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Old 09-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Dear Folks,

Any suggestions on how to repair a cracked roof dome cover? Maybe we should have cut that branch off before parking the Scamp in the backyard! Both corners had cracks, which I caulked last fall; but it didn't hold. Now there is a chunk missing from the one corner.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Lorraine, vent lids are replaceable. Either contact Scamp: Scamp Trailers - Vents and Lids, or perhaps a local RV supplier would have what you need.

If you had all the pieces, I'd suggest JB Weld and then Fusion paint to finish it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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When you say roof dome are you referring to the roof vent covers? You can buy replacement covers at most RV stores or if its the big escape vent then you will need to get it from the Scamp Store.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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How far are you from York, Pa? I have at least 3, one used and 2 new 14x14 vents
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Hi, I had to replace my roof vent this summer, no big deal, most RV stores carry replacement covers. Just measure it and buy one. Very easy to replace.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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Before you go to your local RV store for a cover, take a look at the type of hinge it has. The new cover will have a new hinge half and it's by that part that standard covers are different.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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Do you ave to completely take out the whole contraption? My vent cover has no hinge....you just push it open or reach up and pull it shut. I also saw a screen for this vent but it has a circle in it...I assume to access the hinge? But don't bugs get in?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
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I think the Scamp rear hatch is 22x22 it is also an escape hatch.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Anyone know where to find escape hatch covers; seems a waste to replace the whole unit?
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #10
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How far are you from York, Pa? I have at least 3, one used and 2 new 14x14 vents

It's the escape hatch cover in the Scamp. Roughly 17 x 25. We will be driving through York this weekend on the way to grandkids in Baltimore, but unfortunately, wrong size.
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Escape hatch covers are all but impossible to find.
I've tried.
I just drilled a small hole at the end of the cracks to stop them from progressing further, sanded the area of the crack and then covered the area with a thick layer of Silicone caulking.
It's been 3 years and the repairs are still in good shape.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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Ahhh! Thanks, John, for the reminder about making a little hole at the end of the crack. They do that on bridles. And since this hatch cover is probably not fiberglass, not easily visible, and will likely need to be replaced eventually anyway, the use of the dreaded silicon caulk might be excused by other forum members
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #13
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A picture might help.

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Anyone know where to find escape hatch covers; seems a waste to replace the whole unit?

If the replacement cover is for your Bigfoot you may want to take a look here they sell a number of old style covers for escape hatches.
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