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Old 05-19-2009, 11:05 PM   #43
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[quote] For the warm welcome. SNIP! Anyway I think I can post the pics so lets try


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WOW...what a STEAL!

Before you set out on your trip, may I suggest you at least tow it around town a bit? Might help you work out some kinks BEFORE hitting the Big Road!

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:13 AM   #44
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Your photos look great now, Heath. Nice looking trailer you've got.
Does yours not have any fabric on the walls?

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Old 05-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #45
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No fabric for the walls on mine when I got it . I think I am leaning towards seeing if scamp dealer will sell what they put in those in bulk and I will do it myself.

And to respond to you sug. Jen, I will do that. When I drove it home I noticed it bounced around allot. I just put new bias ply tires on it and hope that helps. I do know that I had a few problems that did not help the handleing. I found out that the ball is a 2 inch and not the 1 7/8 that I used, the tunge was way to high up and I caught the rear bumper pulling out of the driveway it was in, and the stealbelted radials that were on it were severly dry rooted. Now that I fixed all that I will try agasin and see if it is better
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:36 AM   #46
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Work continues- Welded on a few more angle irons for floor support and fastening. De-rusted frame and just primed it all;
Also primed fiberglass 'lip'. It will look cleaner and nicer with a coat of paint. Not much fun painting lying on your back, crawling under the frame, but it's protected from rust and the elements somewhat more now. Plus it looks almost 'new'!

Soon the new plywood floor will go in, and a new floor covering on top of that.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:24 AM   #47
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Interesting!

What do you plan to do about insulation on the walls?
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:21 PM   #48
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francene, I am sorry that I butted in on you thread so much. I was just so happy to find so many people that had all these ideas on campers like ours I got a little carried away. I love your pics and am enjoying following the adventure. As this is also the first forum I have ever been apart of I am still learning. at 35, I have started to get into the computer age a little late. Still learning the ins and outs of how to be polite when not speeking face to face with people. this is all a little new to me. But you have all been so nice I am sure you can help me when I start my own thred. but for now I will continue to look in on all the fun projects you all have going. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #49
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It is great to read all these postings about reno's. I have no garage to work in, and when we bought our trailer, previous onwer had painted all the wood surfaces pink, to match the deep burgundy, textured cushion covers they had pinned on. The pink has got to go as we have now a lovely green cushion covers. The last two trips and a couple of days of rain indicate that I have to re-seal windows. No big leaks but anything stored under the dinette gets wet. Also condensation is an issue and I would be interested about the pro's and cons of ensolite vs. reflectix. I believe that Compact manufacturer added the quilted vinyl with foam backing with the 1973 model. I understand first Bolers did not have insulation but it was a problem that was solved with the ensolite.
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No problem, Heath. We all 'butt in' here. That's what this forum is for- to exchange ideas, comment on eachother's projects, learn from eachother, help each other through confusion, and of course, put in our 'two-cents', as they say.

Glad you are enjoying it all.

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Old 05-31-2009, 12:37 AM   #51
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Good question, Steve. I definitely will put some in; either a foam-baked material, ensolite or XPE, reflectix. I don't know at this point. I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 05-31-2009, 12:40 AM   #52
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So the Compact Jr came first, Kent? Then the company made the Compact II? Other than shape and length of pop-top, what differences are there?

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:45 PM   #53
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I was wondering if anyone knows where to get the interioir that the scamps have in them or if the factory will sell it through the parts department. I have a dvd here at home from scamp and it looks like a neat and easdy to install interior
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #54
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Do you mean the cabinetry, such as the kitchen, closet, and benches? Or are you thinking of the "rat fur" used on the walls, or...?

Most of the molded parts are made with the curves of a Boler/clone in mind, so they would probably need enough customization to make them rather time-consuming to fit to a "square" camper such as a Compact. That said, I could see the kitchen base potentially working. Still, it's not really all that special - I mean, there's nothing wrong with it, but it's just a fiberglass shell, really. It's not bristling with custom drawers or anything like that. It would be a neat and "quick" install on a Boler clone.

I know from inquiring about the upper cabinets that the units would be expensive to ship. One of the (relatively small) upper end cabinets would have cost around $150 to buy, and then the same amount to ship, effectively doubling the price.

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Scamp does sell the wall covering, 'rat fur' as some call it, in their parts department. I think it was $9. square yard. Insulation is separate. I think they use something like Reflectix.

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Thank you, and yes I was refering to the Rat fur. I have never been in one to see the fabric first hand. It looks nice in the video that I saw of it. The isulation was more of interset to me. If it is the same as the other that you mentiond I should be able to find it elsewhere. I was concernd that I have seen more thatn one person talk about the condesatio n on the walls of the cj and cjII. That was one thing my wiofe was looking forward to getting away from in a camper.
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