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Old 02-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #57
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P.S. Did you have a problem with your axle breaking loose from it's mount?
Thanks for the links & pictures. I'll have to consider whether I want to buy the BAL aluminite tripod or build a solution like yours.

As for my axle, I do have the problem axle, but last I looked I did not see any obvious damage to the axle mount. Nevertheless, I do think I'll take it in to a welder and have them add a length of steel pipe to support the mount before I run into problems.

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:53 AM   #58
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I purchased one of those alumilite gooseneck tripods from campingworld.. Makes it really nice when parked.



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Old 02-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #59
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[quote]I purchased one of those alumilite gooseneck tripods from campingworld.. Makes it really nice when parked.


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That's exactly what I was thinking about! You say it works well????

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Old 02-07-2008, 06:19 PM   #60
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Yes it works great! Personally i just dont like any support underneath the front part of the trailer even tho I know its ok...... but I could really tell the difference!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:31 PM   #61
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Some progress finally! Perhaps not really a modification rather a start at the restoration!

I got the idea to try the Marine Epoxy instead of the fiberglass from FGRV here and it worked rather well I think.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:33 PM   #62
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Before and after. One coat of primer on the bottom so far.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:19 AM   #63
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Hi Bonnie. Sorry for the slow reply. I used a 20"x72"x3/4" pine project board from Home Depot, cut and ripped to size. then fastened from below.

Thanxs! Cory

Hey Charlene. Thank you, thank you! Sorry 'bout the slow reply.Yup, one thing lacking in a Boler...Storage/Shelf space. Decided not to re-install the stove for that reason. Will use a portable propane stove. Gives me the flexibility to cook indoors or out without the weight of two stoves.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #64
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...my OH MY!!!!
That is absolutely stunning!!!
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:20 PM   #65
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Hey-hey there Doug.


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Old 02-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #66
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If my memory serves me right I received some criticism from a fellow fiberglasser some time back. He didn't like my "frontal area" and my "profile" apparently wasn't much better.

On reflection I chose to interpret this as referring to my trailer, not my body, so that was something I would be able to tweak a bit.

Therefore the I replaced the old vent and cover with a MaxxFan (model 5500). Several advantages, one of which is a more streamlined contour. Considering the slim margin between the tow limit on the Ody and the actual towed weight it might help a smidgen, particularly at over 60mph. The old cover was a bit of unnecessary drag. Boat anchor, actually.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #67
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I'm in the process of installing the new front and rear plexi windows with the gasket and lockstrip right now. So far I've removed the old rear window and the gasket was so brittle it broke instead of peeled away. Cleaned up the shell around the window which was a mess under the old gasket. Stretched and reglued the "hide" on the interior around the window, painted it all the way out to the opening and installed the new gasket. Now I'm ready for the fun part, installing the window in the new gasket and then the lockstrip. I'll take photos from here and keep you posted.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:56 AM   #68
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I'm in the process of installing the new front and rear plexi windows with the gasket and lockstrip right now. So far I've removed the old rear window and the gasket was so brittle it broke instead of peeled away. Cleaned up the shell around the window which was a mess under the old gasket. Stretched and reglued the "hide" on the interior around the window, painted it all the way out to the opening and installed the new gasket. Now I'm ready for the fun part, installing the window in the new gasket and then the lockstrip. I'll take photos from here and keep you posted.
I'd love to know how difficult this turns out to be. I've read horror stories. I'd like to replace both my front and rear windows with sliders. By the way, this is my first post. I just dragged home a 76 13' Scamp yesterday. Its pretty cherry but I'm not one to leave things "as is". I'm looking to re-upholster, tile, re-taping the insulating liner, repaint exterior, flip the axle, Make new cabinet doors and run LED though-out. Anyway....good luck with the windows!
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Thanks Jonathan and welcome. Congrats on your new to you Scamp.
Done a complete gut and redo on ours over the last year and now I'm focusing on outside issues.
Did most of the mods you are looking at, so happy to help if you have any questions over the course of your project.
Will post the window progress as I move forward.
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I'd love to know how difficult this turns out to be. I've read horror stories. I'd like to replace both my front and rear windows with sliders. By the way, this is my first post. I just dragged home a 76 13' Scamp yesterday. Its pretty cherry but I'm not one to leave things "as is". I'm looking to re-upholster, tile, re-taping the insulating liner, repaint exterior, flip the axle, Make new cabinet doors and run LED though-out. Anyway....good luck with the windows!
I took the front window out of a 79 Scamp that I had last summer and like you I was dreading putting it back.
I used the old gasket and lock strip and it was not difficult at all, just messy. I used copius amounts of Armour all to lube the lock strip and it went right in with the aid of a screw driver.
I was surprised as I heard the same horror storys.
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