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Old 09-25-2015, 09:02 AM   #15
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I understood we were talking, as in the original post, of installing the tank under the trailer, not on the back. As pointed out above it is silly to consider hanging it on the bumper.

OTOH a location just behind the grey water tank would not change the front to back center of gravity much. And the side to side center of gravity balance would improve. My 13 footer has a large open space just behind the grey water tank. Twenty gallons or more would fit and would be nice, but that much extra weight might really affect balance. The OP has a 16 footer. Not sure how my comments would apply to a longer rig.

Still it looks like a lot of work and will be pretty far down my list of future mods. There is plenty of storage capacity in my Outback TV.



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Old 09-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #16
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There are easier ways to improve and add to the available space in a Scamp 16 other than moving the tank to the rear bumper.

You might want to see what we've done. There are a lot of storage options.

We added 5 drawers, 5 over head storage compartments, 5 under trailer storage compartments, 3 rear bumper storage compartments (for light outside items like hose, cords,...) 3 small over window/over door shelves, 3 wall containers and numerous other small baskets for small bathroom items. As well there are many ways to more effectively use the closet.

Making your Scamp yours is part of the fun.


Preparing a 1991 Scamp 16
Do you have any pictures of your mod's. I'd love to see them.
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Good point John. The under the trailer comment in his original post didn't sink in and the thread somehow seemed to migrate to on the bumper.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:53 AM   #18
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Steve,
I know it's a long thread but I believe every mod is in the post, mostly with pictures. If there's a specific mod(s) you're interested in I can take pictures for you.
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Pictures- Bumper Box

Steve. We are moving in a week or so. As a result the trailer's loaded. The only significant things I did not take pictures of were the two under dinette drawers because we've set the bed up as a permanent bed and loaded stuff under the bed. We never keep a permanent bed.

The following Picture is our Bumper Box and two 'fence posts below the box. One post contains a long sewer hose. The second contains plastic poles, three of the poles make a clothes line that hangs off the rear bumper.

The bumper box contains our leveling blocks, a water hose, a 25 foot 30 amp power cord, a small container of common tools and a jack wrench for our front auxiliary jack.
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Kitchen Drawers

[B]Steve These are our Kitchen Drawers. The one in front of the sink is a tilt out drawer. There is a white basket on the back of the drawer front. It contains our toothpaste and two electric toothbrushes.

The drawer on the right is a pull out drawer and contains dishtowels, an apron and ... It is counter depth.
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[B]Steve These are our Kitchen Drawers. The one in front of the sink is a tilt out drawer. There is a white basket on the back of the drawer front. It contains our toothpaste and two electric toothbrushes.

The drawer on the right is a pull out drawer and contains dishtowels, an apron and ... It is counter depth.
Thanks Norm and Ginny, I looked thru part of the other thread and saw all the pictures. When I have more time, I'll look further. You've done a great job and thank you!
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Under Stove Pantry

Steve, We have an under stove pantry, each about two feet deep primarily used to hold canned goods. These heavy items are near the axle and low in the trailer. The pull out shelves make it easy for Ginny to find things, they are basically over the wheel well. Below them and in front of the wheel well is a blastic bin that holds onions and potatoes,
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Steve, I took pictures of everything a few minutes ago. If you want anything let me know.
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Hello, STEVE L.


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Could you please translate? something like what, something like "all,"something like fails, something like death or mortality?

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Steve L, please correct my translation: When all fails, die. when all else fails, give up.




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Old 09-25-2015, 03:13 PM   #27
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Don't think that I have ever seen an RV fresh water tank that was exposed to any sunlight. Most (of not all) are usually inside the coach.


But that's a good lesson as to why they are inside.
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Steve, on my Boler I took moving the fresh water tank outside to the extreme.
Here is the details External Water Reservoir
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