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Old 07-23-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hey there everyone,

A quick question for you.....I want to take the "moveable" parts out of my scamps crank window....

I do NOT want to remove the frame or anything....just the outside parts that crank out so I can put in a window a/c....

Has anyone done this? If so could you please tell me how?

THanks!

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Nevermind! I got it! WOO HOO!!!

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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One of the Yahoo Scampers routinely removes his crank-outs to install 5KBtu aircon from Wally. He travels with aircon in truck bed, so he doesn't have to worry about supports that will hold up in a moving accident.

I believe the screws are special ones and easy to drop in the grass, so it might be a good idea to find some replacements before you need them.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:48 AM   #4
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Good idea on the screws, I wonder if Backus would have any? We had the crank window over the stove that was missing and Kent was awesome, had someone go out and dig through junk to find another one! And they did!

Great people there in Backus :-))

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:04 PM   #5
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Hey Loretta,
I'd like to do the same thing. Could you provide some tips?
thanks!
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:55 AM   #6
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Here's some info from the Scamp archives:

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As stated several times, it is a 5 minute job to install it. There are two
Phillips head
screws on each end of the bottom window. When they are removed, the window lifts
off. The top window stays in place and when cranked out comes out to the edge of
the little 5k Fedders and protects from rain etc. A single six inch by 1/2 inch
board the
width of the window is held on the top flange of the A/C unit with a single
screw. The
A/C unit leans against the board and no other support is used to hold it in
place. Two
strips of foam rubber is stuffed in the edges and the unit is plugged in at the
receptacle
on the end of the sink cabinet. BTW, this is the installation shown in Scamp's
original
brochure and it is so simple and works just super today. Please note that crank
out
windows are shown.
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Here is a quick and easy way to have A/C in the rear sliding windows.

On my 1992 S19 Deluxe, I had no air so here is how I set a 5000 BTU
unit in the rear sliding window: Took less than an hour.

The window is set to open about 15 inches and 17.5 inches are needed.
There is a stop in the upper left hand corner of the window that is held
in with a single phillips head screw. Remove that.

Then get your Dermal tool and several cut off discs (they brake easily).
Go outside and cut about 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the top of the center flange
that touches the top rounded window frame and keeps it from opening
all the way. Be careful to not cut the class as you go.

I now have 17.5" window opening. The A/C is 17.5 inches wide and still
won't go in the window, so I removed the A/c case and it fits fine. It's
a 99$ A/C unit so modifying the case gives me no heart burn.

Now I open the window set the A/C in the window, plug it in turn it
on and one more cool Scamp. Remove A/C unit, set it in the floor,
close the window and I'm ready to go. Even easier than the crank
out windows.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

I'll take some pics.

Buddy
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Sorry, no links or pics.
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Here's some info from the Scamp archives:
Thank you!!!!

I've spent hours on this website, but never found that info! We have a '74 Scamp so it has the crank out windows. I knew it would be a simple job to put a little a/c in the window opening, but could never figure out how to get the window components out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
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Thank you!!!!

I've spent hours on this website, but never found that info! We have a '74 Scamp so it has the crank out windows. I knew it would be a simple job to put a little a/c in the window opening, but could never figure out how to get the window components out.
I THINK Pete meant it was archived on YahooScampers. He knew where to look.
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Donna's right -- We don't have a way to archive simple stuf like this here -- In fact, the crank quote came from my own archives as it seemed to have disappeared from the Yahoo Scampers site -- But I have published all that stuf here before in other threads.

Part of the evolving information process is that web sites disappear -- Buddy had originally set his method up with photos of the process and the wooden support he made on a linked site, but that site is now gone.

He says it takes him about 15 minutes to set it up or break it down.
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