Piddly things I need to have done...worried about cost - Page 5 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Please refresh my memory, Anita- what year/model is your Scamp 16?

Francesca
__________________

__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #58
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Please refresh my memory, Anita- what year/model is your Scamp 16?

Francesca
Hi Francesca, it is '89....took all covers off..looked in all cabinets RV shop said it was never installed that they could tell. Called Scamp they said it would be on driver's side in seat..not there!
__________________

__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #59
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
This is a puzzle...Don't think I've ever heard of a Scamp leaving the factory without a converter.

Don't you have interior 12v lights, a fan-forced furnace, and possibly a water pump? Those would require a converter to work when on shorepower (110v)...unless of course one kept a battery charger on the battery at the same time.

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
Jared J's Avatar
 
Name: Jared
Trailer: 1984 19' scamp
Kansas
Posts: 1,610
by chance, did you look under the fridge? Mine was in this hole the water lines are headed into. The white, blue, and black wires went into the old converter.
__________________
Jared J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:54 PM   #61
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
This is a puzzle...Don't think I've ever heard of a Scamp leaving the factory without a converter.

Don't you have interior 12v lights, a fan-forced furnace, and possibly a water pump? Those would require a converter to work when on shorepower (110v)...unless of course one kept a battery charger on the battery at the same time.

Francesca
I have no furnace but do have air condition and two set of lights, toaster oven, on 110. My water pump and four interior lights run on 12v. The way it seems according to them is that when on shore I plug in(haven't done it) the above works on 110 except those that work off the battery. The refrig works off AC,DC, or propane..
__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:55 PM   #62
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jared J View Post
by chance, did you look under the fridge? Mine was in this hole the water lines are headed into.
No but will Jared..thanks for sharing..will try to check before the snow tomorrow. Never thought of looking under refrig!
__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #63
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeitall View Post

No but will Jared..thanks for sharing..will try to check before the snow tomorrow. Never thought of looking under refrig!
So do I find it from the outside? Third pic looks like you took from outside see the tire on the left! Bet it's there it didn't make any sense that it did not have one! If it is not Progressive will have that one installed probably worth it! Again thanx!
__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 12:26 AM   #64
Senior Member
 
Jared J's Avatar
 
Name: Jared
Trailer: 1984 19' scamp
Kansas
Posts: 1,610
Nope, inside. That's to the right of the fridge, between the fridge and furnace, on mine. There's a space between the front of the cabinet, and the wheel well. Mine was galvanized silver. Wish I had a picture of before I tore it out.
__________________
Jared J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 09:09 AM   #65
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Anita what year and layout is your Scamp? The location of it has changed from year to year as well as layout model. On mine it is as Scamp suggested on the drivers side under the rear bench up beside the wall for the fridge.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #66
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
To find the converter, follow the 110 volt wire in, or the 12 volt wires back to their source.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #67
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
It sound like your Scamp may have been modified by a previous owner. If it had the American (brand name) converter and it smoked (as they seem oft to do) they may have pulled it out and replaced it with something to charge the battery to save money.

If, by chance, you find an intact AC & DC distribution/fuse panel, you can also look into a Progressive Dynamics PD-9240 converter that will supply DC as well as take care of your charging needs. But I would still go with the PD-4045.

As far as location. Usually under the l/h seat in the rear dinette, but look for where all of the AC & DC wires are termnated first. (Follow the power cord)
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #68
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Converter hunting again this morning thanks for all good input! Not snowing so got to go now! Happy Trails!
__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #69
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
I just heard that Frank Bear @ Vintage Technologies was selling PD-4045's for less than $150.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #70
Member
 
Seeitall's Avatar
 
Name: Anita
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Colorado
Posts: 99
Okay, I literally went through every compartment inside and out..no converter..then spoke to Scamp and they said it was an option in '89. So thinking since the principal use of the converter is to charge the battery why not a real good solar panel instead of forking out money for converter and completely retiring. So please share your input!
__________________

__________________
The Road Is Always Open & A Limitless Journey
Seeitall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost of a new hitch? ams56 Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 28 04-13-2012 11:39 PM
Just a little worried,roof sag eggtastic Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 03-20-2012 06:08 PM
Cost of axle GenM Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 118 05-19-2011 12:02 AM
What will this cost me? Karen T Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 21 02-04-2009 11:52 PM
Cost to reupholster Dan Simon Modifications, Alterations and Updates 26 03-30-2006 06:33 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.