Scamp '13- needs complete rebuild - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-09-2016, 11:54 PM   #1
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Scamp '13- total rebuild

Bought trailer knowing it was in bad shape. I learned how terrible it was once I got it home and started gutting it. Maybe worst I've seen. As you can see, all of the wood is now gone and not much of the wood to shell glass structure remained. The few threads that remained pulled off by hand. Sadly, the ensolite might need to go due to mold and the fact that we want it primarily for winter camping in Alaska. About to start refinishing the trailer before reconnecting the shell to the trailer. Will post more as I progress.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:28 AM   #2
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You do have a project on your hands! You seem up for it, and I am grateful when I see a neglected trailer brought back to life. Hope you'll post lots of pictures and details as you go.

Best wishes!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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Scamp 13 Total Rebuild

I have a question.

Have you rebuilt other Egg Campers?

The reason I am asking is to gain knowledge about rebuilding Egg Campers, ... before I go at one myself.

I am a follower of the 5 P program.

Prior Planning Produces Peek Performance
Poor Planning Produces Poor Performance

I am looking to see if someone who has rebuilt an egg camper has replaced the plywood floor with marine board.

Marine board is used in shipbuilding due to it excellent waterproof characteristics.

Thank you for your time.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:57 PM   #4
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I would definitely go with marine plywood (I'm from the coast). Also it helps to coat the underside with a truck boxliner polymer product especially if you travel a lot on gravel roads. Good luck with your project!
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:32 PM   #5
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A little over a month into the rebuild process. Most of the time has been spent planning, building a rather costly ("spendy" for you Minnesohtins) cache of supplies and new tools, and a total gutting.
-Lifted shell off trailer with a 2x4 frame build (see images).
-Complete trailer derusting, Bondo, minor welding, priming, painting
-Surface prep for fiberglass work and install of all of the wood.
-Saved old wood for tracing new wood sections (using AC because marine is ~$100 or more a sheet in Anchorage).

Most recent accomplishment has been rebuilding the tabbing on the wheel wells- gaps which were previously filled with creative uses of galvanized sheet metal, silicone, unknown cheap caulking, and scrap OSB.

Images included showing new tabbing- used poly resin with 1.5oz CSM with sandwiched layers of 1708 biaxial cloth (5 layers to get thickness).
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:19 PM   #6
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Looks like a big project!
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:46 AM   #7
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Andrew,

Thanks for sharing your project photos. I don't think there's a "t" in Minnesoh n. At least there isn't one when I say it.



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Old 09-29-2017, 12:20 AM   #8
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Realized it's almost one year later, and after a year of skiing, fishing, and traveling, the trailer is getting ready to emerge from its year in the garage. Here are some pics of its progression.

Hope to post a finished pic before Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:27 AM   #9
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:29 PM   #10
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This last picture with you in the ventilator looking out the window made me laugh because it reminded me of Breaking Bad.

This trailer is going to have a lot of fun with you on your adventures. Its looking good. Very thorough rebuild here.. it's going to be better than when it left the factory.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:45 PM   #11
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The pictures look like you are opting for glued wood to hold on the overhead cabinets. Are you going with no external rivets? How are you insulating for winters?
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:50 AM   #12
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Only planned rivets are at the closet and the already existing rivets on the drip cover over the door. Might end up having a few on an exhaust fan and vent cover, but only if I get lazy.

Reflectix, marine carpet, and warm sleeping bags to make it through 6 months of an Alaskan winter.

The interior is almost finished-will post more once I get back in there.
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The pictures look like you are opting for glued wood to hold on the overhead cabinets. Are you going with no external rivets? ...
It's not glue, in an earlier post he mentions that he's using fiberglass and resin to mount the tabs. That should be stronger than rivets and no perforations in the shell.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:04 AM   #14
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your rebuild

Andrew very impressive I don't suppose you are counting your time in this but many congratulations to you!!

great job

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