My Scamp Bunk/Dinette Mod - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-25-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Very nice work, looks real Good ! You should really enjoy it like that.

Happy Camping....when it gets warm enough, that is.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Good job! Isn't it nice to be able to make a trailer uniquely your own.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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Looks great! what is the white material used to box in the footwell sides? Is it wood painted white? I could not tell from the photos. Thanks for posting those photos.
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Looks great! what is the white material used to box in the footwell sides? Is it wood painted white? I could not tell from the photos. Thanks for posting those photos.
Hi Ken,

Yes, it is painted A/C plywood. I trimmed the edges with plastic paneling corner guard from Home Depot which pretty much matches other Scamp molding
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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it matches so well i could not tell if it was the fiberglass panel you cut out of the bench seat or some other material. Wonderful job. Was it very difficult to cut the fiberglass without it splintering all over the place? The cut looks so smooth i was guessing in my mind a Rotozip was used. Hey you saved yourself 3 grand actually. The only other way to get this scamp floor plan is to pay extra for the custom deluxe model.
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it matches so well i could not tell if it was the fiberglass panel you cut out of the bench seat or some other material. Wonderful job. Was it very difficult to cut the fiberglass without it splintering all over the place? The cut looks so smooth i was guessing in my mind a Rotozip was used. Hey you saved yourself 3 grand actually. The only other way to get this scamp floor plan is to pay extra for the custom deluxe model.
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
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I like it, looks great!
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The timing of this is perfect - I've been wanting to do the exact same conversion and ahve been thinking about the best way to go about it. Great pics!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:13 AM   #11
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Hi,

Nice job.

We have a 2008 Scamp 16.
Has anyone modified the main bed to enlarge it?
We have floor plan 4.

I'm guessing this has been discussed before. If so,
PLease help a newbie find where to look up this discussion.

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I don't remember who, but someone here enlarged the bed and moved the side dinette forward. Anyone else remember that thread?
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Looks great! I guess the trick now is keeping the dog off the bed on the other end.

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I don't remember who, but someone here enlarged the bed and moved the side dinette forward. Anyone else remember that thread?

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I don't know about enlarging into the open area, but we added this piece to fill out the bed next to the table edge. It's simply some 3/4" plywood cut-to-fit and held together with some piano hinge. I made a pattern with some cardboard and cut the parts with a jigsaw and then painted it to match the seats. When not in use it could be tossed into the back of the truck or stored under the trailer.
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