We escaped Michigan (frozen white north) with our Scamp
It had the water system, drains, pumps and toilet winterized with RV anti-freeze and stored in a pole barn.
We towed on normal highways and freeways and hoteled it the first 2 nights.
We stayed with friends in Waco TX, and parked the Scamp
On reconnecting the Scamp
to the tow vehicle I did a quick inside check as I have been doing every stop.
Whoops I found that the brackets that hold the microwave
in place had broken.
Actually only one broke and the screw was out of the other.
So I removed it from the Scamp and put it in the back of our TV.
We made it from Waco to San Antonio and set up at the KOA.
A first for us (well as newbie Scampers everything is new and a first LOL).
So I hooked us up, water, gray water drain, electric and flushed the water lines, pumps and drains.
I could not get the hot water heater to light! This unit is new with only miles logged was the trip from Bakus to central Mi.
I held the pilot button down and the pilot would light
but then go out when released. I had previously bled the air by lighting
Hmmm a quick run through a mental checklist based on experience with gas water heaters when I lived in the jungles of Central America and used butane.
Then manually tracing it back I noted that it was practically falling off the control valve box!
Pulled out an appropriate sized open end wrench and first hand tightened it and then snugged it up with the wrench.
So I guess the moral of the story is to treat the Scamp like my formula car and always check every nut and bolt before heading out on the track. Then and only then would I be confident to opening up to top speed on the road circuits.
So now I need a mechanical check list for the Scamp as well.
How many of you have issues with things vibrating loose or breaking?
The Tire Pressure is stated as 50 PSI, but the Scamp guy in Bakus told be they usually prefer running a bit softer like 40 PSI to minimize bouncing. So that is what we have been doing.
So far on stops the tires
have not been hot or even warm from flexing.
I am now thinking I may be happier with the remote tire pressure sensors that I can see the PSI is in our TV.
I am also about to buy one of those Anti-rattle things as the receiver hitch is pretty noisy.
Now the @$%^* weather is turning colder again I am wondering about needing to winterize yet again with 2 gals of anti-freeze as we continue our trip to So. Calif.
Looks like we may abort the Big Bend trip to So. Texas due to weather and will push west to Las Cruces, NM.
However it looks like later in the week lows may be in the mid 20s.
With luck it will be warmer as we push on west to Arizona and eventually to Blythe Calif. for work on our bat project.
I guess we can dry camp if I need to winterize again, as I do not want the pumps, lines or toilet to freeze and be damaged.
Guess winter is not optimum Scamping time...
works like a champ however so life in the Scamp may still be tolerable?