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Old 05-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #15
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Hi,
How much do you want for it? I don't care how old it is. I just want one.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:08 PM   #16
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K C is correct. You can't easily attach a CLAM to an FGRV and, even if you could, there is only one door and zipper. However, you can easily set it up awfully close to the door. We like to camp by water and woods, so we generally have more issues with bugs than we do with rain.

With the 6 privacy/wind panels, we have the option of turning the 6-sided CLAM into a tent-like privacy area for sleeping extra grandkids, or maybe an "outside the trailer" porta-potti spot, or ????

While I enjoyed Byron's humor, the 6-sided CLAM can be staked to the ground at each of the 6
bottom corners and (with ropes attached to the black mid-side pull-out tabs) also on the 5 sides.
Any wind that would rip out 11 stakes would probably also blow the trailer over. 😉
(The 4-sided CLAM Traveler has/had 7 possible ground stakes when the unexpected 67 mph
wind came through the Oshkosh campground at 4 AM.)

It all boils down to what you want/need and what you are willing to pay.

As always, YMMV. 😉

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Don't count on it.
While in Big Bend NP, TX I watched a tent with lots of stakes and rope go to shreds, In Joshua Tree NP, CA I saw well staked tent almost blow away. Back to Big Bend NP, I have a shelter (Paha Que) well staked out, the wind broke a 1/2" aluminum pole. Don't under estimate the power of wind. Oh! and trailer stayed up right in all this.
Another Scamp guy and I saved an awning on a pop up from being ripped off by wind.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:26 PM   #17
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Echo,

Thank you so much for responding. Darn! We need Black, White, Navy or Gray!
You might want to post on tnttt.com, as well, if you haven't.

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Old 05-03-2016, 07:44 PM   #18
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With the 6 privacy/wind panels, we have the option of turning the 6-sided CLAM into a tent-like privacy area for sleeping extra grandkids, or maybe an "outside the trailer" porta-potti spot, or ????
As a clam owner, I'm interested in how you are using the 6th panel over the door that zips up the middle?
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:21 AM   #19
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Awning or add a room

The panels came in 3-packs on Amazon, so I had to get 6 instead of 5.

Over the door, you do have to sort of hang/drape the panel over the door opening.

You can use the top hooks and elastic cords on the top corners and maybe use one of the
bottom corners. In order to use the zipper door, you need to have at least one of the bottom
corners loose. If I were to try to use that 6th panel very often, I might be able to come up with
a small aluminum pole across the top of the door opening or some better method of hanging
the panel?

It's not as neat and pretty as the other side attachments. Just sort of a privacy drape over
the door.

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Old 05-04-2016, 09:39 AM   #20
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Don't count on it.
While in Big Bend NP, TX I watched a tent with lots of stakes and rope go to shreds, In Joshua Tree NP, CA I saw well staked tent almost blow away. Back to Big Bend NP, I have a shelter (Paha Que) well staked out, the wind broke a 1/2" aluminum pole. Don't under estimate the power of wind. Oh! and trailer stayed up right in all this.
Another Scamp guy and I saved an awning on a pop up from being ripped off by wind.

Byron,

With lots of side panels attached, I'm sure it would be more like a big sail and be more likely to be blown away. Because it is a "screen room" with lots of ground attachment stakes, I'm sure
that much of the wind can just pass through it.

As mentioned, our CLAM Traveler stood up to unexpected 4AM 67 mph winds at the Oshkosh
air show. The reason that we know the wind speed so well is that there is an aviation weather
station on the air field. That same wind flipped the awning on a Starcraft pop-up up on top of the camper and destroyed the aluminum poles. Perhaps the flexible fiberglass poles on the CLAM
units help them out a bit. (CLAM's earlier products were ice fishing shelters that stood on
frozen lakes, unprotected from the winds.)

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Old 05-04-2016, 10:35 AM   #21
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We have the awning that I assume came new on our old Scamp and enjoy it a lot. Being an older, less sophisticated, design it is a bit miserable to put up and stow but works well once set up. I did buy some neon green 5/16" rope, tent stakes, and "D" ring rope adjusters at Harbor Freight to use in staking it down. The rope adjusters clip on the ends of the awning and make tightening/adjusting the ropes slick. I am considering adding a Clam to our kit, we get some pretty buggy conditions here in the South.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:27 AM   #22
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Once you stake down the privacy panels it becomes very stable. I was at a Shenandoah campground and a storm whipped through and the clam did not budge, but a lot of other shelters did. I don`t think if a real severe wind came through that it may not work,but then we should take them down in hurry. Carl
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:58 AM   #23
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I wrote to CLAM about their colors. A rep called me and we chatted amiably for a half an hour, excellent customer service. BUT--No luck. They COULD make them in blue with white tops, but they said no retailer has shown enough interest. They said they have them made overseas, so getting a special order was pretty much out of the question unless I wanted 3800 units, their usual shipment of product.

They HAVE the material for their ice shelters, and he said they could easily use that for the CLAM...but there's that pesky numbers thing.
Soooooo, are there 3800 of you who want a blue base/white topped CLAM?

(Smiling and doubting)


He did finally suggest I consider getting a little ICE SHELTER! And you know what? I think I WILL consider it. As someone above said, they were designed to survive out on a frozen lake without tie-downs...Hmmm! The rep said they are quite well insulated. Perhaps a problem on hot days, but quite nice on some of our Pacific Northwest chillier ones.
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