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Old 03-10-2010, 10:38 AM   #15
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We have a 2008 Scamp 16.
Has anyone modified the main bed to enlarge it?
[b]We have floor plan 4.
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I do not remember anyone specifically modifying a 16' plan 4. The problem is cutting the fiberglass cabinetry.
However, several have modified 13' trailers by building a platform that fills in the floor space between the kitchen cabinets so they could rotate 90<sup>o</sup> and sleep with their feet in the aisle over this platform. They avoided cutting the cabinet that way.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
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I can't call a particular thread at the moment, but I have seen a few people modify the back of a 13' Boler/clone (in which that area is essentially the same as your Layout 4).

What was done was to shrink the kitchen and closet by about 6" so that the bed would be ~54" wide instead of ~48" wide. You'd want to recreate the structural support that is now provided by the back end of the kitchen and closet, but moving that forward 6" would not be a problem, in my opinion.

The Scamp Deluxes (wood cabinetry) often have this layout (shorter kitchen, narrower closet, and wider bed).

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:28 PM   #17
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It's being talked about on yahoo scampers, that must have been where I read about the mod. They said it was a lot of trouble to get the extra 6 or 7 inches of sleeping shoulder space. I can imagine so.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:28 AM   #18
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However, several have modified 13' trailers by building a platform that fills in the floor space between the kitchen cabinets so they could rotate 90<sup>o</sup> and sleep with their feet in the aisle over this platform. They avoided cutting the cabinet that way.

I would be interested learning more about this platform over the floor and sleeping with our feet in the aisle.

Does anyone have a photo or a link to where it's been discussed here.

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Old 06-29-2010, 09:49 AM   #19
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Hi Julie,

We put a removable platform in the aisle of our 13' so we could sleep with our heads under the window. Did a quick and ugly modification of it to transfer it to our 16'. I can take some photos if you'd like, but because it will not fit the 16' like it did the 13', it's doesn't self-store any more. I will be making an new version.
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I would be interested learning more about this platform over the floor and sleeping with our feet in the aisle.

Does anyone have a photo or a link to where it's been discussed here.

Thanks,
Julie
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Thanks Darnelle, I would love to see some pictures.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #22
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Frederick, thanks for the link. I really enjoyed reading that thread. It's been a few years now...I wonder how Myron has liked his new set up.

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Thanks Ken.

The fiberglass was amazingly hard to cut. I should have used a Rotozip and almost bought one for the job. Instead I used elbow grease and punished a few reciprocal saw blades. I taped the lines before cutting which prevented splintering but still had a little blade wandering. I tried a laminate type blade on a skill saw but the dust was prohibitive, even with a mask. (and without a twin strap respirator). One of the cut lines is from the previous door side which is probably straighter than mine.

The fiberglass was thick and thin and honestly up to 1/4" thick in some places and then reinforced by hardwood 1x2, also wrapped in glass. the 2x2 panel that came out is really heavy.

Part of the fun for me, of doing a camper mod, is saving money. Come to think of it saving money anytime is fun
I cut out a cabinet door with a Rotozip and burned through 3 blades.....the expensive ones. So, you did just fine with what you had. Fiberglass is rough to cut.
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This is my 99 Scamp 16 bunk mod. We cut up the bunk to make a front dinette that can also be a spare bunk when needed. We were motivated by pure laziness, not wanting to remake the bed to a table each day.

The footwell size was limited by the Scamp floor design. On either side of the well the floor is raised and steel framed 10" high. Leg room is small but works ok as long as the table support is against the back side of the well. We had to cut the table side and place it off center a bit because the FTOC closet is restrictive.

We are living in temporary quarters so instead of removing the whole bench and building new, we used the few hand tools we have with us to cut up and modify the existing.


Thanks to everyone for all your postings which were mucho helpful.

It works well and best of all cost under $50.
Hi Michael:
I'm interested in your modification (for the same reasons you had!). I have a 1980 refurbished 16'er. I have some questions I hope you won't mind answering.
Was there a reason you didn't make the leg well deeper?
How wide is the leg well?
Is the table permanently mounted? If not, how do you lower it for bed?

I included a photo of our front and rear area. We removed the bunk bed configuration, just use it as a couch. The (front) working area seem to be the same size as yours.
Thanks for your feedback (and your great idea)!
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When cutting the fiberglass the Roto type saw does a great effortless job. Does create some dust tho. You will find it not necessary to tape the cut as the saw dosen't splinter the edges.

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I've been thinking of doing this with my new Boler as one of the projects. I was wondering how easy it would be to cut the fibreglass, and this has answered my questions! One more thing to add to the list.

Thanks for sharing!
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Good idea and nice job on the work.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #28
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Curious as to what material was used to cover the footwell. Looks like fiberglass panels? Where can I get some please. I want to do this mod to my 13' Scamp.
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