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Old 02-25-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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So most of the winter has been one complete modification process for us.We completely re-insulated, "rat-furred", panelled, floored, painted, and re-engineered our 88 scamp. Way to many pics to post in one sitting, but I'll throw out a few. We're still compiling the total package into a slideshow and a camper folder.

A couple of pics showing what we did instead of a fridge or icebox.


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A shot of the front bunks and couch area

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Our new table mod

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The custom made upper cabinet

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A shot of the new faucet and one of the counter tops

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A look at the new tail lights and backup lights

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Beautiful work Dan...
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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wow, Wow and WOW!!!!

That looks FABULOUS!!

Will the back end be a permanant bed?
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:12 PM   #4
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:32 AM   #5
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So most of the winter has been one complete modification process for us.We completely re-insulated, "rat-furred", panelled, floored, painted, and re-engineered our 88 scamp. Way to many pics to post in one sitting, but I'll throw out a few. We're still compiling the total package into a slideshow and a camper folder.

A couple of pics showing what we did instead of a fridge or icebox.


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Dan, could you tell me what type/weight limit your drawer glides have? Also, did you build the box and if so, what did you use?

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The back end will be a permanent bed, with a sub wall aproximately 2/3 of the way in. 3/4 plywood across the top. There is an extra storage area behind the sub wall.

The drawer glides were from a cabinet shop. They have full ball bearing glides in them and are a three piece track system. I never saw a tag but the shop guy said something like 250 lbs. We did build the compartment area and it is extra insulated as well
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
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Absolutely Brilliant !!! Because I never used my trailer at all last summer, I have decided to give it to my son & his wee family. I am saving all the mods for him to sort through. These mods of yours are are jaw droppers!! Bonnie
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #8
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Here's another look at the sub wall under the bed platform from during the construction phase.


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Here's a shot of the new converter/charger we've installed. Just a quick question for anyone else who might have one of these, does the cooling fan ever run on these converters, or is it only during overheat protection?



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Old 02-26-2008, 05:57 PM   #9
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I have the exact same one you have, and I've never heard the fan run. I'd think it would run only under extreme load. I don't expect to ever hear it at all. Good stuff.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:28 PM   #10
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I have the exact same one you have, and I've never heard the fan run. I'd think it would run only under extreme load. I don't expect to ever hear it at all. Good stuff.

Thanks, I was a little bit worried that my brand new converter might be broke.

Here's a shot of the new front window we installed to replace the plexi one.
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The front side marker light to go with the tail lights.

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Rear side marker light.
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Here's a shot that shows where we moved the original "bathroom" window to over the stove and we purchased and installed another side window to install towards the front, above the new couch area.

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I've got to apologize for the poor quality on the photos, Digital cameras, screens, and dust just don't mix. Unfortunately by the time we had realized about the dirty lens it was to late in the process to go back and retake most of the pictures. Now hopefully the rest of the pictures will be taken at a campsite.
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thats really nifty thrifty re-do!! your ice box slot is really nice with the slide out drawer!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:33 PM   #12
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Dan,

That is really a neat renovation...well done...

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Here's a couple of better angles on the whole overall rebuild. The 2 lights on the closet we're wired in as 3-way with a switch at the bed side sink cabinet, and one at the entrance door. The exterior light was wired to be switched on at both the inside door switch or the exterior, but I couldn't find a 3-way switch to fit in the light fixture.

The Table mod is one of my personal favorites. My wife applied "Envirotex" to the table for an incredible finnish.


An under cabinet flourescent light is on order for above the stove. We chose to go with the 112 model from Thin-Lite.


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WOW, looks beautiful! You have done an excellent job. WOW :-)
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