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Old 11-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #99
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Looks really nice! Bet you can't wait to take it out and see how the hitch and axle ride.
What type of lube do you use. I used those plastic disks, seemed to work just fine.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #100
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That's what I'm going to use. I'm not a fan of having grease slobbered all over it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #101
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Jared,

Good job done on the new kingpin hitch and your other mods. We converted a '98 Scamp 5th wheel to a kingpin and here is our story:
Conversion of Scamp 5th Wheel Hitch

We've since sold the Scamp and moved on to a Bigfoot 5th wheel which came with a true 5th wheel kingpin.

The pictures of your roof remind me that we had to replace our hatch covers too. Scamp carried the brand we needed and they were easy to change out.

Hope you get to enjoy your Scamp soon.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #102
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Thanks Nita! I'm surprised so few have converted them. Your conversion would be easier for somebody running a slider. I'm using a fifth wheel that goes in my hidden gooseneck hitch, so no slider. I cheated and made the hitch longer to make up for it, otherwise I wouldn't have had to cut it all off and start over.

The vents definitely need replaced. For now, they're all goobered up so they won't leak. I think they will be a spring project, along with resealing windows and replacing the rubber in them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #103
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Uh hum! Okay it's after the holidays. LOL! I've been waiting patiently for Jared to get back to work so I can get more ideas.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #104
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Uh hum! Okay it's after the holidays. LOL! I've been waiting patiently for Jared to get back to work so I can get more ideas.

Did I sleep through Christmas again????

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #105
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Well, I think I've got the interior plans more nailed down (I hope).

I'm heading towards '57 chevy tropical turquoise for the color.

Thanks to the amerigo thread, the dinette benches and couch will be turquoise, along with all the cabinet doors, closet door, shower door, stove, stove hood and fridge.

thanks to the backsplash thread, I'm going to do a '50's diner style chrome backsplash between both counters and the upper cabinets.

At some distant point, the cushions will all be redone. I'm thinking torquoise and ivory vinyl on one side (easy to clean for eating), and fabric on the other (for sleeping).

I also bought some wood rot hardener stuff to give it a shot on the soft spot under the rear window, since it's under the table and will never bear much weight. At worst, I'm out $9.

I should have a 20 gallon fresh water tank, pd 4045 distribution center, atwood electric jack kit, and a few other little things showing up soon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #106
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Was wondering when you were starting back up on that thing!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #107
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Hi Jared,
Love your Scamp. Its what Hubby and I want when its time to retire and full time. Your doing a real nice job on the mods.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #108
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Woohoo, I have parts!

New propane hoses, automatic switching regulator, outside hot/cold water hookup with quick connect hose, electric motor for the landing gear, pd4045 power distribution center, quick pins for the jacks (hope they fit).



New steps, pre mangled. It'll take less time to straighten them, then it will to return them.



The 20 gallon tank fits with plenty of room to spare!

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New steps, pre mangled. It'll take less time to straighten them, then it will to return them.


Ain't that the truth!

It's sure looking good- You've done more on that trailer in the two months since you got it than I've done in the seven years that I've had mine!

Makes me think I should get out there and start tearing things up....

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Same quick pins as mine. Unfortunately too big. I can force mine in so all I have to do is ream out the holes a bit and they should work fine.
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Same quick pins as mine. Unfortunately too big. I can force mine in so all I have to do is ream out the holes a bit and they should work fine.
I'll probably turn the pins down in the drill press.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #112
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I'll probably turn the pins down in the drill press.

Shouldn't take much, like I said I can force mine in. Would hate for one to get stuck though.
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