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Old 06-04-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
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Lots of scamp modifications

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Being new on this or any forum, I thought I'd post my pictures.

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This 76 scamp was hardly worth the $300 I spent on it originally...
Rotten floors, leaky windows,rivets and roof vent. Roof sagged in center and puddled and leaked. No trailer lights, rotten cushion foam and mice living in them....
Door falling off with many holes from attempted remounts. There was mold and mildew on every interior surface. The seller was kind enough to empty a can of lysol in it just before I arrived. what wood cabinet doors and table tops were left were swollen with moisture.

But I allways wanted an egg.


First thing I did was take out everything... all rivets all cabinets, and replace the wooden floor. I cut drain holes into the floor and spent days scrubbing with tilex, ajax, and simple green. THen put drain plugs into the floor drains,

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linoleumed the floor and installed all lights. I found surface mounted tail lights for which I cut holes and they don't protrude at all. See picture. I added electric input to charger/inverter and battery. Rebuilt door: removed interior skin that was sloughing off, remounted and sealed door window, epoxeyed old hinge mount holes and remounted door solidly. Pain.
Did find nice marine epoxey paste called PC-11. Highly recommended.

Cut all new cabinet doors and table from Birch plywood and put many coats of finish. New cabinet hinges and re-riveted everything back in. Used PC-11 in every rivet hole to assure of permanent seal.

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Bent conduit roof rack to use to lift sag in roof and add mounting place for awning and rooftop storage. At rear I mounted a SUV type cargo rack that flips up for close storage. Mounted outdoor box that locks all my grilling/stove items outside

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Then I determined how I'd like to paint the egg. Didn't remind me of any insects or animals so I went with the cottage theme. Sharpie outlines filled with acryllic color paint.

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Found great deal on 15 gal water tank with pressure activated pump for $89 new. Connected it to demand water heater, installed double basin sink and faucett into butcher block galley top.

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INstalled stereo, tongue dolly mounts, propane and much more.

Anyway,
Learned a lot, and had lots of fun making mods.

Everyone should know about the water tank. Fits perfectly under bench and is very inexpensive from Harbor Freight Tools.... Shoulda took a pic...It pumps nicely through demand water heater and even exits to a tap outside for an outside showerhead.....

Wait till it's done. Hope I spend as much time camping in it as I have fixin' it.

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Tom
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:00 PM   #2
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forgot to add

Here's a pic of the box secured to rack
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3edea3e3e3755box.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee5e8ab6f959flowerboxSm.jpg/>

Also the rear side window was broken so I replaced it with a piece of removable plexiglass. made and AC mounting frame and it fits nicely into window...
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:00 PM   #3
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Scamp Mods

You did a terrific job, it looks great. I love the cottage look.
Have lots of fun camping with it.
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Old 06-05-2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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Flower Boxes

That is really looking cute. Love the flower boxes and can't wait to see the stones on the bottom of the trailer.

The front of my trailer is plain. No window, no nada. The decal is gone. I have thought really hard about painting a window and shutters and there. Yours turned out so cute, I may have to revisit the idea.

Congratulations. I know you're going to enjoy camping in it.
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:25 PM   #5
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Nice thing about paint...

Do revisit the painting idea. Nice thing about paint is that it is not forever....

My front window is plain too. I've yet to decide what to paint on the window cover. Maybe make it look like a large ballroom inside? A couple of pairs of feet intertwined? Lucy and Ricky? CIA intelligence gathering equipment?

Got any ideas for me?
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:35 PM   #6
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LOL!!

CIA equipment!!!! I love it!!!

You rig looks great Tom- no doubt a real head turner and conversation starter. I love the one-off stuff.............
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Old 06-05-2003, 01:46 PM   #7
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WOW!

$300, lots of elbow grease and being so creative really turned trash into treasure. I would have never thought about the cottage theme. So refreshing to see what can be done to rescue a broken egg. Humpty Dumpty is back together again. Post more pictures as you do more.
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Humpty Dumpty

Hmmmm

Now I wish I'd have thought of Humpty Dumpty before I got out my paintbrushes...

Dene, that's a great idea. Ever seen it before?
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Hi
I would have paid $300.00 and thought you got a great deal.Look at whats its worth now.You did a terrific job and should be proud of it.I am real impressed by your overhead conduit.
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A plus

A side benefit to that conduit is that you take your garage where ever you go. Throw on a tarp, and voila! Instant Garage!
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Old 06-05-2003, 03:26 PM   #11
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You're right Suz

Not only does it make an air space between the tarp thrown over the rack, the rack supports a tarp extended from it with shower curtain rings. Very inexpensive and fits in with my new name for it...
The Skimp.

I am making a shower curtain support on the opposite side where my hot water taps out....

It is easy to suspend with this rack.....

I should probably sell a rack kit...
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Tom - you probably should!
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I am very curious about this rack. How does it help your sagging roof? Did you put holes in the roof to attach it? Also did you make the ceiling cabinet in the front? I have a little dip in my roof and am trying to decide what if anything to do about it. I think the rack would be great for a solar panel.
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How to hold up a roof

Dear Maggie,

I had to replace the roof vent first off so I built an aluminum frame around the vent hle and rivetted and sealed it around the hole. Then I attached the new roof vent to that aluminum frame. It is from this aluminum frame that I attach a strap to the roof rack to pull up the frame which also lifted the roof.

Dunno if that makes sense
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