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Old 03-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #295
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:00 AM   #296
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Water system, the only thing not on it is the fresh water filler.



I had to draw it out to figure out the fittings. I'm sure I'll still miss something the first time around, though.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #297
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The reverse lights are in.



I know, why put them there?

Reason 1, I can't see behind it anyway, I want to see what's alongside it as I'm turning into it.

Reason 2, I'm eventually cutting a huge hole between the benches in the back wall to put a hatch in, so I can slide my kayaks in. I can't have anything not covered by the benches, so they can't go between the tail lights.

Reason 3, cover the old water filler:



Reason 4. The new water filler will be going between the lights, and I had to leave room for it:



Some more goodies to install:

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:02 AM   #298
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I wired up the backup lights tonight, they are BRIGHT!



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Old 03-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #299
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Very bright! Have you done the side marker lights yet?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:19 AM   #300
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Are these things wired for backup lights or did you have to customize?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:52 AM   #301
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question, the new water filler box is square flush box, how are you addressing the round contours of the exterior to fill gaps around the edges?
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Very bright! Have you done the side marker lights yet?
No, just got them today. If I'm not tired after work, I'll d probably do them tonight.

Its kind of wired for reverse. Scamp (or somebody, it's old) had 2" of the yellow wire cut out where the plug lead joined the trailer harness, and the yellow wire on the harness went to the tail lights and was marked as the brake light for foreign cars with split brakes (which almost all have trailer converters in the trailer harness anyway).

When I put the new lead on, I hooked the yellow wire back up between the lead and harness, and cut it off the tail lights. So, the wire is there, but if its like mine, you have to do a little work to make it work.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #303
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question, the new water filler box is square flush box, how are you addressing the round contours of the exterior to fill gaps around the edges?
I used butyl tape (that's what the rv place said it is, at least), and stretched it thinner in the middle of the vertical part. I still had to use a little pressure to get it flush. I also used the rivets that flatten out (don't know the name, used on kayaks and such) to help from cracking the fiberglass.

The fresh water filler…I think that's going to require a custom adapter get made, we'll see.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #304
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For spacers, adapters and fillers I use PVC house trim. Fairly easy to cut, work with and it won't rot. I save scraps from house trim jobs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #305
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How's your Scamp coming Eddie?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #306
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I just picked it up from the fiberglass guy today. There was a small ding on the lower front lip that need to be gelcoated. I bought a new trim strip to go around the upper deck lower front lip so I decided to get the ding repaired.
Next is to verify measurements for a new axle. I am also working on a Casita that needs an axle. I am going to order both at once and make a trip to Pa. to Redneck to pick them up to save on shipping. My son has a flat bed equipment trailer with mobile home axles under it that need to be replaced with good axels. So we may order those at the same time. Looks like now is a good time to buy stock in Dexter
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I thought about taking my trim off prior to painting and replacing it with a new one but those millions and millions of rivets freak me out.
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Steve - IMHO don't waste your money painting unless you're going to remove all the trim and the windows. You'll always regret it.
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