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Old 03-12-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Scamp adds drain valves on 13'

The Scamp Factory is now placing a drain valve in both the hot and cold water lines. These are located on the underside below the fridge vents. I can only verify this is being done on the 13'.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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Also on my 16 footer built in Sept 2015. They never mentioned it at the orientation so I had to figure it out for myself. The holes in the floor were over sized so I added some butyl tape to keep nasties out. The topside pic is the "before."

It seems to be a good place to pick up a lot of dirt and road grime, and one of my drain valves is already turning a little rough and making a grinding noise. I cleaned it up and its a little better but I think it might fail at some point.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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Parkliner was installing drains in the hot and cold water lines but the valves are inside the trailer, with a short section of line out the bottom. Seems that the valves inside would be better.
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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Not knowing if Scamp changed the plumbing layout otherwise, I tend to speculate that they ran into some problems in draining the pipes for winter, and these valves are designed to help. However, if one drains the fresh water tank, and pumps RV antifreeze in the lines, these valves would be unnecessary. The antifreeze is still needed for all traps, for the shower drain transfer pump, and the fresh water pump. It almost seems these valves might make for more work.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:37 PM   #5
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Maybe in the DVD that came with the Scamp it would explain it? Or the manual? The only thing I can think of is for winterizing. I CERTAINLY would not depend on those two unnecessary valves for this. I use air and anti-freeze- air through the city port and RV anti-freeze in the water tank (1 gal). Those two drain valves wont drain your pump, water tank, water heater etc. I would love to see their "instructions" on these.

Scamp needs to make some changes, but that one blows me away.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:51 PM   #6
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Sorry, no 'instructions'. The employee pointed out the valves and said 'this is not in the manual.' I've not watched the DVD yet.
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I am not a fan of this change at all. And the hole they cut? It should have been done to make a better fit than that. I, too, can see these getting trashed from road debris. Just doesn't agree with me. Perhaps a winterizing aide? I don't know really.


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Old 03-21-2016, 02:30 PM   #8
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In Scamp Factory's defense, in my new 13' they adequately filled around the drain holes so critters can't get in.
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Ann...you dont say which 13' you have. Did you get the bathroom? If so, look and see if they added anything to stop the critters from getting in around the drain. Here's a link to a photo I put on Flickr several years ago. Not only could critters get up in there, but the hole that was cut was also RAW wood encouraging early deterioration from underneath.

Anyway, I fixed both.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/50351683@N08/4734155581/


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I do have the bath; thanks, Darral!
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In Scamp Factory's defense, in my new 13' they adequately filled around the drain holes so critters can't get in.
Inconsistent quality control does not work for their defense. Why does one trailer have things sealed up, and the next one not?

Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the value I got when I bought my Scamp, even with a number of quality control problems which have been or are being addressed with assistance from Eveland's. But the fact is that the Scamp quality is inconsistent and this forum is a great place to learn about little things like this.
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I was also wondering if Scamp adds a piece at the bottom of their entry doors now? Part of the "rat fur" was ACTUALLY exposed to the elements beneath the trailer causing the bottom of the door to get dirty and trashy looking!! I could NOT believe this oversite. Again, I fixed mine.
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I have a 2012 and there is a black molding at the doors bottom. Is this what you mean? Still a little lip of rat fur below it though which gets wet and dirty. I often blot it with paper towels in wet weather while camping as area below molding still gets dirty and wet.


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Yes, there's a black molding at the bottom of the door as you say but it does NOT protect the rat fur. Look at the pic I include here of my mod. This was in the top 5 I did when I bought the Scamp. But again, I think I've seen a newer Scamp where they're extending the corner protection on across the door bottom to stop the dirt build-up. It was dumb Scamp letting that go.


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