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Old 06-12-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Yesterday the trailer shop which was replacing our axle phoned to tell us they caught it on fire and it's totaled. I'm in shock.
Question #1: has this happened to anyone else?
Question #2: we were looking at a scamp on e-bay, located in Pennsylvania. Just wondering, why are the graphics on most scamps red, but green on this one?
Off to meet with the shop owner.....and see our poor Scamp.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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OMG, I can only think they were trying to pull off the old axle and somehow caught the trailer on fire with the acetylene torch.

Do you have a link to the ebay scamp? I have only seen red scamp graphics so it would be good to determine if it's also been painted.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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I am so sorry about your Scamp! That's awful! I hope insurance/shop reimburses you fairly and you're able to find another one quickly. Still, not quite like having the one you love and have put work into.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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....Terribly sorry about your loss Lisa. Its a good theing that the gang at Escape Trailers in C'Wack LIFTED our glass body off of the frame while they were checking/straingthening the frame on our Trillium!! Hope their insurance does WELL by you.......
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Just wondering, why are the graphics on most scamps red, but green on this one?
The current Scamp graphic convention is to use [b]RED graphics to indicate a standard interior with fiberglass furniture, and [b]GOLD graphics to indicate a Deluxe wood cabinetry interior.

This Scamp's PO (previous Owner) must have wanted the graphics color-coordinated with the awning...
It's not really hard to do aftermarket...
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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OMG, I can only think they were trying to pull off the old axle and somehow caught the trailer on fire with the acetylene torch.

Do you have a link to the ebay scamp? I have only seen red scamp graphics so it would be good to determine if it's also been painted.
My posting has been edited by Mary F (thanks Mary!) so there is a link to see the trailer, just click on the description "scamp on e-bay, etc"
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #7
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Marjie,

See this thread about insurance.

Don't let your insurance (or the shop's insurance) undervalue the Scamp.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:20 PM   #8
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This Scamp's PO (previous Owner) must have wanted the graphics color-coordinated with the awning...
I'm thinking you are real close with the colour coordination concept. The ebay listing gives a couple of other clues. In the Q&A at the end of the listing they say "this camper was used for hauling there stuff behind ther rv camper "
Picture 19 of 23 of the ebay listing shows a white rv in the background with a green stripe down the side. The rv has rounded corners making them look like they really belong together. I'd suggest the green stripe matches their rv.


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The green also goes with the tire cover promoting their business. I was originally thinking the 3 tree logo was an early Scamp thing and that the green possibly went with that logo. If you look at the logo above the tire cover, in picture 7 of 23 of the ebay listing, you will see the three trees with the red scamp logo below it. This says to me that the original logo on the trailer was most likely red.


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Old 06-13-2008, 12:08 AM   #9
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So sorry to hear of your loss. Knowing the way we egg owners are, I would liken it to losing a family member
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:20 AM   #10
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So sorry to hear of your loss. Knowing the way we egg owners are, I would liken it to losing a family member
HI,
It WAS like losing a family member! And I actually did cry at the garage when I took a
look at it! Yikes, what a mess.
But thank you everyone for your condolences, If I EVER consider replacing our Scamp with anything other than fiberglass, I know that I couldn't be part of this group.
So that's not going to happen!!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #11
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Marjie, Sorry to hear your Scamp is gone. Hope no one was hurt when it happened. Wow, How did it happen? Hope your back to camping soon........ Robin
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:04 PM   #12
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Yesterday the trailer shop which was replacing our axle phoned to tell us they caught it on fire and it's totaled. I'm in shock.
Question #1: has this happened to anyone else?
Well, you just scared the heck out of me.
Our trailer is in the shop getting a new axle and they just called to let me know that there was a problem.
Today is Fri the 13th and I feared the worst. Turns out they were giving me an update on events. Axle didn't arrive as planned but should be here next week and I should have the trailer back by the end of the week.
Wheeeuw!!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:12 PM   #13
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Everyone,
Thanks for your input! I'm not sure exactly how it happened, and the mechanic said that they didn't even know it was on fire, because it was all contained inside! The outside looks pretty good, except where the fire department cut the door off.
The inside is a disaster.
And luckily, for everyone, no one was hurt.
Well, I didn't get the nice Scamp on e-bay but the search goes on....
(My last camping vehicle was a VW Westfalia that also caught on fire. But that's almost expected!).
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #14
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I'm wondering if the Green Lettered Scamp is a ACORN. I don't know much about the Acorn's, but perhaps this was a design trait. Is there anyone who can add to this?
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