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Old 11-03-2006, 09:08 PM   #15
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Adding a small outside cargo door on the driver's side to access the storage compartment under the foot of the bed.

Now--if I could just figure out how to squeeze in a shower and flush toilet

Bonnie and Roger in WA
You just reminded my of the other thing I wanted to do. I am going to add an outside door into the area under one of the rear seats so I can store the jack handle and assorted wood blocks for the rear stabilizer jacks.

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Old 11-04-2006, 01:59 PM   #16
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You just reminded my of the other thing I wanted to do. I am going to add an outside door into the area under one of the rear seats so I can store the jack handle and assorted wood blocks for the rear stabilizer jacks.

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We just bought a small one with a lock off E-Bay last week. It has to be pretty small to fit the curve of the trailer. I think there were still about 40 available. (Item # 4614813362) It does have a gap around the door opening which will need a seal of some sort. It was $10 plus shipping of $7 I think.

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Old 11-04-2006, 02:52 PM   #17
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I just thought of something else I wish I had in my trailer...a Fantastic Fan! Gotta add that to my list of stuff I want to add to my '88.
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:08 PM   #18
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I just thought of something else I wish I had in my trailer...a Fantastic Fan! Gotta add that to my list of stuff I want to add to my '88.
Hi: Which model are you going to get...The one for thin wall construction???Remote control ???or just plain old fan. fan??? In the mean time you will just have to learn the "fan dance" Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:16 PM   #19
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Hi: Which model are you going to get...The one for thin wall construction???Remote control ???or just plain old fan. fan??? In the mean time you will just have to learn the "fan dance" Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Probably this one: FANTASTIC 4000R Vent, It's not like I'd have to walk 40' to turn the thing on
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We just bought a small one with a lock off E-Bay last week. It has to be pretty small to fit the curve of the trailer. I think there were still about 40 available. (Item # 4614813362) It does have a gap around the door opening which will need a seal of some sort. It was $10 plus shipping of $7 I think.

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Thank you Bonnie,
I just ordered one. I will have to mount the red marker light on the door since it will cover that area. You saved me a 50 mile drive to the nearest RV store and probably some money.

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Old 11-04-2006, 07:53 PM   #21
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Hi everyone! [b]If you had your remodel to do over again or you could add one more thing to your little fiberglass RV, what would it be? (besides a bathroom) I'm talking about a 13 foot trailer.
When I rebuilt my Gutted-out Compact Junior, my focus was Simplicity, and Cost Effectiveness. From my perspective at that time, it was quite a leap in infrastructure investment to have anything more than a "hard-sided tent".

This whole trailer thing has been such an education for me! Looking back from my present station in life, it amazes me to realize how what I had, at the time I had it, was exactly what I needed! And, I learned as I went, which necessitated making changes along the way. I don't think I would value what I have now as much as I do, if I didn't go through all the "mistakes" along the way.

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Old 11-04-2006, 11:13 PM   #22
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Roger, we recently added that outside door to our Tril, it works real well. And, most make light of the shower we added, but, if you have a small trailer I highly recommend you look into what we did to the Trillium. All of this is shown on our web site in the Trillium album.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:48 AM   #23
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2 items everyone fails to think of is Fiberglass awnings over the windows to help keep the rain from the windows & a one pc. countertop that extends to the front wall,thus giving a perfect place for the tv.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:59 PM   #24
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I purchased mine new. I wish I would have have two more lights installed. Location in the bottom of the overhead cabinet at the rear of the trailer, in the corners. That would put them over the dinnet. Or at least had wire run into that cabinet.

I guess if I was starting with a clean slate I'd make sure I had 12volts wired to every corner of the trailer and on sperate circuits.
You know... If you have a Scamp, adding 12 volt wiring and lights is really easy to do. I bought my trailer and added plenty of 12 volt lights throughout the trailer as well as a porch light...
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:29 PM   #25
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You know... If you have a Scamp, adding 12 volt wiring and lights is really easy to do. I bought my trailer and added plenty of 12 volt lights throughout the trailer as well as a porch light...
Wiring is easy, routing the wires is a bit more difficult. Let's cut through rat fur and refletix, pull away from fiberglass run wire. Attempt to reglue refletix and rat fur and not have seam show. Hummmm Me thinks it's pretty hard to do. Even Scamp wouldn't do it after that stuff was glued to the walls. That's why I would like to have had 12Volts run into each overhead cabinet before the rat fur was glued on. Wouldn't have needed to have it connect to anything, just there.

I don't know about the ensolite lined Scamps. I would imagine that you could remove the seam tape, put the wire in the seam, and retape.

I'm sure that if I look at thing long enough I'll figure out a way to run some wire and hide it.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:15 AM   #26
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I don't like having something between me and the toilet that I have to climb over. So, in my opinion, a bed in the middle, even if it isn't set up all the time, would be a big pain in the butt.
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:25 AM   #27
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Roger, we recently added that outside door to our Tril, it works real well. And, most make light of the shower we added, but, if you have a small trailer I highly recommend you look into what we did to the Trillium. All of this is shown on our web site in the Trillium album.
We are doing something similar to this. We converted the couch to a small dinette. It is now slightly off center towards the door. This made room behind the driver side seat, so we made a storage compartment behind the seat. The top will be counter top height with a lift out lid. The battery will be in the bottom of this compartment, with access through the top AND through the seat compartment. Then there will be a false bottom so it isn't just one deep hole and we will probably use plastic file boxes with top handles for easy lift out storage. The shelf will be wide enough for a small microwave. Now if I could find one with the hinges on the right side it would be easier to use. Bonnie and Roger
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:41 AM   #28
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You know... If you have a Scamp, adding 12 volt wiring and lights is really easy to do. I bought my trailer and added plenty of 12 volt lights throughout the trailer as well as a porch light...
Roger has spent the last two weeks totally rewiring and adding outlets and lights. It sounds incredible that we have 5 outlets in a 13 foot trailer. One is outside, one in the closet, as I use a C-pap machine to sleep. It will be on the bottom shelf of the closet and we'll cut a hole for the breathing tube to come through. Another outlet will be in the cabinet under the sink to plug in an instant hot water dispenser. There was already an outlet on the front of the kitchen cabinet and he put one in the back cabinet over the bed. There will be three 12 volt lights and a converter under the refrigerator. We have a couple more blocks to install for a new shelf, then we are ready to start applying the wall covering. R n'B in WA
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