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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