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Old 05-14-2015, 07:42 AM   #1
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Best direction for Scamp placement on site.

Hi,
I have gotten a treeless camp site in Pennsylvania for the summer that I will use as a home base and was wondering what others opinions are as to the best placement/front door direction for my 13' Scamp. I have a 10' canopy/awning, but do wish to have shade to sit in during the day. And of course, I have to think about my electric and water hook-ups, but otherwise I'd love to hear others thoughts on this subject.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:47 AM   #2
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If you have a refrigerator you scamp should be set up so the fridge is in the shade of the camper as much as possible. It will stay cooler and run less that way.


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Old 05-14-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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Of course, if you position your FGRV so that the refrigerator is on the north side, the front door and awning will be in the sun on the south side all day long.


I'd compromise and face the door East, you will get the morning sunrise, but the hot afternoon sun will be on the off side.
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I used to rent a lake site for summers, and I always oriented the Scamp so that I had the best view out through the windows at the dinette.
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Add muffin fans blowing over your fridge cooling coils and it will help your fridge with being on the sunny side. I use two 12 volt computer 'mufin fans' and pick up the 12 volts at the fridges 12 volt source. I have a switch that allows me to turn them on and off.

It helps and provide more options.

As well the fans over night I allow the fridge to get as cold as possible, typically 38 F. This also helps keep the fridge cold during day time driving.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:24 PM   #6
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So...If the fridge needs shade...and I need shade, I'm thinking that perhaps I'll set up my "guest" tent behind the Scamp. This way the tent will do double duty. First it will shade the back side of the fridge and secondly, shade the whole backside of my Scamp... And when guests do come to visit they'll most likely only need the tent to sleep in at night.
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Sun on Fridge??

If you park so the sun shines on the door side, and leave the door open it worse on the fridge than parking so the sun shines on the fridge side. Don't ask how I know, well you can ask if you like.
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Thanks for that Byron and Anne, but I'm thinking I will have the back side of the Scamp to the south/sunny side and then am planning on setting a tent up back there to shade the backside. I will have the awning
on the north side so if there is any sun it will not be able to shine in the door.
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BTW Byron & Anne....I'll ask...."How do you know?"
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Smile Camping direction

Reminds me of a story from my Boy Scout days.
The "rule" is to pitch a tent with the opening facing downhill.
We pitched ours facing uphill, but the hill was going into a grove of trees.
A storm blew under the trees and our tent was the only one dry.
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