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Old 06-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #239
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #240
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Sorry, I had a serious senior moment (or a brain fart) because I thought those small units were 5000 watts not 5000 btus. Big difference.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #241
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Slides exposed to spray, humidity, mother nature, etc.

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The sliders make them even more useful because of the easier access, nice!
I built a totally enclosed aluminum ski box for underneath the rear of a pickup camper back in the 80s, box was on giant expensive rack slides good for a 250 pound disk drive (they were big back then for mainframes.) Within 2 years the slides were getting rough to work and sticky. Turned out the balls were rusting.......despite being totally enclosed in a gasket sealed environment. Hope you fare better.....................
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #242
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Charlie,

You are probably correct about the potential for slide problems though we haven't seen any rust after months in the rainy NW though they probably have picked up some grime and dust over the months.

We purchased the slides at Lowes or Home Depot.

So far they have worked well. One of the slide cabinets holds the Sewer Solution. The Sewer Solution works great on the Scamp because after dumping one gets to blast the interior of the tank by simply flipping a lever.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #243
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sticky slide prevention

I'm in Oregon with rain as well; I'd say buy a case of WD40 for your slides and lube often!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #244
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Table Upgrade

I plan to keep this thread updated until I get my Scamp Premium.

As we've progressed across the country I've thought of a couple of things to modify or add to our trailer. The previous additions, 5 under floor boxes, are working well. The two on sliders have not exhibited any rust yet.

My latest addition has been slides on our dinette table. We had built a 22" x 30" table that has a slightly smaller piece that folded back on it self for sleeping purposes, adequate for two people and further opening the trailer, both physically and visually.

Twice in our Scamp travels this year we've opened the table to play cards with other couples. To make this easier to do I've added a set of slides to hold the front part of the table up when used in this mode.

Pictures show most of what I've done. The slides are 22" slides from Home Depot, about $15 a pair. I use similar slides on the two large boxes under the floor of our trailer. The three plastic posts, a tall one for cards and two shorter ones for sleeping, have open ends that each slip over two screws that go around the wooden piece that attaches to the front of the slides.

One other up date, we received a 3 fuel volcano grill as a gift from our son. This rather compact, 5" high, though heavy grill, maintains a fire even in the strong winds we are experiencing at Port Orford this week.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #245
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That is very similar to Parkliner's magic table. I like the wood choice. Hope all is well with you and Ginny. Next year if you guys stay put I'll try to come up north or have a rally in NY/NH/Vt somewhere.
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Norm,
I'd suggest you get the single 25lb fiberglass tank, the price/weight difference is minimal, but the extra fuel may give you another day or two.
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I plan to keep this thread updated until I get my Scamp Premium.
Did you and Ginny order a new Scamp?? If so - Woo-Hoo!!

If not, ignore me!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #248
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Jim,

Not really aware of the Parkliner Table but I like it already.

We are getting a Fiberglass Propane tank. I like being able to the fuel level. Since we have a volcano grill with an adapter we have the ability to use a 1 lb as a back up. A tank seems to last us a few months and have never run out though next year we're planning on a higher level of boondocking.

As to a rally we won't be home untl October this year and will leave by December, coming home some time in April/May with a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador planned for summer 2013.

In 2013 we hope to do the Scamp rally in FL and a rally in Texas.

We reach 70 this year and are on the go until they rip the keys from our hands......

John,

If Scamp makes the Premium I'll buy one.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #249
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Hi Norm,

I like the table, do you have any plans for this or did you build it without? I would like to make on for my Boler. What did you use for the legs and bed supports?

Could you post some more detailed pictures of how it all works?

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #250
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Kevin, I built it with out plans. Sort of step wise.

I measured the distance between the dinette seats, in my case 30 inches. I went to Home Depot and bought a built up pine board that was 36" wide and 4' long. One could use birch plywood or the like.

I cut it to a 30" width and fit it between the dinettes. I then cut it to the length of the dinette. In our case 44" I then cut it almost in half. The top piece is a little shorter because it has to be able to fold back on the bottom piece.

I then took the hardware from the old table and mounted it to the larger piece. Once that worked I stained and heavily urethaned both pieces. I than laid the shorter piece on top of the longer piece and attached two small brass hinges.

I then went and bought 2-22" slides, they come as a pair. I mounted them to the bottom of the lower table piece.

Once done I added the wooden nose piece to the slides. (I can provide a better picture of this part and will in the morning.)

I cut the poles for the sleeping position and table up position from 1" pvc, maybe it's 3/4" diameter. I bought rubber feet and added them to the bottom.

One disadvantage of this table is that it doesn't have rounded or sloped corners for getting in. When playing cards we just lift the front half to make getting in easy.

I'm sure I missed something. If I did just ask.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #251
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Modifications

We're attending the Oregon Fiberglass Rally and they request that you post a list of modifications and additions you've made to your trailer.

I thought someone might be interested, particularly someone new to RVing.

I've attached the following Word file for those that might be interested. If you can't read Word and are interested send me a PM and I'll send it in another format.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #252
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Thanks for the info Norm, The PVC is a great idea, how did you attach it to the table?

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