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Old 01-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #29
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I hated the stupid plug that Scamp installs because it allows dirt and water to enter the camper and basically makes that entire storage space under the bed useless.
There again, good for you I've never had a problem with dirt and water however. I only pulled out enough cord to reach the electrical pillar, the cord never lays in the dirt/mud. I typically tie a "disposable" plastic bag onto the cord, so no one (including me!) runs into it. And, when it's coiled back inside the trailer, it rides on top of the converter which is next to the hot water heater. No storage there anyway. YMMV
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #30
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End of a busy weekend

I finished up the weekend by sanding down all the wood with 400 grit sand paper and oiling it again. I also bolted down the solar panel completely. It still tips slightly to the back... It means I should have used longer bolts for the back because I underestimated the slope of the roof. Someday I will fix it, but not tonight. It would have been a super easy to fix if I had not already put the carpet back in place...
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #31
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No converter

Since I took the converter out, I actually have quite a lot of space under there now. (know anybody who needs one? how about an old furnace (needs a new fan)) My camper is a boondocking machine exclusively. Besides, those crappy 60 Hz converters weigh a ton, and tend to injure your battery by over charging it. If I ever wanted to camp with a plug I would just buy a modern switch mode converter/battery maintainer which should weigh much less and take better care of my battery.





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There again, good for you I've never had a problem with dirt and water however. I only pulled out enough cord to reach the electrical pillar, the cord never lays in the dirt/mud. I typically tie a "disposable" plastic bag onto the cord, so no one (including me!) runs into it. And, when it's coiled back inside the trailer, it rides on top of the converter which is next to the hot water heater. No storage there anyway. YMMV
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:44 AM   #32
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I know someone that needs a furnace! I'm looking for donations

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #33
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A door handle!

So when I bought the scamp, the owner had removed both the inside and outside door handle and door stop. In its place he had put a pad lock on the outside and another door thingy on the inside. This was due I think to when the door was reinforced and fixed, it ended being in not exactly the same place. So instead of simply moving the door stop, he hacked my poor baby to death and created more work for me.

So what I did was buy new hardware, then grind down the fiberglass somewhat where the door stop was, and then drill extra holes in the door stop so I could bolt it on. Then unfortunately, I had not foreseen myself getting to this task anytime soon I had actually epoxied up the hole that the door lock goes into. So I drilled it out, screwed it up, re-epoxied it, then drilled it out again and everything works well!

I still need to gel coat around the door stop, and then put on the white edging all around it to clean it up. Notice all the extra random holes in the door that I had to fill including 7 just for the padlock!
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #34
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Finished my shelves

I finished my shelves!! The fiberglass around them was in atrocious condition from being drilled, riveted, unriveted badly, and then reriveted. I think the owner must have ripped off the closet door at some point or something. My plan had been to gel coat the fiberglass to perfection. This I decided was a waste of time, so I simply covered it in birch plywood, which turned out stunning (I think). Notice that my catalytic heater (with black cover) is installed along with an attractive and not necessary stainless steel heat shield.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #35
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A little bit more

I had a little extra wood so I put a protective shield around the gas shut off valve.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #36
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Just for fun

Another successful shopping expedition for the scamp. This was long scavenger hunt. All I wanted was a 3 ft. long rubber hose to go from the propane tank back to the 3/8" flare fitting and a new regulator. Inter web had 2ft lengths or much longer lengths. I finally talked to my local RV place and the recommended a store to make a custom hose and then I bought a new regulator from the RV place. I swear it never ends!

I also finally bought a rubber mallet. I always wanted a rubber mallet, I can't wait until I need to hit something with it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #37
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Nice work on the closet! We're doing something similar with the Burro, making cabinet door frames to cover the face of the storage openings - which I believe might have been cut by somebody who was drunk or who possibly had some unresoved anger issues.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #38
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Finished the Dinette

My cushions came in from the shop. So happy! Also redid the table attachments by buying two more door hinges. I took the pin out of the top one, but not the bottom. Therefore when the table is in bed mode, the support is still attached, but swings down and sits on the floor below the bed (does not stick out). Rock solid system. I can lean on the table, rock it, bump into, and its not going anywhere.

The big cushion behind the left seat is the one that goes on the table in bed mode. It is a little unwieldy, but it makes an OK back for the left chair. I still haven't decided what to do on the right.

I almost forgot I also got curtains. I bought 2 curtain panes with blackout shades from Bed Bath and Beyond for $20 bucks each and then subdivided them into a complete set of curtains. Cheaper than buying the material itself and half the sewing is already done for you because they hemmed it for curtain roads at both ends. It took a pro (not me) two hours to do the curtains.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #39
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Cleaning is fun!

It took me 2 hours (really, no exaggeration) of scrubbing, but my door is no longer black and untouchable. First I used GOOP which is nontoxic and nonsmelly. After that didn't completely clean it, I used half a bottle of that green cleaner whose name has slipped my brain, and then used the hose for a lot of rinsing. The door looks new besides the damage to the carpet around the door latch (not my fault). I won't mention that is actually breaking off and will have to someday accept that fact and post pictures of how to rebuild a broken door.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #40
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Ventilation

I put in a vent so I can open the sliding window in the rain. Seems to work very well (we just a had a major snow storm with some pretty serious wind, and I didn't get any snow inside.

I have to admit that they are stupidly expensive, but of good quality. I will order one for the othe rside, so I can get a through draft. Next time I will save the stainless screws that come with it, and buy new, shorter, self tapping ones.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #41
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Snow storm

Nothing like a cold wet Scamp!

(bone dry inside though)
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(bone dry inside though)
and when you really think about that's the most important
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