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Old 03-28-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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My 1980 Scamp Modifications

OK guys, I am ready to show the class what I have done. My Wife and I are on the road 7 months a year working with a Traveling Show. For the past many years we have been living in an Astro Van. A couple of years ago we decided to get a Scamp. We set a $5000 budget and were ready to travel anywhere to get one. With not much luck all of a sudden one came up in our town for $2500 and I jumped on it. It was later discovered to be pretty much a MESS, but I was already into it so I kept going. The floor and frame were rotted front and back. I fixed all of that, installed an AC in the space below the closet, took out the 18 x 24 hatch and put in an 18 x 18 vent with fan. Water tank, battery and charger fridge, etc. I put a Honda E2000i generator on the front between the propane tank and the body. I had torn a cedar closet out of my house years ago and saved the cedar and did the floors etc. with that. I made a drawer under the stove. I replaced all of the rivets with SS hardware and special rubber backed washers. It was quite a project, but it came out pretty good. Thanks to all on this forum who gave me advice. Now....for the best part. Sometimes where we are set up we are on a parking lot with either no bathroom, or a good walk to a Port O Let. I wanted a toilet for my wife and we decided that we did not want to have to do the switch between a bed and a dinette every day but we wanted a place to sit, relax, read, etc. Here is what I did. I removed the front couch, built a dinette and put a Scamp REAL Flush Toilet under the left side seat. It I also raised the right side seat a little so the window does not seem so high. OK so the left seat is a little high, it is the price we will have to pay for the TOILET! We can live with it. Here are some pics. I still have some trim work to do, and put the bed back in, and the front cushions, but ya'll get the idea.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
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Very nice Danny and welcome to the forum. What traveling show are you involved with?

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Old 03-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Nice, I like what you did to not only save it but to make it yours and to fit your needs.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:08 PM   #4
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Sweet. Thanks for sharing. I just glasses the plywood for my new dance floor tonight after spending the day sewing new upholstery for the cushions. What a great way to spend time!

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:23 PM   #5
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Nice work Danny, and thanks for sharing your info. and pictures.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:10 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! It was a Fun Chore. Papa=T, I am a Wall of Death Rider in one of only 3 remaining, out of almost 100 in the Heyday of the 1950's, Shows left. We are doing our part to keep a little piece of the dying Magic of America alive!
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:06 AM   #7
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Good job Dan. Your an industrious fellow. I hope the trailer gives you many years of service and pleasure.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:49 PM   #8
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Nice work.

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Old 04-01-2015, 01:58 PM   #9
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Danny, I would LOVE to see pics and some step by step of a/c you put in. It's the last thing on my list to set my camper up in the lap of luxs. ��
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:25 AM   #10
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Danny, I would LOVE to see pics and some step by step of a/c you put in. It's the last thing on my list to set my camper up in the lap of luxs. ��
JHater, I did not take pics while I was installing it. I put two vents on the outside and used that 1/2" foam insulating board from Home Depot ad aluminum c=duct tape to section it off into intake and exhaust sides. Then I put a paint tray under it with a drain line. I got the info from a post here. I would have to take my vents off to photo it, but I will look for the thread.
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