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Old 04-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #57
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Ryan: Love your cabinet job. The USB port instead of lighters is another thing I will have to do. I get 22gal for a 12x12x36. The pictures of the toilet help me a lot, that will be one of my next jobs after Zepping the outside of of the trailer. I do not know how your finish is on your trailer,but I polished mine and it looked OK but using Zep wet-look floor finish is night and day better looking than wax. Give it a good wash then TSP, Barkeepers Friend on the bad spots, and 4 coats Zep. thank you Rob
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #58
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Ryan, I cant tell from the pictures but is your toilet assembly white or bone. I only saw bone listed on the Scamp page and the one I wanted is half the price that I see from other dealers. Not sure how they do that but I liked the price much better but really wanted white and not bone as they called it.
It is bone- but I would have preferred white. Keep in mind that Scamp modifies the tank to drain on the bottom. I didn't know exactly what they did (having never seen one in person)- its a big reason I bought it from them.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #59
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It is bone- but I would have preferred white. Keep in mind that Scamp modifies the tank to drain on the bottom. I didn't know exactly what they did (having never seen one in person)- its a big reason I bought it from them.
I got this from Dometic directly and think its the same. I had an issue where my discharge tube is literally an inch from the frame and just barely room for the PVC port. It still appears as though the discharge hole is almost in the middle of the tank Unless Scamp modified it - if they did where did they offset it to?????
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #60
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Ryan: Love your cabinet job. The USB port instead of lighters is another thing I will have to do. I get 22gal for a 12x12x36. The pictures of the toilet help me a lot, that will be one of my next jobs after Zepping the outside of of the trailer. I do not know how your finish is on your trailer,but I polished mine and it looked OK but using Zep wet-look floor finish is night and day better looking than wax. Give it a good wash then TSP, Barkeepers Friend on the bad spots, and 4 coats Zep. thank you Rob
The tank may be 12x12x32- Not 36".
My trailers finish is really chalky and thin. I have some small rivet and screw holes to fill, some spider webbing to address and one mysteriously highly spider cracked area near the tongue. I'll patch all that then soft mask and touch it up with spray paint.
I plan on using 5 coats of Zep/Red Maxx etc.... But my priority is getting the trailer camp worthy first. Which for me-- means almost 100% done on the interior.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #61
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Gmike A-

I suppose I'm no longer certain what that difference is with the Scamp toilet- I bought it 7-8 months ago and don't recall. I do remember there being 2 versions of the toilet/tank.

The black tank that came with mine (from Scamp) also the has the bottom drain in the center. Yes it ends up being about 1" from the chassis rail, but it don't really see that as a real problem.
However, If you need to remove the ABS drain stuff in the future the clearance will pose a bit of an obstacle. You will need to sacrifice some plumbing and cut it off close the threaded outlet so it can be spun around for unthreading. I'm pretty sure this is similar to how you would need to handle it on any other trailer.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #62
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #63
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I installed the AC late last summer, but only enough so that it would work. It was not "road worthy". Here are some photos of the final steps I took to secure the AC for traveling use.


The angle iron across the top secures the AC unit in place, the same goes for the 2 rectangle pieces of metal on the bottom front.

The pink rigid foam is attached to the rear of the AC with aluminum duct tape (not the temporary "duck" tape seen in the photo). It serves to keep the hot air venting the coils from mixing with the fresh air intake on the floor underneath.

Not shown in the photos is the wood cover/shelf that separates the top of the AC area from the rest of interior.

Still to do, trim around the front of the unit.... But that's lower on my To Do List than many, many other things.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #64
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I removed the wheels (spare also) then had the tires taken off of the rims by a local shop for $20.

The photo of the black stock rim is of the spare, the other 2 were in much worse shape with lots of rust and pitting. I wide brushed them as best as I could, then primed them with "RUST TOUGH HIGH ZINCE PRIMER", then with several light coats of Candy Apple red to match the Scamp lettering and stripes on the trailer.

I'm having brand new C rated trailer tires installed on the rims in a few days.

Take note of the old and dented, crusty painted baby moons. All 3 rims are getting new chrome baby moon hubcaps.


While replacing the old bearings I noticed one of them was a bit warped. I decided to just replace all of the bearings and start fresh. With the hubs removed I also cleaned the surface rust off of them and also primed and painted them flat black. I did the same grind/paint treatment for the frame section in the wheel well area as well as the arms on the axle.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #65
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I've alway thought the openings on the stock fiberglass cabinet above the stove were to small.

I taped off the size I wanted and cut the openings larger. The cabinet seems much more open and it should be easier to access and see the items within.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #66
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Here are some of the new 1/2" birch plywood doors. They are finished with 2 coats of wipe on poly, edges are rounded with a 3/8" radius, and handle holes are 1.5" in diameter. I got the idea for the holes as opposed to protruding knobs from Robert Johan's excellent work.

The 3 upper cabinets only have one door each for the multiple openings. I like the cleaner more streamlined look. They open upwards and are supported by some spring loaded supports that only cost a couple of bucks each, as opposed to the super pricey pneumatic ones.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #67
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The face of the opening for the fridge was kind of rust and general unattractive. I removed the chromed and rusty hinges/screws, they are sitting in container of Evapo-Rust right now, they should be in much better shape by tomorrow morning.

For the opening itself, I ground off the rust then primed and painted it in place without removing it. Proper masking was key to keeping the spray paint under control in those close quarters.

The old wood door insert was removed, it will be receiving a piece of 1/4" birch ply on the near future to match the new cabinet doors.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #68
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The furnace was installed in the center of the cabinet underneath the stove. In effect it wastes a ton of needed cabinet space with all of the dead air on either side of it.

As the side clearances need for this atwood 8012 furnace are supposedly 0", I plan on making a narrow and tall drawer on either side of the furnace to make some use of all that dead air.


Also pictured is a T section of gas line, the line running off the side of the T was leaking a tiny bit right at the fitting. After I managed to finally free the nut from the fitting I cut then rue flared the line, problem solved. It was my first time messing with propane lines, I found it to be quite easy.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:47 AM   #69
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That's all just incredible, Ryan, that you got the wheels into such great shape. And enlarged the cabinet doors. Very nice, and the wood. Can't wait to see the finished product with those wheels!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #70
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Good job on the doors and openings Rob
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