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Old 02-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Clever Scamp Mods

We're near Carlsbad, NM and the guy across the street has a 1989 Scamp 16 for sale. I posted it on the site and can provide his phone number. I will be posting pictures later.

He has made a number of interesting mods that I intend to copy and will post some of them.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Black Tank Flush Mod

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
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Now that is interesting Norm!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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Hot Water Snack and Drinks table

This mod turns the hot water cover into a small table for drinks and snacks.

It takes the addition of four small holes to the hot water heater and 2 chains.

If the chains are mounted a little inside the cover they will fold inside the cover very neatly when the cover is closed.

If you like an insert can be made to fit inside the cover to eliminate the possibility of dropping something thru the vent hole.
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Magnets

Most Scamp owners wish there was a place to attach things to a wall with a magnet.

On the outside of his bathroom wall he has a calendar held up by a magnet.

The trick is that he glued a like magnet to the inside bathroom wall. Simple and clever.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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Storage Box

A large storage box was created under the rear floor of the Scamp.

The box requires you to get down on the ground to use it but it's functional never the less.

He purchased a large plastic box and lined it with a couple of wood pieces to stiffen it on both long edges.

He used to hinges to mount the box to the bottom of the floor. The box folds down near the bumper.

He uses two hooks to latch it near the bumper.

I know these pictures aren't great but I intend to install one and will provide more detail when I do.
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Handle and dead bolt

I really like the handle.

He simply screwed it into the inner fiberglass panel with some fair sized wood screws that only penetrate the inner panel.

The dead bolt mounts in a painted wooden block that is also screwed to the inner fiberglass panel. The block simply provides the appropriate thickness for a normal home dead bolt.
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neat mods

Thanks for sharing these
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I really like the handle.

He simply screwed it into the inner fiberglass panel with some fair sized wood screws that only penetrate the inner panel.
Uhaul uses a plastic insert in the fiberglass wall to put a screw into. I just added two used Scamp wall lights in our Uhaul, and got those inserts in a few different sizes at my local auto parts stores. Bob
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This mod turns the hot water cover into a small table for drinks and snacks.

It takes the addition of four small holes to the hot water heater and 2 chains.

If the chains are mounted a little inside the cover they will fold inside the cover very neatly when the cover is closed.

If you like an insert can be made to fit inside the cover to eliminate the possibility of dropping something thru the vent hole.
Plus you can use it as a food warmer!!
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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.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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I mounted a larger handle to my scamp door with no regard for backing placement. I think the door core is pretty solid stuff, like mdf or plywood. When I had the door removed to replace the hinge balls it was pretty heavy (dense).

Russ

It could be that the screws were only penetrating a fiberglass skin, but they took up tightly and felt secure.
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The Scamp door insides is like a press board material, my door was heavy also, from water in door, not from window but from outside latch, everything below that latch was a waterlogged mess.........which leads me to the question on removing or sliding black tank vent aside, what keeps water from finding its way in and onto the floor in that area? mine is riveted and sealed...
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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.
I'm planning on replacing the stock scamp latch with one from e-bay. When I peeled back the rat fur in that area the inner door material is 5/8" waferboard same as the floor and bench seats. Chuck
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