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Old 10-24-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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Air conditioning and roof modification?

We are new owners of a used 13 Scamp. We'd really like to add a roof air conditioner, but the factory is a long drive away. Has anyone used a local service center to reinforce the roof and add an air conditioning unit? I know a window air conditioner is an option, but we'd really prefer the roof. Any suggestions? I realize YOUR local, is probably not OUR local (we are near Green Bay, WI,) but I'm just wondering if you were happy with the work you had done and/if there are indeed service centers out there who do this type of work. Maybe a camping center?
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:31 AM   #2
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What year is your Scamp???


I believe that the work needed on earlier units, and those without the a/c reinforcement, is substantial and not something within the scope of most local shops that don't have extensive experience with Scamps, of which there are very few.


IF your Scamp already has a roof strong enough for an A/C unit, almost any RV shop can add the a/c unit. That's fairly straight forward.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:10 AM   #3
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2003. Scamp has already told us it would cost $400 to reinforce the roof and $800 for the air conditioner. Thanks for your feedback. It's disappointing, but I don't want to mess up our roof either! I might even be willing to pay that price if I wouldn't have to drive 8 hours there, stay overnight, and 8 hours back to have Scamp do it. I should probably give in to the window air conditioner, but I hate to give up the limited space and the "park and camp" experience we are looking for.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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The prices sound very reasonable to me, especially because it's a factory job. You might be able to save a few dollars having the a/c installed locally, but not much.


Later on the window unit won't add much, if any, value, but the rooftop unit will be a sales "Must Have" to many buyers when you start experiencing your first bout of 3 foot-itis.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:03 AM   #5
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Are you still looking for a roof mount A/C unit? I just bought a brand new 16 foot Scamp and am taking out the A/C. Dometic Lower Serial # MB54700583 Upper Serial #52324416. Let me know,
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:23 PM   #6
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We are uncertain about a roof mounted unit because our roof has not been reinforced and the Scamp factory is a pretty long drive from where we live. Where are you located? We are in Little Chute, WI, a little south of Green Bay.
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We are uncertain about a roof mounted unit because our roof has not been reinforced and the Scamp factory is a pretty long drive from where we live. Where are you located? We are in Little Chute, WI, a little south of Green Bay.
Why don't you offer Terry $100 for his A/C . If he accepts your offer you can then go to Backus and have it installed.. That way you can keep the total cost at the same level as the factory A/C option. .
We had an axle on our Scamp changed out at the factory .
Scamp"s price was lower than any RV shop in our area.
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Do this for an air conditioner

Here is a great easy modification ..$100 Walmart air conditioner and some time

Window Air Conditioner Installation
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