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Old 03-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #15
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As to the handle screws and dead bolt screws, I have no idea what makes up the core of a Scamp door. I assume it's two fiberglass panels with foam in the middle.

I expect some one knows.....if soplease post.
Here is a rebuild of an older model. It's a fun read.

Fixing scamp door
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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It looks like Scamp could resin coat the core pieces prior to bedding them to the outer skin. The edges may need 2 coats to prevent absorption. After the inner skin is bonded they could drill some drainage holes along the bottom of the inner skin. The door hardware could be bedded in a non-hardening caulking material. No more problems. Raise the price of the trailer $50.00 to cover the cost. Alternately they could substitute a dense closed cell polyurethane foam board which wouldnít have to be coated, but would cost more than the wood based material.
The heaviness of the door actually aids in closing the door. The weather strip foam resists the closing action, so momentum is your friend. If you constructed a nice tubular aluminum frame you would find difficulty latching the door. Also you would have to add a crossbar to mount your pull handle and backing for latch and hinges. Your overall trailer weight would go down though, which is good.
Sorry for the hijack Norm! Yes, that is a nice door handle.
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The Scamp vents it's black tank via a little vent on the side of the trailer that is riveted in place.

Mike removes all the rivets except the top rivet and replaces the bottom rivet with a screw and nut.

This allows him to turn the little vent and insert a hose to flush the black tank. Simple and clever
This looks like a worthwhile mod. He should probably caulk the vent pipe to the trailer skin to keep water out. I wonder if a flexable toilet wand type thing with spray jets would feed down the vent? Rinsing the tank without going into the trailer would be a winner. It could save damage to the ball valve too.
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Here is a rebuild of an older model. It's a fun read.

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its a fun read......... until you have to do the rebuild
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #19
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its a fun read......... until you have to do the rebuild
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Norm asked what's in the door. It seems to cover that. If you have good information on rebuilding a scamp door by all means add to that post. I'm sure folks will appreciate it in the future. Thanks, Raz
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Norm asked what's in the door. It seems to cover that. If you have good information on rebuilding a scamp door by all means add to that post. I'm sure folks will appreciate it in the future. Thanks, Raz
Robert Johan's of the Egg Plant has posted several PDFs, that people who own Scamps may find helpful: Scamp Door Repair and Mods Robert posted numerous PDFs in the topic. Check it out.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #21
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Additional Scamp Storage

I posted a picture of the big Plastic Box that is installed on the 1989 Scamp that is for sale. It can be seen earlier in this thread. It's nice to have extra storage, particularly for items rarely used.

Today I added a smaller version of the 'bottom storage box. I bought an 12 x 10 x 3 inch plastic box with cover and screwed the cover to the bottom of the floor. The bottom of the box tightly clamps onto the cover.

I will add a bungee cord for extra security.

For example, I plan to use this box for my grease gun and a set of spare bearings. There appears to be room for 4-6 boxes like this. I think I would use them mostly for rarely used but always carried small tools and the like.

These boxes are not visible from the side of the trailer.
I have mounted this one box as a test. Assuming it works as planned I will add 3 more small boxes and one or two large boxes in the empty space between the grey tank and the rear bumper. I have just begun to think what I might store in these spaces.

I would have started with the large box but could not decide what to store there.
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