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Old 08-22-2014, 11:45 PM   #29
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Looking good Dave, I really like your doors.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:23 AM   #30
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wow!

Wow, it's beautiful, Dave. The bead board doors are especially nice; the interior
was well done from floor to ceiling. Good color choices, fabrics... and love the bear pillow.

Great job!


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Old 08-23-2014, 08:36 AM   #31
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Very, very nice Dave
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:02 AM   #32
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Window and back awnings

I want to ask the gallery about what to put on for awnings. First, here is the only picture of a trailer with window awnings and my source, other than that small photo of a Compact on the original brochure.
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What would everyone think if I had some scallops added to the end of the window awning?
I had to adapt my design mechanism to the already mounted brackets which places the base brackets lower than the original brochure shows.
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Now for that rear awning. Notice that I have a 'C' channel across the back of the trailer, above the door. I think I will have a 6' by 5' awning made with two poles and ropes to the ground. I assume that if I put scallops on the side window that the back awning will also have them. I'm not really a glamper but what does everyone think?
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:36 PM   #33
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Wow!
I like the idea of scallops (they are so yummy!). Don't know what you're thinking or if you've already made up your mind, but here is a good website that shows different shapes for scallops.
Fabric edge scallop designs & binding for awnings & canopies
I'm sure whatever you do it will look as professional as what you've done already. Can't wait to see the results.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:30 PM   #34
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New awnings

Finally got the new awnings installed. Plus, the interior curtains are now installed.
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Within the rear awning are sectioned fiberglass rods which push up the awning, giving it a domed effect. The interior curtain at the floor covers up the porta-potty and waste basket.
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Now I need to update my albums.

Thanks for watching this build.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:39 PM   #35
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Looks Awesome! Great Job! I like the look with the fiberglass poles...should shed the rain nicely!
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:56 PM   #36
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Nice work, Dave! Really finished off well.
Enjoy camping in it!

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #37
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Looks magnificent, love it!
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #38
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Looks great and adds function. Win-Win!!

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Old 04-11-2015, 11:52 AM   #39
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Updates to the Compact and more

It has been awhile since I posted the build. Things are always in the works.


I use the trailer for weekend trips, mostly to fairgrounds where I measure big game heads for the state record book. Sometimes I have a power pole to use and most of the times I don't. Since I removed the water tank I have occasionally used my portable grey tank for the sink drain. That is easy and not much of a bother. The bathrooms are open in the fairground building we work in, as well as food. However, the porta potty is there for backup and it is cheaper to eat at least two meals in the trailer.


I did contact my awning gal and have her make me a matching awning for the front stone guard. When all the awnings are on the trailer I guess I'm glamping, but I get a lot of lookers.


One day this winter I found a 1979 Scamp, not an Acorn, so I would like to know that history. This trailer is a 16 foot model and needed a complete rebuild. I have more to do on the Compact, new axle and springs plus I want to install the alloy wheels again, and rebuild the door. The Scamp will have everything new and that may be more desireable when I finish it. So, I'll face that hurdle some day, I don't need the two trailers.


I'm saving video evidence of the Scamp rebuild in case there is an interested future owner. All rebuilds are fun and challenging, and I never started this to be a 'trailer flipper' but want to find something that helps to improve my camping. Wow, is that Scamp door a challenge.


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Old 04-11-2015, 01:17 PM   #40
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I think that Acorn was a short lived name whilst there was a disagreement with Scamper Campers about names. The total hx on a 1979 Scamp, other than owners, might be "It's a 1979 Scamp"
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