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Old 11-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #15
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I recently changed the type of filler device on my personal Scamp and I really like the new design. There are several on the market which work fine, but I liked the one shown below, not only does it work well, but I had a couple of them in stock!(lol)
Like that Floyd! the cap on mine is broken so I need to replace it but I dont like the stock ones! I am assuming that the plastic bent enough to match/fit the shape of the trailer just by riveting?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Hmmm....ok, I have to ask, am I the only one who is paranoid enough to wonder why we advertise the drinking water inlet and that it is unsecured? Almost seems like it's begging for some devious person to pour something nasty into it...
It's always worried me too. I'm really surprised that I haven't found a cigarrete butt in there. Changing it out is on my list, and I'm going to try and find a locking option.

I also second Carol's comment about the ease of removing the bench. It's very easy. Mine is even easier now. I added some extra screw blocks and now all the mounting screws are external. I never bothered to re caulk mine, which makes it even easier. It's literally a 5 minute job now.
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I didnt re caulk my bench either - didnt see the point - it was only caulked on one section on the kitchen side and it had long ago released.

re the water tank - hadnt ever really worried about people putting stuff in it but if they did it wouldnt be a big worry to me as I never use the water in the tank for drinking.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #18
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Like that Floyd! the cap on mine is broken so I need to replace it but I dont like the stock ones! I am assuming that the plastic bent enough to match/fit the shape of the trailer just by riveting?
Yes, it easily conformed, the opening in the hull had to be enlarged a little to accomodate the new filler, and I used a couple of extra rivets.
the opening is a perfect fit for the nozzle of one of those green plastic gerrycans from Walmart.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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Thanks Floyd, I have actually already replaced the original one once already - not sure how but somehow the little tab that keeps it closed snaps off - not to mention I dont like the colour it turns. Aesthetics are as important as function :-))
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #20
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Hmmm....ok, I have to ask, am I the only one who is paranoid enough to wonder why we advertise the drinking water inlet and that it is unsecured? Almost seems like it's begging for some devious person to pour something nasty into it...
Heidi, my daughter in her much younger years, wasn't devious... but, she thought that little fresh water hatch on my Scamp was a great place to pour dirt and small stones. "Look Mommy, they disappear"!
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #21
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Heidi, my daughter in her much younger years, wasn't devious... but, she thought that little fresh water hatch on my Scamp was a great place to pour dirt and small stones. "Look Mommy, they disappear"!
good memories! So Donna I have a hunch you can confirm its not to hard to remove the rear bench to clean out the tank then?
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So Donna I have a hunch you can confirm its not to hard to remove the rear bench to clean out the tank then?
Ahhhhh no. I don't use it . Rather than remove the entire cabinet.... I'd put in deck plates, which I'll do eventually anyway.
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Ahhhhh no. I don't use it . Rather than remove the entire cabinet.... I'd put in deck plates, which I'll do eventually anyway.
Dang! Forgot you have hook ups in all your state parks! One of the reasons I love Oregon and Washington parks for that matter.
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