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Old 12-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #29
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Steve you do amazing work! You could probably go into business just doing the window ac mod lol! I love the dropped floor for extra room and can't wait to see it all done! Just out of curiosity did you enlarge the bed area for a wider bed?

Keep up the Fantastic Work!


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #30
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Looks nice, what are you doing with the bathroom?
The bathroom will be setup similar to the Scamp model with a bathroom. The toilet will be on the left if you're inside the camping facing forward. The center section behind the door will be the shower. The right side of the wall near the doorway will have a refrigerator with a microwave mounted above.

We're glassing the bathroom area and plywood bulkhead to waterproof everything.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #31
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Steve you do amazing work! You could probably go into business just doing the window ac mod lol! I love the dropped floor for extra room and can't wait to see it all done! Just out of curiosity did you enlarge the bed area for a wider bed?
Thanks Deryk. I've had a few campers with a dropped floor and really appreciate the extra space. The plan with the AC bumpout is to make it look like it was part of the original trailer.

I toyed with a few ideas, including making a rack holding a cooler that would hide the AC unit. I think I saw a pic of that setup on this website...

Inside the camper, the AC unit will be hidden behind a decorative piece of aluminum that will have many 2" holes and also have the black mesh so the AC unit won't be seen, but the air will be able to enter/exit the unit. I've already purchased the lights for the unit and two of the reading lamps (brushed aluminum) will be mounted to the decorative AC cover.

The bed area is still the same size - roughly 6'6" x 48". I'm 6'1" but the girlfriend is only 5' tall so I can stuff her in the curved section.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #32
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I am following this rebuild with great interest. I have a 86 casita that po removed shower and bath area and built bunk beds there. I would really like to put bath and toilet back. so lots of photos please and you said you are fiberglassing that area. are you buying panels or making something to fit? what about black and gray water tanks? I guess I want to know everything about how you are doing this.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:50 PM   #33
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Please tell us you're not putting in a black tank that'll require ginormous pipes under the trailer about eight inches from the ground....

Such a handicap to add to a theretofore great boondocking/rough roads trailer!

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #34
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Yes. I already have the paint. We have to prime it, and then we'll paint when the weather cooperates. I'm painting the top white, bottom black, and I have a vinyl machine that I'll use to cut the stripe. I still need to order some belly band from Scamp because I'm going to continue the line across the door. I have a photoshop picture of the paint scheme we're going to use.



I wish I could say that was my shop, but it's actually my girlfriend's parents. It's huge!

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Steve, have you thought of painting on the stripe, as long as your painting the rest? I did and figure it should last longer than vinyle.
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heh... maybe one day (after I get my trailer lol) after my mom has passed I can paint mine to look like a gypsy wagon lol


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Old 12-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #36
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are you buying panels or making something to fit? what about black and gray water tanks? I guess I want to know everything about how you are doing this.
The front of the bathroom area is fiberglass from the factory, so all we need to do is glass the bathroom wall and floor. I'm using fiberglass mat. It takes quite a bit of resin to wet out the cloth, but will be strong and waterproof.

We'll be using a Curve portable toilet made by Thetford. Eventually we want a cassette toilet (Cassette C-200 CW/S/CS) in the camper. Both of these toilets make the black water tank unnecessary.

The grey water tank would go in the stock location, but I can't use one now as I have the dropped floor in that location. When we're showering away from sewer facilities, we'll have to use a portable grey water system.

I'll post pics as we get to the bathroom section.
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Please tell us you're not putting in a black tank that'll require ginormous pipes under the trailer about eight inches from the ground....
No tanks.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #38
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Steve, have you thought of painting on the stripe, as long as your painting the rest? I did and figure it should last longer than vinyle.
I've never had great luck with paint stripes. It seems no matter how careful I am I always manage to get paint creep. The vinyl is 7 year, and it's cheap. I can cut the stripes if they get damaged/fade. I keep my graphics saved so I don't have to think about them after creating them - just load them into my vinyl cutting software and hit the "cut" button. I've striped cars using my vinyl cutter and they seem to hold up well.

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Steve,

Your build is really looking great! I have a Amerigo 16' that I have stripped out and I was wondering how you decide the sizes on the shower room?
I am in the lay out phase and I like doing it once. So I am looking for some insight.
Thanks!

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I was wondering how you decide the sizes on the shower room?
I made a quick drawing of my layout.



The horizontal blue line shows the bathroom wall I installed. The vertical blue line is the divider I will install. The scamp has a lower section in the middle between my toilet and refrigerator location, so that's where the shower drain will go. I also mounted the floor under the toilet slightly angled downward toward the shower drain (1/4" shim under the toilet floor) so the water would always drain to the lowest point. The toilet and shower area blue wall will get glassed so it's waterproof. I made the bathroom as large as possible by building the bathroom wall as close to the doorway entrance as possible, which also meets flush with the kitchen counter.

I believe the shower area measured 22" deep. I won't be able to stand in the shower (just under 6' clearance in there) so I'll have to take showers using the toilet as a seat. My GF will be able to stand in the shower area and have plenty of room to wash her hair - which the separate bathroom/shower area was something she insisted on - and I'm all for it!

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Steve I like the idea of the portable toilet! I mainly boondock and not likeing the idea of haveing to go to a pumpout facility after going camping for a weekend. Most of the places I go we have outhouses, so dumping the portapottie in it wouldn't be a big deal (Im guessing lol)

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Porta-potties are fabulously convenient, especially since as you note, Deryk, one needn't move the whole shootin' match to make a trip to a (perhaps distant) dump station. Any toilet/outhouse will do!

Per the floor plan: great drawing, Steve! And speaking simply from my own multiple-uses-for-small-interiors perspective:

It occurs to me when looking at the drawing that one could perhaps use that "dropped floor" area for once-a-day shower purposes...seems like all one would need would be a circular ring for a curtain and a drain in the floor.

I just wonder how much smaller the Scamp will be/feel once the shower wall is in and the front window blocked from the rest of the interior...

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