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Old 05-07-2006, 12:57 AM   #15
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I might raise a few questions about the water heater?
here is a picture of the 15 gal spray tank that supplies the running water

I paste the clip from a legacy post:

Dear Maggie O....

You're not pestering me.
In one of the above photographs you'll see under the galley a white tall thing. It is an Aquastar 38B LP. It is a demand/tankless water heater. It runs off propane and does not require power of any sort. It will heat water for as long as water flows through it. The moment water flow stops, the burners shut down. A pilot light stays lit waiting for water to flow again.

The output goes up to my sink faucet. It also has a "Tee" and valve that goes to another hose that I drilled a hole through the fiberglass body for. that hose terminates at the body with a garden hose fitting that from the outside I can connect a short line to a shower head with an inline valve that I can shut off the flow with.

The reason I have a valve under the galley for this shower tap and another valve on the shower itself is that I want to have a shutoff right at the shower, and when the shower is not connected I can positively shut off the water so I don't get any accidental flow to this outside tap. I guess it will keep strangers from coming along and taking a long shower too.

The Aquastar heater is a little taller than the inside of my galley so I had to lower the floor in the galley with a wooden box enclosure. That way it didn't stick up through my wooden galley top. The only shorter demand heater is a Paloma. They are no longer made but are available used. I was going to buy one, but ebay people kept bidding them higher than my new Aquastar. Besides parts are available for the Aquastar unlike the Paloma.

My shower curtain is a conduit loop that I connect to my overhead rack shown in other photos above. You can buy a freestanding shower enclosure instead though. You put it up sorta like a tent. I believe Coleman has them.

Other hot shower options are the Zodi and the new llittle coleman thing. Really don't know how well these work.

Anyway, if you see me camping anywhere, just come ask and I'll let you take a shower since you're not a stranger.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:23 AM   #16
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Oh, Tom. Thank you so much for bring pictures of your trailer back to us. It's even better then I remember.

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Old 05-07-2006, 06:36 AM   #17
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What Jana said.

Thank you, thank you, Tom.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:27 AM   #18
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Thanks Tom, you're a peach to repost the pics and information

You're truly KING when it comes to resurrecting a very sad egg. This information is important to those who wonder if it's even possible....you've proved it is
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:11 AM   #19
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Excellent job!
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:26 AM   #20
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Donna, Suz, and Jana,
You're welcome and I thank you very much for thinking to ask me.
I always figured that it was old news and since so many people have done so many other awesome things that onward and upward. And I didn't look back.
Also, I too seem to have misplaced a bunch of the pictures I had taken.
I had to scour a bunch of old backup disks just for these.
Also, the legacy post I originally started is located at:

Again, thank you all for the warm invitation back.

Here is a closer look at my friend Sherry's trailer.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:59 AM   #21
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I found some pictures of someone else's trailer that reminded me of what condition mine was when I first bought my Scamp Trailer. The condition is very very similar to what I faced when I brought this wreck home
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But I allways wanted an egg.
Umm, hey those are pictures (the wreck you posted) of my trailer now
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:07 AM   #22
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That's your trailer now?
I'm serious that mine was in that same condition.
No offense that I said it was hardly worth it.
As you know, being a man of vision, that indeed it is worth it.
What an exciting adventure you'll be starting.
I wish you patience and low costs.

Umm, hey those are pictures of my trailer now
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:51 PM   #23
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Oh, thanks a lot, Tom!

Now I've got to go back and correct about a jillion posts where I said, "I sure wish somebody had saved some of Thomas Haney's pics of his Scamp!"

Seriously, you have no idea how much it hurt to lose the pics of your Skimp. A heartfelt thank you for reposting them, and for taking the time and trouble to reconstruct the narrative that goes with them!!

BTW, Sherry's trailer's a hoot. I'll bet y'all get lots of "conversation" if/when you camp together!
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:40 PM   #24
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It was really fun to see these posts again. Still inspirational. Thanks. Now I have to go look for some pc11.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:44 PM   #25
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Mary & Maggie O,

I'm still missing some of the pics which were in the original post, I've gone through a couple of hard drive upgrades and that's life.

So this will have to do.

Its really nice to be remembered.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:38 PM   #26
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Thanks Thomas for reposting.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:44 PM   #27
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What a GREAT Trailer!!!! WOW. My hat's off to anyone who is so handy.
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:39 AM   #28
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Just such a great job on the work-over. What an artist also, done by freehand.

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