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Old 10-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Any other Scampers feel awkward sleeping with an electrical outlet a few inches from your face? What did you do about it? I'm planning to use it at night this weekend for an electric blanket, too...
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Any other Scampers feel awkward sleeping with an electrical outlet a few inches from your face? What did you do about it? I'm planning to use it at night this weekend for an electric blanket, too...
I try I keep my tongue in my mouth.
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It doesnt snore so it doesnt bother me at all.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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Any other Scampers feel awkward sleeping with an electrical outlet a few inches from your face? What did you do about it? I'm planning to use it at night this weekend for an electric blanket, too...
What's your concern or what are you worried about?
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:05 AM   #6
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I dont like it more as an inconvenience than a hazard. Anything plugged in is subject to be bumped, pulled on and unplugged. I love my Scamp but thats a poor design that has been left in the plans. I'm going to add another plug by the refridgerator next to the bunk beds and maybe one by the closet.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #7
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Electrical Outlets

I agree that the two end of the counter outlets are mislocated. Plugs do get knocked and bumped.

To resolve the issue we installed three outlets in the dinette area. We put one in the facing surface of each front corner of the dinette and one in the rear corner of the door side dinette. Once you decide to put an outlet in, putting two or three in costs a small amount more.

We also installed an outlet in the front face of the couch to allow us to power computers and the like when on the couch.

We have also installed two outlets that can't be seen. One is under the sink for the air conditioner and the electric hot water. One is under the couch for the Converter and Inverter.

We also have one outside.

Having outlets where you need them just adds to the organization of the trailer.
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Norm,
I like those drawers, do not remember a post on them, were they there or you added?
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I added the two dinette drawers. They each contain a 24 quart plastic bin. I also store some rarely used or seasonal items in the remainder of the dinette seat... our electric heater, fan, lantern and crock pot.

In addition to these drawers we have added 4 other drawers. Actually 2 are not traditional drawers but do provide access to previously unused space.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:23 AM   #10
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Any other Scampers feel awkward sleeping with an electrical outlet a few inches from your face? What did you do about it? I'm planning to use it at night this weekend for an electric blanket, too...
One person's bed is another person's dinette. Perhaps the original owner wanted an electrical outlet there to plug in entertainment devices? You could always swap ends for sleeping then the plug would be at your feet rather than in your face...
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One person's bed is another person's dinette. Perhaps the original owner wanted an electrical outlet there to plug in entertainment devices? You could always swap ends for sleeping then the plug would be at your feet rather than in your face...


First, our Scamp 16, side bath has an outlet on the end of each counter so swapping ends isn't a solution. Second, I do think the outlet does have value, we use one for the coffee pot and toaster each morning.

The simple fact is that there are not enough outlets in the trailer, at least the ones they have are not conveniently located. I get the distinct impression that, at least in the Scamps and Casitas, that little thought is given to user convenience, in terms of storage, outlets,....

I am not intimate with other brands, though from the little I've seen of other brands I've noticed many of the same class of issues.

It sort of like the plastic rivet cap situation on the Scamps and Casitas. They fail because of sunlight. Maybe they could be painted white before installation or made of something that did not fail in sunlight. It's shocking to me that something that's a continuous issue for owners has not been addressed in decades.
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First, our Scamp 16, side bath has an outlet on the end of each counter so swapping ends isn't a solution.
And my Scamp 16 side bath only has one counter (bigger frig next to bath) and only one outlet (beneath the stove). So it doesn't matter which end my head would rest it would never be in an outlet. One outlet is all I need and all I ever wanted.

So, it appears there really isn't anything "common" that would suit everyone's needs. I guess that's what MODs are all about
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:46 AM   #13
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One solution that I make good use of is the 90 degree plug! Here is a link to what I'm talking about: Leviton 5266-CA 5-15P Angle Plug Industrial - Black-White - OneStopBuy.com You can find less expensive versions at Lowe's etc.
I've cut most of the straight plugs off my trailer stuff and put these on. They lay flat against the wall where they are less likely to get pushed down or broken. Some of these plugs can be rotated to any angle, and I suggest using that type. Part of the problem with Scamp outlets is the lack of walls to put them in. I have had to rework some of my AC placement as well.

I would agree that the placement of plugs could be better concieved. Same for the lights. Virtually all of them are located to shine in your eyes, not on the work

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My outlets are both located at the ends by the bed. The location of them is great for coffee machines, toaster, charging cell phones, power to the DVD and TV in the overhead, working on the lap top at the table etc but agree that if leaving things plugged in at night its best to use the one near your feet rather than your head as its less likely to get knocked out of the plug when tossing and turning at night.
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