methods, besides, 3) I couldn't convince my hobbyist woodworker father-in-law to make them for me. 4) I was looking for something that I could just cut out, that would be durable and easy to cut, 5) that I wasn't going to have to laminate. I was sitting at our chopping block island in our kitchen mulling this over tapping on a white plastic cutting board when it hit me. This stuff, I thought, was nylon. A few Googles later I found out it is call HDPE or High Density Polyethylene, compressed grocery bags. It comes in white only and specifically is called Sandalite, because it has a pebbled finish on one side. They have it in 1/2, 3/8, 3/4 and 1 inch thicknesses. I opted for 3/8". It cuts with a carbide tipped saw or router. It is slightly translucent and smooth on the back. Folks buy this and cut it up specifically to make cutting boards, that's predominantly what it's for. I measured all the doors in the trailer, which were all shot and rotted, and plotted the dimensions into Adobe Illustrator and discovered I could get all the doors (2 below sink, 3 above sink, 2 above dinette, 1 below bunks, closet door, entire table top, and front of fridge) out of a single 4'x8' sheet. Google turned up Regal plastics in Denver, who gave me the number for Regal in San Antonio. Cool place, tons o' plastic, by the pound. The 3/8" sheet set me back $98, the 1/2" was $198 (and it was much heavier, too heavy IMO). I figure when it comes in and I cut it out and router off the corners and install the hinges & quake latches, I could concievably install lights IN the cabinets and they would glow :chin

>Just to share with you our weather. You said yesterday it was going
>to be 80 degrees. Here in Northern Wisconsin it is -5 degrees and
>they say the wind chill tonight maybe -40 to a -50 degrees. Aren't
>you glad you're there.

This a.m. was 30 here. Texas weather, if ya don't like it, wait a minute, it'll change. And "yes", you can have the minus temps and snow.

As for trim, I l;ooked at all suggested sites, no go. :sad
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Old 01-23-2003, 10:15 PM   #16
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'77 Scamp update

:wave Don;

A thought and maybe not much of one. We attended our first Scamp Camp in 2001, in MN. It was our second trip in our new-to- us '95 16 ft. Scamp. One of the guys asked if we would like our bed to be 4in. bigger. He showed us by adding a board to hold the cushions on the edge of the table, the edge would be firmer and it would protect the cushions. Our board is level with the table in the down postion, cut on an angle at the booth, and we used 2x4 scraps as legs. We drilled two holes in the top of the board and each leg, and just dropped in bolts. When we use the booth the bolts are pulled out and the board and legs are put under the toe board. Others at this Scamp Camp did it differently. I guess it depends what material you have on hand.

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Old 01-27-2003, 12:03 PM   #17
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Check out some of the cabinet doors I installed this weekend, at:
http://Sprite.viptx.net/~moomesa/index.html
Click on the Scamp, they are on the third page deep, in the series. We like 'em so far, super easy to cut, and a razor cleans 'em up by scraping the edges nicely.
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Old 01-27-2003, 09:59 PM   #18
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77 Scamp update

:wave Don;

Nice, real nice. Your cabinets are white and the doors go well with the cabinets. My cabinets are on the yellow side and fiberglass cleaner hasn't help.

I was surfing the web, looking for answers to my vent problems. There was a foot note on one site that said smaller vents have been used on pop up campers. I saw a Elixir Travel trim 9x9 mini vent, all plastic a www.campersfactoryoutlet.com. Maybe there is a pop up place near you.

Don, the pictures of your outside door your missing the chain (about 3 ins.) that holds the cotter key that you but in the hole to lock in door at night.

good going Don:ola
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Old 01-27-2003, 10:10 PM   #19
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Hi Don Good photos of rebuild.SO you want one of those door windows eh.Well i just happen to have a old Boler door and guess what it has.:wave
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Old 01-27-2003, 10:16 PM   #20
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Do you need tail light lenses?
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Old 01-27-2003, 11:38 PM   #21
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Cutting Board Material

Don, The cabinet doors look great!

:conf Um... humour me here, but isn't that cutting board stuff a bit slippery? I've got a few cutting boards at home that skit around pretty easily.

Aren't you worried about stuff skittering around on top of your table?

BTW, I used to work for a machining shop that made parts for Boeing 700 series jets. They use that stuff to build support brakets that hold up the gas lines. Sturdy, easy to cut, and non conductive. :-) Everything I'd ever want in a cabinet door!

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Old 01-28-2003, 07:42 AM   #22
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SO you want one of those door windows eh.Well i just happen to have a old Boler door and guess what it has.:wave
but Ches, won't that Boler of yours get cold with the window missing out of the door? :o
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Old 01-28-2003, 08:50 AM   #23
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Wow!

Mel, yep I guess it will be slippery. Found out that, last nite, while making the sink cover out of a piece. I think I'm gonna do it anyways, unless my test plate won't hold still for me to cut my Sunday morning waffles :o

Chester, what do ya want fer it? :E You sure you want to part it out?

Pat, I think I've solved the vent thing with some stick on "D" trim. It occurred to me that I couls stick it to the cover instead of the rim of the frame. However I'm putting that link in my Palm for future reference. About the chain... I have no idea what I'm missing on the Scamp because I've not seen another like mine, newby. Could I get a picture of the chain and cotter, PLEEEZE? The table mod may be something I'll havta do, I'm 6'4" and 200lbs and my wife is just a little thing, I don't wanna squish her :nope

e.s. What kind of tail light lenses? Scamp? Mine are O.K., although I like the style of the Bolers', but that mod is out of my league :nope
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:12 AM   #24
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putting trim on lid

While it would certainly work as a 'seal' - it wouldn't also do double duty as a dam. Without some sort of lip sticking up from the bottom portion of the vent - I'd worry that small amounts of water would still leak in.

New table:
Here's another thing to worry about in terms of the material being slippery: How do you plan on leaving the table on the road? I made my new table out of 3/4" plywood (so it was fairly rough on the underside). We travelled with the table down in 'bed' position. Had a LOT of problems with the darn thing sliding forward on us. Our Boler uses a reciever-rail system for holding the table up - so when it's down it's free-floating and would slowly slide forward as we drove. One of my projects for the spring is to add a small clip that'll hold the table back into position. The second will be to build the extension. You basically just get to fill the space where the benches flare out. Because my table is free, I'm probably going to add the addition to the backside (near the wall), where a simple plank will do. I'll just have to be sure I add something to guard the cushion covers from the reciever clip.

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Old 01-28-2003, 11:43 AM   #25
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Don't need a damn dam

No need for a dam, I don't think.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e36bf80085dfLid crosssection.jpg/>

There is a substantial lip on the frame. It has been raining since last weekend, here, and there has been NO seal, and only a few drips have founde their way in. However, we have not tried 70 mph highway speeds AND rain on it yet (next weekend if it rains).

Our table is fastened to the wall in either position. However the CUSHIONS may do some sliding on the surface. If I have to I'll install some 1" straps with snap buttons on them. They use these on Jeeps (at least they used to) and they work well. I'll just snap it down.


I have a Question for y'all: What kind of cabinet door latches (if any) are yall using? I bought some Quake latches, but the'yll be a pain to install and our new hinges seem to keep the doors closed. But, I don't know about them underway.
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Orginally posted by Chester Taje
SO you want one of those door windows eh.Well i just happen to have a old Boler door and guess what it has.:wave
but Ches, won't that Boler of yours get cold with the window missing out of the door? :o [/quote]
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You should know that when you guys down south are putting on sweaters and tuning thermostate up that us Canucks are rolling down windows and planting gardens and going swimming in river.:)
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:54 AM   #27
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Don----I don't want anything for it. Just send me your Mailing address on Private Messaging and I will mail it.:wave
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Door latches

I'm using two different things depending on the location (more for historical reasons than for anything logical).

For the lower kitchen doors (under sink as well as above the icebox) I'm using spring loaded hinges. They're working just fine so far.

For the pantry (ie closet) and kitchen upper doors, I'm using latches. I couldn't find any latches that would work, (they all assume the door face is flush with the wall) so I used simple little cabinate latches, but recycled the old catches since they stuck out enough. If you hunt around on-line however you can find latches that are exact replacements. I had to dump the old latches since the plastic parts were shot. The catches were metal however and just fine. I attached them using screws (to the wooden doors) or bolts with lock-nuts (to the cabinates) instead of rivets as they were originally.

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