Water filler cover broken - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Water filler cover broken

The cover on my filler to the water tank on my 96 Scamp 5er is broken where the hinge is on the top. I can still get it back together but I know eventually it will break for good or disappear. Called Scamp today but they say they have never had that type of filler on Scamp - that this is an aftermarket mod someone has done. He asked me if I was sure I really had a Scamp!! I told him it says Scamp on it, is titled as a Scamp and has all the Scamp manuals so it must be a Scamp. He says I'll have to replace it with the original Scamp filler which sticks out from the body ( which may be better I don't know). That involves drilling out rivets and replacing them. The current one is held in by 4 screws. I'd rather just get a new cap - I haven't learned how to do the rivet thing yet - don't have the rivet gun and am reluctant to try it at this stage of my newbieness. Does this look familiar to anyone? Any ideas or suggestions as to where to look or what I could try?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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OOPS - tech difficulty getting the photos up loaded. I'll keep trying
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Jan could you posted a photo of the type of filler you have as that would help a lot. I would like to change the stock one out to something else but havent seen anything that I think would work great on the rear curve the original sits - so would love to see yours!

This is the fresh water tank filler Scamp uses stock

This is the type Scamp uses on their City Water connection and was on mine originally but since changed.

Both of the above can be purchased at pretty well any RV store.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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Okay, I think I got it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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I've seen that style on large RV's. Check with your local RV supply store.
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If you do a Google of RV Gravity Water fill you will find lots of options. I am surprised that the one that is on there now is screwed on - would not think screws would hold it on very well - normal to see outside fittings riveted on.

I am assuming that the filler is at the rear corner of your trailer like other scamps? If so that may be why the cover isnt staying on well due to the curved surface - the box it closes on has probable been bent to conform with the trailers curves and why Scamp doesnt use fillers with covers such as the one that someone has put on yours.
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Yes the filler is on the back right corner - passenger side. I'm surprised at the screws too.

Its the spring that broke. I did find it online. Not sure what to try to replace it with. What problems are you having that you want to replace yours?
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Tweetys.com Recessed Water Fill $18.42

AdventureRV.net J&C Water Systems Fill Spout $8.99
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Yes the filler is on the back right corner - passenger side. I'm surprised at the screws too.

Its the spring that broke. I did find it online. Not sure what to try to replace it with. What problems are you having that you want to replace yours?
Well mine is the original Scamp style one and over 21 years old and the top no longer locks down in place. Been considering putting in another kind but havent seen many that look flexible enough to seal tight on the curve of the trailer. Thinking something like this style: Gravity Water Filler by Lasalle but it means cutting out a bigger section of fiberglass to fit it than what originally/currently on the trailer.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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I'm putting one with a door and cap on mine, but I'll probably be moving it to the side of the camper, also. THe other ones gross me out, I prefer to keep road crap out of my fresh water.
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I replaced the stock filler with the one pictured below.
It works great with a hose, and even better with a plastic jerry can which has a tapered spout...
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Floyd I am assuming you needed the extra rivets to get it to sit snug on the curve?
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Water filler for Scamp and Casita.

This one fits Scamps and Casita's.
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Floyd I am assuming you needed the extra rivets to get it to sit snug on the curve?
Well the thing only came with three predrilled holes, which I would have considered wholely inadequate in any case, but you are correct. It does conform nicely now and would have with only 5 rivets, but I am given occasionally to overkill!
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