Originally Posted by OregonCori
Hi! I just bought a 13' 1985 Scamp
. I have wanted a camping trailer forever and am so thrilled to have found this one.
I am poking around, updating some things and trying to figure it all out. I'm totally new to all this. I have questions!
1. Today I discovered that my sink drains right to the exterior drain hole, I don't seem to have a gray water tank?!?! Am I missing something?
2. The cute rear decal with the trees is almost entirely worn off, but I don't see those on Scamp's website. Is there anywhere to get the old style decals?
3. The skylight cap is cracked, been patched and doesn't appear to be leaking, but is there somewhere I can buy a replacement?
4. Drawer under the stove won't open, but looks like it really is a drawer. Is it supposed to open?
Thanks in advance for help! I'm really excited about fixing this egg up.
Hi Corey, I have a Scamp 13' and have some of the problems you mention.
My red decals were peeling, I ordered them directly from Scamp at a reasonable price. But remember that you own a utilitarian trailer, not a historic antique. You can remove the decals, leave them off , or paint
new kinds of stripes. The trees are cute, paint
them on !
My drawer wont open in winter. It has no real slides but two aluminum channel that grip a pressed board suspended from the stove. Access is extremely difficult but parking in the sun in Spring with windows
open and magic fan on dries out the particleboard and the drawer opens. Then reach in and sand the edges of the pressed board and possibly lubricate the 'channels'. Keep in mind that in summer when the board shrinks ,the drawer may fly out onto the floor on a sharp turn. You may need to use light
cord or bungee cord material to keep drawer and cabinets closed on rough roads. DON'T pull on the front of the drawer when stuck; it is poorly made of pressed board and the front will break off.
Sink drain: rather than an open pail you should use a closed container. I use a large detergent or "Downey" blue container; it looks like a purpose built drain container. Most campgrounds have drains to dump sink water, in summer or desert conditions I water the bushes. ( Don't attack me folks, we've had a drought for 5 years !) You could also get a much longer hose and have it exit through the floor and drain way at the back.( capped) That would give you some extra holding capacity for almost nothing.
Some vent caps can be replaced, complete vent replacements are cheap on line. If it is the Scamp vent / escape
hatch, Scamp would have them. Don't seal it with silicon ! Sometime when I have time I'll put photos up of cheap little improvements I've done. Maybe others will do the same. Happy Trails ! ! David in Fresno and Sonora, CA.