'93 13ft. Scamp Updates - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-18-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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'93 13ft. Scamp Updates

In August we bought a '93 13ft. Scamp at what we thought was a reasonable price. In reality, we had little idea what we were getting into. (And maybe we still don't!)

We bought it in the hopes of fixing it up for use beginning summer of 2014.

It didn't take long to realize that we were in need of some major upgrades.
FOR STARTERS:
lp/ac/dc frig was quite broken.
heater was broken
wiring was a mess
running lights we not operable
tires in desperate need of replacing
both ceiling hatch, and ceiling fan we broken, leaking, and in need of replacing.

OUR FIX-ER-UP PHILOSOPHY:
go light where we can
use Ockham's razor - make the thing simple where we can (tearing out broken frig and replacing it with cooler - much cheaper, much more cooling space, can buy a lot of bags of ice for the price of a new refrigerator that holds so little!

SINCE THAT TIME WE'VE:
replaced all exterior running lights with new LED models
replaced door hingers and handle
replaced rock guard hardware
replaced broken ceiling fan with a MaxxAir premo model.
replaced cracked escape hatch with new hatch (had to cut hole bigger as original size was unavailable and only larger would work)
replaced interior broken light assemblies with LED models
tore out broken heater and frig - removed LP line and tank
tore out nasty carpet, sealed floor, and put in laminate wood floor
replaced all hinges and knobs
replaced all wiring and upgrade to a 7-pin connector and wires for future upgrade to electric brake axle.
rewired the whole thing with new wiring, a new fuse panel, a new converter, and all 'Posi-Lock' connectors. LOVE THEM!!!
replaced the fire extinguisher
replaced both 120v sockets and replaced one of them with a regular outlet plus 2 - 2amp+ usb plugs.
fashioned a new door to cover old heater whole.

SHORT TERM PROJECTS STILL BEFORE US:
new curtains (Birch 'Sly Fox' Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics, Camp Sur, Sly Fox)
paint doors so that they don't clash with the new floor
either fix the stove - converting it to connect to the small Coleman fuel canisters, or ditch it.
clean exterior, and wax it with Zepp Wet Look Floor Polish (waiting for warm weather)
seal the underside of the Scamp with roll-able truck bead liner coating.
replace old frig exhaust grate with a solid grate, or somehow seal it up.
add a 12 volt. water pump and change the faucet to hand pump/electric pump
add the battery box and battery up front
build bunk guard rail

LONG TERM:
new dexter axle with electric brakes
exterior shower hatch and shower hose
solar charge system
new rims
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Really looks great. Look like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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• either fix the stove - converting it to connect to the small Coleman fuel canisters, or ditch it.
Nice work! I'm with you on the solar install; it's on my list too.

When we first started trailer camping we quickly decided that our cooking should be done outdoors. Small trailers just don't lend themselves to serving as a kitchen - plus food always seems to taste better when prepared outdoors. Thus we removed not only the stove from our Scamp, but also the cooler.

Our current outdoor setup uses the stove and sink that were originally in the Scamp. The downside is that it means more stuff to set-up & breakdown, but for us it is worth the effort.

Depending on your preferences & camping style, you might consider this approach.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:43 AM   #5
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Nice work on the floor.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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I went through the same thing last year. looking good.

One thing to watch is your rear and side windows were factory installed using foam tape as a seal. If there are any sighns of leaking pull the windows and use real buytl tape to reseal the windows. The resealing of those windows is fairly easy with the old factory tape still in place. But when using buytl tape it is best done on a cool day or it gets gooey on you.
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Thank you all for the excellent input!

I love the outdoor kitchen using the same appliances.

I didn't show a close up if the windows because they are all such a mess. And because lack if knowledge has me a bit skiddish to even think about it. But the encouragement begins to put me at ease!
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #8
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Hey David love the updates to the trailer. I was wondering where you got the fuse panel, and what the brand was?
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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KeesV. When I am home tonight I will look it up for you. I am VERY pleased with it!
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #10
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Power Panel and Supply

Both the fuse panel and the power converter are from Progressive Dynamics here in MI. I am VERY impressed with both.

You can also upgrade to a 45 amp system and get these two products as a 2-in-1.

You can check out the fuse panel here, and see their other products too.

PD5000 Series AC/DC Power Distribution Panels

(NOTE: I did buy the fuse panel directly from the Scamp Parts store. For whatever reason, the were (are?) running a much better price there than I could get anywhere else.
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