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Old 04-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #393
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Carol ,
Just re-read your comment. I now assume you mean to replace the white baskets with wooden shelves. Definitlely the baskets are easier.

Actually l considered a full width little 5" deep cabinet with doors.

I own a tall cabinet that was a pantry in a former trailer. I considered cutting it off and using that but decided against it at least for know.

I guess the baskets are the functional me.

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #394
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Just Tom,

I haven't done the hot water heater modification yet but I've thought about it and will buy a transmission cooler to try.

Initially I hadn't planned to circulate the water, step 2 if necessary.
One thing that you might look at is computer cooling pump and heat exchanger combination. Very low current draw and unitized.

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #395
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Carol ,
Just re-read your comment. I now assume you mean to replace the white baskets with wooden shelves.
yes thats what I was thinking.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #396
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Tom, How much power do the PU coolers dissipate?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #397
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Tom, How much power do the PU coolers dissipate?
Now that I look at them closer, I think that they are only a couple hundred watts. Probably better to use a auto heater core or a transmission cooler with a small water pump.

It is an intriguing idea. I've heard of people using a loop off their domestic water heater to heat an addition on their home.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #398
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I've been following a l-o-o-o-n-g but fascinating thread at the Woodall's forum by a fellow who's experimenting with a homemade heat exchanger in his truckcamper. If you're interested, here's a link to the discussion.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:23 PM   #399
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Great Job!

We are new scampers getting ready for our maiden voyage. A big four day! I am so excited and because I'm lost at how to pack this little egg (13ft) and what to put in it. I have enjoyed this thread. You have added so much good storage. You've done an awesome job! Your tips for what to take have helped me to remember not to overpack. Thanks a million! Becky & John
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:47 AM   #400
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John- Take what you think you will need. After your trip there will be things that you want to add and things your know you can do without. On our week long trips, find we are leaving with a lot more food than we need, but we have still pared down the other stuff we carry on a trip. We are at the point that the bed of the truck has just two small totes with stuff. Enjoy your first trip, you are on the road to making some long lasting wonderful memories.
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Some of my modification time is spent improving what I previously did. I just completed stiffining the rear bumper box.



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The bumper box contains our hoses, power cord, wooden blocks and basic tools.

Below the bumper box are two plastic posts. One contains a long sewer hose and hose donut. The second contains posts for our awning and clothes line.
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Are those supports for the box/pipes your basic shelf brackets (below), and if so, how many/what means of attachment did you use there, Norm?

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Storage thoughts

Becky and John,

Wishing you well on your adventure. Definitely there are different levels of packing for different kinds of trips. As you probably know we're usually gone for long periods, 2-11 months.

Our first rule is that everything has to have a place and not a buried place. By 'buried place' I mean things like duffles where what you want is always at the bottom. Also we're not interested in things like coolers, things that need to go on the floor of the trailer or the back of the tow.

We do keep things in totes in the back of the tow vehicle that we rarely use or use in spurts, like our bathing suits and the like.

We have tried to convert Scamp space as much as possible into easily accessible space. Of course we do have some non-easily accessible space. We relegate the rarely used to those spaces.

In our own home we were never this organized. I think having two much stuff simply leads to lack of organization, at least for us. RVing has made us more organized.

Wishing you the very best.
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Francesca.

I used three of the brackets to support the bumper box. I simply drilled clearence holes thru the bumper and used screws and nuts.

The bumper box itself is screwed thru the bumper at each rear cormer and thru the white right angle pieces. The bumper box screws are sheet metal screws at the rear and screws,washers and nuts at the front (four per fence post).

The black bumper box is from Walmart, $18 and white paint.

The right angle members are cut off so they don't hang down too far.

The fence posts all have end caps. The end caps have a wing screw thrugh them to keep the caps on though the caps are a pretty tight fit.

Hope that covers it.

I will say we love the bumper box. It keeps messy and often wet things out of the tow vehicle and inside of the trailer.

Note things in the bumper box do get wet. We do keep the tools in their in a little sealed box. We have been using this box for 5 years.
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Thanks, Norm...I love my bumper box, too, and am always interested in others' method of doing something similar!

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I didn't like the look of the black wrought iron either. Newer Scamps have white ones that I much prefer, so if you go back, consider some paint for them.
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