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Old 04-26-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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A few scamp 13 ideas

Just a few things i wanted to share with the forum.

First one i haven't seen done is a paper towel holder between rear side cabinet and kitchen cabinet. I have a big beg scamp so it may be different for people with a standard bed. I used a camco refrigerator 17" tension bar to hold the paper towel roll, it works great.

The second one, i know Dometic makes a kit to keep the flame from blowing out on the refrigerator while towing, but i don't have time to wait for one to ship because I'm leaving on a trip in a couple of days. I made my own out of some scrap sheet metal. Tested with a leaf blower and its working well, the tension between the refrigerator controls and the vent keep the piece in place.

Next one is the stove cover, the wooden one that came with the scamp is so heavy and bulky. I bought a nordicware 2" tall half sheet baking pan and it works fine to cover the stove and clear the control knobs. I also found a cutting board about the right size to fit on top. Finally i was able to use a small bungy cord to hook around the lip at each end of the stove to keep it all in place while towing.

Next, is my voltage/amperage display unit, it is a Drok unit from amazon. I tested it against a Fluke clamp current meter and it seems to be accurate. A nice feature is the low voltage protection which actually physically disconnects the battery (via a relay) when voltage goes under a set point. The display unit is wireless and i'm not 100% sure it will stay in its current location, but thats what i came up with for now. Under the Drok is the ambient weather thermometer, its outdoor probe is mounted in the refrigerator and its removable from its mount so that I can keep an eye on the fridge from the car while towing.

I found a shower mirror at Home Depot that fits perfectly on the back of the closet door.

Lastly, I installed this neat camco plastic bag holder. I will use this as my scamp garbage can. I also complimented it with a plastic bag storage thingy that i found at Menards.

It is fun to try to figure out creative ways to utilize the scamp 13 to its maximum potential. Friends and family have been telling me it looks so small on the outside, but they are surprised, just how much is on the inside and how usable it is.

I have plenty more modifications and improvements on the idea sheet, just no time to implement them just yet. One thing for sure is that 3m command hooks and 3m vhb tape are my best friends lol.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Great towel holder. The simplest ideas are the best! Only works on the big bed model.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:04 AM   #3
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Great towel holder. The simplest ideas are the best! Only works on the big bed model.
Until you find your roll of towels all unrolled and on the floor when you get to your destination.

But a rubber band will fix that.
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Until you find your roll of towels all unrolled and on the floor when you get to your destination.

But a rubber band will fix that.
Lol, yes I thought of that scenario already. I have rubberbands for that and the top cabinet doors.
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Good point. I've even had a roll come apart while it was stored in an open bin inside a cabinet... It was an unusually rough road!
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:57 AM   #6
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Fun ain't it??
Every day it just gets better and more personalized!
That is a good part of the fun of Scamp ownership.

Here's one...Replace your shower rod with a cafe rod, then use stainless key rings instead of shower rings to hang 1/2 of a clear $5 shower curtain.
This gives you more room in the shower, easier deployment and it eliminates that aggravating "clinging curtain" caused by cold air coming through the door
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Lol, yes I thought of that scenario already. I have rubberbands for that and the top cabinet doors.
Simply crush the roll before placing it on the rod, making the core oval instead of round.
You can still roll it but it won't unroll by itself.
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Simply crush the roll before placing it on the rod, making the core oval instead of round.
You can still roll it but it won't unroll by itself.
Ditto.
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Or does it the finite reach the infinite, and where does space stop....

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Old 04-27-2018, 12:09 AM   #10
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Hey, pretty neat ideas, especially the paper holder! About the drok, which model and is it from Amazon dot com or dot ca?? Thanks W.
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Hey, pretty neat ideas, especially the paper holder! About the drok, which model and is it from Amazon dot com or dot ca?? Thanks W.
Just click on the word Drok in my first post, its linked to Amazon
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I managed to add one more last minute mod. I bought This wifi video sender and i used a cheap ebay backup camera to send video to my phone. Made a simple L bracket attached to the window mounting screws to hold the camera. Tested out last night and it works well, live video and more than enough quality for backing up and just seeing what is behind me.

One caveat, if you are connected to the wifi of the video sender you will have no internet on your phone, i am using a spare phone for this that doesn't have a sim card in it. Also, i took apart the camera and i disabled the night vision leds, if you don't do this you will get reflections off of the window at night and the camera will not be usable. I already had the camera, better option would be to use one without the night vision leds.
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Viva has a paper towel roll that wont unroll on you. You have to actually pull it off the roll. In the store look for the VIVA plain paper with no print or textured design. It comes in the pick a size sheet and in standard full size sheets that are much harder to find. Bets thing for camping, wont unroll when bouncing down the road and wont unfurl in the wind either.
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Viva has a paper towel roll that wont unroll on you. You have to actually pull it off the roll. In the store look for the VIVA plain paper with no print or textured design. It comes in the pick a size sheet and in standard full size sheets that are much harder to find. Bets thing for camping, wont unroll when bouncing down the road and wont unfurl in the wind either.
This piece of information is the best thing to happen to me so far today! Seriously!! Thanks for sharing
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