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Old 06-14-2008, 11:11 AM   #15
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It is not an Acorn. The model year is 1983 and Acorn was long gone by then, I think.

They just did custom green on a stock unit.

The interior has green aspects to it.. not common for Scamps.

And I am sorry for the fire loss. Heed everyones advise here and supply ebay ads, and other listings to show what these sell for in order to got properly compensated.

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Old 06-15-2008, 01:28 PM   #16
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I know exactly how you feel, the body shop did that to my Van, after telling me it was ready and would be delivered in two hours.
Hope you can work out an amicable and fair settlement

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Old 11-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #17
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I was wondering if the fire was a random fluke or if this is a common danger with axle replacements? I hope you are able to get compensation.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #18
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Do NOT let them talk about Book Value of the Scamp because in the realm of fiberglass trailers NADA is totally out of whack! The market prices are far higher than the books would have you believe.

BTW, fire IS a danger with axle replacements because the welding is so close to the body. A safety-conscious shop will have you empty the trailer, especially the closet, galley unit and under-bunks so they can be easily be examined during and after the cutting and welding.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:01 PM   #19
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In addition, the person that did mine had me remove the propane tanks a couple of days before and vent the lines.

They cut everything with a plasma cutter rather than your old fashioned cutting torch.
Shortly after each cut or weld they used a spray bottle with water and cooled the area they worked on.
Everything they used was was electrical, no acetylene.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #20
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In "The Axle Saga Continues" this issue will be covered in the evolving story.

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