Hey there folks,
I've been an avid reader of the forums for over a year now and have learned a great deal from so many of you! Now that I've finally got myself a Scamp
, I'm ready to join the conversation and ask for some advice. Hopefully as I learn, I'll be able to help other folks as well.
Here's where I'm at: I recently bought a 1988 13' Scamperoo. I noticed that it smelled pretty campy when I went to pick it up and so am unsurprised that there is some moisture damage to the floor. I'm guessing that the freshwater tank may have leaked a bit and the previous owner didn't actually resolve that problem (he rigged some kind of strap system around the tank and warned me to belt it in before traveling with it full!). I can stick a screwdriver right through the floor as you can see in the picture (one is the area under the rear dinette- I pulled up the carpet for the photo; the other is from underneath the scamp).
So it seems I'll have to replace a portion of the floor with exterior grade plywood as folks have suggested here. I'll need some help with figuring that out as I'm not very handy (YET!). But before I even get there, I've got to get the benches out from the rear dinette area. I'm having some difficulty with this as several of the screws are rusted and won't come up. It also seems that maybe the benches are screwed to the floor- would this be accurate? I'm sure this seems like a hopelessly basic query, but how the heck do I get those benches outta there? Is there a fair amount of brute force involved?
Any help at all would be so appreciated- thanks!