Fixing up an '83 Scamp 13' - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-24-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Thanks to many of you (especially the invaluable advice and info from Raya), we are making progress on fixing up the 83 Scamp that we bought in April. Once we were in possession, it was clear that a lot of water damage had taken place. The seller said a roof vent leaked (it had been replaced with a skylight). The floor was waterlogged, cabinets warped, really smelly! We're chronicling the fixup via photos and thought we'd share a link that holds the pdf file. We have lots to do before we take this guy camping but by the end of next weekend we should have the floor completed. I'll be updating the link as we go along. Karin

http:/sites.google.com/site/83scampredo
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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Working link to the pdf with pictures and text.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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I just bought an 83 13' Casita yesterday from the Dallas area... We also have alot of work to do on ours..Good luck on your project ..
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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I just bought an 83 13' Casita yesterday from the Dallas area... We also have alot of work to do on ours..Good luck on your project ..

Phillip, did you happen to get it from a craigslist listing? at about 2900? If so I'd been thinking about getting it. Small world. Alicia
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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Phillip, did you happen to get it from a craigslist listing? at about 2900? If so I'd been thinking about getting it. Small world. Alicia

yes I did .. and it needs some work
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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yes I did .. and it needs some work

Well, I hope you knew about it going in. He made it sound like he'd spent a lot of money fixing it up.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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I just bought an 83 13' Casita yesterday from the Dallas area... We also have alot of work to do on ours..Good luck on your project ..


Congratulations! Let us know how everything goes. The great thing about an old Scamp is the existing Scamp parts store has almost anything you might need to replace - hardware, molding, etc. Good luck, Phillip!
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:07 PM   #8
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I have found the enemy and it is water. More damage on the top floor. Both floors now are better than new, and finished!!

http://sites.google.com/site/83scampredo/

I'm not sure what I did wrong last time, and probably this time, too, so I hope this link works.

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Love the new floor you put in!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #10
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Looking good, how about posting some of your pictures here?
Makes me wonder if it would have been any easier to replace my floor rather than patch it.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:54 PM   #11
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Now that the floor is in with (Trafficmaster allure in country pine) things are looking up. I've repainted the interior, replaced all the soft trims and seam taping, and am in the process of replacing the rigid trim around cabinets, etc. I just finished the curtains though the fact that neither my husband nor I like them means I will do another set. I have the original 83 scamp curtains free for the asking (I'm also posting on Pay it Forward). I'll pay shipping if you'll launder.

I don't know what your floor looks like Roy but replacing the floor was a big job, for someone like me anyway. It is gratifying, though, and sets a precedent for doing things all the way and the right way (I hope).

Here's pics of the floor and will follow with pics of the trim once its done. Couldn't have done ANY of this without you folks on this forum.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:56 AM   #12
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Sweeet .. looks like a fantastic job....
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #13
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Thanks, Phillip! How's your coming along?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #14
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Nice job fixing the floor.
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