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Old 06-14-2015, 11:17 AM   #15
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While the new door gasket is excellent by any reasonable standard, it is best to use a different material for the threshold.
A square solid closed cell foam material works best for the threshold.
The one shown below on the threshold was installed more than ten years ago. The new door gasket is so pretty, I may replace the threshold gasket when I get around to it.

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Old 06-14-2015, 11:26 AM   #16
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I see at the bottom of the door that the seal goes straight across the threshold. On my Scamp 16, the threshold is about 2 inches higher than the bottom of the door, leaving a bit of the rat fur and the bottom door edge lower than the threshold.

How does the bottom of your door fit to the gasket on the threshold?

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What yours sounds like is the same as mine and most others I have seen - including the ones in the photos on this thread. There is a little bit of the bottom of the door exposed.

Mine has been like that for about 24 years now - lots of trips in the rain & off pavement with me in the past 8 years and its not been an issue. Some people have put a piece of metal sheeting on the bottom of the door to protect it. I considered doing it but as its not been an issue & the bottom rat fur has stayed pretty clean (I vacuum it when cleaning out the trailer) so I haven't bothered as yet.

Member Darral T. posted some photos on Flicker of a kick plate he added to the bottom of his Scamp door to protect the rat fur.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:12 PM   #17
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Ah, I see. Is that kick plate made of a hard plastic? There was a bit of something similar on my door, but it didn't go all the way across. Is the kick plate installed on top of the rat fur?

I put a gasket on the door edge that I saw talked about somewhere, but I like this solution better. I may ask Scamp to send me the new version that replaces that open-cell foam that was on mine, along with a piece of the kick-plate material.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #18
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Is the kick plate installed on top of the rat fur?
yes it is. I think he used a thin metal to make it.

Perhaps what you have is what Scamp is now adding to new trailer doors as I did read here not so long ago that someone said they were adding a kick plate to the bottom of the door on new trailers.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:18 PM   #19
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The kick plate goes all the way across. It is made of a hard plastic or vinyl. It fits over the rat fur and under the door edge trim.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:54 PM   #20
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poor door fit

I finally got around to ordering and installing a new door gasket from Scamp. It went on just fine; the hardest part was getting the old goo out of the recess for the door. In a previous attempt, I had ordered a slightly different gasket from somewhere that went over the edge of the door. That didn't work so well, so this was my second attempt.

In looking closely at the door, notice that the door curve is not quite the same as the side of the Scamp.


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There is enough of a gap at the top of the door to get a couple fingers through, and I see daylight at the bottom corners. If it weren't for the aluminum eyebrow, water would run down the inside of the door. I imagine a toe kick will help the bottom corners a bit, which is my next project. But that won't help the top of the door, which is rather extereme.

Is there a way to adjust the hinges or the door to make it bow just a bit more to fit into the opening?

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #21
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The kick plate goes all the way across. It is made of a hard plastic or vinyl. It fits over the rat fur and under the door edge trim.
Thanks for sharing the picture. I wondered what it looked like. I had hoped it would extend farther up the door. No matter what I do, the bottom 12-15" of the door seems to get dirty. Road splash works its way in and the bottom curves out when the door is open. Thankfully, rat fur is cleanable, but an easy-wipe surface would be even better.
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Does anybody know if that new black plastic/vinyl kick plate for the door is available on scamps website to order? The rat fur on the bottom of my door always gets damp and dirty. I have scamp's other rubber seal on (d shaped) and it works fine but only have that itty bitty corner piece of a kick plate on the door.

Can't seem to get on to their parts store tonight myself. Keeps coming up a blank page on the web.


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We did ours the same way, laid it around the rounded corners at the top of the door and cut a separate strip for the bottom of the door. Seems to be working really well.


The seal goes on the door frame, not the actual door. You have to remove the old foam gasket, making sure to get all of the adhesive off. That was the worst part of the process but it was definitely worth it, the new seal is so much better!
What did you use to remove the old adhesive and also to adhere the new seal?
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What did you use to remove the old adhesive and also to adhere the new seal?
I use a soft white cotton T-shirt material and Brakleen... then wipe it down with Isopropyl alcohol.
The gasket comes with self stick on the mounting surface which works well on a clean dry surface.
if you scrape at the old adhesive, use a plastic scraper, not metal.
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