Plastic buttons breaking and roof lining coming loose - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-02-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 16
I just picked up a 1993 16í Scamp last Friday night, and had a mini road trip for the next two days taking it home from LA to SF Bay area via Highway 1 along the coast. Itís in excellent shape with only a nick or a scratch here and there. It is the deluxe model and has wood cabinets, screen door and the bath shower combo. Of course being 14 years old itís not perfect, and I knew that going in. The owner was very straight forward about the things needing repairs.

The plastic buttons that cover the pop rivets on the outside have aged and several are broken. The previous owner bought a bag of new ones but found that heíd have to drill out the pop rivets and put in a new ones, to get the bottom half of the plastic button in place to snap on the top. That seems like a lot of work and trama to the rig for something that seems basically cosmetic. Any thoughts on this?

The ďrat furĒ is loose in some spots along the roof, and I saw some discussion about this earlier this week on Scamp Yahoo groups. Iím wondering if it would be easier, and in many ways more efficient, to take the Scamp to an upholstery shop to see if they have any kind of wand they can slip in the seam to spray glue in there. If I do it with the 3M glue, which works great, I need to really open up the seam and might make a bigger project. Not afraid to do the job, just wonder if others have tried it and which is the better way to go?

The rest of the rig is great. The water heater and pumps all work well. We did have one issue which I think is just not doing things right. We got some fluid up out of the shower on the floor when driving and wow did that smell bad. It smelled like urine but it came up out of the shower drain, not the toilet. Later on we took some showers and filled up the gray water tank using the pump from the shower, and we didnít have a problem again. Later my son found a plug which we both thought was supposed to go into the shower drain. The guy had all the paper work and brochures on everything in the rig, and even in the Scamp owners manual it didnít list the process to run the shower pump and how to secure things when driving. So any check list like that would be helpful.
__________________

__________________
Rye Livingston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chris Z's Avatar
 
Trailer: 16 Scamp, 17 Casita, 21Bigfoot now
Posts: 412
Registry
I think I'd silicone the caps in place. I did that once and no problem.
I had a 2003 16' Scamp and never had the problem with the shower drain but I think I usually empty before I travel. My Casita has a shut-off rod outside that I must remember to close before travelling but didn't have one in the Scamp but yours is older so not sure there.
I also wonder if there is a glue that has a wand like WD40 so you could shoot some into a hole.
__________________
Chris Z 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
Loose Windows 77 boler Johnathan Gallant Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 04-03-2009 06:16 AM
bolts breaking April Wilcox Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11 11-18-2008 04:12 PM
insulation coming off of the roof sarah j Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 09-04-2008 08:55 AM
loose rivit? Christi V. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 04-30-2006 12:42 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 07:58 PM.


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