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Old 07-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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? about our new Scamp

We brought our new Scamp 16 front bath side dinette home last week and have been trying everything out. First thing how long does the frig take to cool down on electric its been two hours and its only gone down 2 deg. Worked faster on propane. Second thing. Why would you put the thermostat at the foot of the bed where your feet hit it and it gets covered by blankets? I moved it. Third how do you take a shower without using up all the water in your tank? We had a extra tank installed thank goodness wife and I toke showers and used about 8 gallons out of 24 possible. I guess we have to work on that. I already mounted the fence post cover underneath for the sewer hose, made a cutting board cover for the stove, installed a microwave, and fixed the shower drain that fell off underneath, and new curtains. All and all we love it. Ken & Pat
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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The refer should cool down in about 4-6 hours on a/c, make sure the unit is level. To conserve water you take "Navy" showers where you fill the sink and bathe with that water via wash cloth or sponge, you then shower off the soapy water quickly. No more than 2-3 gallons
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Jim you were right the FJ handled the scamp great with no problems on the way home from Backus. Only thing 21 mpg going 13 coming back with a head wind and rain. Also didn't need the airbags waste of $ never put in more than 5 lb.
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In our unit, we were allowed one gallon for a shower.
Get wet with cold water. Lather up, rinse off.
Towel off what was left.
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Congrats on the new unit Ken.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Jim you were right the FJ handled the scamp great with no problems on the way home from Backus. Only thing 21 mpg going 13 coming back with a head wind and rain. Also didn't need the airbags waste of $ never put in more than 5 lb.
Ken
I never put in more than 5 myself, as long as it keeps it level. Do you have a w/d set up? I wondering if the FJ can handle the new 21'?
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #7
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We do not have the w/d or the sway systems. Our trailer even has two propane bottles and still rode nice and level. We are real happy with the FJ. Jim are you a member of the FJ forum they can help with questions about the 21'. There are people on there pulling that size. Thanks for all your help.
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Yes, I'm there also, have't found anyone else with the new 21' Escape. I'm probably going to get a w/d for the FJ, it squats with the 19'. My air bags are on my Ram. I'd like to put them on the FJ but it involves a lot more labor.
You guys aver go to Burnt Cabins? Here is info http://agmap.psu.edu/Businesses/index.cfm?fid=3607
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #9
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Never been to Burnt Cabins I hope to some day. On the airbags not much labor at all. I jacked up the FJ and removed the tire. Stepped on the airbag to get all the air out lubed them up with soap and pushed them in. Hooked up the hoses and done. No wrenching involved. Found that tip on the FJ forum.
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I see, the newer ones, like mine you have to remove the spring as there is a rubber bumper inside, real pia. Anyway, glad it worked out. By the way, I added led to the FJ's mirror lights and a set of auxiliary lights, discussed here Night time towing
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My air bags are on my Ram. I'd like to put them on the FJ but it involves a lot more labor.
The reason that installation of Firestone airbags in the FJ Cruiser involves significant labour is that the bump stop must be cut off to form a suitable upper seat for the bag, as described in the Coil-Rite kit 4135 installation instructions.

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On the airbags not much labor at all. I jacked up the FJ and removed the tire. Stepped on the airbag to get all the air out lubed them up with soap and pushed them in. Hooked up the hoses and done. No wrenching involved. Found that tip on the FJ forum.
That's the normal procedure for vehicles which have nothing inside the coil to be removed, and nothing extra to be installed (some vehicles require spacers or seats). What did the FJ forum say to do about the bump stop - or is it missing on your FJ, Ken?
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #12
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Yes I forgot. The bump stops were shortened in a minute with a sawzall soapy water for lube and a long blade. A spacer was also added to the inside bottom of the spring by just pushing it in. The hardest part was getting the tires off and on.
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great idea on the sawmill, I'll have to remember that if I ever change my mind about bags for the FJ.
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Yes I forgot. The bump stops were shortened in a minute with a sawzall soapy water for lube and a long blade. A spacer was also added to the inside bottom of the spring by just pushing it in...
Thanks Ken, that makes more sense. I can see why Firestone would not instruct installers to use a saw between the coil turns - and I would be very careful not to nick the wire - but it's good to know everything can be done through the coil.
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