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Old 10-17-2014, 08:18 AM   #29
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Looks Great Sid! My ParkLiner came with the side dinette storage cabinet. The facing side of mine is hinged at the top which means you have to remove both cushions to gain access to it...might remove the hinge and try magnets since the cushions are a bit oversized so they should hold it in place. Storage is always a plus lol
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:31 AM   #30
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Thanks deryk!
I dont believe I have seen your type of setup (side dinette storage cabinet) in any postings yet. If you have a pic handy I would love to see it!
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ok here is 2 quick pics I just took. I never cut the cushion, it still extends to the front of my ParkLiner. I don't plan on ever using the side dinette down for sleeping...its just me. But I like the storage cabinet and the top for a shelf for more gear while I am out. I just need to undo the hinge and make sure everything stays in place while i drive lol. or use some kind of clips or magnets to hold it closed...would make easier access to the stuff in there.
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oh and since people will wonder what the gold thing is...
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #33
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You truly are a man of style!
Nice job and thanks
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Thanks Sid! Since I rent, the ParkLiner is all mine so its kinda "Gypsy'esque" inside...I like the old world'ish style to make it a nice cozy getaway place. Yeah I am a glamper...Not over the top like some I have seen lol but its nice to come back to after a day of hiking or other activities.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #35
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front bunk mod for scamp

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Hands down my favorite mod was building a frame with supports moved to the ends for the front bunk in my Scamp. It allows use to leave the front buck set up for travel and unrestricted access to the lower bunk area which we use for storage. I need to add some 12V outlets to the Scamp and a battery monitor also, it is only time and money.

wondering what this looks like? we are new scampers and are making mods
daily....well a few anyway. how did you do this mod? photos too please?
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #36
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wondering what this looks like? we are new scampers and are making mods
daily....well a few anyway. how did you do this mod? photos too please?
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I will try and get some pictures, but I would do it different* if starting over. Basically I would take a 1X (6 or ripped down 8) and screw up through it into the edge 2X4, forming a long “L” shaped piece. I would mount a standard (3 ½”) door hinge on each end about 2” or so back from the end of the 1X bottom. To those I would screw a 1X4 that forms the vertical legs. Setting the hinges back allows the legs to “splay” out at the bottom. The legs are held out with the bottom cushions if you use them. We do not use the cushions so I ran a 1X4 across and screwed a small bracket on each end to each leg to keep them out for travel. The bathroom wall and the little return wall by the door keep it all in place against the cushion.

*I used a 2X6 with 1 ½” X 1 ½” angle iron screw to it for my “across” piece. And it is unnecessarily strong and heavy. If I ever removed it I would make the lighter version described above. But I leave it set up so the weight is not an issue. It is still too dang heavy though, but that is “how I roll”.
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I really need to install a sound system that I can plug in my iPod or play pandora through.
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You might want to look at the UE Boom Wireless speaker. They connect to Bluetooth and deliver a remarkable sound quality.
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Another thing I have been itching to modify is the means of attachment of the battery cover. Since the LP tanks overlap the front of it I thought that I could repurpose the holes from the self tapping screws as a dowel receptacle. Doing so would keep the cover away from the shell while providing a quick secure easy access to the battery's. A slight flex outwards clears the dowel holes and the cover is free!
In the pics you can see that I am using #8-24 bolts as a means of attachment and by letting them extend 1/4 inch they also act as the dowels. The bolts hold In place 4 magnets (11 pounds pull force each) which also adds to securing the cover in place.
It is very secure and much easier to get into. To the casual observer it still looks like you would need to remove 4 screws to gain access. Click image for larger version

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Interesting...where did ya get the magnets from?
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I picked them up at Home Depot today. They are $2.50 as set.
Btw if you are still looking for a great Bluetooth speaker I got the Bose Soundlink mini. Awesome sound and it has a aux jack so my tv/DVD combo sounds great on rainy days.
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still on my list.... just dropped a bunch of money on power tools after xmas sales lol...and a knife sharpener for another hobby....whittling
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Cari & I picked up the Bose Soundlink (full sized one) a couple years ago. The mini and full size sound great...we use ours almost every day somewhere in the rigs.

...and for Holiday sales... Dang, we just HAD to add to our vaporizer collection!
Got a new underdog madrone (type of wood) for aromatherapy and vaping our dry herbs (Pepermint, lavender, chamomile,...).



Our rig smells soooo good inside. Our little rolling castle.
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