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Old 03-28-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
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Scamp Door Design

I was wondering if Scamp had changed their door design since 1992. Our door has that carpet stuff on it, like the rest of the inside of the trailer. But the door hangs down below the door seal. The bottom 3" or so, gets wet and dirty. I am including pictures of the problem. Any solutions you all can offer?

Nancy

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Old 03-28-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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* * * * * * I was wondering if Scamp had changed their door design since 1992. Our door has that carpet stuff on it, like the rest of the inside of the trailer. *But the door hangs down below the door seal. *The bottom 3" or so, gets wet and dirty. *I am including pictures of the problem. *Any solutions you all can offer?
Nancy
Yes, ours is like that too and it's a 2002. My fix is to just ignore it :shg but I'm sure that a better solution can be found. I've just had other priorities getting ready for our Alaska trip. How about it Eggers, any ideas? :conf
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Old 03-28-2003, 03:55 PM   #3
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eeewww I don't like that. maybe glue or some how stick a piece of rubber or plastic that will still let the door seal. at least then it would clean easier and not wick up the door. maybe suz has a solution.
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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* * * * * * eeewww I don't like that. *maybe glue or some how stick a piece of rubber or plastic that will still let the door seal. *at least then it would clean easier and not wick up the door. *maybe suz has a solution.
I like the idea of glueing a strip of hard rubber across the bottom of the door. I'm going to try that. :)
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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The lower part of the door of my first Casita fit the description of yours, Nancy. (It was a 1989, 16 footer, with the curved, carpeted door.)

I used Larry's suggested solution: I ignored it.

Of course that might be harder to do in a fifth wheel, since you can probably see it from your bed!

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When we picked our Scamp up, they recommended that we Scotch Guard the lower portion of the door. Other than doing that, haven't thought about it.

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Old 03-28-2003, 07:09 PM   #7
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I'm thinking a strip of rubber cut from an innertube might be just the ticket. You could make it wide enough so that the door actually seals on the innertube rubber.
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:13 PM   #8
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Larry, would you glue it onto the carpet and then try to stick the ends under the door molding? Or would you remove the carpet up so far and glue the rubber right to the fiberglass?

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* * * * * * Larry, would you glue it onto the carpet and then try to stick the ends under the door molding? *Or would you remove the carpet up so far and glue the rubber right to the fiberglass?
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:wak I'm thinking here.....Hmmm....Ideally, you should probably drill out the rivets holding the bottom & sides of the molding and reinstall, riviting through the rubber as well with the rubber over the carpet. Might also require some rivets across the top as well. Also, a rubber-fast glue behind the rubber to help hold it to the carpet.
End of thinking! Whew! :o
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only problem with rubber is the color. I guess the Scotch guard would work to keep it dry. if you can get it clean enough for looks now.
if you take out off the carpet would it still seal? check to make sure it will still close before you glue something on top of the carpet.
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Old 03-31-2003, 01:45 PM   #11
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If you put a strip of any kind on the bottom, be sure it either has drain holes or extends pretty far up or both, because the last thing you want to do is *trap* water between the strip and door...

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Sealing a door

I have an '89 Casita (like Mary did before). I don't believe my door extends that far down.

When I first got it, the bottom of the door always got wet. It was very stained from years of it being dirty and wet. I got new rubber (channel?) molding and put it on. I followed Casita's directions exactly. Then I cleaned the carpet on the door. It hasn't leaked one time since I put it on. I pulled it about 1,000 miles in rain. Everything was a mess, but that door stayed dry. Well, except when the dog wanted to go in and out in the rain. :shg

It appears from your picture that you don't have molding on your door. At least not the type that I'm refering to. Perhaps the Scamp is different. Do you have it on the frame instead?

I'd have to look at it, but I guarantee you, I would come up with something...but that's just me.
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Thanks, Suz! I called today and ordered a new inner and outer door molding. I am hoping this will fix it.

Today our trailer has developed two leaks! One in each of the vents. :omy My husband was out with the sealer trying to figure out where they were.

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one on each vent? it could just be condensation. warm inside + cold outside = drips. (unless it's raining outside :) )
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